Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Making It Work


I know there isn't a lot of Me Made going on here but I do have an excuse.  Last Thursday, I had a bereavement in my family and finding time to think about anything me made, has been non existent.  I have made plenty of cakes, trips to the supermarket and guests feel welcome but that is my limit.   
Today is the first day of reasonable normality and after an exceedingly hot week, I was relieved to wear more than a flimsy sundress and sandals and actually pull out a pair of jeans.  There is nothing special about these jeans.  They are merely a pair of Glassons coloured jeans but the top is another story.  This started life as a dress by Whistle that I bought on a whim in last years summer sales.  It had a gathered skirt and because it was sheer, was designed to be worn over leggings.  I just didn't wear it, but did like the bodice and the fabric so I very carefully removed the skirt portion and this is what is left.  Today, I am also wearing my favourite black Clarks sandals.  These are my go to sandals over the summer and have been my constant companion over the last couple of hot weeks.

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  1. That is probably just the right level of project to tackle at a difficult time. Your top looks really lovely and perfect with those jeans. Thinking of you xx

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  2. Condolences on your loss. Take care of yourself . It sounds like it was a bit unexpected too.

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    1. Thank you. While not totally unexpected, certainly so at this time.

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  3. love the colour combinations, hope that you are having some down time after the physical and emotional demands of loss. xx Thanks for being a wardrobe Weds player this week.

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    1. I am trying. I thought I would take my youngest to the movies to see "Wreck It Ralph" as a distraction today. It was a good idea until....pulling the car out of the garage, I grazed the back door and back guard and now require some panel work. Note to self...don't operate machinery when mentally exhausted! Ohhh the irony! I really could have done with "Fix it Felix".

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  4. PS I am enjoying your making it work posts - do not think they are boring at all ;) . Very annoying about your car - you don`t really need that at all.

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    1. It is a good job it is school holidays and I don't really need the car either!

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  5. Hello Andrea. So sorry to hear that you have had a death in the family to deal with. My thoughts are with you, and I hope that you get the chance to do some simple "distraction" sewing at some stage. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Lara! I did manage to do some stash busting sewing today, so nothing too draining but perfect distraction sewing.

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