insects pulling lazy loops
in the low languid light
ahh! summer evenings
Written by Mr Actor and Jazzy Jack
Thought you might like to see some old photos from PNG (Papua New Guinea) where I grew up. As a family we left in 1982, but Mum and Dad went back again in the 90s for a short while. These photos are from that time.
Mum at the markets...note the hairdo of the seller. Mum is carrying a bilum.
Woman wearing meri blouse and laplap...ubiquitous.
Towels and fabrics in bright colours.
Woman making a bilum and selling wool to make them. Very modern...in the past they used tree bark.
Bilums for sale at the airport. Extremely strong used for carrying everything from food and clothes to firewood and babies! I have a few and will do a post on them sometime.
PNG was a lovely place to grow up and we have so many happy memories. Nowadays things are a little more dangerous but the general population are still as friendly and welcoming as ever.
I am grateful to have grown up amongst poverty. We, who had nothing according to Western standards, were the rich people! It certainly puts our world into perspective.
It certainly isn't how much we have that makes us happy!
Keep creating and showing your beauty to the world,
I thought I would share the lazy way I made this lovely XL soft shirt fit me, and show you my no- sew poncho.
Here is the sleeve hanging off the shoulder and over my hand.
I liked the fit of the body, just needed to adjust the sleeves but was too lazy to remove them. What does a lazy person do? Take some small tucks in the shoulder of course!
And another tuck just above the sleeve cuff...
Ta da! You would never tell!
See my new boho skirt with embroidery and also the cute boho style belt as well!
(Shirt, skirt and belt all thrifted)
Just to round it all off and because I was a little chilly during this wet day, I grabbed a piece of knit fabric from my stash. It was a remnant and I've never found good use for it but I loved the velvet texture of the diamonds. Pinned a brooch and it became a poncho! (No sew poncho- knits don't need edge finishing) It's found its place.
Now isn't my owl just the sweetest little thing?
All made of wood.
Hope you are inspired to create and play. What do you think?
a rock's microfilm
telling the stories of ages past
of an ancient slow moving beast
losing your grip?
you are in beautiful company
and waggle your toes in the air
Stromlo scopes sit
lining the ridge
silent white stubs
like empty Lego knobs
in the rain
One day I decided I needed some fabric...now!
Rats, I can't leave the house. I know! Ransack the linen closet!
The top was totally invented by me, by cutting around a shirt and making up the bottom cutaway.
I made five little pleats in the back waist to give it a swing, deliberately keeping it loose to allow for the cute bloomers. You can just see the massive pattern matching at the side seams!
And would you believe I had some matching ribbon from a parcel long ago to finish the hem and neck. I deliberately left it to fray...it's not just badly sewn!
The pants are made from an old sheet and Tina Givens Phoebe pants pattern.
So, I had fun.
Should I have left them in the cupboard?
The tablecloth was too small for our table and the sheet was old (I hope it doesn't rip as I bend over!)
Have I " added value", as they say?
Linking with Visible Monday. One more pink visible outfit!
Patti has a giveaway if you care to join in.