The life artistic – et voila! … eventually


I will happily confess to being a complete shocker when it comes to finishing craft projects.  I’m really good at starting them and tend to be very enthusiastic, until I hit the teeniest snag at which point whatever I’m making ends up in a pile on the floor of my wardrobe.  Forgotten.  But this is a story of redemption.  Of the one that was rescued from the project graveyard and given a second chance.

So, this story begins in 2010 when I decided it would be a really good idea to make a dress to wear to my friend’s wedding.  I’d already made the dress I wore to my Graduation Ball, so I knew I could do it, and you would never get that awkward moment when you realise you’re wearing the same dress as someone else.  It seemed fool-proof.  I found the perfect pattern online and happily went fabric shopping.

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Things were going well until I had finished the bodice, at which point I realized that it didn’t suit me.  Well, needless to say that was a wardrobe floor worthy crime.  And there it stayed until about 2 months ago when a few more wedding invites started to roll in.  I decided it was time to resurrect this dress and perform some pretty major surgery.  With the loss of its sleeves and a different neckline I finally decided that I liked it, so, 3 years later than expected, it was finally finished.

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I wore it to my Grandma’s 80th birthday party last weekend and it survived a 3 hour train journey and an afternoon with 3 dogs in remarkably good shape.

Oh, and since Easter has now been and gone I decided to break my baking fast with Malteaser Cupcakes!

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It was soooooooo nice to be back in the kitchen!  Just need to find some willing volunteers to eat them now …


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