Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stopping the procrastination

I feel like I haven't posted in a long time.Today I'll stop procrastinating. I haven't been slacking though, just packing. (It seems we will be moving this summer-yay!).
Some days I am not sure what to write about. Others, like today, I have a few stories and am not sure which to write about. Here are two, somewhat unrelated but still both to do with crafting.

Today I also stopped procrastinating about making a Greek chi ton. What's that you ask?


[kahyt-n, kahy-ton] Show IPA
1. Also called sea cradle. a mollusk of the class Amphineura, having a mantle covered with calcareous plates, found adhering to rocks.
2. a gown or tunic, with or without sleeves, worn by both sexes in ancient Greece.

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Do you think they wore gladiators with peace signs back in the day?

My daughter's in a 6th grade 'play' in which they will be reenacting Greek, Egyptian and Roman historical events....To complicate matters, she is not only playing Hercules, but a ' mother' as well. Thankfully the costumes' only difference for boys and girls was the length. We went somewhere between the 2 lengths.....She's stuffing her sleeves with polyfil to make it appear as though she has muscles. Not sure what she'll do with them when she's the mom. I found a 'Grecian key' stitch on my new machine and used that to hem the toga.
Making the chi ton was somewhat like doing custom work for me (which I have not done in a long time). I procrastinated til the end.
It's obviously something that isn't really my style, or something I am used to making. But, I learned it doesn't hurt to try something new. I never would have known that stitch was on my machine had I not had to make one. Who knows if I'll ever need it again but now I know it's there...

Stopping the procrastination #3 for the day:
I've given up trying to take a decent picture of my 'Little Red Riding Hood' pouch. She's one of my favorites and hard as I try, the lighting or the colors or both do not turn out right. So instead of procrastinating (ahem, again), I am just going to list it in the shop as shown.

If you've been reading my blog you might have seen it before...

a little detail of the bear on the back

The back

The inside. I'm not sure how to take a good picture of the inside without my little models hands showing....

I have tried taking this pouch on a blue that matched the birds, but the blue just killed the red. I tried a smudged red, which ended up looking too pink.Then lastly this putty color. I think it's the best so far...til I try again.


Coloradolady said...

Oh, what a cute Doxie! You have a great blog...I am following you now, so I can visit often! Have a great week.

elsiee said...

your chi ton is a masterpiece!! and I think the little red riding hood pictures are fine but if you're still not happy try playing around with them at - free photo editing site and has several functions you can use to brighten up your photos!! hope that helps!

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Shrimp Salad Circus said...

That is SUCH a cute little bag, love the fabric! Oh, and I use PhotoScape (free download) to fix up my photos.

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