Sunday, 11 July 2010

Skirt and give away

Today I was working on this skirt. Because of the hot weather I feel like wearing a skirt and when I jumped into my closet I found no skirt. Nope, I'm not really a skirty girl. Anyhow, I dove into my fabricstash and found a piece of lovely cotton I found thrifting once. It's Ikea and it was never used. Because I'm Dutch I love the fact that I now have a skirt (well almost) for 50 eurocents.
It's almost finished, it just needs a seam and a waistband. And I think it needs something else too, somehow I'm not quite happy about it, but I'm not sure what it is.... any ideas?

O, and while I was sewing I also made this:

It's a bunny pincushion made from hemp and filled with wool sweater remnants and I'm giving it away, because I now have 100 blogfollowers. Thanks! If you LIKE / WANT / NEED this pincushion, please let me know WHY. I'll pick a winner in about a week.
I will soon list pincushions in my shop too. They are inspired by the drawings I made for the mobiles in my shop. Here's a sneak preview.'


Martice said...

I like/need/want this pincusion :P

Star of the East said...

Congrats on the 100 followers!
I love the skirt as it is!
I love bunnies and pincushions so I think I would be a good owner for your bunny pincushion :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Congrats to the 100 followers!
Lovely works!
Maybe your skirt misses pockets?

ArtMind said...

Lovely skirt, Nicole! Perhaps you can add some lace or a biais band at the bottom or so? But I like it the way it is.
I'm a new sewer so I think I NEED this pincushion as I don't have one yet!! LOL :)
I finished my first garment on friday - will show it in my blog next week!

Ann said...

I like, want, and need it :)

Skirt is lovely too, I wish I could sew good enough for making my own.

Martice said...

So the reason was greed (approved by you) :)

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh... that skirt is fabulous! I LOVE that material... all the swirly feel to it! And the colors!! I saw the photo in my blogger dashboard and rushed into your blog wondering, with a bit of hope and lust, if you were selling skirts in your shop now. It's gorgeous! I like it the way it is, but maybe you'd like a bit of black edging at the bottom?

And the pincushions..... so sweet! At first I thought, well, I don't sew so there's no need for me to have that little pincushion. But then I thought about my jewelry studio, and yes, there are needles on it from the work I do with leather... so here I am entering your giveaway so I can keep up with my leather-working needles scattered among my beads and findings.

Florcita said...

I love skirts! All year round! This fabric is great!
Congrats on the 100th follower! I like this pincushions because they are sweet AND you are recycling wool remnants... smart!

fleurfatale said...

the skirt is gorgeous, wish I could sew :-(( for me it is perfect the way it is now!

and i need this pincushion because I never put needles back in the needle box, once my partner got one in his well, back.... and beacuase it's such a cute one!! I want it!

L'Accent Nou - creative projects said...

Hi, Nicole! To me, the skirt is great as it is! Congrats!
Congrats again on your 100 followers! I'm thinking about to make a giveaway when I'll reach 100 followers as well! :)
And let me say again that I'm very happy with your mobile in my studio!
Have a nice sunday!

matchstickgirl said...

o ... my .... stars ....

well the skirt is brilliant ...
if anything i would add some weird little dangly beads hanging off the bottom as a strange fringe....... or leave it be

o o o o o the pincushion is beautiful ... and I need to find just the right pincushion to give my new daughter for her birthday in august who is on a mission to be a designer right now, she is 11

Nicole 100 followers on your blog ???????????? how did you do that ?

I have about 30 after years and year s ...hehheheh
you must be just way more interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Major congrats on the 100 followers!!

I so NEED that pincushion because I don't have any, I tried to make one my own but I sucked bad and I am a bunny lover. hihihi

*much love to your side*

Jill said...
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Jill said...

I could use that pin cushion for my beading needles. When my 3 bigger dogs stand near my work table, their wagging tails are always sending this flying-especially little needles, which I can never seem to find again.

Kandes Naylor said...

Congratulations on 100! I am 102 for you. You have a very nice blog!