Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Big stick

With big stick firmly in hand, I mended the mannequin

I finished off the first of my postcards for this weekends Daylesford Craft Experience.

I made a new skirt, which I actually cut out at Sewjourn in May
(and quite obviously need to iron)

A bit of trace around a jam jar embellishment. You know, I realise that although I don't enjoy making clothes at all I quite like the embellishing bit.

and dug out the dress and chair. Today I need to give these guys a bit of a spruce up and iron the frock. I also need to start my next postcard for the weekend and check my Gocco supplies. I am waiting for the delivery of a new computer and need to fold some patterns...
but once I have done all those things


it is off to the duck factory !

47 comments:

  1. Gasp!
    That mannequin is absolutely perfect.
    Does she have a name?
    Might I suggest 'Rose'.

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  2. Love your skirt - and the mannequin.

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  3. Wow - you did a great job on the mannequin! Judy looks beautiful!

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  4. Wow. You have been very productive, can you send some of those vibes my way. The mannequin looks fab, and the skirt has sort of inspired me to sew something.

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  5. I'll just quickly pop a cake in the oven shall I ?

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  6. Love the skirt embellishment.

    Quack.

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  7. You embellish so tastefully!

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  8. The skirt is lovely, and the mannequin is back to her former glory - nice stick work!

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  9. The mannequin (why isn't it called a girlequin?) looks terrific, as do your selvage creations, the skirt, and your duck factory. You're quite a busy crafter, as usual.

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  10. Love the mannequin/girliequin - and the postcard (MUST start on mine this afternoon) - and the skirt - and the selvedgy stuff - amazing what one woman and her trusty big stick can do!

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  11. The girliquin is much improved. Hmm, a duck factory - should be fun.

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  12. What a quacking good post! The mannequin has come up a treat, and I'll never tire of seeing that dress. :)

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  13. So....not much on then? Love the dressmakers dummy, very stylie indeed!

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  14. Love the "Rain" skirt. I need one of those here in Oregon. It rained for over 55 days straight and this was the first week we had a break. Whew! I may have to blatantly rip off your jam jar embellishment.

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  15. Don't you just love school holidays :)
    Irene x

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  16. Have a super-fabulous fun-filled weekend. Wish I could be there!

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  17. The mannequin is looking fantastic! I reckon you'll have those ducks nutted out really soon.

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  18. I love the mannequin you mended.
    The embellishment makes the skirt even prettier!
    Good luck in your duck factory. Can't wait to see one finished!!!

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  19. busy busy - and totally with you on the clothes - embellishing is the only thing that makes it bearable. that and having something to wear, though I suspect that one is not for you, is that a size 4 I see?!

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  20. LOL.... Its definately for me, I have just pinned a whole slew of fabric in the back to hold it on the mannequin...

    are there really grown women who are a size 4? I should cook them some cake !

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  21. Lovely and productive you are! I love that mannequin!

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  22. Love it all Jodie. You are being very industrious on the holidays.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  23. I love The Duck Factory. When they are dancing around the room is my favourite bit.

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  24. Your girlequin looks very stylish (and sober).

    I hope you plan to wear that fabulous skirt for your big event!

    btw... what happened at the cake eating event last saturday?

    May your thread never tangle... and your bobbin never run out.

    Cheers,
    AJ

    Make softies and carry a big stick.

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  25. oh wow your mended the mannequin yourself well done it looks like new....and a very cute mannequin....

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  26. Can I borrow your big stick please, I have to get my tax done.

    Mannequin looks a million bucks!

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  27. I'm eagerly awaiting news of Milligans galore!

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  28. Love the skirt! Can I pinch the embellishment idea?!

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  29. Beware... I may have to steal both your skirt and your mannequin if you take them with you this weekend. The big stick, you can keep!

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  30. Holy crap dude, one of my ankles is the size of your waist AND about the only part of me that is thin is my ankles. G'AH. Dieting before craft camp now a necessity.

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  31. Hope you have a super duper ace weekend in downtown Daylesford. Well, actually it's Hepburn isn't it? Might bump into you somewhere! Hope it's a great success xo

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  32. Jodie you are Quackers!! Love that mannequin...what a stunner!

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  33. I so want to know how the basic postcard was made... and the skirt details.............

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  34. Busy, busy day for you Ms. RicRac. Love that new skirt!!!

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  35. Embellishing is the best part! Not sure which I love more, the skirt or the duck factory - don't make me choose!

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  36. I have to say that I'm most excited about the duck factory bit!!! Lucy x

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  37. In all those posts not one "got your ducks lined up"? I'm not going to say that....Such a tease...I WANT TO SEE THE COMPLETED DUCK AND BUY A PATTERN....Is it rude to say that so loud? Just a wee hint....I need to complete my Jody collection.

    Susan

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  38. You're so clever!! Everything looks awesome!! Especially love the skirt... bit of elephant skin for that one??? I'm sure it'll be lovely and warm! I'm dreaming about sewing... when I have time... my head hurts from lack of sleep... and when I'm feeling alright I have a little person in my arms! Oh well!! One day I'll get more done!! Glad that you've had time to sew! :)

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  39. Great skirt Jodie,
    Love the embellishment...good luck with the ducks, hopefully the foxes won't get there first LOL
    Hugs, Sharon

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  40. The girlequin (AnnieO was right it ought to be a girlequin or a womanequin) looks gorgeous. And could still be a work of art with the right name.

    The duck factory eh? Well pluck a duck and dip it in honey! And may your thread never tangle, may your brains never jangle and may you stay... forever young! (Unless you're Freud's rival... forever Jung)!

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  41. Jodie that skirt rocks, luuurve the embellishing (and secretly love the lack of ironing, being a lack of ironing kind of girl myself!)

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  42. Skirt love and am totally with you on the actual sewing together of clothes, especially if it is for myself because I still don't look like the model on the front when I put it on. What's with that?

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  43. nice skirt........have fun with the ducks.........

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  44. heeeeey. nice skirt, babe!
    [do we still need more precipitation this winter, though??]

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  45. I love this postcard idea so much:)))I still have mine untouched....I am waiting for the perfect time and place to embroider them.Love yours!!!

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Hellloooooo !!!!