yindi has suddenly grown UP...and i wish i could figure out how to stop it, or at least slow the growth somehow - because oh i get sad when those chubby baby arms and legs start becoming more kid-like!
i was planning to make some new pants for these suddenly longer legs of hers but then spotted some trakky daks (i believe 'sweatpants' are the politically correct term in this country?) at tar-jay for $1.98. i grabbed 3 pairs. sort of ugly colours (and lets not forget they are trakky daks too), but i was sure i could do something to make them more fun.
i chopped the hems off the bottom of the pants because a) they were a bit long, (i wanted my $1.98 to go all the way into 2012 thanks), and b) they looked much cooler with a raw edge - i stretched them out too for a bit of flare!
pair #1 - red wool knee patches. felted woolen sweater + embroidery thread + one episode of a trashy tv show that i will not admit to watching = ta da! these are my faves :)
pair #2 - two blue doilies from sweet vintage 78 + blue embroidery thread = better than they were before!
pair #3 is now in the 'to fix' pile as i sewed too-wonky-to-be-cool pockets on them and need to unpick. i'm pleased with my $1.98 specials...these days it's the small crafty achievements that make life worth living! or something like that.
so with toasty warm legs may i also present a toasty warm neck...ivy's gift for yindi this christmas. she had sneakily been working on it for months and hidden it away before christmas...and what a happy moment when it was finally opened and received with such GLEE!