Monday, 15 September 2008

Hidden treasures

Don't you just hate moving house.
There is nothing worse than bringing to light how much junk you have!

Dan: Do u really need to keep that?
Lou: Oh but that reminds me of that party/that holiday...etc etc
Dan: It's a stone/napkin/broken necklace, throw it away!

I have far too many boxes of things i haven't looked at in a long while and definitely far too much of things i don't need! But sometime's you find some treasures!

Amongst my clutter, i found some work i did a few years ago. Some of it my final degree show work, and some work that i did for an exhibition.

Ooo, it brought back some memories! And it also reminded me that i have some talent hidden in there...even if i do say so myself!

I had kicked myself so many times for not trying harder at uni, for not staying in and working that bit longer (instead of drinking far too much beer), and not getting top marks, but when i look at all of these, i feel a little sense of glee. I can make beautiful things when i put my mind to it!

So i thought i would 'exhibit' again! Here you go world, these are my treasures amongst my junk...
For my final show i made knickers! Easy to make i thought (oh how silly of me!)
These pink frillies took me forever to make. I was new to making garments, and went in completely blind!

Around the waist are hundreds of little pink sequins that took me hours to sew on!
These stripey lovelies are reversible (striped or pink), depending on which look you are going for (not on how clean you are!!).
The little flowers are brooches that pin to the back or anywhere you please!

The belt removes and can be used on the pink side too! Ooo i feel like i'm on a sales pitch!

The green ones in the background drew some gasps from my class when i showed them! I was addicted to making covered buttons and needed an excuse to make lots! These were the result hee hee!

Well thats about enough eye candy for me today! I have lots of other little things to show but i will save those for another day!

Toodle pip! x


mimilove forever said...

Heyho Lou!
Many thanks for taking the time dropping by my blog and for your lovely comments... x:)

Without wishing to sound weird...I LOVE YOUR KNICKERS!! ;0)...Think they'd have to be worn Superman stylee...couldn't hide those away!

Top blogging madam :)

Caroline said...

Hi Lou! Thanks for the very comment on my blog about'Twit'. It did take me ages but it was very thereputic in my later pregnancy. I'm so glad you have left a comment since it means I have found your great Blog! I have been very lazy with my new one and it doesnt look anywhere near as pretty as yours. Luckily my husband and I have scheduled project days so we each get at least one whole day child free per month to do what we want creatively...he's a musician so I guess he needs his noisy time!Anyway hopefully I will sort my blog out to be nicer looking soon.

Thanks again.


Caroline said...

I meant very lovely btw (sorry, the baby is screaming!).

dropstitch said...

Your knickers are great! I love knickers so much (just don't look in my knicker drawer for proof as it is not the lovely place it once was) that I got a job in an underwear shop for a while and then wrote a children's book all about them. I have always fancied making a pair but have no idea where to start. I did badly customise a pair or two... Maybe I will go back to it one day and persevere. Thanks for the inspiration!