Thursday, 24 January 2008

.inspiring and making.

The last few days I have been help captive reading this blog. February 2007, Shey lost her 3 1/2 year old daugher, Ava. She got trapped inside a car and died as a result of heat exhaustion after just half an hour. Her mother's story is so sad, the way she writes is so captivating, her photos are amazing. I am in awe of her talent, her eloquent way of expressing her feelings of sadness and love for her family. It has made me realise how precious and fragile life can be and that you can never be too cautious, especially when it comes to children and cars. I hardly ever lock our car when we go inside during the day, but have started making sure that it is locked all the time now so that my children can't get trapped inside. Its sad, but worth a read and gets you thinking.

We had a good day today, after doing some computer work for Dad in the morning, the rest of the day was spend making. The housework was pushed aside and I had some time getting creative. After making a bag for a friend, I had a play with some fabric that I bought to make myself a skirt to wear to Filipa's wedding. Fil and Chris are having a picnic reception and have asked all of their guests to wear a little or a lot of their wedding colours (aquamarine and salmon) so that their guests are helping to decorate and their photos will have splashes of their colours. Cute! So I bought myself some fabric and sewed up this skirt today. I have a wrap-around maternity skirt that I wear more when I am not pregnant than when I am! (See the end of this long post for photos). It is is one of my favourites and is so versatile and funky. After a little bit of studying and scribbling down some plans I recreated the skirt in my new fabric. I'm really happy with it, love the colours and think I might even put together a little tutorial with instructions so you can make it too!

4 comments:

Sayers Family said...

Absolutely LOVE the skirt Tone! I'm so excited for our crafty group and can't wait to make one.

The Kings said...

Very nice! Love their choice of colours.

Nikki said...

LOVE it!! It's so cool that it can be worn whether you're pregnant or not...gonna have to try making one for sure. Thanks for the instructions!!

Simone Triffitt said...

I just spent 2 hrs on that blog. She reminds me a bit of Hallie. I have no words - just tears.

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