This week on Just a Moment(JaM) hosted by Jody over at Re-inventing Fashion........
I bought these lovely shell and green buttons and a pattern from the '70's, from a couple of fav shops on Etsy.
....and this pretty green wool blanket from a local op shop. Not sure what to do with it though! Love green and love the look of this blankie, but do you think it would make up as a jacket or coat without looking icky?? I suppose if I mixed it up with a recycled piece of clothing it might just work?? You know...re-invent them as one piece like Jody does? Hmmmm....
I created these......after looking at Jody's site earlier last week and seeing her wearing one of her Piece of Cake tunics, I decided I needed to take time to make myself some clothing for a change and made this from two different dresses. (it's very similar to Jody's PoC actually, which was quite unintentional I assure you!! ☺ I hadn't even realised that you had pleats in the 'skirt' bit until I got a close up of the tunic in your tutorial. Just wish it was a bitter pic!
I'm still trying to decide if it needs the pretty crocheted motifs or not, so they're only pinned on, but I think it needs sumpin'!
and then had another go and came up with this one. It's made from an old pair of linen type shorts and a blouse that my goodly friend Joolz brought me back from Indonesia.
It's a very dark pic and not much better than the previous pic!
I think next time I would put the join(waist?) up higher and make them a little shorter....maybe.
I visited these two very cute guys at Dreamworld on Monday compliments of my very generous sister who won a pass for 4 people for a close up experience with them! These gorgeous Bengal tiger cubs are a big attraction there at the moment. My sister, her two daughters and I got up close and personal with them and got to pat them, shoot them and spend some time with them. Normally the public would only get to see them 'perform' for a short while in a small area behind a large glass window. Unless you can afford to pay for this close up experience!
I notice skydivers quite often from the comfort of my backyard. The beach is only a short 2 and a bit blocks walk from where I live, and it's one of the favourite landing spots for the jumpers here at Redcliffe.
It's great to be able to see them spiralling down while listening to the whoops of excitement and screams of alarm from some of them.
The thick cloud cover this day made a great backdrop that made the images fairly clear.
I consumed these tasty morsels during the week. Homemade florentines made with organic chocolate, honey and sultanas, & home popped organic corn drizzled with melted butter, honey and cinnamon. Yummo! I can kid myself that they're reasonably healthy can't I? ☻
The theme for My Place and Yours over at Cherie's this week is
School Days: Yours or someone near and dear.
Top pic is 3rd grade Nundah State School 1964.
I'm right in the centre of the row sitting on the bench. Obviously I didn't have a uniform. Mum probably couldn't afford to buy it in those days!
Bottom pic is either 9th or 10th grade Banyo High School...either 1970 or 71.
I'm top row, second from the right. Eeew, what a do!!
It would be interesting to know what they're all doing now don't ya think? I've never managed to keep up with school friends.
Ciao for now. ♥♥♥