Archive for June, 2008

Promises, promises

June 11, 2008

Ok, so I know you couldn’t sleep overnight, just getting excited about this post, right? Well, I’d never let you down. Here she is, in all her curtained beauty:

It’s silly, you make yourself a classy looking cape from a brocade curtain, granted you picked it up in a bargain bin for £2, but still. There’s class. All the while you make it, you dream of wearing it to the opera, and taking along some binoculars on a stick and feeling like a real lady, like a million dollars.

And then it’s finished, and you put it on, and you just can’t help but run about going “de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh-de-neh BATMAN!”*

Ah well, such is life.

*NB I counted the de-nehs, but I’m still not satisfied. Any comments correcting me will be greatly appreciated.

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Preview of tomorrow’s post

June 10, 2008

I’ve started setting myself crafting deadlines! Probably not the best idea during these old exams of mine.
Anyway, I’ve decided I’m going to post the finished article of this thing tomorrow:

What you see before you, I made that in about an hour and a half today. It was once a curtain. The hardest bit was unpicking all the stitching between the curtain and the curtain lining, and then reuniting them as cloak and cloak lining.

I’ve never made a hood before, I like it. Goodness knows when I’m going to wear it, but it worked for revision avoidance for me today. Nothing like having better things to do to push you into doing some crafting. In a minute I’m going to go and do some crochet. I know this is going to come back at me in the form of disappointing results but right now I just want to crochet. And so I’m going to.

Work in Progress

June 8, 2008

I’ve got exams at the moment. This picture is somewhat misleading however. The right half of the image is no longer in progress, that book has been long since closed. If it were a picture from Impressionism, it would be relevant, but that’s one of many Annunciations by Fra Angelico (1395-1455) and that particular piece, painted fresco in a monk’s cell in the Dominican order in San Marco was painted in 1441.

My exams are the reason, not excuse, for my absence.

Last night I went to see Sparks. They were ever so good. I would recommend trying to see them sometime, preferably on the next few nights of this current tour. Last night was number 17 of 21, and it was the album Plagiarism. Jimmy Somerville, formally of Bronski Beat and The Communards, made a guest appearance on Number One Song in Heaven. Fabulous.