It's not only that, I have been feeling down these last few days. I know why: good old home-sickness It used to kick in as soon as I was coming back to Wales, but now it has decided insidiously to wait for a couple of days (giving me the false impression that everything is fine) before creeping up on me. I usually just have to wait until it goes away, and right now I am in this stage.
This week-end I had lot of planned projects (the knock-off H&M skirt and the crochet project blogged here, and playing with my glue gun) but in the end I ended up messing up one thing big time and that put me off attempting to do anything creative for a few days. Yesterday I decided to get myself back into the swing of things by doing a simple t-shirt alteration.
I got a lovely purple H&M t-shirt on a charity shop once and it had been in my pile of "to do something with" for a while so I decided to add some fabric yoyos. Looking through my stash of fabric was fun and I finally settled on 3 different remnants, 2 flower patterns, Liberty-like and 1 plain dusty pink. About half hour later it was all done and I was so pleased with the result I decided to wear it today.
|Close up of the biggest fabric yoyo|
The smallest yoyo was made with a piece of vintage Laura Ashley fabric. I have quite a stash of them- a gifts from my partner's gran who used to do quilts with these. I really should use them more but somehow I feel quite intimidated...
What about the dusty pink one? Well once I made it into a yoyo I fell in love with it and couldn't convince myself to sew it on the t-shirt. It was truly standing out on its own so I'm planning on sticking a brooch pin at the back of it, so that I can wear it whenever I want!
I added a button at the center my gran gave it to me last year. I love how the fabric drapes so elegantly. I only had a tiny amount of it though (sigh)...
And this is how the t-shirt looks:
I really like the skirt I am wearing today- I saw it originally on Tuppence Ha'Penny's post and completely fell for it. The same week, someone was selling the skirt on eBay in my size and I won the auction. The print is so original and very cute and retro. I might try to wear it high waist style next time rather than hide part of the skirt with my t-shirt.
It's not the most amazing makeover ever, but I am pleased with it. I was considering adding more embellishments, but on the other hand I think less is more. Any ideas?