when i see the word 'ditto' i see 'dildo' every single time.
i can't look at a 'where's waldo' without thinking 'where's dildo'.
i have a small stack of clothes i don't wear for various reasons.
i also don't have that many clothes because excess and hording makes me nauseous...
but i have hung onto this stack to make new clothes out of the fabrics.... clothes with a story and good karma....
i made a shopping mistake a few years ago in the states while visiting.
i bought sweaters from 'coldwater creek' in great colors.
$50 sweaters that were marked to $10 each. who could resist!
i washed once they were never the same.
man that pisses me off when it happens.
the whole bodice shrank up drastically, sleeves were good though, weird.
so no more buttoning over my boobyliciousness.
so anyway i cut this lavender one up and gave it a new pretty life.
yo-yo's!i cut the buttons off. extended the front.
i cut the body of the sweater and extended the length with the dotty fabric.
flipped the bottom knitting inside out and sewed it back on.
added big grandma pockets for tissues and chapstick.
i did lots of little embroidery here and there. added a little funky pocket to the back between the shoulder blades too.
it's more of a sweater jacket now.
i love it so much i'm going to cut up the rest of the sweaters and do fun things.
from dildos to grandma sweaters.
i shrug and roll on.
when we travel i come home inspired and cook like mad.
we were just in paris for our 5th wedding anniversary.
tasting good food fires up my passion to make good food at home.
i made this carrot 'spread' today for our weekend shindig.
the flavors are fantastic!
i also made some homemade sage-parm crackers, which was a recipe i made up. those are pretty damn yum.
maybe i'll share those some time.
obviously not the finished spread. but i loved the colors and the fresh herbs smell so good.
sara over at embrace life. be inspired. sent me this framed picture and the nicest of notes!
'love people. cook them tasty food.'
it's pretty much my mantra!
she said she thought of me when she came upon it. that just made my day!
ps. it went right in the kitchen and our kitchen is black (yes it really is!) and that frame was perfect!
thank you also for the photo i won! it's one of my very favorites!
anne and pete sibley's new album 'extraordinary life' has been the perfect companion with my morning tea and the backdrop to evening cocktails and ramblings.
random friend making.
i love emma's style. she's a sweary fucker like the lot i run with.
and speaking of sweary fuckers it was no coincidence that we bumped into each other over at reannon's place.
that's it for the random shit friday.
it's gin o'clock here...
have a good weekend everybody!