My whole life is an experiment . . . sometimes I get surprising results. - C Erdmann

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Giveaway and A New Look?

Lisa over at Olive Grove Primitives is celebrating her blog's 1st Birthday and to mark the occasion she is having a lovely sale and a giveaway!! Yay!! Happy Birthday Lisa's Blog!

Here you can see all her very sweet Raggedy dollies, all in a row! Don't they look like they're having a picnic? lol.

So please go take a look and enter the giveaway. She also has some great epatterns going on over there too.


Now to fill out the post I thought I'd show some pics of a top I altered a few weeks ago. I love the idea of recycling and giving clothing a new lease on life, so dragged this very blah looking pale green jacket out of my unused stash and breathed a lovely new life into it.....I hope I did anyhoo!


with a little white tank underneath it. Sorry, it does look quite un-ironed, probably cos it is! :)
I cut the button and button hole strips off, then shaped the neck area up a bit. Sewed some lovely vintage lace up both front edges and neck. Then another wider vintage lace strip around the waist to tie. To pretty it up a bit more I added a couple of small crocheted doileys to the front.
All a bit chic, don't you think? :)

Ciao for now. x

Recall it as often as you wish. A happy memory never wears out. ~ Libbie Fudim


  1. Aren't you clever ! It looks even better now .

  2. Glad you took the 'before' photo Pam, it's so different! It looks really good. Happy crafting, Jenny

  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog! The pin cushion swap has been so much fun. I will definitely be seeking some more out. There's a Tassie crafter whose work you might like. Check out She makes amazing little 'aged' bunnies and has just started making super cute raggedy dolls.

  4. That is absolutely GORGEOUS! Aren't you lovely and slim????? I seem to be piling it on. (Too much time on this thing??? :O))

    Thanks for recent comments on my blog, I have been rubbish at getting back. Sorry.

  5. What a pretty updated look! I love it.

  6. Great job on the cardi. Very pretty and inspiring too!


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