Thursday, November 02, 2006

Honestly. I Need a Job. There's Altogether Too Much Craftiness Going On Here.

For example, today I bought SIX POUNDS of apples and turned them into applesauce.

Then I made peanut butter cookies.

Then steak, baked french fries (with thyme and Parmesan), and green beans.

Really, I'm about to make myself fat with all of this.

BUT. Sometimes, I am crafty and home-y for other people.

For example, The Fluid Pudding herself sent me pants to turn into a skirt.

(Minor Freak Out Time: The FLUID PUDDING. If you don't read her, you should. She's been blogging for five years, and is not completely changing the format of her website, and so you need to go read her archives before they DISAPPEAR FOREVER. But, if you're new to her, she's posting her favorites, as she goes through cleaning up punctuation, here.)

I recieved this (Along with a bag of goodies. And OH. I LOVE bags of goodies.):

The Original Pudding Pants

Angie (the Fluid Pudding) gave me permission to go "All Jackson Pollock" on the skirt. So, I was excited.

First, I had to deal with the large tear in the front. After holding about 300 different fabric samples behind the rip and asking Matt what he thought of them, the tear ended up like this:

Pudding Patch

Pretty flower fabric.

And then.

For the skirt? I did some pretty embroidery.

pudding skirt

And. There's a lot more pretty photos, including close-ups of the embroidery, pictures of the back, etc, on the flickr account, in the skirts folder. My favorites are the close-ups of each side. In fact, I'm so in love with the embroidery that I'm posting a close up RIGHT NOW, so that all of you see it:

Left Side Embroidery

I wanted the embroidery to look like fireworks, but I think it's more like flowers. But I still love it.

And. I made a little tag to go in it:

Marcia Tag

And. Honestly? I'm still not tired of making these. I'm really excited about making more - and I have crazy ideas for them. I actually carry a little notebook with me all the time, and I have an entire section devoted to "skirt ideas." And that's either a point of pride or shame, depending how you look at it.


tsn said...

Beautiful work, Marcia! You are so talented. You've inspired me to create my own skirt. Once this semester is over.

Lindsay said...

WOW. To say the least! Holy crap, Marcia, you ROCK!

Talent! So much talent! And to think that I've been e-mailing you when you were making that skirt. I did not even KNOW what was going down!

Jsto said...

I'm jealous. I want one!

Mel said...

Thats so nice!! I wish I was talented and crafty like you!

bobealia said...

I see a business blooming.

Angela said...

It is a truly amazing skirt. I wore it a few days back, and I could just feel the envy oozing out of everyone who saw me. With the help of this skirt, I am always The Swankiest Girl in the Room.

Thanks again.

Hugs said...

Heya, random reader here. I LOVE all of the crafty stuff you do. You are really talented and I will be stalking you, I mean your blog. So please keep sharing :)

Now I just need to get a sewing machine.
And learn how to use it.

e-liz said...

That is a beautiful skirt. I love it. Seriously, we need to start our "Decorations for people" store.

Princess in Galoshes said...

Oh! I desperately want peeky-out-y flower material in a jeans skirt.


goirishkj said...

Great skirt! And the bibs are adorable too (from yesterday's post, I just never commented)

Kiki said...

You. Are. Amazing. That is all.

Angela said...

Bee-yoo-ti-ful. Honestly, are you charging people for this? Because it sounds like you've found yourself a job of your very own making...

Tabitha Dial said...

Marcia, I agree that you ought to start charging for this. So very very bad- a**! And lovely.

Logan said...

It's letting me comment! Oh mah Ghod, FINALLY!

Babe, I love you. You're crafty, innovative, fun, lively, and whole-heartedly entertaining. If I was into snatch, I'd be bull's-eyeing right at ya.

Now pick up some sticks and KNIT SOMETHING ALREADY.


Virenda said...

I love you more and more everyday. Your talented, and girlfriend I envy the fact that you take time to turn your ideas into reality.

Love the skirt, and LOVE the tear detail with the pretty flowers. Don't make me send you a skirt. LOL. Really cool Marcia. Really cool.

betsyradish said...

WOW! That skirt is amazing!

Job idea for you - Go to thrift stores, buy jeans, make skirts, sell online!


Dara said...

This is so awesome. I'm jealous.

Looney Mom said...

I just clicked over from Melissa's (your "landlord") blog and I had to say that I just LOVE what you did with that pair of jeans and how. Very cool. You should open up shop. You could even sell right from your blog if you just plug in a PayPal shopping cart. Anyway, that's my two cents. Very cool!

Caylynn said...

Beautiful! :) That is so cool. :) You are very talented.

(I'm visiting from Cat's Cradle Creations for Click & Comment Monday.)

Lena said...

I'm so sending you jeans. Right. Now. Email me.

Susan C. said...

I love the embroidered flowers!

Mymsie said...

So creative and fun!