Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Upcycling and Game of Thrones

I’ve been taking a break from making things for my Etsy Shop and I’ve been making some stuff for me. Probably less making really and more of the embellishing. I have been looking for a replacement denim jacket for the one that went to textile heaven a while back. I found a beautiful new one in a charity shop for £4. Perfect fit and just gorgeous with it’s little zippy details.

 

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Having fallen in love with Steampunk style I thought I would add a little something to the back. I kept telling myself it was going to be worth it while I was fighting with the embroidery hoop on my machine and getting the fabric properly positioned so I didn’t end up sewing the sleeve to the collar. And here it is – I really love it!

 

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A closer view

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It’s going to get a lot of wear this summer!  Meanwhile in another charity shop I found a chrome vegetable rack for the grand sum of £1.50. It’s now been sprayed pink and is home to my crochet yarns. I can’t claim the idea as mine – Lucy at Attic24 inspired me to have a go.

 

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Lastly, I’ve just started watching Game of Thrones right back from the beginning. Loads of blood and gore and some very adult scenes! Ordinarily it would not be my choice of viewing, but I love all the stories and how they weave together. The scheming and plotting is fascinating, I wonder if they got inspiration from some of our politicians. I thought adding this embroidery design to a plain white tshirt would be a fitting tribute to the programme or I could wear it with a degree of cynicism next St Valentine’s Day!!!

 

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Sláinte

Linda xx

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1 comment:

  1. You've made a fantastic job of that jacket, what a bargain you found.

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