In advertising, there is something called a 'ME TOO' ad. It's when you're not selling a unique quality or super-feature or price point, but you are pretty much just saying, hey, yeah, we do that, too. It is not highly effective, nor is it terribly engaging.
And that is pretty much how I feel about posting this top I made for Fidget yesterday. (Because Erin, Sarah, Kirsten and Candace have already posted their adorable versions. As well as a couple others I probably haven't seen yet... )
Yes, it is smocked with elastic thread. That thread is a pretty remarkable and wondrous thing I never should have feared. I bought the thread a year ago and was always too chicken to use it. Um, hardly worth the worry.
I got Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing book for my birthday a few weeks ago, read though her instructions, and just kind of threw the top together in about an hour. I used stash fabric that didn't especially love, since it was an experiment. There wasn't even enough for it to be dress-length, so it's tunic-y. Now that it is done, I do like it very much. Funny how that happens.
I have lots of ideas for this thread. It opens up a whole bunch of possibilities... Yes...Me, Too.
Like the red door? It's part of the whole Exterior House Paint Job of 2009. We are now the Gray House with the White Trim and the Bright Red Door. I love it. The red (SW Radish) turned out a little too bright and hubs is ready to slather on another coat of a deeper color, because he thinks it looks a little too pink. It totally goes with the impatiens though.
I chould even change the blog to 'Pink Front Door'. Oh, the possibilities.