Thursday, July 23, 2009
Ever since Gina sent the bloggy world on fire with this spot of inspired refashioning, I have been itching for a dash to the local oppie to see what potential I could unearth. Imagine the glee when the refashion genius herself, presented this Myrtle and Eunice a ready-felted, raring to go, red (favourite colour) cardigan.
It’s only because we really need to not have eggs on toast for dinner again tonight, that today the creative space is ricocheting about in my head, while the little red number follows me around. Do you know the feeling when you’re pottering about, maybe cleaning your teeth or possibly searching for the toothpaste which finally, inexplicably, shows up in the two year old’s cot and suddenly you have a stunning revelation? Your heart thumps in your ears, there’s a tingling in your fingers, a flush to your cheeks and you know that NO-ONE – ANYWHERE – HAS EVER CONSIDERED YOUR BLINDINGLY BRILLIANT IDEA? Today this happened to me. My new red cardi becomes a (very nearly) instant bolero-style success when worn upside down. And except for Nikki’s wee one, who wears her coat upside down while shopping (but that doesn’t count because Nikki thinks she reckons it’s on the right way) I am convinced I have reinvented the wheel.*
* Someone, please, stop me now...