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Barcelona Dreaming

Barcelona dreaming

It’s been a while since I made a new skirt for myself. I got a copy of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern this weekend, and while I was looking through it, I came across the Barcelona Skirt. I think I’m in love. I’ve seen flickr photos of it before, but it’s never screamed “make me!” as loudly as it did this weekend.

So, I shopped around online, found a reasonably-priced place where I could fill up my shopping cart with the pattern, the exact same aqua & green fabric in the photo, lining material, and a zipper, and then changed my mind. Not that I don’t want to make it anymore. It’s just that I don’t want to spend $55 to make it. Ouch.

I think I’m going to have to get creative. Maybe just make up my own version, without a lining, and with fabric I already have (if I have enough of anything, which I’m thinking I don’t…) Oh, but I really do love that seagreen coriander fabric!

rag anklets

And on the other end of the spectrum – the cheapest, most instant-gratification jewelry out there: rag jewelry! I found this on A Friend to Knit With last night. And despite the fact that it was already dark outside, I cut some strips of leftover fabric, went out to the back yard, dipped the strips in the pool and made myself two anklets and a bracelet.

rag bracelet

They don’t look like much now, but I hope that they’ll fray really nicely after I’ve taken enough showers. Gotta love jewelry that is made out of scraps, and can be done in under five minutes. Although, I have to admit the thought of complicating matters and adding some kind of polymer clay bead to them has crossed my mind. A choker necklace with a heart dangle, maybe? That has possibilities…

5 thoughts on “Barcelona Dreaming

  1. I saw that pic of the bracelet in your mosaic, & then there it is, complete w/ insructions! Yes, it definitely needs a bead to put your “signature” on it!! Do you have any beads that will fit? I *need* one!!!

    1. I wish I did, but I don’t usually make beads with such big holes. And I just put away all of my clay stuff so I could drag out the sewing stuff (my two indoor crafts have to take turns at the dining room table!)

  2. I can’t wait to try those bracelets. Thanks for posting this! =)

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  4. […] Clay buddy Lisa Clarke did a blog entry about the same time I started seeing these things pop up around the net.  She sews alot more than I […]

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