Friday, 4 December 2009

From Entangled to Untangled

My last post spoke of entangled and this one is about untangled. I've recently made a cardigan using the same wool that the pattern was made for. I say this because I usually adapt patterns to suit the vision of what I have in my mind but the most change I made to this one was to use an old button that I'd had for many years awaiting it's moment of glory! Pretty button isn't it?

Since reading a post on Fairysteps, I've been inspired to unpick this old cardigan you see in the picture below that I made oh, too many years ago to remember when. It was enormous when I made it but that never put me off wearing it even though I must admit the shape was never flattering to say the least. Hey, it was the eighties, I say no more. I still love the wool, a blend of pink and purple so it would be lovely to give it a new lease of life. I hope to make something in a better shape this time. Thanks Ren!

Yesterday my daughter was off school. She'd had the second HPV injection at school and was feeling a bit under the weather. By the afternoon, feeling bored she found all the Playmobile father christmasses and lined them up on the mantle piece. They remind me of a bunch of bank robbers in disguise from an Ealing comedy!Then I found this lovely picture she'd made. Have a close look at the mouse!

12 comments:

The Fairy Shoemaker said...

Its beautiful Jessie!!! Clever you! Bets its flattering when on. Good luck with the bottom one!! Ren x

Jessie said...

Thanks once again Ren, should keeep me busy over the weekend!

Buskitten said...

Hi Jessie - yes, loving it, thanks but too busy :( I had a look at your blog at lunchtime ( no one in office) and I LOVE your daughter's mouse! It's just brilliant! Hope she's feeling better and you are well.
Funny to see a Womble again, isn't it!!

Jessie said...

Thanks Liz, it's good to be busy when you're enjoying it though isn't it? She's much better now thanks and back to school. :)

faerie finder said...

oh your blog is so cheery!
i love your work!! :) xoxo

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That's a button worth making a sweater for!

I always pick up interesting buttons when I see them but never actually attach them to anything. Maybe some day.

Jessie said...

Oh thankyou Faerie finder, I love your blog too :)

Hi Perpetual Chocoholic, I've got quite a big collection of them, some my own, some handed down from older generations. It's very satisfying to give one of them a chance of a new life!

Karen said...

Clever you! That cardigan is lovely!
And the little mouse is adorable :)

x

Nicola said...

Wow that cardigan is great! You are so clever! And your daughters mouse is so cute!!!

Jessie said...

Thankyou so much Karen and Nicola! :))

GreenWhisper said...

love the cardigan and that one button looks perfect for it :)
your daughters mouse is so cute and full of character.. she's inherited your talent x

Jessie said...

Thankyou Greenwhisper. :)