The Bogeyman, snakes & a skirt
Brrr. It's cold. The past few days have been extremely chilly - although thank goodness we didn't quite reach the rumored -2 degrees, as far as I'm aware. With the chilly winds, I've found myself catching a bit of a breeze INSIDE. So.... Kenzie's naptimes have found me making "snakes" for all the windows. I'm thrilled they seem to be working! Although, I used up quite a bit of nice courdoroy to make them. It was either use the stash, or leave the house for the store. I don't leave the house unless I have to.
Having filled all the drafty windows with snakes, I moved on to tackling my bogeyman. A zipper!!! has been successfully inserted into my skirt, and the skirt is complete. Well kind of. I originally saw a skirt in a catalog, and being one that pirates ideas rather than buying from the store - I started my own version. This was supposed to have some free form stitching action, and some flowery embellishing action in the front brown panel.
After making the skirt much too large for myself, I had to take some inches off here and there... And, with that I realized that the shiny-ish brown fabric isn't too receptive to that kind of thing. So, I called it good. It's best not to create a puckery eye sore! I like funky clothing, and I love skirts. This one has two layers, a gauzy underlayer, and an A-line overlayer. It's different, and will look great with the shirt I'm envisioning for it. (the photo includes the T-shirt I was wearing today, however...unintentionally kind of matching)
I've tackled my bogeyman head on and won't be afraid of zippers anymore. Now.. if only I can invent a "snake" that might keep my bits and pieces warm when I wear this skirt out in the frigid weather.... AND, learn how to take flattering pictures of myself in skirts. Those two things would make me a happy camper.
Thanks again Kelli for the zips!!!
***I must have pissed off the snow lords. When I started this post it was nice outside. I turn around a few minutes later - and it's maniacally snowing outside. (Ah, curse words!!!!).