Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I am still alive, I haven't posted for so long and I am sure we all feel like this year is streaking by. I see from the blogs I follow that I am not alone in my infrequent posting. I find that with working full time, family and life in general that I am having less and less time to do what I want to do.
I look on my blogs as a diary of sorts of my craft and cooking life so if I don't post often then it is because I have not been devoting as much time as I would like to these things.
I have finished something today though. This project has been on my mind for a while. I saw a pattern a few years ago for a travel jacket or vest. It is a garment with lots of pockets for people to wear while travelling. I was re-inspired earlier in the year when I saw the apron/overdress that India Flint wears. She told us she simply takes it off when she goes through the x-ray machine at the airport. An inspired idea.
I don't travel as often as India but I loved the idea of a garment with lots of secure pockets to hold things like my phone, ipod, money etc etc while I am out and about.

The pattern I saw was $30 and I thought I really didn't need to spend that amount of money. In hind sight it would probably have been quicker but nowhere near as much fun. The photos don't really show much however here's what I did. I took a denim skirt and a pair of cargo pants that I found in the local Op Shop. They both had a lot of Zipper pockets. So after some cutting and cropping and resewing I now have a long vest with 12 pockets most of which have zippers. I think I will dye it before I wear it as I am not a fan of the colour. Probably black. Then again I might just leave it the way it is.

So I am still around just a bit busy. I am enjoying reading your blogs when I get the chance.