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let me introduce you to…. Peggy.

Here is Peggy. A beautiful and stylish 1950’s lass who is very much ahead of her time in this 70’s outfit.
She is comfortable everywhere and quite capable to start a conversation where you might be unsure.
She is flexible and strong enough to carry the load, and comfortable in herself to also be arm candy.   She will draw you in with her charms and please you no end. 🙂

Ok, now we’ve been introduced, let me show you how I got to know her.
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I found her in this fab book my sister sent me for Christmas.

Her pattern had to be enlarged and then cut.

pattern pieces enlarged, cut and ready to go

Now comes the fun part.  This pattern includes some skills I have not tried yet, so I am being careful and taking my time here.  Peggy has to be perfect. (As I type, Peggy has yet to have a handle on life, but I’ll find it for her).

Material laid out ready to go … what’s that … where does this go … why does it say that … ~ ;-} ~ not enough material… ahh ~lightbbulb moment~ pays if I read the pattern piece.  Ok, so shall read and re-read before I cut anything.

pattern pieces done.

First up after all the cutting was placing the zip in place.  The zip did not go in the usual place at the top of the bag, rather at the back, the functuality taking nothing away from the beauty of this bag.

zipper pinned into place

I was a little scared and kept checking the instructions to make sure the picture and my material matched up.
Thankfully they did.
And I now have a zip, very nicely sewn into the back of the bag.

ta-daa… i did it! it worked 🙂

The tabs for the handle were actually the first thing, but they were quick and easy.  Now to sew the front and back peieces together – with only half the lining. The front piece comes later.
I did stuff up here, by sewing all the way round the corners instead of leaving them open to make the lovely boxed bottom.  Unpick the stictches and fix it up.

The front part of the lining was then pinned to the back and sewn as a seperate piece, this was where I noticed I missed the corners, and had to go back, on both lining and outer.

boxed corners – helps make more room, and a flatter bottom on the bag

The bow for the front was the worst thing, and I’m not totally happy with it.  It may come off yet, we’ll see. The bow came off and was re sewn, looks 100% better.
I was looking for buttons to add for the accents when I came across a bag of funky flower buttons. Bright colours including those that I needed, yellow, green and orange. The buttons took a little bit of fiddling but they look great and are the perfect finishing touch.


The last bit to do is the handle. In the magazine the handle was a turned piece of timber, I didn’t have that luxury, instead a piece of balsa dowel I am painting. After looking through mum’s paints we found just the right one.
Raw Sienna. It looks a little like baby poo, but once it has two coats and has dried it will fit quite nicely, blend but not stand out.

Other than that, I am really happy with how Peggy looks and I think there will be more Peggy’s and her friends in the coming months.

Peggy is now complete and looking very nice indeed. Her new ‘friend’ (owner) has seen her and approved…

I shall swap this for a ‘proper’ picture when I get it done.

Eye Candy…

…is not like arm candy.  Eye candy lasts as long as you want it to. You don’t have to converse with it and it doesn’t matter how stupid it may or may not be.  And best of all… you wont get sick of it.

We all know what I’m talking about. Those singers, actors (mainly), well, anyone who looks good enough to drool over or make you look twice, or promotes you to hide behind sunnies and dawdle through the shops/down the street…..

A short digress. Fifteen years ago with a baby and walking through the Mall with a friend we collided prams after watching one rather hot policeman walk past as we turned to keep looking.. we were caught out as several people saw and laughed.

I am also of the persuasion where I point them out to hubby.  I know he looks so instead of getting snarky, it’s easier to point them out. And he kindly reciprocates. Although local eye candy for me is in short supply.

Hubby has a penchant for those with my name… the Jennifer’s of this world.  I must say, I like that he’s got his priorities right.

First on the list is my least favourite – Aniston. Can’t deny she’s a looker, but still.

picture from Google images

Then come Lopez and Love Hewitt – gotta love a sexy singer and the Ghost Whisperer…

picture from Google images

picture from Google images

Of course my namesake has to be here.  One reason I began using my real name, (still gets reactions 8yrs on)  but she’s not un lovable, thanks to her ‘mishaps’ on the catwalk.  Miss Universe 2004.

If only I looked this good in a bikini! lol (picture from Google images)

The top pick for me is most definitely Garner.  She was hot in the Alias tv series. And is still my favourite.

Ready to kick some serious butt! (picture from google images)

My eye candy..  slightly more varied.  Sure the Brad Pitt’s and George Clooney’s of the world are  good-looking and I do on occasion have to wipe the drool/roll in the tongue, but overall, I prefer a man’s man, not a pretty boy.  The one variation here is someone whose cd I have had on repeat for the last 15 + months… although you could call him a man’s man if you get my drift… Depends what rows your boat. (takes your fancy…)

eek, mind blank… how can that happen when I am thinking of hot guys?!

…. phew… wipes brow, got a bit sweaty there, too much thinking, I’m right now…where was I?

My list is rather long..

I will mention we have lots of hot guys here in Australia and two made my list.  My honourable mentions list is purely coz I can’t decide and I have no room for all the pictures otherwise. (Hope these links work, I’m useless at this stuff)

Robert Downey Jr: a little stubble, some roguish charm and a smile that could melt… well anything really.
Jensen Ackles: what’s not to love, he fights monsters and creepy weirdos, and still looks damned hot!
Johnny Depp: sweet and childish but with an exotic look, and Cptn jack Sparrow… no need to say any more.
Josh Duhamel: one word, HOT! oh, a man in uniform also works (see Transformers..)
Dwayne Johnson: muscled, tatts and such a sweet smile… the Rock is, well just solid.
Paul Walker: knows how to drive cars. FAST.
Enrique Iglesias: your typical latin hot guy – he sings, and moves… and boy can he move.. (insert Allly McBeal tongue lolling)
Chad Kroeger (nickleback): the voice is what does it, and that song with Santana (Into the night)….

Plus most of these guys are all either long-term committed or single.  Big + here.  I don’t care how hot you are, a womanizer just doesn’t cut it.

My top 6…

Adam Lambert… yeah I know he’s gay. But seriously, that’s part of the appeal, knowing you can’t have them. A bit of sexy, a bit of intrigue, a wild boy… and the lyrics “take the pleasure, take the pain, I’m the master of both…close your eyes not your mind, let me into your soul…” a little bit naughty. A definite turn on.

Eric Bana: one our own.  Made hotter, coz he’s a family man.  Not afraid to just be himself and feel no need to impress anyone. It’s that Aussie charm that does it.

Shemar Moore: Criminal Minds’ hottie… wouldn’t mind being investigated by this one…lol and such a gorgeous smile and cheeky eyes, and a buffed bod is just the icing on the cake.

Hugh Jackman: another Aussie. hot, married, family man, a man’s man. More of that Aussie charm alive and well here.

Gerard Butler: Law Abiding citizen, Gamer, Bounty Hunter, Lara Croft (2003)…. hot hot hot.

And my top guy…..  Jason Statham!
After watching The Transporter I was hooked. If I see Jason is in a movie I grab it, I really don’t care if it’s good or not (it usually is).  He’s the lovable bad guy, lovable good guy, knows how to drive a nice car and with more than a few half-naked scenes under his belt. Let’s just say if he stripped in front of me I’d…. probably pass out to be honest, lol.
I’m no advocate for gun-toting, but he has a way with his weapon (pun intended) that is just… I’ll leave the rest up to you.

Who makes your list, male or female, both?  The ‘hot list’  has prompted one question over the years, who’d you go gay for…?  or is that too much here..?

Keep smiling… or scroll back up to get another look 🙂

Jennifer