I’m Making Something Pretty

11th March 2009

The Scoop posted a handmade version of the J Crew Astrid jacket a few months back, and when I saw it, little bluebirds flew in the window and landed on my shoulders, and talking mice scurried out of the closet with pins and spools of thread.

Amazing, right? I’ve been working on my own version in bright pink, so it’s extra ka-pow! Here are some of the petals:

It’s almost done, and it’s so good you’ll want to stuff it in your mouth when you see it. Upon seeing it, please restrain yourself, because I’d like to wear it once before I have it dry cleaned.

Making things makes me happy.

19 thoughts on “I’m Making Something Pretty

  1. Meg

    Oddly, that’s how I feel about babies too. I considered munching on a particularly adorable one’s head at Pirum on Monday.

  2. Michelle

    Very cool. Although, I’m not sure how I feel about you being able to make something this fabulous. Jealous? Happy for you? No. Nope. Jealous it is.

  3. Somer

    Those colors are going to look CRAZY good with your ivory skin and red hair. Let me invoke Tyra Banks and say you’ll look FIERCE!

  4. lisa b.

    Thank God! you will show pictures of this when it is finished, or I may perish. At that point, I will implode due to savage envy.

  5. Ella

    Ok, PLEASE link to the DYI instructions. I was all over The Scoop and I must be blind cause I couldn’t see any instructions. The sweater, yes. The how-to, no. So I’ll wait for yours.

  6. Laura

    ohhhh… i love your colors! i copied this too and have a pic somewhere on my blog under fashion… it was a huge sucess and i treasure it! can’t wait to see yours!

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