First would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and a good holiday tomorrow (if you are lucky enough to get the day off from work). Starting on an Easter note - I saw this in window when I was out yesterday -
Not the best picture - I did actually go to the door to see if someone was in and ask if it was ok to take a picture but no one was in so took the picture from the pavement as opposed to their garden.
Craft wise, my friend Emma who has the kilt shop has asked me to come up with a corsage type thing for little and bigger girls. The kilt shop is mainly a male dominated area - for women there are only really tartan sashes so she thought it may be a good idea to have some little corsages for upcoming weddings. I have been trying to come up with something incorporating tartan as opposed to just a flower of sorts. I did get a bag of some really great tartan fabric scraps so have been trying to use them. The problem I'm finding with the tartan material is that it is thick and also it frays easily to so use it I have to really use it doubled to avoid any fraying. (Any suggestions on the fraying would be greatly received.)Here is one of the things I've come up with -
The other idea I had was to use tartan ribbon - not so bulky as fabric -
The advantage of using the tartan fabric is obviously firstly that the cost would be lower and also there would be a chance of matching it to the kilt tartan of the man. The ribbon is a lot easier to work with but there is cost involved and limited choice. Anyway, that is what I've been working on/thinking about this weekend.
As my holidays aren't too far away now (only 6 weeks - it seemed to suddenly almost be here!) I decided to start a wrap that I could take with me for evenings when it will no doubt be a bit cooler when we are staggering er er sorry walking home from a bar/restaurant (more about the upcoming holiday later!) Anyway, got some cotton/acrylic blend yarn and a nice open stitch (the lacet stitch) and started it yesterday - it is coming along and now I have the pattern rows in my head can quite happily do it while watching TV (with one eye on it of course too!)
Anyway, that is my weekend. Pop over to 1st Unique Gifts to see what everyone else has been up to and have a good Easter Monday.