Some sort of craziness

There seems to be a distinct lack of seriousness pervading the online sewing world.  I expect you saw Karen’s confession vis a vis purchase of some very immature dinosaur fabric.

I ask you?!

Then about the same time, Roobeedoo posted about prints and what governs your print buying, and whether anyone thinks about the images prints portray, you know, for some gingham conjures up images of schooldays, for others animal prints might not be work appropriate. ahem.  cough.

My turn to confess.   I had mentioned that I have an elephant thing & pointed to Shivani’s amazing elephant shirt.  I never countenanced elephant fabric until that point in time.  And Roobeedoo, always the one who seems to have encyclopedic knowledge of every sewing product & style out there, aka temptress supreme, advised that Ditto fabrics had three different colours of elephant fabric in stock.  I whooped right over there.    Lots of little ellies on navy, on beige or on pink.   Now I am a grown up, so what possessed me?

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Why I have bought something fit for girls’ PJs?  Trouble is, I overthought this, as my instinct was to go for the navy, but I am trying to bring more colour into my clothing [rolling eyes] no kidding.  I have cut it out.  It is not going to be nightwear or beachwear.  No it is not even going to be novelty boxer shorts for Gary.  It is going to be another Violet blouse.  We’ll see how grown up it can be!

However, this is not the sole case of craziness in my sewing plans. Remember this addition to my pattern collection? 

Yes, I felt positively euphoric when the possibilities for Christmas presents dawned on me after bagging it at the pattern swap at the Crafters’ Ceilidh in Edinburgh.  [Progress is zero, by the way, but I am waiting for a fabric buying bonanza in Walthamstow, Goldhawk Road or even Birmingham.]  But it still stands as something very silly in my sewing queue for 2012.   But guess what?  It has been joined by something else:

 

Pig in a tutu! (courtesy of Roo…. thank you)

Yep, there is definitely something strange & I think it’s contagious.  You’d better watch out ….

Come on, fancy making me feel better?  What’s the daftest thing you’ve got lined up to sew?

PS sorry about the randomness of picture sizing and styling.  That’ll teach me not to mix my cameras …

 

36 thoughts on “Some sort of craziness

  1. Debbie

    Elephant violet will be fab. Coincidentally today I was planning a Noddy fabric skirt for me having made one for my four year old…her’s is on my blog, do you think I could get away with one too? Promise not to wear it at the same time as her. (She’s definitely upstage me!)

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  2. LinB

    Daft? What’s daft about elephants? My sister, on the other hand, is hot to buy some monkey upholstery fabric for a slipcover project. Yes, we have shopped 5 big fabric outlets in North Carolina in the past year or so, and found more than 20 lovely versions of drapery materials in several colorways, printed or woven with apes and monkeys (variously dressed as either circus performers or Regency lords and ladies). It boggles the mind. Elephants are quite okey-dokey in comparison.

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      1. LinB

        I now “see monkeys” everywhere I go. No amount of imbibed alcohol has been enough to erase them from before my eyes. I even saw a very dirty slipper chair covered in tiny dancing primates at the thrift store last month.

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  3. houseofpinheiro

    heheheh so funny…
    Oh Im a big fun of silly prints.. life is already to serous for us not to have some pure silly fun !

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  4. Sue

    Ooh, I absolutely love the idea of a Violet blouse in pink elephant print. How cute and fun! I bet Modcloth.com would sell something like that and not bat an eyelash…if Modcloth.com were a person, with eyes/lashes.

    Really! Go for it! I’d love to see how it turns out.

    Also, if it makes you feel any better, pretty much every THING I’ve sewn has been polka-dotted, which can be a bit much and come of as a tad juvenile at times. I didn’t do it on purpose, I promise. :-/

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  5. Sue

    Ooh, I absolutely love the idea of a Violet blouse in pink elephant print. How cute and fun! I bet Modcloth.com would sell something like that and not bat an eyelash…if Modcloth.com were a person, with eyes/lashes.

    Really! Go for it! I’d love to see how it turns out.

    Also, if it makes you feel any better, pretty much every THING I’ve sewn has been polka-dotted, which can be a bit much and come of as a tad juvenile at times. I didn’t do it on purpose, I promise. :-/

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  6. Alessa

    Rainbow skirt. As in pieced, patchwork, made from 8 different fabrics rainbow skirt. Because I dreamed about it.

    :D

    The elephants are cute. A Violet blouse made from them will be interesting. *g*

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  7. Andrea

    I love those elephants. I’ve seen the same print in lime green as well as orange and must confess I was tempted. This print will make a very cute violet blouse, IMO.

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  8. Tanit-Isis

    Can’t wait to see the Elephant Violet. :D

    Considering I just bought three completely whimsical, impractical patterns, (while whining about the chaos of my sewing room), I am not in any fit state to criticise ANYONE’s sewing queue.

    My grandma also adores elephants… her house is liberally sprinkled with them. Apparently they have to face east, however.

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  9. Sigrid

    I too have a weakness for elephants and my penchant for silly prints is obvious. I have been trying to be grown up, but I admit that I have a bottom-weight elephant print that I think would make a perfect Ginger. I would wear mine, if you wear yours!

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  10. didyoumakethat

    ‘Pig in a tutu’ may be the best words written EVER in a sewing blog. Now, seeing pink elephants… Isn’t that a reference to hallucinations? Perhaps your subconscious is returning to a past when you didn’t inhale? Yes, your new fabric is a damning indictment of your drug-taking past! You describe dino fabric as, um, silly. Do I have to prove both you and Roobeedoo wrong? I am loving the mad print vibe going on!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      So either you’re saying that I could have chosen pink elephants based on a past experience, but what if the hallucination is actually happening now? Yikes!
      Cannot wait for you to make something for you out of that dino print. Go on, show us what can be done!!!

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  11. Allison

    I’m fairly certain I wore that exact cow costume for a school play. Mom made it for me, and the head piece looks right…. Anyhow, if it is, it is a very comfortable costume. I’m sure the pig is as well.

    Love the elephants. I keep thinking of making a pac-man dress…..

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  12. Allison

    gaahhhh the internet is eating my comments.

    anyhow, the gist was. Mom made me *that* cow costume for a school play yeeeeeears ago – it was very comfy, so I’m sure the pig will be as well.

    the elephant will be glorious.

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Wow! You had that cow costume?! How brilliant!!! Good to know that a fellow sewing Blogger can recommend an animal costume from first hand experience! I like the look of the cow, but apparently it would be too similar to the dog costume she’s already got, so pig it is.

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  13. shivani

    I’m so thrilled that my elephant shirt has inspired the purchase of that pink elephant fabric!! I think it will make an amazing Violet – looking forward to it. And “pig in a tutu” – a concept that’s simultaneously so wrong and so right. x

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