Yes, what started out as a plain cardigan with boring buttons, with a bit of imagination became this Fabulous Flamingo Cardigan!!!
Watching the little flamingos come to life was quite fun - a very different feeling to creating a garment.
As you can imagine, there was a fair bit of hand sewing to be done. Luckily last weekend I had an appointment at the hairdresser which means I was sitting with nothing to do for about an hour and a half while the colour did its thing. So instead of contemplating my navel, I did some hand sewing.
Yes, I get champagne and snacks at my hairdresser!
And Stella helped me sew on the buttons.
Helped or hindered - I'm not quite sure...
This whole experience has really excited me! And I've been dreaming ever since about all the fabulous things you could put on a cardigan - cupcakes, bows, hearts, birds, flowers, bunnies, pineapples, strawberries - really the list is endless... all with felt, beads and sequins!!!
By now you're probably wondering what the exciting new direction is... well as well as continuing to sew and blog I will be
MAKING THESE CARDIGANS TO SELL!!!!!
In fact, I'm already working on three Fabulous Flamingo cardigans - one size AU8 (US4), one size AU10 (US6) and one size AU14 (US10). Once they are finished I will be listing them for sale on my Facebook page for AU$85 + postage. If the response is good, I'll then be working on the next design!
I really hope everyone is as excited about this as I am!
If you could have anything embellished onto a cardigan, what would it be?