Monday, December 24, 2012

Cheers to One and All!

It's a Monday and I can't help but post...plus I just finished a new top...and
My new Christmas eve day outfit.  yeah.

I made this long, straight skirt earlier in the week and had material leftover.  It's the last of the great corduroy fabric I scored recently.  So I made up a tunic top from what was left along with some scraps from the skirt with big pockets and the top with changed necklineWell, when I tried them both on together, it  looked kinda kimono-esque, don't you think?  The top also looked cute as a mini, if I dared, or as a tunic over other stuff.  It has pockets too, see em?

More pics after the break...


a look down

Oh, and remember my last project with the painted canvas poncho of Banksy's rat?...
that circle I cut out of the center to fit my head through...

I saved it of course, and was fooling around with it, wondering what I might do with it, when suddenly...
as I was fiddling with it, there was a Megan Mae-type flower in my hand!?!  Well, what was I to do, but search for that special gold-white metal button I've been saving all these years for who-knows-what?  I sewed it on and thereby came to make my homage to Megan Mae button pin

Voila! waste not, want not, and all that

Please don't be alarmed Megan, it's a tribute to you and not a deliberate steal (like they do in the art world)!  Actually it was an accident, that just happens when you play with round things and symmetry.  I spent a year doing mandalas every day which also included folding 3-dimensional ones, so I've come up with many variations.  You can see them all on my  mandala-a-day blog. 

I'll be posting images of the pieces I'm wearing today on the Clothes for Winter page as soon as I take their pictures.  Meanwhile, Patti's taking the day off at Not Dead Yet Style, but I'm still joining the crowd at Monday Mingle.   And now I've just linked up to Anne's 52 Pick-Me-Up: Go Geometrical


Encore! Cheers to One and All!

29 comments:

  1. Aww! I love the pin! My buttonflowers are hardly a truly original idea so steal away. ;) I think your tunic+skirt looks incredible and the buttonflower is an awesome touch!

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    1. I just thought it was interesting how it came about and wanted to share that and honor you with the credit you deserve. I feel like it's special, and represents the creative spirit or something.

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  2. Oh! And I hope you have a happy Christmas, Pat!

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    1. Yes, and I can see you're already doing so with those cute kitties of yours!

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  3. Cheers to you too Pat! Love your elongating ensemble for your Christmas Eve day. Always creative!
    I was taking a shower this morning and came up with a brilliant idea for my next "project." I have an old pair of jeans which I am going to write words all over them, going this way and that way. They'll be my CalligramORama pants! I just have to come up with 100 of my favorite words. Guess I better start crackin'...right after I make a ham.
    Happy Holidays to you and your honey. Nice and peaceful I presume.

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    1. Cool. I like your new...what's that called? the tiny picture thing? ahh, you know...that thing. The new one for the new you in the new year. uh huh. Alright with the word jeans, can't wait to see your top 100 words, hmmm...

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  4. Wow! That is a crazy moderne print! I'm going to STEAL that and use it on mens boxers! Hahahahaha.

    Happy happy to you!

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    1. Hey Anne, you're welcome to it! And cheers to you too!

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  5. OMG. I'm stealing that, with your permission of course. But wait. Is it still theft in that case? Don't think so. Let's just say I'd beg, borrow, or steal that design. But is that in the spirit of Christmas? Oh dear, such conundrums, my poor head is spinning.

    I'll be back after the holiday(s) when I can think more clearly. Have a splendid time eating all your baked goodies!! I'm sure they're delicious.

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    1. Perhaps stealing is too strong a word, then...
      He cracked open the brownies last night and they tasted better than they looked out of the oven. He hasn't seen the hazelnut biscottis yet. ho ho ho.

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  6. Yes, that really does have a kimono feel to it. I dig that crazy pattern! How cool that you also came up with an unplanned Megan Mae-esque button pin. This is the perfect outfit for this eve. Cheers to you and your sweetheart.

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    1. I know, I couldn't decide what to make out of the fabric for the longest time, kept changing my mind, wanting something that would show off the print the most. Although, it's not like it would fade into the background in any case... Certainly every outfit you put on would be perfect for the holiday. Clink, clink to you and yours too.

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  7. You are such an artist, my dear Pao.
    Thank you for your inspirations and hoping for much more.
    Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. ...and a Joyous New Year coming our way!

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  8. Sometimes you just have to cut into the fabric and go! I too think it looks kimono-esque and very lovely.

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, pao!

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    1. Yep, you're right about that. One thing leads to another. Here's to the best of holidays!

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  9. Very like a kimono - I thought that's what you had made when I first saw it. Looks great. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Definitely a reoccurring theme, this kimono thing. Cheers to you for the holidays!

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    1. Yes, it's a bit of a throw-back design, I'd say.

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  11. Awesome print, and I love what you've done here with the long simple lines - looks fantastic on, statuesque and elegant, with pockets! Nice!

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    1. P.S. hope your holiday season continues delicious, and your Megan-inspired buttonflower is fantastic.

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    2. Well, all the goodies I made are gone already. The true love has quite the sweet tooth. Our Christmas day feast was fabulous. He prepared chicken satay, rice with spinach & orange zest, and grilled shrimp & orange skewers. Later on we made spring rolls with peanut sauce. mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

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  12. What a fantastic creation, I hope you had a blast wearing it and that you've had a wonderful few days with good food and great company! xxx

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    1. Well it's nowhere in the league of your python catsuit, but it'll do just fine for moi. I had a lovely time and delicious food we made ourselves. I think I may have stayed in my nightgown the whole time! But it's a kimono made from floral flannel sheets, so it's not so bad...

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  13. You are festive on every post, but this creation is especially worthy of celebration. And a brilliant tribute to Meagan. May every day be merry, today and into 2013!

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    1. I'll salut to that - clink, clink, cheers!

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  14. GORGEOUS outfit--it does look like a kimono!!! Hope you had a fabulous holiday!

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    1. Yes, yes indeed. And you too, I'm sure.

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