When turning some clothes out recently I thought about how I liked bits of them .. and then the penny dropped - there's another garment lurking here. So out came the scissors, and a much missed tingle of energy, and a big smile...
This 1st photo is of what happened last, another image of a heart breaking open, which, those of you who follow me here will know, is a symbol I have painted quite a few times ... well I rather like it in fabric, in fact I have had such a positive response going about in this top that I might make some more with these happy hearts on. We all need a bit of that. The heart breaking bit isn't happy , but you don't get to the sparkles without the growing open. Doesn't work like that .. Oh , and a big thank you to the friend who gave me the packet of heart sequins. I'll just have to get some more now .
And now I cant see how to get away from the centre - never mind.
So it will come out like
I have so enjoyed the process, following those hunches the spirits whisper in my ears, if they aren't being more forceful than that.. And I still get such a kick from something lumpy & filled with pins turning into one fluid piece of fabric. Magic. Gets me every time. Thank you thank you ..
That's enough foreplay - here is the garment, 4 old ones into one. It was really fun to make, and it likes the view...
The back was fun too, saved the best bit of a favourite t-shirt, and now I have discovered fabric pens too .. more & more possibilities open up ...
Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoy wearing it .. Big thanks to Carys Hedd of http://www.wenchwear.co.uk who started me off on this & shares her skills & enthousiasm so generously.
See you around !