Up with Miniskirts!

February 21, 2009

(“We meet again, MAD Magazine…”)

I actually finished this last weekend (“finished” being open to interpretation; I haven’t yet hemmed the bottom nor added the hook-and-eye at the top of the zipper, though it is wearable nonetheless), and have just gotten around to cutting my head out of the picture.  Heh.  The pattern is the apparently out-of-print Simplicity 2967, View C.  The fabric is some cheap-ass but surprisingly comfy knit I got for $1.97/metre ages ago.


Now I just need the weather to warm up a l’il bit (okay, okay, a lot), and I’m set for spring!

So…immediately after the Christmas rush and all the presents therein were finished, and I had had a chance to repress spending time with relatives and all that good stuff, I started a new project which, though some sort of time-machine trickery, I managed to finish for my mom’s birthday at the end of January.

You’ll recall from my last post that she’s got a thing for hedgehogs, so I found this sweet Country Companions kit sent to me by my friend Rachael.  It’s called “Birthday Surprise”, and at approximately 5″ x 7″ (this from the package details), is just a row or two too large for the 5″ x 7″ frame bought to accommodate it, but I can live with a little missing balloon.  Ain’t he adorable?  There are few things more becoming on hedgehogs than bashfulness.