Sunday, February 26, 2006

sunny, snowy Sunday

I am never really sure what my style is when it comes to clothing so I have started to make a series of collages to give myself some idea of what I like. I have lost 2 kilos (that´s about 4 pounds) in the last few weeks and as a reward to myself I will buy new clothing when I have reached my goal. So I have been looking through mail order catalogues and fashion magazines and cutting out anything that appeals to me. I have almost finished sewing my skirt for "Sew? I knit!" and I will post pictures tomorrow. I really enjoyed it and sewing my own clothes is something I never really considered in the past.
It snowed all day yesterday and I needed something to brighten the day so I made a wreath for the front door. I used some willow branches from our garden (I usually cut some in autumn and keep them in the cellar, soaking them in water for a while makes them easier to bend) aswell as ceramic butterflies, stamped wood and ribbon (thanks again Chrissange!).

This is a lovely book that I received in the mail on Thursday from Claire. It took a while to get here but it was worth waiting for. I will get started on some of these lovely tags today. I have never really been into embroidery but it´s definately growing on me.THANKS CLAIRE!
I´m thrilled that Laini received my bag, if anyone else would like me to make them one, just drop me a line on and we can work out a swap or a purchase.
I hope you´re all having a lovely Sunday!


Jamie said...

Hiya Claudia!

What you're doing with cutting out fashion pictures is exactly what my sisters and I do too. It's really helpful. After I've done that for a while and had some distance from it, I often go back over them (sometimes with help) and look for the common themes. What colours keep showing up? Just how many pictures do I have of boots? That kind of thing.

Congratulations on shifting your weight and planning a reward for yourself. And way to go on sewing your own clothes. It is something that is way, way, way out of my league!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Frankie said...

Oh I LOVE your wreath! And I love that you brought some color and sunshine into your snowey day. It's so beautiful.

Congrats on the weight! That's SO exciting! I hope you find some new fun clothes to deserve it!

Claire Louise Milne said...

Glad the book finally arrived Claudia!

Laini said...

Hi Claudia - those tags are cute, can't wait to see what yours look like, and your skirt too. How fun to make clothes! Congratulations on your kilos! (And your package is in the mail - sorry about the delay; sometimes time loses all meaning for me!)
Thanks again for the fabulous bag!

Connie and Rob said...

I have never done that! It sounds like a wonderful idea. I am going to try cutting clothes out and maybe I can put some kind of style together for myself.

Congratulations on the 4 pounds!!!


HoBess said...

Way to go on the kilos!

I never really stop think that it is winter in Austria, everything you post is so warm and full of color. Can't wait to see the skirt.