Sunday, 10 February 2013

Fancy Pants

Would you like to see my knickers?
 
 
Okay... before regular readers turn away in disgust and any new readers think they have stumbled upon a most inappropriate blog... let me explain. On Friday I mentioned that Gill and I did a bit of unecessary shopping at The Creative Sanctuary (such an enticing shop). We were both seduced by the frills, bows and fabulous fabrics in these knicker making kits.

 
Such frivolity!

 
And so I ended up spending yesterday afternoon making up my kit and this is the result! I did struggle a bit with the instructions and ended up doing my own thing but they seem to have turned out okay... although the liklihood of me actually wearing them seems pretty slim (at least you are spared views of my bum!)


 
In the unlikely event of them being worn, I decided I wouldn't want the label inside (far too scratchy) so have stitched it outside for all to see... except of course no-one is likely to see them!

 
Now I really must stop procrastinating with frivolous projects because there is work to be done this week. But first... I just want to cast on with the yarn that I bought on Friday....
 
***
 
On a completey different note, I would like to send you over to visit my friend Catherina's blog. I have known Catherina for quite a few years now and we started our degree together. We share a love of textiles and often meet for coffee or lunch, and sometimes an exhibition. It is Catherina who has now got my piece of work for our weather project... and I have hers (more about that another time!). Catherina has been thinking about writing a blog for quite some time but then suddenly last year she experienced every parents worse nightmare. Her beautiful and talented daughter Kiama died from a sudden illness and understandably all sorts of plans came to a stop. But Catherina is one of the strongest and most inspirational people I know and now that blog has become a reality. I could tell you much more... but I will leave that to Catherina. Please pay her a visit and say hello because she is my friend and she is lovely!

20 comments:

  1. Well, to say I was apprehensive is an understatement! Just as well you qualified it.

    Off to see what Catharina is all about, thanks for the link!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was given that kit for Christmas! But I haven't made mine yet for the very reason that I was struggling to understand the instructions. They look great though - I must have another go!

    Pomona x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous knickers! Great idea having the label on the outside! Right...I'm off to see your friend. M x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the fancy pants - they look much more interesting than my chiropractor pants!
    I will pay a visit to Catherina's blog and introduce myself.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Brilliant ... you must wear them, I mean you don't need to tell anyone if you don't want to, but you must :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ooh la la! Very fetching and I'm all for non-scratchy labels. Maybe you could stitch them to a more serviceable pair?

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have to wear them, Gina. On a day you need secret and subversive courage!

    Thank you for the link to Catharina's blog - I enjoyed my visit.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, Gina. I don't know what to say. I am overwhelmed with all the responses from your blog friends and I am moved to tears by your introduction of me. I hope I can keep up with this new venture. Thanks for your friendship and I hope to see you soon xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much Gina for showing us your knickers!!! ;)
    Just the thing for Valentines Day, I would say!
    V xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. well i would wear them over my clothes. who makes their own knickers? you need to show them off. making me giggle thinking about it!
    anniex

    ReplyDelete
  11. So pretty - and you really must wear them!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh My! Those are beautiful. I agree with several others -- you must wear them!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. your poor friend Gina. what an unimaginable tragedy. I shall go visit.

    love your knickers - very bright and cheerful - you should wear them lol

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am off to visit Catherina once I have left this ...

    I am a little bit stunned at the size of the aforementioned garments - they won't keep you warm in winter :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just realised my last comment might be read as casting aspersions - I should have said they wouldn't keep *anyone* warm in winter. Phew.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well your knickers are fab Gina! I've been eyeing up those kits but am not sure that they contain enough fabric for my ample posterior!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fabulous knickers - you should frame them!!! I am off to visit Catherine, what a sad story. Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  18. The pants look ace - what an unusual kit!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Smashing knickers !! What a great idea for a kit, I'm with you on the label front, I cut labels out of all my clothes they drive me mad - Twiglet is exactly the same.
    Twiggy x

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving me a comment. I love to read what you have to say and try to reply directly by email when possible... although it sometimes takes me a while!