Wednesday, December 10, 2008
It came home with me that night, but I got a call on Monday from a gal who "couldn't stop thinking about it." It was a teary goodbye, but I know it went to a good home.
Monday, November 24, 2008
*Since I finished the dress I have also finished several other projects as well, so there super-ego!
Friday, November 21, 2008
to get ready for this show, then there's WORK. Like this pile of goodies over here that keeps distracting me. So far I have been very good about ignoring it. But it's pull is growing...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Garden Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
However, I watched the first episode of the new season today, thanks to her persistence and a cool thing having to do with digital cable and fast forwarding through commercials. Wow. I never thought I'd say it but I am hooked. Throughout the entire rabbit and possum bedtime story I was contriving my own trip through the drugstore culling items for the perfect dress. I hate to say it, but I care about these people. Is it because they are more supportive, more honest, more talented, more real than on other reality shows? Maybe.
What I do know is that I will be back. I'm a total Runway convert. Thanks Jenna.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I've been wanting to make reversible sun hats for the summer. But how to present the label and sizing? Well, I've been keeping this in mind, and decided to give it a whirl. Here's the reveal:
I tried the same technique on several different mediums, since the twill tape idea was good for sew-in labels, but not great for the foldies that I wanted. It was a bit bulky when folded. I rifled through the trims drawer and found a few other possibilities. From the top there's the twill tape, then a narrow white satin seam binding (vintage!), the same in pink, and an ivory single fold bias tape.
The twill tape was awesome, but bulky. The seam binding was quite lovely, folded nicely, and it appears the glossy paper residue absorbs better into these (surprise), so they are softer and more professional looking. The corners are sharper, however, but since these won't be against the skin I think it's okay. The single fold bias was very soft as well, but much narrower than the others so I ended up taking quite a bit off the edges of the label. They also feel "unfinished" to me, like the sides need to be topstitched closed.
I did a bunch in twill tape and seam binding, and am now going to sew them in to reversible hats on a trial basis to see if one out performs the other. Good times.
Oh, it was also a very productive day for sewing hats! Some new styles to be unveiled soon... Stay tuned!
Friday, May 23, 2008
There has been much blog slacking on my part lately. I'm sure you've showed up here at nine every morning, with your coffee, only to be disappointed. Well, lookee here at what little twink has been up to:
ASUO Street Faire
Meet Your Maker
Have I told you all how much I love seeing kids wearing their twink togs? Quite simply, it makes me happy to see the lovely hats and clothes running free in their new habitats. For example. Megan, the other Megan I mean, the one who co-organizes this ambitious project, purchased my favorite new hat for her own gorgeous girl, and shares here. Thanks!!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Here is my favorite, of course, because I can see these on a cute little summer jacket... for a girl who like bugs.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
And though the rumors of my dad showing up at the ceremony with his shotgun aren't exactly accurate (it was a .22), it is true I didn't get to toast the event with champagne. Six years and a happy family later I have no regrets.
As if April needed anything more than an anniversary and her own natural beauty, last year the family grew by two fabulous Taurus boys. My brother and my husband's brother became proud Papa's within two weeks of each other. We'll be making the long haul up to P-Town in a couple of weeks to celebrate with the nevvies. I have just one question for you kids: Why couldn't your birthday coincide with the 40% off sale at Fabric Depot? Just a thought.
I'll leave you all with a picture of idyllic Easter. I realize it's still March in this photo, but not much has changed. It might be a little colder now. This was Easter, in Boring. What you can't see in the picture very clearly is the SIDEWAYS RAIN. And the enormous snow-capped mountain, of course.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I got these gorgeous Ginger Blossom fabrics in the mail yesterday, along with this new Michael Miller bias tape. The colors remind me of pussywillows and magnolias--the surest signs of spring I know. Check out the Lisann pattern in the very background there. I think that's what they call foreshadowing...
Good Etsy Street Team meeting last night, there was some talk of setting up a Saturday Market booth. Only three weeks until Market starts, maybe it's time to hop off the fence? Hop on the hyperlinks?
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
This is some from my extensive collection. I was getting ready to sew it on something cute and diminutive today, when unwanted pink halos hovered before my eyes. Although the package swears it's colorfast and will stand up to boiling (!) or my money back, who at Nufashond would I write to for a "reasonable reimbursement for my labor and materials used?" So I pre-washed it. Now it's hanging to dry in the studio. And guess what? It was colorfast!
Oh, and check out the props in the latest issue of small. And look here. That's my name, really small, right above Wee Wonderfuls! My life is complete now.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
My first instinct was to make it reversible. After reflecting on my limited supply of vintage fabric, I went with just a facing. This is a size three, well a 98/104, and it fits my girl fine over a shirt and it will make a great sundress. Gotta love versatility. Here's a close up of little deer. I'm working on more kids hats now, with an "Old Fashioned" feel. More on that forthcoming...
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Let's be honest. It's all kind of fun.