Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mary Mary Extraordinary

The greatest thing about craft blogging (I know I've said it many times before but I MUST say it again) is the lovely friends I've made.

One of those friends is Mary.

She's one of these people who can sew, knit, crochet, spin and dye her own yarn, spin straw into gold, etc, etc.

A while back, she made herself this gorgeous skirt .... no pattern ..... and with a small child sitting in her lap to boot!!

So I  asked to try it on one night at Perle 8's.
It fit me perfectly so Mary said she would help me make one for myself and give me a lesson in using an overlocker (serger).

Next thing I knew (well ... a couple of weeks later) I was learning about cutting out pattern pieces and sewing them together to make this:

Of course, I couldn't resist adding a bit of embellishment:

I also asked Mary if I could commission her to make me a winter hat.
We spent a lovely shopping trip together last week to select some yarn.
And look what she gave me at this week's Perle 8's ...

Thanks Mary.
You're ACE!!!!

PS Thanks to everyone who left such supportive comments on my last post
You guys are the best!!!


Unknown said...

Don't you just Love Friends like Mary...Great Job on the Skirt.!!!Love the Hat too...

Jodie said...

What a super star mary is...Love the hat and the skirt.

Maria said...

It's great to have friends Like Mary and spend fun time together making lovely things.
Looks like a lot of fun was had!!!

Pippi creates said...

Go Mary, star of all things! And the hat looks great on you too Andi.

Pippi creates said...

Oh and forgot to say great skirt too, the embellishment makes it - very you Andi!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Love the hexies on your skirt! I saw that someone had them on a pair of jeans (can't remember who) and decided that I must do that too!