Pyramid Drawing and New Look 6802

As we all know from Ms Gjeometry a good warmup is essential before an event. So, before the BIG DRAWING!!!! for The Plus Sized Pattern Pyramid, my stars needed a little exercise. So, in a failed attempt to make it all about me, I reveal one of my favorite unblogged pieces from this summer. New Look 6802. 6802

Mine is of course tunic length, my favorite thing! Now this pattern is one of those ‘pass over you 4 million times, now I’ve made you where have you been all my life?’ patterns. I enjoyed the make, loved the little knotty twisty business, didn’t even get any knit wedged under the throat plate. Yippee! My only changes involved the side panels. As the pattern is designed, they come down far on the hips and perhaps on another, create a svelte line. On me they felt confining. I likes a bit of swish to the skirt, so I gathered it up to just under the bust. I got the look without the confinement. walk5

But what exercise were you speaking of Anne? Here I must tell a tale. But you won’t repeat it, will you? Last week Bruderlein was cruelly looked upon by his physician and declared portly. Um, ok, I knew this was coming but what can I say? He is his mothers pup- his hobbies all involve reclining, watching, commenting and light snacking. So now we have a nightly jaunt planned. With sisters of course for encouragement.walk4

From their standpopint, it went well.

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One more shot of the tunic then onto the drawing- I’ve made you wait long enough, right?walk2

Now. My little assistants have all been sequestered while we set up the intricate drawing area.IMG_0576

All names have been put on a beloved toy ‘rave wristband’ style. The first toy to be claimed and carried off will be our winner. Will it be Mr Jingles, Liesl’s stuffed rat? One of Katze’s prized smurfs? Perhaps Bruderlein’s  meerkat? Many other popular and well-chewed contestants are in the box and we are all ready! IMG_0579

They circle, they look……..bored

They ignore. This could take a while, but its a marathon, not a sprint here at Chez Barnes! I should have put a bands on one of the cats. Hmmm. Ok, Flannery vetoes that.basket

Oh, they are on it now! Here we go, it’s looking like a real pressure cooker situation here- Down in front! We can’t see the action! I knew I should have invested in a ‘toybox cam’ for this! They’ve moved the box onto the floor, looks like they are getting serious now! IMG_0601

Ok, I think we have a winner! It’s Liesl with Mr Jingles for the win!!!! The crowd goes wild! I really thought she was leaning toward the gator, but no, the squeaker was faulty! IMG_0621

Now, who had their name on the winning toy? I know, I know, this is all very exciting. Perhaps we should pause here for a public service announcement about spaying and neutering……..NO!!! We are going to announce our winner.

It’s Tanya Maile – our Mrs Hughes!!!!winner

Tanya, please email me at bmoviemouse(at) hotmail(dot)com with your address and thank you for playing!!!! Now let’s get these players to the showers!!!

photo credits: Pattern Review, meadhawg,On the Road tho Sew where, google images. All images remain the property of their original owners.

Burda Blouse and prezzies, but wait there’s more!

Ok, class, quiet down, we have much to cover today!I tried to use some stash material this week. I did, I really did. I’ve had this mold-inspired floral cottony stuff in the closet for a few months- by the way- it has the distinction of being the ‘ugliest fabric I’ve ever seen you wear’ according to my sainted Mother. That is saying something if you know the woman who dressed me during my formative years. But enough about my need for therapy- lets talk about the blouse!Burda must have farmed out the instructions to another company- it was so easy! I may have made a misstep at the front neck facing- it seemed sort of clumsy- I think that I will redraft it into fewer pieces for next time- cuz there will be a next time. I think it needs a little tapering at the sides- it’s perhaps a bit boxier than necessary. Can you go wrong with something that matches your saddle shoes so well? The Husband proclaimed it a perfect Disney blouse- it looked ‘cool and comfortable’. Maybe I’ll make him one, too. We can look like Hansel and Gretel- a Grimm tale of over-eating! But I want to talk about more important things than my love of spore blouses. I got prezzies in the mail from Funnygrrl!Look- is my new pincushion wristlet not the end all? I believe that it is. I have much reading to do!! This book is great! Thank you!! Thank you!!

So the spirit of giving has entered my tiny soul and I must expel it quickly…..So I want to start another Pattern Pyramid! Did you make that? has been spreading much love and I want to play too! Ok, this shape is not exactly pyramidic- but you get the plan, right? Are you tempted? Oh please be tempted!So if you want a chance to get the first South Carolina (but not limited to) spin-off of the Amazing Karen’s Amazing Pattern Pyramid- just let me know in the comments- you all must know the drill by now. I let Bruderelin select 1 name from the comments- lets say we do it on the 15th of September.

…and we’ll get this show on the road! Please don’t think I’m trying to steal this from Karen- it just looked like so much fun and even more attention for The Brooke….the charity that Karen’s pattern gifting friend is supporting. *Bruderlein would also like to remind you that his gastritis keeps him from eating rawhide, but all other bribes will be considered in his selection process.

**He also says that you don’t need to be a follower of the ‘Grievances to enter- people who follow ‘Mummy’ have often ended up lost……

photo credits: meadhawg, little me, pattern review