I thought that I would take a picture of the pile of 75 felt bracelets I'm working semi-feverishly on (for this awards promo thing I'm doing), but they are in a very boring stage right now so instead here's my second three peas skirt:
I slimmed down the proportions of this one a little, & also cut the second tier incorrectly (thus the random solid stripe. It makes me wish I could have put racing stripes down the whole length, but I'm not sure how to manage that with the separately gathered tiers.). I was very happy to use that fabric, which I purchased when my daughter was a baby & have been waiting for just the right inspiration to use. Imagine my excitement at this conversation, then:
Her: Why did you make me another skirt?
Me: Because I like making skirts & you like wearing them.
Her: Oh. Well, I don't like this one, I only like the other one.
Her: I don't like these silly little flowers!
Luckily, we agreed that maybe the next day she'd like the flowers, which turned out to be true, so everything worked out in the end. I have to say, this will likely not be the last skirt you see from me, especially because my package from Kitty-Craft arrived today (this would be part of the fabric bender, yes), & along with some little bits of ridiculous + excellent Japanese fabric:
This one (ISBN4-579-11045--5) I got because of developing skirt obsession (& also because all the little girls appear to be wearing choppily-cut acrylic wigs of the cheapest sort, & because the book is also filled with pictures of hiply vintagey crafty room settings, which seem to have nothing to do with anything, as far as I can tell. I love it!)
This one (ISBN4-579-10969-4), on the other hand, is filled with simple but amazingly decorated tote bags. I saw the shopping cart & had to have it. It seems like out of all the Japanese craft books I've picked up thus far, this one may be the most impossible to figure out without being able to read Japanese because it's not always obvious which techniques were used on the bags, but the book itself is completely gorgeous.
That suitcase is pretty amazing too, but for some reason I just can't get over the shopping cart.
PS, please excuse the random dark spot on all of my pictures today. Looks like the camera needs to go in for spring cleaning.