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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Bad * Warning: Not responsible for retinal damage*

When bad things happen to good (or at least not THAT bad) patterns...

This pattern isn't that bad. It's a very simple peasant blouse. How it would look depends entirely on the fabric choice. Unfortunately, in this case. These girls aren't wearing clothes, they're wearing costumes. And it hurts my eyes.

In case you were wondering, the back of the pattern envelope has a copyright dated 1969.

On a completely different note, yesterday I decided I had been doing too much crafting for Etsy and not enough for myself. So I got around to a project I've been meaning to do for awhile: I ripped the ugly gold braid off some yellow thrift store napkins I bought, and embroidered little bluebirds on them. They turned out really cute, and are so much more my style than the gold braid was. These napkins are part of an effort I'm making right now to reduce household waste. I had been composting paper napkins, but this way I don't use new ones at all.

Now I need to make time for the kitchen curtains I bought material for when Brandon and I were visiting friends in Durango. It has chickens. I'm kind of obsessed by birds right now, it seems.


julia said...

Cute napkins, worthy cause - trash reduction, but I'm a little scared.... Is The Ugly next?

MadeByAmanda said...

Oh yes, the ugly is next.