Tuesday, 14 April 2009

I've only been and gone and done it!

I've joined the refashionistas at the Wardrobe Refashion group!

I've been following them for a while now, and been v.v. impressed by the ideas that people come up with for changing existing clothing into something else or, as in the latest fashion, out of bedsheets or tablecloths! And, as I had already made a pledge to myself that I would make the family and friends' birthday and Christmas present this year, this seems like the next, logical step to me.

Freakily, I have been collecting household linens to make into other stuff, for ages. They were just awaiting the ideas to pop up for me to cut into those lovely fabrics.

So, now I have just made my pledge that, for the next six months, I will not buy any new clothing for myself and my family. Eek! There is another bit of excitement about the place as well. Me and Mr T have just booked an exciting holiday for early next year - a cruise around the Gulf with a few days chillin' in Dubai! I tell you, I can't sleep for all the excitement (ooh, sorry have I used that word extensively before?!) I have such plans for all the clothes and bags I will be making. I see myself in oranges, reds with white, cream and black, and linen, so far. I shall keep you informed, of course. And, to my daughter and family who do not see us as a cruising couple - there will not be a gold sandal in sight!

Thankful for: a holiday in sight (did I mention that?) Though I have felt poorly today, I am now feeling better this evening. My family are all well, busy and happy.
Learned today: to stick up for myself - it is okay, the sky will not fall down.

I am having a bit of trouble getting pictures onto here at the moment, as my laptop is dead, and I'm having to use Mr T's netbook. And, having to listen to the moans about the amount of spam coming through because of the blog trawling. Normal service will be resumed as soon as the insurance co make up their minds about whether they can (not) mend my dropped one or if I can have a new one.


Dusty Spider said...

Fantastic! A cruise! Can't wait to see all your ideas for clothes. And the colours! Fantastic! xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Sounds like some brilliant plans, I can't wait to see what you create! I found it hard cutting into an embroidered tablecloth but I'd had it for years and never used it for its original purpose so it made more sense to make it into something else.

The cruise sounds lovely. And well done for sticking up for yourself!

Mel xxx

tea and cake said...

thanks, dusty - you will, you will!
and shabby - it feels great to stick up for yourself, if you get the chance, and I loved what you did with the tablecloth!

Papoosue said...

Awww, no gold sandals? Don't they look lovely with a tan... ;-) Nice to have that to look forward to, relaxing and more relaxing. And well done sticking up for yourself - I had that sort of situation a few months ago and it was scary but I did it! XXX Oh, wardrobe refashion is great, isn't it - can't wait to see what you create!

tea and cake said...

thanks, papoosue!

Roobeedoo said...

Those colours would look great with gold sandals! Or are you just teasing and have already bought bronze?

tea and cake said...

weeeell, roobeedoo, I was thinking of bronze instead (!)