Sunday, June 22, 2008

This is... my style and My Playday

Firstly, I have to apologise for not getting a photo done in time for this week's This is… theme.

But really, this is my style
(minus the parasol)

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Just add a large pendant and a couple of chunky silver rings, change the shoes to Mary Janes and that's it. That's me most days (days when I'm not just hanging around the house that is). It's usually the choice of the shirt (though almost always black and red and a variation on this theme) and the jewellery that individualise my style.

Thank you to Kitty’s Kaboodle for this weeks fun theme (even though I slacked off) and to Angela for hosting.

The reason why I was so slack this week, was that I was having too much fun on my play day. Do you want to see what I did?

I made this fabric origami crane. I'm wanting to make a stack of them and make them into mobiles. My hand stitching still leaves a lot to be desired though.

With the help of dh, I made a huge stack of fabric covered buttons ready to make some more magnets for the store. They've been flying out. Luckily, dh does the hard pushing stuff for me while he's watching tv.



And some Matryoshka / Babushka (can anyone tell me are they the same?) buttons.




And, what I'm super excited about - a silver origami crane. I may do some more polishing of it later, but I love the sculptural quality of it. I tried a couple of different techniques, the other one didn't work so well, but I have another idea for it and will play with it again at a later date. I can't wait to wear it to school tomorrow, with the outfit above of course.

26 comments:

Sybilla said...

Oh, I loooove what you made on your Playday! The fabric origami crane is beautiful and the silver crane is simply stunning :)

Thanks for posting these beauties!

.girl ferment. said...

Pants with dresses is great, can't show your undies that way.
Lovely, lovely cranes. I think the fabric crane mobile is a fantastic idea, look forward to seeing it.
xx

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow, you did have a very productive day! The fabric cranes are gorgeous...but the silver crane is even more special. I love the magnets...might have to buy some of those!

AnastasiaC said...

looks really comfy...i love silver accessories too - your silver crane is gorgeous - love it!

Fuji Mama said...

Ooooh! I have been anticipating that silver crane and the wait is finally over! GORGEOUS! Love the fabric crane too! Have I used enough exclamation points yet?!?!?!?!

JustJess said...

How beautiful. That silver crane and the fabric cranes are stunning.

Kirsty said...

I love your style animation.

Your cranes are really beautiful. There really is something very special about a crane.

Leni & Rose said...

Oh wow, you've really outdone yourself!! - the fabric crane, the buttons, magnets, necklace, it's all really gorgeous!

Nikki said...

What a great way to spend a day (hope it lifted your spirits!). The cranes are gorgeous, and the buttons super-cute.

Victoria Salazar said...

very beautiful crane, i love made origami with fabric too, have a nice day from Spain.

Hannah said...

I just ADORE your buttons! That's one very productive play day.

Bec said...

Wow - your talent stretches to so many area. This post is just full of so many beautiful things. What a great productive day! Oh, and I always thought that Matryoshkas and Babushkas were the same!!!

Jenny said...

Love your style! I recommend more play days for you-how clever you are! How on earth did you make a fabric crane! And those buttons/magnets are lovely and that sliver crane is just awesome. I like the idea of your husband helping out with the pressing bit.

danica said...

Your little animated character is adorable! Very chic style :)

Love the babushka buttons too!

kirsten said...

your silver crane is sensational!
love, love, love it.

Sharon said...

What a lovely way to spend the day! They're all so beautiful!

Hila said...

Lovely work and lovely outfit :)

Maureen said...

Well I was sure your outfit would be something like that, but those cranes! omygoodness..just lovely. What a wonderful play day you had and hope you are getting loads of compliments at school for the silver crane.

Teesa said...

Wow! I love everything that you made Melanie especially the silver origami crane! You must have been really busy playing with all these beautiful things! Lovely! ^_^

Sasparilla Sue said...

Well, I love everything! Not much else I can say. Oh, if I remember correctly from the one quarter of Russian I took in college, the word babushka is actually the head scarf that is worn, and usually by little old ladies so it has kinda evolved into meaning grandma or little old lady, etc. I could be wrong (I often am).

jan in nagasaki said...

wow. i never got in to the kimono stuff, i guess i should have, your stuff is so amazing.

i love that silver crane. I have a pair of little tiny paper crane earrings.....

Lisa said...

Oh what a playday. Such divine goodies you created. I love the material crane and that gorgeous silver crane necklace. Just amazing.

I love your outfit too.

Net said...

The fabric crane is so beautiful - I've never seen one made of fabric before. It would be stunning as a mobile. Love your outfit too!

Amy said...

I've just caught up on your last 3 posts. I hope the clinic in Osaka turns out to be everything you hope it will be. I completely understand the trouble you're going through. Between myself and about 15 other exchange students we had occasion to go to the doctor and the hospital more than once...not a pleasant experience!

Your play day creations are just beautiful!! I love the fabric crane and the buttons for magnets...but your new silver crane pendant is EXQUISITE!! x.

Sarah and Jack said...

The prints on the buttons are simply lovely. I hope you are feeling better already or that the doctor is sorting out whatever the issue might be. :-(

Juddie said...

Love love love your creations!

BTW - Sasparilla Sue is right - the word for the dolls is matryoshka dolls, and babushka means grandmother. My mum is russian and I had a real live sweet little Babushka!

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