07 October, 2007

pay it forward, and thankyou!

Well, we have had the first open inspection for our house (! - people inspecting our renovations) and now I have limited opportunities to get the sewing machine out (can't make a mess when we have people potentially popping in at any time to get building inspections, an additional look-through etc etc...).

BUT, I have discovered that if I set my mind to it, between the Saturday lunchtime inspection, and going out on Saturday night, I can whip a little something up (with a little - actually, no, a lot - help from my friend Martine... and the hubby). But more on that later...

Firstly, to announce the winner of the pay it forward craft exchange. I am so sorry that this took me so long. So, drumroll please.... after writing everyone's name on a button, and getting hubby to draw one out, we have a winner.... Linny T! Congrats Linny, you will be receiving a little piece of summer pickles something in the post in November!

Now, about the top.... after much confusion about the top, Martine at greenolive popped in to my flickr page and gave me instructions of her own, which worked beautifully. The hubby was involved by standing near by, making incredibly helpful grunting noises, scratching his head and repeating small sections of the instructions again and again and again (this sounds sarcastic, but it truly was helpful).

So, thanks everyone for all of your help (if this did not come in the form of sewing directions, but in the form of understanding and shared confusion, this was just as good!). And in case you had not guessed, that's it, at the start of this post. I am feeling a wee bit proud of myself right now... (oh, and the lining is a fuschia pink... gorgeous!)

Chat soon,

ps. sorry for missing the Melbs etsy catch up today gals... just remembered about 2 hours ago... this house stuff has completely taken over my brain at the moment. I am very disappointed, and kicking myself a little... hope to see you all there next month.


Evelyn (ehoward@si.rr.com) said...

Your top is spectacular! I read, re-read, looked, and re-looked at the directions and pics that you posted yesterday, and I still don't get it! So I am extremely impressed to see you modeling the completed piece!

greenolive said...

seeing a pic of the finished thing, I now realise what I thought was the back was indeed the front! Never mind, was glad to be of assistance.

dizzyjadey said...

I couldn't figure out from your photos, either, how everything fit together. But glad that you got it together. It looks like it fits you well. Well done!

Linny T said...

OMG I'm so excited to win your pay it forward! I can't believe my luck. Unfortunately no one signed up for mine :( but if you're interested perhaps we can do a little swap? Let me know if so and what you would be interested in. Thanks so much! BTW your top is great. I couldn't attempt anything so complex like that. Well done.

crafty said...

Lovely top.

ALso, that little bag you made is gorgeous, I love it.


to my other half who puts up with the mess, makes me happy and keeps me sane.
to my beautiful boys who give me so much i want to remember and make the everyday something to treasure.
to my mum who alway let me play with fabric and the good scissors, and who knows a lot of songs.
to my dad who was always happy for us to make a mess and who laughs at us when we deserve it.
to both parents for making sure i still got the work done.
to my dear friends for listening and for sharing the laughs.
and, to you for visiting!