Sunday, 14 September 2008

WIP: part V / Finished

Hi there! One last post before I go, and there's no way to make this post short! Lots of photos this time and many more can be found on Flickr. Life is much better than last week - and I hope it will be better than this next week. At least it will be warm.

I made a clam-shell box for the book using two different shades of gray book cloth and vellum for the title piece. Photos of the box and its details here.



And at last: The book. Finished. In the finished box that fits perfectly.
I don't know what to say, so I'll just leave you alone with the photos. You can ask if you have any questions. I may answer them right away or in October.


Leather joints. I've liked them ever since I knew such things existed.



The black rock on top of the white one. And one sad(?) poet in between.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Rust

The dress pattern is from this book. It was love at first sight. I looked ages for the perfect fabric; apparently I'm a bit picky when it comes to patterned fabrics! I bought some Amy Butler's Coriander in clay and realized that it was hardly my color (it made my skin look gray, yuck!), so with a little encouragement from my genius friend Milla I dyed most of the fabric with coffee-colored Dylon. Perfect. I couldn't be happier. (Oh, the belt is just my own addition to the pattern. I'm not planning to wear the dress with an umbrella and wellingtons in the future, but the weather conditions are what they are. You can thank my DH for this ridiculously strange photo shoot.)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Rain rain rain go away

It's been raining cats, dogs and small giraffes. Friday wasn't that bad, but I'm still a bit under the weather myself. Yesterday was a productive and tiring day; I finished the perfect dress I spent my Friday night dyeing fabric for. No photos this time due to dark days and the lazy photographer. As soon as I find myself in a situation where there isn't a terrible rush I'll snap a whole series of photos of all the things I've managed to finish without even realizing that not all my time has gone to waste.
Things really aren't as bad as they may sound; I'm just a little sad about my job at the library ending soon and having to go through all the job searching stuff once again. I knew it was just a six-month-job, but I love working in the library. I don't even hate the angry customers! Well, you never know if my next job is the dream job, so I should stop whining and go eat some cake or something. The summer just went by too fast. All of a sudden the leaves are falling and you can't go out without your coat. I even bought a knitted beret to keep my ears warm in the coming weeks. (Well, not all the coming weeks, as there's only a little over a week till our two-week-trip to Gozo, where it should be warm and sunny.)


The wip book is finished. I'm still working on a clamshell box for it. You'll get to see them both before I take a little time off from blogging. That's a promise.


Since I now left you without photos I'll give you a link. A strange video. I like strange. But you knew that already. If you want to know something new, just ask. Let's play. Ask five questions about me. You can ask anything you want, I promise I'll answer at least one of your questions if not more.