Sunday, November 22, 2009
When I saw this fabric at the fabric store, I knew I had to have it and I knew it would make a great pair of overalls. It's actually more dark red than orange. My camera had a hard time picking up the color properly. I'm also quite proud of the mock turtleneck I made. I hate using knit fabrics but FINALLY I seem to have gotten the hang of it, and so I present a non-bunched, decent-looking shirt! Simple, sure, but it does the trick.
I love this photo. Tompkin looks like a little kid from yesteryear, playing with his train. I used the sepia and soften filters on Paint.net to change my original photograph. Paint.net is a great program and it's FREE.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
My little chickies are all grown up now. The big floofy bum in the foreground belongs to Prudence, who laid her first egg in the middle of the garden on the weekend. So far she's the only Orpington laying, but she's laid one every other day since she started, and nicely in the nest box since that first one. I think it surprised her!