"I don't want to see anything crafty!", my fancy pants fashion illustration teacher at my fancy pants design school would sternly warn us when handing out assignments. "I want polish, you hear?".
So as you can imagine, one thing design school didn't teach me was how to be a crafty minx. Shame, because now that I'm a Mum, some seriously crafty tendencies have started creeping in. You should see Lalie's room (and you will soon, I promise...because I have to keep up with the Jones' X two), it's a total craft fest! Sue would be horrified. I went crazy unleashing years of pent up crafty urges... and it felt sooo good, even if her nursery is kind of like Luna Park on steroids. A far cry from the 'less is more approach' drummed into us at college. But it has character... and heart. And I heart that.
Anyway, I digress. I found this handmade baby dress at an op-shop for fifty cents. I vowed not to buy any more baby clothes, but this one lured me in with it's crafty charms. How could I resist? But when I tried it on Lalie, the proportions were all wrong! So I cut it to make it shorter (it would be a crime to conceal Lalie's delicious thigh rolls). But what to do with the rest of the cute vintage fabric and deliciously crafty crochet hem?
Ah-HA! Of course - the Royals Royce of baby craft projects - bunting! No matter how many strings of tiny flags I see, I never tire of them. They're hanging out in our room for now... until I can find a scrap of space in the nursery.
P.S - And no, I won't be hemming the dress. That would be far too polished.