Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Yet another leotard!
Next on the experimental list was to see what size Jess is this season, so I made up something in a size 12, as she's having trouble getting last season's ones on. 
It was easier to get into, but too long in the body - making it wrinkled above the skirt and have a baggy butt.  Jess has my sister's build: very broad across the back.  I think I'm going to have to expand my skills to include using invisible zips in leotards...

One good thing about these photos: I can see where more flowers and leaves are needed for aesthetics and "coverage"!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rene la Frog

Another statistic to cancer...
A fabulous fellow stitcher, whom I met on the Yahoo group 2muchXS and whose blog is in my sidebar, lost her battle with cancer last week.  I had been worried about Rene's failing health for some time now (meaning she wasn't posting), but managed to find via the stitcher blogs a post with the news - thanks for the update Floss Junkie.
May you be stitching in your heavenly armchair Rene, safe from that which makes reverse stitching necessary.
Miss you, and my thoughts are with your husband and family who you loved so much.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

playing in the lycra stash again

Experimenting with sizing as the girls have actually grown - and not just in limb length for a change!  Going sleeveless is both quick and avoids the obvious "my arms have outgrown the leo before my body has" look, teehee. 
Conclusion drawn from the experiment: Tink will now be in size 6 leos for the 2011 season.

It needs more bling... currently there are crystals on the points of the stars.  I think I'll outline the stars in crystals, but that's all.  That'll take long enough!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

do not adjust your sets

I made this leo for Jess, as an experiment in construction and applique skills.  I thought it was fab (it's still my favourite of the 7 I made in 2010), but Jess was very reluctant to wear it, although she came to like it and it was worn for freehand at the last few comps of the year, including Nationals. 
She thought it was too loud.

It's known as "the frangipani leo" and it is eye popping on the comp floor - which is the point of RG leos, no?