Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Learning new tricks :)


Good evening

So far this week, I've been learning new things;

A new muffin recipe - blueberry - very scrummy;
I have a new camera - Pentax Optio E90;
So have been getting to grips with all the buttons and options;

Quite a good macro on there - handy when everything comes into bloom later this month;

It can also put pretty borders around the pictures;

When we where shopping at the weekend, I treated myself to a rotary cutter - one of my sisters has given me a small cutting mat - I have been getting used to using this. I guess it means more bunting for the summerhouse!!

When I was at the vintage fair last month, I bought this dress;
Decided I really likes the style and that I'd have a go at making one myself. First I needed to create the pattern - a task which involved lots of measuring and complicated maths!!
A few hours later - a little swearing and cursing and ta-dah - a new dress for me;
Fits great and I'm really chuffed with it - even MrVV likes it. Good job as I shall be getting some more fabric on Thursday to make another!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

31 comments:

Dual said...

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Isobel said...

That looks fab! I love the dress. I am planning on making one for my little niece and I feel encouraged.
xx

bellaboo said...

Ooh,I could just eat one of those muffins right now! Nice camera...you're going to have fun with that...and the dress is lovely,well done you!

Bellaboo :0)

Tabiboo said...

I do love a vintage dress and well done you for transfering and making your own.

Nina x

My Grannies Attic said...

I loooovveeee the dress - it is gorgeous - and so much better for having made it by yourself.

Those muffins are making me hungry now (now where are those cakes????)

Kerry xxxx

topchelseagirl said...

I love the dress you bought and clever you making another the same!

maryannlucy said...

That dress is lovely, well done you for making a copy - it is great x

A Country Girl said...

Seeing double this evening, having just come from FB!

Serenata said...

Very satisfying making something for yourself and something that brings approval from DH! ;-)

Laura said...

Well done on your dress! It looks lovely.

xxx

Kandi said...

You clever thing, I am so tempted to make clothes but am a bit scared, you have done brilliant.
Kandi x

Jackie said...

Those muffins look yummy and the dress is fabulous - well done you! I've never made a dress before so I think you were very brave - especially making up the pattern too!! xx

CraftyHelen said...

Love the vintage dress, and well done you for the self designed one. xx

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Well done on the dress, it's a beauty and the gathering and the pockets look really good! There's nothing quite like finishing a project that you can wear! I have yet to acheive muffins that look as neat as that, mine always have half the mixture spilled down the sides!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

wow, you can come round my house and make me blueberry muffins ( they are fab aren't they - one of my favs) and a dress any day :-)

Josie-Mary said...

Love the dress, well done. Your new camera looks great, loving the boarder :)

Sarah said...

Well done with the dress, I wouldn't know where to start with dressmaking!
Blueberry muffins are just the best.
x

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andamento said...

Very impressed with your dress, it looks lovely. I wouldn't know where to start, it'd be a very useful skill to have.

handmadehappiness said...

go you the dress looks fab bet you can't wait to wear it!! xx

TheMadHouse said...

Muffins look great , as does the dress, clever thing you. Glad you have a new camera too

Magic Bean said...

You are a very clever lady. Love the dress you made. Wish I was on better terms with my sewing machine. Ax

Floss said...

Such a good idea to take the pattern from a dress you already love. And the farm just up the road from us sells blueberries - I can't wait!

JP said...

clever clogs!!!

JuicyFig said...

Love the dress - hope you enjoy your new camera!

Kath
x

elegancemaison said...

Clever you - making a very pretty dress from your own pattern, doing digital things with your flash new camera AND cooking perfectly turned out muffins. I used to be able to sew and bake - what happened? ( The kids left home!)

bad penny said...

wonderful !

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

like the borders gadget on the camera could have loads of fun with that, great dress well done :)

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your dress looks so pretty! It must be very satisfying making your own dress! I'd love to go on a dress making course one day.
The muffins look delicious!
Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

Bobo Bun said...

Good for you getting in there and making your dress. Hope the sun comes back so you can wear it again soon.

I won't be at Woodbridge this weekend - I love doing it, but I need a rest as been too manic with fairs of late.

Happy shopping if you go.

Lisa x

Poshyarns said...

The dress is lovely, what a good job you made of it.