Hello, and welcome to my blog.

My name is Lavender George and I love to make things. I have been painting, creating and crafting since a small child, firstly from sheer pleasure, and when my children were small, and money was tight, from necessity. Now I hope to make art my main source of income and keep the sewing, crochet and knitting for fun.
I hope you enjoy looking at the things I make, and reading about my inspiration and work in progress.
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Sunday, 26 June 2011

A Red Summer Hat

Here is a red straw hat I made from a straw cone. I blocked the crown in my millinery evening class and wired the brim and added the trimming at home. It's a bit wonky, but then so is my head! The sun has finally reappeared, and I'm off out tomorrow on the New Forest Tour Bus, so I will wear it then.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Poppy Print Summer Dress

Had a massive wardrobe crisis recently. Stood in front of my wardrobe taking out stuff, trying it on, and discarding it all onto the floor. Just hated everything. I wanted something light and summery, but also something I could put a cardi, or jacket over and wear with trousers or leggings as the weather is still so changeable. So, finally, I took myself off to my local fabric shop and bought this lovely soft cotton fabric and made myself a new dress. I made this from a free pattern from Prima magazine. I made it slightly shorter than the pattern recommended, it comes to just above the knee, so that I can wear it with linen trousers or leggings if it's a bit cold or showery out. And I added a pocket, which wasn't part of the pattern and made the sleeves a bit longer as well. We don't like showing the tops of our arms, do we ladies?!
So there we are, a lovely new dress to cheer me up no matter what the weather.