Saturday, July 16, 2016

The bug dress

Here it is. Complete (probably) apart from a meandering flight path to be added with bugle beads for the two bees.

Thanks to Ange at work for quickly snapping these between customers. My shoes are a perfect match for the jacket I'm feverishly working on, and one of those the-op-shop-gods-are-smiling-on-me! moments. A pair of Mi Piaci shoes with the $210 price tag still on the sole, look unworn, in my size, for $25 at the Hospice Shop a couple of doors down from work. I LOVE that place!

Can you guess what the back of my running top looks like?! I have sock tan lines too, which I really hate. At least I only see these tan lines if I see a photo of my back.

A few gratuitous detail shots.

Now I am anxiously awaiting the release of Johanna Basford's new colouring book, Magical Jungle. I saw her show it on Facebook, and there are at least two images which would look amazing on the back of my jacket! A jungle nymph and a gecko. I should have a month after the book is released to embroider one onto the jacket before WOW. No pressure....


  1. Hi Judy, I've been away from you blog for a very long time. The thing that left off the page is how far you have come with Alabama Chanin work. You've taken this artform to whole new level. Your dress is awesome!

    1. Aww thanks Gail. I just never get tired of doing it, and I always want to go one better than my last effort!

  2. I agree! This dress is amazing! Also, I might add, so is your figure. From your tan lines, I gather a lot of work have gone into both! Bravo.