07 March 2010

ruffles and storm

This morning while it was still raining, I made these bloomers for my niece's first birthday.  I used a Bettsy Kingston pattern I bought online through Funky Fabrix here, though I only did two ruffles and modified how I attached the top ruffle.  The material I used is from a pretty floral salvaged sheet from the op shop.  I can't stop looking at them, I love the ruffles and think they turned out well for a first attempt and without an overlocker.  I hope they fit her!

There was a giant hail storm in melbourne yesterday afternoon after a 27c degree sunny morning.  I was at the races at Flemington to witness some huge hail that covered the ground like snow!  It was amazing.  We walked up some stairs in the grandstand that had a flood of water pouring down them, it was very The Goonies!
The races were cancelled, and after sitting out the worst of the rain I walked home, and found one way back blocked by a flooded road.  It didn't stop this cyclist riding though knee deep water!


ZippyZippy said...

Great shots, we did not get the storm up this way, at least you did not lose your hard earned cash at the races:)

Em said...

Crazy weather! Here in Queensland it was just MEGA HOT and STEAMY! Love Love love the ruffle shorties!

Michelle said...

great photos ... I know that bridge, I used to go to Footscray Tafe in the early 90's I think it's called something else now. I loved the big trees in front of the town hall (I think it's town hall?) my dad used to drive us past them when we were kids to see the xmas lights.