with a little dresden

There was the sudden urge for a little bit of dresden late this afternoon.

I let the chickens out for a forage, gathered some favourites from the sewing shed and whilst Abby described her preference for only drawing one eye – thus, the reason many of her characters either wear their fringe over one eye, wear an eyepatch, or have dots for eyes – I whisked 20 little 4.5 inch wedges through the sewing machine.  Gave them a bash with the iron.  Onto some vlisifix.  Cut them out – this was truly the most time consuming part of the project.  And onto my ancient old, worn til it’s soft and velvety denim skirt.

So incredibly satisfying I don’t think I even need dinner now!  Instead I shall go back to my sock knitting.  I’m desperate to get the stripey socks off the needles so that I can make a red pair – with folded over picot cuffs – to wear with my dresden-y skirt and tights.

Mmm … and then I’ll need some lovely shiny black Mary Janes.

… and a knitted vest – navy, with red bands.

… and maybe a knitted beret.

… must knit faster.

… and I should probably applique this wee plate into place with some thread or else I’ll be too scared to wash it!

5 thoughts on “with a little dresden

  1. I love the colour in your dresden plate. No doubt about you, you are the achiever. Heaps of rain up here, with lots of water logged veggies in our garden. Hope you’re keeping dry down there. Have a great weekend.
    Blessings Gail

  2. Oh sweet!
    You do inspire me Lily. I think I’ll find the time to set my sewing room up properly this weekend, right after I finish my last bit of study for the term…

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