silk pouch for birthday giving yesterday. Yes, a birthday! I wanted to show the pretty mixed warp off so, I said it was for me. I would have liked to have kept it too, but it was destined for another who's favorite color is also green!
I hate wrapping things, and as a result, have very little in the way of handy wrapping paper, but I do have fabric and this woven piece was pretty enough for it's own little bag. I've had this leftover silk for upwards of 20 years. It is a scrap from a very beautiful kimono I made for some one. This was what I had used for the lining.
So into a little long clutch it went with flower trim and a blue ribbon to tie it all together.
And here is the woven piece.
I liked the addition of velvet along one edge. It gives it weight to stay put and has a nice waterfall effect. The person this was going to is fun, artistic and unconventional so having different non-traditional finishing on one end was added interest.
I loved it, and I was sure she would too. The package was rounded out by some fun, hearty beers and chocolate.
Since I was under the gun to get this done, there hasn't been much sewing, but I did get a test run done in this psychedelic mushroom fabric. It actually was a pretty good match when it was all done and quite fun
The pattern worked but I can make it better. I'm taking the small side bust darts and changing them to french darts, giving the front a bit more shape and contour. Fit for a Queen gave me the link to this site as a tutorial on just how to do it. THANK YOU!
In farm news, I decided to get Nick out for some ground work. Well, it looked like Nick but at the end of the long line it was really a big black hairy dragon, snorting fire and sparks coming from his hooves. To say he was a little hot would be an understatement. I had many words to describe his attitude in a sentence, but the only one I can print here would be snot. A term usually reserved for ponies only practicing bad behavior. Needless to say, at the end of the 45 minute session we were both out of breath and dripping in sweat. He got a cooler blanket thrown on and a good long walk. Quite docile I might add! I got a sit down in the comfy chair and a cold beer afterwards. One thing was sure, I have been feeding like it's winter and it isn't. Everyone got cut down on grain (and I don't feed a lot to begin with) and the hay amounts are looking more like spring and summer than fall and winter. Everyone is going to do some time on the long line each week.
Parting shot: Toenail trimming? Oh, I don't think so......
Is every one around here spitting fire???