Thursday, 29 September 2011

The very time you need a cape...

I had it all planned.

Catch the local train, swap to Bendigo train. Arrive in time for Lorraine to pick me up on the way to the Library for the launch of her new book, 'Chantelle's Cloak'. Good plan.

Didn't plan on the rain though. Wiped out the signals alllll along the track and turned a 1 hour early arrival into something other. I arrived 5 minutes after the Library locked the doors AFTER THE LAUNCH.

And I'd made a cape an' all.

Sigh, nothing for it.

Lorraine and I played dress-ups all by ourselves.


15 comments:

miffyjf said...

OMG!!! That cape is BEAUTIFUL!

Claire said...

I've wanted to make an adult-sized cape since I made a black (outside) and red (inside) one for son3 for his 6th (i think) birthday.

Finally I had an excuse! Should I? Shouldn't I? And then I saw the lining fabric...

christinemareebell said...

Claire, your cape is divine. Adore the rich blue and stunning lining. I see why the answer was, Yes, you absolutely should.

Hope you get a chance to wear it soon, OR, maybe plan a dress-up party...

jen storer said...

Oh bugger! And what a sensational cape. It's a pity VIc Rail didn't lend you a horse then you could have galloped in, cape flying, looking gallant and fabulously dramatic! jxx

Alison Reynolds said...

Absolutely amazing, Claire. You are so clever! Hope you have lots of chances to wear it in the future! And glad you and Lorraine had a chance to have your own mini launch.
Alison

katswhiskers said...

Oh...my...goodness! It is a magical cape. Splendid! Beautiful work, Claire - and so sad that the kiddies didn't get to see you in your splendour. There will be other times - and your time with Lorraine sounds lovely. So glad you got there safely!

Claire said...

Thanks Chris. I WILL get a chance to wear it SOON...even if I have to wear it to the shops...

Claire said...

VLine were very apologetic, Jen but guess they couldn't really help it. Yes, horseback would have been suitably dramatic, although I think it would look fine if I flew...

Claire said...

Thanks Alison,

Yes, if I couldn't make the launch, at least we could flounce around the living room!

Claire said...

I think I may have to carry it with me, wherever I go. Who knows when and where I (and it) *cue dramatic music* will be needed. :)

Tina C said...

Hey Claire

Beautiful cape - stunning!!!

Knowing you, your cape is not going to be wasted - I'm sure you will find another function to 'flaunt' it at!

Can we put in orders???? Haha....

So sorry that the weather was against you for the launch - that stinks!

Have a great week - and wear your magical cloak to write in - it could inspire something....

Hugs
Tina

Claire said...

Thanks Tina, I have no doubt that the cape will see the light of day. Not sure when.

It was only when cutting the satin that I remember just what a pain slippery fabrics are to sew. Not sure I'd be opening the order book any century soon. :) But it actually doesn't take long, once you discount procrastination time.

Janeen said...

the cape are the wings of a butterfly.
A story will fly from it.

love
Janeen

Janeen said...

Er . . .my previous message was meant to read 'the cape is like the wings of a butterfly . . .'!!!!!!

sorry for the slip-up.
Janeenx

Claire said...

Thanks Janeen. Yes it's hard to describe the lining. I've tried rainbow droplets, birdwing and butterfly wings.
I nearly wore it to launch today, but resisted. :)