Monday again! Unbelievable how time goes by...hope you all had a nice weekend. So today's post is again about misc stuff I have been or am currently working on.
First of all, spring is still keeping us waiting...though sun is shining it is still so very, very cold. Maybe we should try to convince spring to come sooner with some dedicated projects? I have tried my part with this 'spring onion' inspired little casual bag.
|left photo by robbplusjessie on flickr|
|Shiny Lemon vs. Warm Curry|
I am also currently working on a spring jacket. This time a more colorful one, than my last grey boxy jacket. I bought a shiny lemon colored cotton, but as soon as part of the jacket was finished I realized, that a shiny lemon color really is not made for me (in addition to this, it really reminded me of the clothes German mailmen wear).
So I bought some curry colored pigment and just hoped that it might work out. I am really relieved. I would have never worn this jacket before, but now I can imagine, that the final jacket will turn out ok.
|project is based on burda style 03/2011 no. 115|
This is the project in process. The dying is a little unbalanced, but I do like it this way, because it gives the jacket some kind of used look. I am still looking for some lining, so it will still take some time until it is finished.
Clockwise: A soft floral knitted fabric, which I am not sure whether to turn into a dress or a cardigan.
A middle weight flannel in a warm rosé color.
A b & w jersey with a nice bordure, which I got at the very nice price of 3 Euro. I have this one in contrary colors, too. I am going to show it to you soon, because I have already turned it into a little dress (but it is just too cold outside).
And mustard colored silk which I found in my mother's fabric stash (and grasped for myself..hihi).
And last but not least I am also working on another wooden project. I bought this vintage printer's drawer. It was once used for printing letters and it is definitely correspondingly dirty. My idea is to turn it into a jewelry 'wardrobe' and to hang it on the wall.
That is why I am sanding the whole thing at nights, to make it kind of new again. I also exchanged the back wall because that one was made of press board only and was beyond remedy.
|Top photo: before vs. Bottom photo: after|
Wow, seems like I have had a lot to share today! Now, I will have to go back to my studies!
Wish you all a nice day! ♪♪