09 August 2008

For the love of stripes

Here in Australia we wear a uniform to school from kindergarten to Year 12. All through school we whine and complain about the lack of individualism and try and customise these horrible sweaty sack-like check uniforms. My primary school uniform was a grey check teamed with yellow accents, it was ugly and then some. Being very short I rolled the waistband of my high school skirt about 4 times to get it to the inappropriate length and teamed it will a school blouse my mum crocheted the bottom of. My friend Ange made shorts out of the school uniform check with a very fancy dancy headband, very fashion forward. And yet now I find myself an adult pretty much wearing the same thing day in, day out - welcome back the uniform- only this time it's stripes. I have an array of stripe shirts and like the uniform they serve their purpose. I love not even thinking about what to wear - cause stripes it is. I can't stand winter, but it is my winter stripe uniform which is bringing me through the slump. To honour my stripe uniform here is a lovely lassie finding love in her stripes.

So much been going on lately, have finished two wholesale orders, whoohoo! Finished my printsy swap. Can't wait to see the prints everyone contributed with the theme, seasons. Will post when they arrive. Had a bit of a manic crafty moment when I thought I'd nearly completed a linocut for the printsy exchange when I realised I had done all the type (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) backwards. I was four letters away from completing, yep was a bit kicking myself in the pants for this one. Printed it and thought I could put a metaphoric twist on the backwards mishap. You know, well it may be winter here, but in the northern hemisphere it's summer and blah, blah, yeah didn't make any sense, looked crap and started again.

Oh well, onward crafty soldiers.................

11 comments:

Christina.Kimberly said...

loving the stripes... I got my package when you were away. I am in the process of putting most of them on some pillow covers I am making. I will send pics when i am done!

diana said...

Great, Can't wait to see the pics. Wow our postal system is sooo slow, I posted it ages ago, glad that it made it though.

Michelle said...

wholesale orders.yahoo
i dream of such a day.
i went to 5 schools all with uniforms just as horrible.

mel bomba said...

Wholesale order - good on you!

School, glad those days are long goon. Jeans are my uniform and I wear them about 6 days out of 7.

Glad to hear you're making the drive down to the 50's fair, you'll love walking through the house, just hoping it's going to be a really nice day.

Jedda said...

lino cut madness
Dont feel bad we all do the text the wrong way, even when we remind ourselves to remind ourselves to do it mirror the next time...and the next time..and yeah Ive been there too.

diana said...

Thanks Jedda, I must admit I was having one of those super productive days where I was so on a roll I couldn't stop to eat. Backwards text is what you get when you forget to feed your brain.

Katy said...

My school uniforms were crap, but my daughter's first school uniform was (I thought) super cute...yet she thought it was crap (it was brown, with cream, and a brown hat and brown mac - very second world war chic!). She even had a brown leather satchel.

(being a bit easily impressed by things - I can't get over the snow on eucalyptus trees. What about the koalas? Do they hide? Do they like the cold? It's all too much for my brain to deal with...)

Belinda said...

I have a winter uniform of sorts and about now I am so over it but i can't seem to change,it's the black turtleneck and jeans or cords, sometimes i add a headband or a brooch but it is so uninventive (is there such a word) Go the stripes they are So So in.

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