The Refashion

by Kate on March 23, 2011

I just want to state, for the record, that I suffer from ‘too hard basketitis’*.

Basketitis has plagued me throughout my crafting days and after yesterday I am certain that I have missed many a crafting opportunity.

A few weeks back, on one of my first ‘kid free’ days, I went shopping with the thrifting master. I had some great finds, one of them being this knitting/project ensemble.

Now, let it be known that I was unsure about purchasing this. It needed a fair amount of TLC and I wasn’t sure I was the one who could do it but I did have the most perfect and appropriate piece of fabric that was made for this job.

Kirst was adamant, ‘you can do it, have a crack’.

Well, have a crack I did but not without her cracking the whip**

Kirst directed and I sewed. The result? The most perfect project holder, which will forever remind me to ‘have a crack’.

*A condition that strikes many a crafter. It leaves them feeling like they simply cannot ever hope to make the item in question and it is generally caused by laziness and lack of whip cracking.
**Telling me what to do, every step of the way…could not have done it without her x

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kirst March 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

I had a stubborn pony so am well experienced with the crop.

You did a fabulous job & should be enormously proud. x


2 Julie March 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

love it! and something tells me it will be well used…


3 Valerie March 23, 2011 at 8:47 am

so beautiful that it becomes obvious = i can’t even picture any other fabric choice (better) than this combo ! great job !


4 Kate March 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thanks Valerie, I am really pleased with it! x


5 Tam March 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

It’s fabulous Kate. LOVE it!. xxt


6 Andi March 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

The crack meister!!!


7 Evelyn March 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

Kate, that’s awesome. Exactly what I need at my place next to my couch :)


8 Nova March 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

brilliant! well done you :)


9 leonie @ Cuppa & Cake March 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Oh…I agree….BRILLIANT!


10 shannon March 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

you two are nerds.


11 Kirst March 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

& you’re the one up the back of the class, not really paying attention but with all the right answers. Annoyingly for the nerds, you make everyone laugh & all the teachers adore you. x


12 Kate March 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

Shaz, I think you are jealous ;)


13 Suzanne March 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

Wow, it looks great! That is definitely something I could use around my house too.


14 Mel March 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Bloody brilliant. Good on Kirsty for giving you a poke because how awesome are the results! Hmm I wonder if she could come round to my place with the whip … I keep staring at a pair of pants I want to make for Luca and am scared I’m going to muck it up = waste fabric. I was only just thinking of your, “It’s only a quilt” statement trying to will myself to just have a crack! Enjoy your excellent and very useful work!


15 Kate March 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I couldn’t have done it without her and I’m really going to take Kirst’s ‘have a crack’ approach when stuff like this comes up x


16 Jen March 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

This is lovely. I remember my grandmother had one of these for her crochet projects – but it wasn’t nearly this beautiful! I’ll have to keep my eye out for a good frame on my thrifting days..


17 Seaweedandraine March 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I love it. I must say I think it looks a darned site better now. :) (And I’m not the worlds biggest fan of blue either – but this just “sings”).


18 anna March 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

love love this and that super cool fabric, amazing and I’m glad you gave it a go!


19 P├ętra (Creative Mom) March 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

Sometimes I wish I had a Kirst to do that for me. It turned out beautiful!


20 rachel March 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

it’s great! I want one!


21 Karlyn March 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

this is great Kate, I love it!


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