Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wool coat face lift

I bought this wool coat from a garage sale for $1. The seller told me she had bought it in Finland/Sweden/one of those little European countries (I can't remember which). I love the style and fit of the coat, plus, as an amazing bonus (besides it's price!), is that the sleeves are actually long enough on me. (And it has all it's buttons, I was too lazy to do them all up for the picture).

Then, my mom commented that it looked good on me, and that my brother has a coat just like it. UGHHH!

I wanted to make the coat NOT look like something my brother would wear, so I went hunting at fabric stores. It took a while, but I eventually found this pink & grey flower trim.

It certainly dresses up the coat, doesn't it!

Close up of the trim - it's kind of hairy, which gives it a soft look, and goes well with the texture of the wool coat.

I have many metres left of this trim, and I'd like to put more on the coat, but I'm not sure where to put it.

A "bracelet" around the sleeves?
Along the bottom hem?
Down the front, as fake princess seams?
Down the edge of the front, but that would be asymmetric?
Along the pockets?
A shape on the back of the coat - like a star, flower, something like that?
Or leave it as good enough?

Please, if you have an idea, post a comment.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Hammies

Eric's friend's hamster had babies... so now we have two girl hamsters.

Eric's hamster is the brown one, named Cinny (short for Cinnamon). Leah's is the white and brown (who has the shape of a Llama on it's back!), named Hamsy.

Cinny is quite the hamster. She knows how to open the door she's sticking out of in the picture. One morning, they were exploring the living room... we thought the cage door was left open. A few days later, I'm watching TV, and Cinny walks by... Hmm, put her away, and watched her open the cage door... I made her do it over and over again, I just couldn't believe it! It's kept shut with an extra clip now!

And the cage, well, I got it from a garage sale, bought from a person I went to school with in junior high! And, for my birthday one year, she gave me a hamster!! Funny, uh?