Monday, February 28, 2011

Craft Camp: The Bottom Line



It’s probably because all three of my children have fallen about in horror and mortification, that I am uncharacteristically delighted to post an image of my not-as-perky-as-it-used-to-be rear end, wearing a craft camp finished object. I told you I had moved on from bosoms.

Jodie and Sooz plotted the Great Gocco Undie Print-Off and we were advised to bring designs and printables. I can assure you that I am not the only one gadding about in limited edition designer underwear today.



Over the top of my undies, I am also wearing another finished craft camp object – thanks to Nikki and her pattern and her enduring patience and invisible zip foot and overlocker. An a-line skirt, properly constructed and gosh, isn’t it amazing how comfy garments feel when they are made to measure and fit beautifully?



Thanks to Sooz and the other Nikki, I have also conquered a fear and dread of any fabric with ‘give’. Turns out I do have a stretchy stitch thing on my dodgy machine and remarkably the world did not implode when I used it. I suspect that this discovery has the potential to Change My World. Much like overlockers apparently do.



As intended, the quilt top happened and with a king size amount of relatively straight stitching and throwing bits together, I shall now need approximately twelve years of recovery time. The whole thing measures 2.2 metres by 2.4 metres and you’re looking at a 40 cm-ish area here. This is because I can not bring myself to clear the living room floor.



Most of it is texturally subtle,



(intentionally weirdly so)



and is about seventy per cent of what I had in my head. I am in need of therapeutic rocking in the corner while I gather the wherewithal and fresh eyeballs and the physical SPACE to fathom where it isn’t working. I agree, there is a distinct danger of ‘slow burn project’ about this one...

So after a craft camp filled with excellent company and fabulous food and learning and working-into-the-wee-hours-bad-influence (not looking at anyone in particular, no Maria, not you either), I was so knackered by Sunday I could not string any sentences together. But today I wear the afterglow of a weekend away with like-minded peeps and a very comfortable pair of underwear.



Thanks for having me girls.

59 comments:

Cass said...

I love those undies.

Michelle said...

LOVE the undies.

Umatji said...

so much goodness and your rear only one of them! the more horror from the smalls the better I reckon. We definitely could do with some amusing undies around here. The most amusing is my son, who at about two ran up to some six year old girls and said 'look, I have mr tickle' whilst gesturing wildly at his undies. He did indeed have mr tickle but the girls were probably too far up the tree and way too cool to appreciate the great gesture he was making. I have always thought, that the teenage years may look alot like that story - what to you reckon?!

Nikki said...

You've kept that super-modelling talent well hidden.... (I'd mention hiding your light under something, but... I won't).

I'm still suffering sleep deprivation-induced aphasia, but yes - the craft-camp afterglow is still working its magic.

Umatji said...

oh, and in case unclear, he actually was wearing mr tickle undies, the insinuation of it all will be the teenage years - or maybe they won't be that sophisticated then either!

sharon said...

I am wondering how one takes a photograph - and beautifully focused as well - of ones bottom?
:-) and smiling in glee at the horror of your kids - one the true joys that comes from being a parent!

Gaby said...

Sweet undies! And I like the look of your skirt, I have that fabric as well. Isn't Ikea the best? x

Michelle said...

NICE ARSE!!!

(sorry - couldn't help myself. But I am glad you had a tremendously fun and creative time away)

Andi said...

Those undies are fucking ACE!!!
And the quilt (well ... the bits I've seen so far) looks very beautiful!!
Looking forward to seeing all of it.
Andi xx

PS You have a lovely bum. But I'm not looking forward to seeing all of it!

rachelmp said...

Lucky you! What a model too :)

Leonie said...

What a BUM!!!!!

Tas said...

Well if we have to move on from cleavage and the like, bums are a good choice. Esp bum clad in such cool undies lol. And all I can say, girl, is that it must have been darn pert previously. I bought some of that grey floral fabric last week for a skirt too.
Seems like a great choice.

ange_moore said...

I thought I liked your teatowels but your undies are even better! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

flowerpress said...

You make me laugh!
Nice visual pun, and yes, how did you take that photo?!

Jules said...

You captured the line perfectly! Ace. And I am glad one of us managed to make a dress of doom- I'll keep you posted on my progress!

Looking forward to another one soon xx

Sarah said...

sounded like glorious fun!

I like the look of that skirt fabric! cool undies dude!

peppermintpatcher said...

I see nothing but perky!

Very clever crafting.

Linda said...

your knickers are sooo cool!!

**Anne** said...

Fantastic crafting and general sewing busyness I see. Love the undies and if I had your bottom, I'd be over the moon. (Oh do pardon the pun, I just couldn't resist.)
Anne xx

melissa said...

Love the funky undies - but I really want to see more of that skirt. The bit I can see looks lovely.

sooz said...

Yep, I'm wearing mine and even considered posting a pic of my arse but I couldn't work out how to take it!
(and airbrush it...)

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

BEST KNICKERS EVER!
And I'm in love with the quilt. Please throw things aside and push stuff under furniture so you can take a full pic.
(Come on, we all live like that don't we ???? everything pushed just out of screen ...)

Maggie said...

haha, I love it, horrifying the smalls with "smalls"!
I'm going with the general consensus on the pertness factor too, still pretty darn perky I reckon :)

A Peppermint Penguin said...

all looking excellent - especially you with yer bum hangin out on the internet! :D

So glad you had fun. That is many thinks you've learned/conquered/achieved, but no bosoms? No FBA? Only one thing for it - you'll have to go again!!!

Cheers,
AJ

Jodie said...

and that......is why I love you !
You always always raise the tone.

Stomper Girl said...

This blog sounds so sweet and quaint but is actually Very Rude. That's why I love it. Awesome knix. Awesome embarassing of the offspring too xx

Mel said...

As if I wasn't depressed enough about missing CC now you tell me it involved UNDIE PRINTING! I could have come with my BIG girl maternity undies ... but Jodie's gocco machine may not have been big enough actually.

That quilt top is literally making me droooool btw.

2paw said...

Fabulous undies!!!
You are right, there is nothing nicer than a skirt made to fit you personally. I love wearing mine!!!

silverpebble said...

Nice trolleys! Are you smuggling grapefruits? No sag there.

teddybearswednesday said...

You are pure class, top to bottom xo

Catherine said...

fabulous undies! Hope your children recover from the mortification soon... (or perhaps more likely just move on to something else to be mortified by)

Sandrine said...

Hilarious undies story!!You always make me laugh :)
That camp sound like the place I would not mind hiding sometimes, hope you keep the glow for a long time :)
The quilt looks like a great project, while I am making my first much smaller than yours, on my knees in the lounge, basting, winging, swearing I will do a table runner next time!! You are very courageous Tania XX

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

that is just too funny! I am wondering whether those elephants on the clothes horse next to the bottom lines are on the front of a pair of men's undies.....?

spectacularfairywren said...

oh you got perk alright - plenty o perk...

Cinnamon said...

First I'm laughing my own bum off with that first picture, and then I'm awed by your quilt top. A crafty weekend sounds divine.

jo so and sew said...

looks most perky to me!
As my undies get bigger - I want something witty written on them...

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

top undies!

iut sounds like a hoot. plkease provide photographic explantion of the sticth used for sretchy fabric!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

honestly it is too early to correct typos..........

CurlyPops said...

You win hands down for the best butt photo I've ever seen on a blog - magic!

mel @ loved said...

I agree with Curly Pops, great butt shot & those undies are brilliant! Sounds like craft camp was a great success & so much fun..

NotABlogger said...

Absolutely amazing undies. Craft camp sounds like tremendous fun!

Jay @ Finki said...

Craft camp sounds ace...Love the undies, the skirt and everything, especially your artful photography of all.
What fun you gals are indeed ( :

Suse said...

And you accuse me of too much talk of nether regions. At least I haven't splashed photographs of my bottom on my blog.

(Do you have an arse double, like Julia Roberts talks about in Notting Hill?)

Kylie said...

Having so many problems with internet at the moment - have commented twice over the last day or so and each time it's dropped out by the time I hit the orange button! It's very possible I'm writing to myself again here, but..... here goes!

WOW! Love the undies muchos. Love the quilt and the skirt. Very keen on learning where this stretchy stitch is on my machine too and would love any hints as to where I should look and what it looks like :) Fabulous craft camp action, Mrs :) Kx

word verification: nutersis (the state of leaving nutty comments, no doubt!)

Kylie said...

YAH!!!!!! :))

Di said...

so sorry we had to pass as vehicles on the highway this time... I'm guessing that clever graphic bottom line design was yours? Congrats on having the balls (and/or hutzpa) to post a butt picture on the internet.

Fer said...

Eeek! They're the ultimate undies!!

june at noon said...

You were so productive!

How, exactly, does one take such a well-composed, artistic photo of one's bum?

Louise said...

Oh your gorgeous bottom!! What a riot it must have been on your crafty weekend and I'm super impressed with the amount you achieved!! Loving the quilt and looking forward to seeing more.

Madeline said...

Oh, what fun!! Love, love, love those undies!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Comfortable knickers and mortified children !
Brilliant weekend's work .

Kirsty said...

V clever T. You know of course I'm a sucker for stating the obvious. I like the way your brain works.

Kate said...

LOVE EM!!!! Too funny. I think I just snort-spat on the keyboard.

nikkishell said...

It was wonderful to spend some time with you again.
You're butt looks nice and perky btw ;)

sewjourn said...

Sorry I didn't get be there at the same time as you.....would have loved to see the gocco in action. The finished products look great (and fit well too....)

(Would you believe my word verification for the comment is undles!!!)

a very fine house said...

Hmm, I do like those little tidbits I can see, is it what I expected, well yes, sort of, it is interesting and clever and left of centre half forward, down the middle, with pike! Let me see more please.

heather said...

your blog made me swing my leg tonight. woohoo. the bottom line is, you are goodness! i want a pair of those undies please ....

i can't tell what's going on with the quilt yet. i am very anxious to see it in its entirety.

quirky granola girl said...

i *desperately* want to see more details on your subtle texture quilt. pretty please with sugar on top?

Copper Patch said...

Oh you make me smile.... :o)