Saturday, 25 February 2017

CTS#210 and some sewing!!!!!!

Hi, everyone!!!!

Warning:  this is a long post and picture heavy!!!!!

I'll do the card first then you can skip the rest if you'd like to!!!
Played with the sketch up at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog, last night!!!!!  Lovely sketch by Leigh this week:


To me this sketch was asking for a vellum overlay and this is the card I have made:

Flower stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Die cut word was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!!  Thanks, Joyce!!!!

Now for something totally different...
Some of you know that I do enjoy sewing from time to time and that I have recently been busy sewing some items for myself.  I thought I'd share some photo's of the kind of sewing I enjoy doing!!!!
A short black jacket:

I love this cream coloured one:

...and a jade one:

...and a floral one.
These jackets are all lined on the inside.  I always roll the sleeves of my jackets to show the lining of the sleeves, or when I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt underneath I will roll the sleeves of the shirt and the jacket as one, to have the sleeves of the shirt show at the bottom of the rolled-up sleeves, like the linings are showing in the above photo's  (...hope that makes sense!!!)

I love wearing legging, jegging and skinny pants and that's basically all I wear apart from a few trousers with slightly wider legs.  And then when I was paging through pattern books at a local fabric store I spotted the following outfit - so totally not skinny and NOT me, but I thought I should give it a try and bought the pattern!!!!  So I made this:

A palazzo pants!!!!  I remember how much I loved wearing palazzo pants when it was high fashion in the eighties!!!!  I made the very baggy shirt, too - it's got a big pocket on the left front and it's longer at the back, than at the front.  I love the collar!!!!

I think I might be making another one or two outfits like this one!!!! ...will have to visit the fabric shop on Monday to have a look at some other fabric to use for this pants and shirt!!!!  Unfortunately the bagginess do tend to have one look much bigger around the hips than what you are!!!!  :(

...and again something totally different!!!!
Our eldest son and a friend went fishing last night and he brought home two small shads that he caught!!!!!  So tonight I've done the fish in the oven with a lemon, garlic and butter cream-sauce!!!!  To go with the fish I made a mayonnaise potato salad with  halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber cubes, chopped celery, grated onion and cubed avo in it!!!!  Oh, boy, that was good - and of cause a glass of wine had to be enjoyed with it!!!!! it when my son brings home something that he caught!!!!! fresh and healthy (that's if you don't have the cream-sauce with it!!!!!   LOL!!!!  ...and tomorrow all the sauce will be on the hips!!!!  :(    LOL!!!!!!)

...and now I'm off!!!!  Hope you enjoyed the visit!!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!


GerJanne said...

Hai Petra!
Wat een leuke en gezellig post om te lezen! Ten eerste is je kaart heel mooi! Ik zag bij anderen de sketch ook. Heel mooie uitwerkingen en deze van jou is ook al zo prachtig!
En dan de outfits! Fantastisch! Zo veel jasjes en zo mooi! Ik vind het bloemenjasje super! Het staat je ook heel mooi met die kleur eronder! En de outfit met de wijde broek is heel chique! Staat je ook al heel goed! Als ik dit zei krijg ik zin om ook voor mezelf wat te naaien. lang geleden dat ik wat naaide. Hopelijk kan ik het nog!!
En je verhaal van de vis en het bereiden ervan! Leuk! Ik moest wel lachen dat je morgen de saus op je heupen hebt zitten, whahahaha...
Weet je dat ik een Suid-Afrikaans kookboek heb??
Ik schreef/correspondeerde vroeger met een jongen en die stuurde me een kookboek met recepten. Die recepten waren recepten van moeders van zijn school en je kon dat boek kopen op een soort van Fancy fair van de school. De opbrengst was volgens mij ook voor de school. Ik zal je een keer een foto sturen ervan. Bijzonder hè?
Lieve groetjes,

Ans Gilbert said...

Hoi Petra,
je hebt een prachtige lift gemaakt,heel mooi met het vellum.
ook je naaiwnaaiwerk is erg mooi,leuke jasjes heb je gemaakt.
Ik vind dat die wijde broek je echt supermooi staat,die zou ik nog wat meer maken!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

First, Petra my friend! I LOVE your take on that sketch! II would never have thought of vellum, but, of course you always come up with fabulous ideas that nobody else would think of . . . such is your brilliance!! Secondly, WOW, you look like a model my friend!!! All those lovely jackets and that fabulous outfit you made are all so amazing they look like they were bought from some exclusive boutique!! You are so clever! Have a wonderful Sunday sweet friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Petra! I had the thought of using vellum if I ever get time to make a card for this challenge! And your sewing looks amazing! The jackets look so tailored. I used to sew many years ago, but kids and cards put paid to that LOL.

Happy Dance said...

Oh you clever girl!! Vellum. Now why didn't I think of that??!! This is a gorgeous and such a fun/happy birthday card! LOVE the yellow blossoms. Pretty darn sure this is a winner! It certainly is in my book! And your sewing... You look like a model in all the photos! Those jackets are amazing!!!! They're great, and so versatile, too. Love the length and the bright flowers on your last one. (I'm too fat these days to go with short jackets, lol!) The big shirt and palazzo pant outfit is wonderful, too. It's casual and a bit dressy at the same time! I do love big shirts, and always have! Such talent. My granddaughter who turned nine recently, got a sewing machine for Christmas and is busy sewing outfits for her dolls. I hope she continues and sews her whole life long. It's a good thing to know and do. Dinner sounds delicious. With Lent coming up, the fish sounds like a great meal to have often in the coming weeks. Maybe when we have summer here, you could bring your son and he could fish for us on Lake Michigan! We'll craft while he's catching dinner! Can't wait to see your next cards and next outfits!! Bev

Rosemary said...

Your card is amazing, of course!! But wow... look at you!! All your jackets are fabulous!! And you look absolutely amazing in those palazzo pants (no... they don't make your hips look big!!) and top!!

MaryH said...

This is a truly awesome post! Love this card design, and that bold sentiment is eye-catching, with the subtle patterns on the background. The vellum was a perfect touch too! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of you modeling all these gorgeous outfits. Is there anything you can't do? You are a photographer, accomplished seamstress and cardmaker, and sounds like a great cook as well! I love the fabric choices you made, and I really liked the palazzo pants. It's great to have all those fab jackets to change up a neutral color pair of slacks.. Good for you. The fish sounded yummy. TFS & Hugs (and kudos to your fisherman too! Bet he was so proud)

Joyce said...

Hi hi. What a fabulous post. You are a fantastic model and seamstress as well. I love all your paper and fabric creations. Wow, are you talented.

Hannelie said...

Jinne jong jou talent het geen einde nie! Jou naalwerk is pragtig, baie proffesioneel... en JY! Kon 'n model gewees het!
Jou kaartjie natuurlik ook! Ek stem saam, vellum is 'n uitstekende keuse!
Daai vis klink heerlik!
Mooi Sondag vir julle

Martha said...

Petra, what a darling card.
AND, OH MY, I love all your fun photos! What a fabulous seamstress and beautiful model you are.

Anita in France said...

Sweet and so pretty, Petra ... the delicate layers of vellum are perfect with these soft blooms! Your amazing talents are clearly not limited to card making ... your tailoring skills are awesome, and you've modelled these beautifully made jackets, pants and shirt so wonderfully! Dinner sounds scrumptious ... that yummy fish couldn't get any fresher! Bon dimanche ... hugs, Anita :)

sandie said...

adore the use of the vellum and wow to your sewing-can you come over here and do some for me xx

!neke said...

Wat een productiviteit !
En zo mooi !!!!!!!!!!

Je kaartje is ook weer top !

groeten Ineke

Scrappy Géri said...

Beautiful card! You are so talented!!! I can't believe you can also sew so well!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are a multi talented chick love the card, but the jackets are WOW! I'm lucky if can sew a sraight line on my cards 😃 let alone 4 jackets YOU ARE AMAZING!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Petra... such a pretty card. I love the vellum panel with the pale yellow flowers. The long word die looks perfect. Great design. You are so talented! I love those jackets and pants. My favorite is the jade and flowery jackets! Can't wait to see what else you sew. I love fresh fish! :) My boys love to fish so when it's fishing season, we eat a lot of fish.

Loll said...

Hi Petra. First, your card is gorgeous. Love the soft gray stamping of daisies in the background, and your layered vellum. So soft and pretty. And the pop from the yellow daisies is perfect.

WOW ... you are multi-talented. Your jackets are so beautiful and stylish (just like you). Love the last outfit with lots of flow and looks amazing on you!

And your dinner with the fresh caught fish from you son, sounds delicious! xx

I Card Everyone said...

The PERFECT slip of vellum always does it for me!!! Gorgeous card, Petra ... now please!! You are ready for the cat walk with these lovely creations! Fabulous designs/patterns ... and the last is my favorite of all! LOve a sheer white blouse - one cannot go wrong for palazzos or blue jeans! Gorgeous sewing, gorgeous lady!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I really enjoyed your blog post, Petra! First of all your card is gorgeous! I love the die-cut vellum overlay and lightly stamped background! Very nice! You are so talented, not only in card making but also in sewing your own clothes! Wow! I am impressed! And you look beautiful, Petra! So nice to see you! The clothes look beautiful on you and are very well made and stylish! So impressive! The palazzo pants look very comfy! The fresh fish sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your sewing projects - I really enjoyed seeing them - I can't sew!

Monika Reeck said...

First the card I adore how you used this flower and lovely HAPPY Birthday DIES and stamp too Adorable card as adorable as you
and see you are so THIN not like me I have a big belly hehe after baby born it stay there ooh ooh
I love your black jaket if I am your neighbour I want to order similar like this pleaseeeee the white jacket also great for the office look you look elegant too and the green one also sweet on you...your jacket are adorable Petra as you are... and the flower one...hmmm I think my mom will love this (I am not a flower girl I like more manly theme you know it hehe) this is sweet love the colors on the flower jacket.. last outfit you are also great with this throusers...adorable fotos with adorable lady...I am happy to know you Petra...I wish I can order what you sewing but I know sending to german is pain..sometimes soo long time need to be sent hehe
Happy Monday sweety

Thea said...

Wow Petra wat een talent heb je toch!!! Zo knap wat je allemaal gemaakt hebt. Ik zou het ook kunnen maar gun me er de tijd niet voor, mijn moeder (ze overleed in 2009) heeft me het geleerd want vroeger maakte ze bijna alle kleding zelf omdat ze jong weduwe was en ja kleren voor drie jonge kinderen in de groei! Maar mede daardoor koop ik zelf nooit iets in het rood omdat ik dus regelmatig rode kleren had vroeger ha ha!
Je kaartje is als altijd weer een beauty!

Liefs Thea

Geri said...

Your card is gorgeous - love the pretty yellow daisies and the subtle stamped background.

The outfits you sewed are gorgeous. Your sincere warmth shines through in your photos and your posts! Seeing the stunning outfits that you have sewn and so beautifully modeled, makes me want to pull out my sewing machine and start sewing my clothes again!

Sewing, cooking, crafting....You truly are blessed with endless talent dear friend!

Misty Elam said...

First of all, W O W!!! You are a knockout!!! You are absolutely beautiful, Petra!!! And your clothes... I'm in awe right now. I can't believe you made all of those!! I love every single one of them. They look AMAZING on you, girlfriend. I think the floral one and the jade one are my favorites. I just can't believe you made them!! Do you sell them? If not, you totally should. You're a heck of a lot more stylish than I am, that's for sure.. lol From head to toe, gorgeous. And I can't forget the card. It's perfect. I love it!! Yellow is one of my favorite colors. It adds the perfect amount of color. And the layered vellum is such a great idea. Very nice, Petra!!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card (great take on the sketch!) & sewing projects, too! You're so talented!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wat 'n pragtige kaartjie en jou klere is nog mooier! Wat 'n talentvolle mens is jy nie en jy lyk pragtig in elke uitrusting.

Zelda C said...

Not just a pretty face! Wow wow wow!!! Love the card and adore your outfits. Such a talented lady! Are you ready for some orders now? ;)