Wednesday, 4 January 2012


A few seasons ago on an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, one of the girls had this cute little costume which was covered in paint splats and I LOVED it.  I couldn’t quite remember what it looked like and looked online but never found a picture of it.  Since then I have had a image in my head of what it looked like and decided that I needed some like it.  

Every time I went fabric shopping, I would look for it or ask the sales assistant’s if they had anything like it (which was met with some very puzzled expressions).  I searched high and low in shops and online, but always came up with nothing.  I had gotten to the point where I didn’t think it existed... then I found SPLAT!  I nearly fell off my chair when I found it while doing random searches. 
I showed Mum and she looked at me as though I was mad and said
“YUK, it is revolting, just ask your fans!”
So I did!

Only 40% liked it, so sadly, I lost.  This did not discourage me one bit, in fact it made me want to do something awesome with it, however, when I went to buy it, it was GONE.  I looked everywhere and asked a bunch of places, but couldn’t find any more of it until someone kindly offered to order more in for me.  Phew!
So, I got it and I loved it more than any other fabric on my shelf.  I was a bit scared of it as I wanted to do something different with it and make it rock, so it sat on my shelf looking at me for some time.
My 11 year old niece flew in from Darwin for Christms and I offered to make her a dress out of any fabric on my bulging shelves and she picked this one!   I told her that her Grandma HATED it and that made her love it more as well! 
My beautiful niece, Kirralee
My niece said to me that since Grandma hated it so much, it would be soooo funny if I made something for Holly out of it too... so I did!
My baby girl, Holly
Here is a dress I made in an alternate colour way as well... oh splat, how I love thee!