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Pwetty pwincess…

Am taking my sewing up a notch and attempting a dress for the midge! Not just any dress, a full on princess, girly one!! Though how girly has yet to be decided! It basically comes down to how well I managed to handle the tulle..

I got this so far…

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I’m basically just winging it… Cutting & pinning when (what I hope is) logic tells me too! That’s just the basic bodice, sleeves & plain underskirt! Tomorrow I hope to sew those parts together, make decent hems & edges, then turn it right way out & not have it fall apart… If that all goes to plan, I’ll move onto the trimmings…

It may not be the most organised way of doing it, but at least I took measurements & am working from a pattern of sorts… Wanna see it…?

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Snazzy huh…!!

I hope I don’t screw it up, cause she’s really looking forward to wearing it for a Halloween party!!

Plus I got loads of crochet stuff to get done too! Walking round Asda last night and I got orders for the Princess Hats! Couple things to do for a raffle, but hopefully, if i I get this dress done by Friday, Saturday at latest, I can concentrate on crochet all next week before the party on the the 2nd…

Busy busy busy!!!

Crafty Gamer..

What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?

I’m not by nature a competitive person… Though, I can now & again be driven by a desire to outdo certain people!!

When it was world book day & all the kids were to dress up like their favourite character, the spawn picked Barry the Fish with Fingers… Not the kind of thing you’d find in the local shop.. But I’d just got a sewing machine, so figured hell yeah, I’ll make you one!! First time it’d been used since Xmas when I got it… I was driven by a need to outdo all the store bought costumes.. All the superheroes & princesses… I worked constantly on it for two whole days… Needless to say, it was the two days before he was to wear it, so haste was of the essence!! The lines are a bit wonky & the thread don’t match the fabric… But I’m fecking proud of it!! The head mistress told him, it was the best one in the whole school!! I don’t know about that as one of the kids was Mr Twit with proper crocheted beard & was awesome…

I don’t take compliments well though, I sometimes feel like they are nothing more than polite phrases thrown at you & as such aren’t really meant… I know there are people who actually mean them, but I still can’t quite understand that they would praise me in such a way! When I get compliments on my crochet or baking, I tend to point out the faults with it…. Except with my Barry costume & the duvet for midges bed, as I was actually really chuffed with how well I’d done… So when people said they was great, I was like… Yeah, I know!! Which kinda made me sound big headed, but it was actual genuine pride…

When staying at my mums, I would go onto my sisters wii, to top all her scores on the wii fit games… I suppose that was quite competitive, or just plain annoying in her opinion!! I’m the same with some of the games on the iPad or phone, that the Mr & I would both play!! I’d be driven to beat his score… So I think I am quite competitive, but seriously lacking in drive to do anything about it, though I do have on some level a need for admiration…
I’m quite happy to let other people win or surpass me, in order to keep the peace!!

But my Barry was fecking amazing!!

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