Sunday, May 23, 2010

So I have the jacket almost finished, but I am setting it aside for a couple of days because my fingers are sore. But in other news, I love chocolate cake! And I am taking a page from the Selfish Seamstress and I am making a cake all for me!

Yum, right?

Dont you just love my new Betty Crocker mixing bowl!



As Kitten says "All the goody-goodys are mine". But I might share, maybe. I'll think about it.

Dont you just want some?

Too bad!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More progress. The sides and front are attached, all I have to do is tack down the edges.

Forgive poor Gertie she is super old and is lopsided.

Side view. Notice how nice the shape of the jacket is?

In other news I am on an Abba kick. Now you will have Dancing Queen stuck in your head dontcha?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Progress. I tried my best to match stripes but they are still slightly off.

The back .

I still have to peice the front and attach it, but things are going well seeing as I am doing this all by hand.

Oh yes I can't forget my bustle. Also all done by hand.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

So I have had this fabric in my stash since forever....

Purdy isnt it? So its been sitting in my stash forever just waiting for me to cut it and make it into something great.  Well it called to me last night, it told me to love it and use it and make it something wonderful. (Dont worry your craft projects will start talking to you too someday) So I told it not to worry I would use it next.
So you ask (scared of the reply) what are you going to do with this creepy talking fabric?

This is the pattern that I got today. And I had to go all the way to Lexington to Joanns to get it because nobody had it in Louisville or Cincinati. So after all that I will be starting on this tonight. I am going to make the bodice just like the pattern but I am not making ther skirt the way they have it, its going to be so much more dramatic.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thank you Driddle ( for making me get of my couch and get pictures of my Mothers Day oufit! So here is my big project...

The whole caboodle.



A shot of the lining.

My friend Sarah got some free fabric on freecycle and this skirt was already cut out and it was just my size! The waistband was a tiny bit too small, but i didnt cut it out so oh well. The fabric is a winter white wool and I lined it so that it would lay nice, but it does need a good ironing. I did wear a blue cardigan with this outfit because it was chilly sunday.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Well I havent gotten my wonderful Husband to take pictures of my Mothers Day outfit. But here is a quick note on what I did today. I made my own JEANS!!! I am so happy and thrilled and I think I told every single person who was at church tonight. So I will stop blabbering along and show you the pictures!

The inside of the side pockets.

The back pockets. I know I know like I *need* more teapots. 

I knwo the picture is not good but we had 8 kids 6 months to 3 years tonight in nursery and I was tired.

My backside. lol *insert joke here*

I put 3 belt loops on th back because I tend to pull in the middle and I wanted belt support.

Ps. Who can guess what teapot is on my pockets?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sneek Peek at what Im working on.....

Pardon Gertie she is old and has back problems. More to come.