Sunday, June 26, 2011

3 sleeps to go...

... and Me-Made June is over.
Sorry, I know it sounds like a whinge, but I am very over posing for a photo every day.  was over it probably 10 days ago, actually....  And yes, possibly I could have made it easier for myself by just posing at home or something, but when I decide to commit to something, I stick to it.  Plus, I know when I look back I will be glad I picked this spot to take my photos.  You know what?  The changing clouds and state of the waves on the river, and the wind, and rain (or lack of it); this has been my favourite aspect of looking back over my own photos this month.  I like that I have this little daily snapshot of how winter really is here.  I have loved how the clouds have looked, and how changeable the river is.  Of course I walk by here every day, so I see these things with my own eyes on a daily basis, but you take it for granted.  And you forget.  Having an instant pictorial progression to flick through; I'm really pleased I did it this way.  
I suspect I would enjoy it more if there didn't have to be me stuck right there in the photo, too...  but there you go.
I have a few thoughts festering about this me-made month and will do a sort of post-mortem summary when it is finished... in 3 sleeps...
In the meantime; this skirt.  It was for a time my favourite skirt.  I still love it, and drag it out once in a while, although I have a suspicion lean long-line skirts are perhaps so a-few-years-ago... but meh.  I still like it.
I've realised looking back through my photos of it here that there has never been a side-on shot of this skirt, to show off the layers properly (what was I thinking? my favourite feature!)  Here you can see the back of the skirt has four layers, and the front has four layers, and they all hang free from each other at different levels.  I was pretty chuffed with myself when I pulled this off.  Even now I'm kinda impressed with my old self.  I wish I could pat my old self on the back and say, "Yay! you did it.  Turned out OK!"

Top; the twist top from Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi, charcoal jersey knit, details here
Skirt; my own design, using Vogue 7303 as a starting point, pale pink, slightly shiny damask, to see this skirt styled in 6 different ways go here
Socks; not seen, but hand-knit by me, details here
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough

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