Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tea, Tees and Sequins...

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A wonderful morning over tea and embellishments was had with me and Michelle doing something we both love. Let me remind loyal readers, or those new or first time about Michelle. Many years ago (well, not that many - 5/6 years ago) I admired the most amazing knitted work of hers. She created the most beautiful beaded blankets... In fact, I was lucky enough to have been gifted one for the Nosh when he was born. Now, all nicely packaged up in his memory box.

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Anyway, after tea and biscuits with her that morning, 5/6 years ago, she sent me off on my way with a ball of acrylic (black), two size 4mm needles and a Teach Yourself to Knit book by Zoe Mellor. From that day on, many fibres, frustrations and techniques later (I thank her for that initial inspiration) and we're sitting here together this morning, embellishing t-shirts for the fair. Thank you so much for your help. x So, with tees beaded, buttoned and sequined... we're ready to go!

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Next up and ready to go, is this pretty summer halterneck dress. Age 6.

7 comments:

Knitting Mummy said...

You have been so busy since I last checked your blog! I love the tshirts but I really love the dress I can just see anyone of my girls in that.lol. Also congrats on becoming a WWW I have just joined and am suprisingly really enjoying it.xx

June said...

I just love seeing your T-shirts, they are so original and cleverly designed. Also the dress is so pretty for a little girl.

Little Munchkins said...

That dress is gorgeous! I absolutely adore Sandi Henderson's fabrics so that's a plus for sure.

Becky said...

Hi there

I have been admiring your work for some time now - I love the stuff that you have made and I am astonished at how quickly and proficiently you have acquired new skills.

Anyhow. Reading your most recent blog I just love love love your little spotty guy t-shirt and would be really interested in purchasing one from you. However, here is the complication I live in Oman. I do have a postal address in the UK, so it isn't as complicated as it first seems, and I could get my mother in law to send you a pound sterling cheque. So if you are interested in selling one or two of your lovely shirts to me over here in Oman - I would love to buy some from you.

Let me know what you think. My e:mail address is specksmith2000@yahoo.co.uk - I do sometimes have problems with that address though so if you can't get hold of me there either leave a comment here or on my blog.

I shall totally understand if you don't want to sell them - if you have built up your stock for the show and don't want to deplete it before you even begin but obviously I can't get to the show and I'd love a couple of your creations.

Anyway - I shall wait to hear from you.

Becky x

leslie said...

my gosh. your t-shirts are adorable. i wish i was a little kid again. yep.

i'm sorry. i couldn't find your email address anywhere. but thank you for stopping by japan craft journal. if you're interested in the come home magazine ... check out my blog. and drop me an email. thanks!

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Marie said...

The shirts are so cute and the dress is adorable! Good luck at the craft show!

lej jewellery said...

love that dress and your t shirts