Monday, June 28, 2010

I dont have much to show for this past week. It was VBS at church and I was so tired by the end of the night I fell in bed. I have been slowly working on the bustle dress. I have decided that hand sewing is for the birds and I am sticking to machine sewing from now on. That said, it would be nice if any of my 3 machines worked! My mom came up from her house in the boondocks to visit with us today and to work on an outside project (that I cant talk about because its my audition craft for So You Think Your Crafty). And on top of that my brother came over to visit so its been a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010


I have received an award! Thanks to for it.

The rules for accepting the Versatile Blogger Award:

- Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.

- Tell 7 things about yourself.

- Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.

- Place the award button/logo in your post about the award.

- Contact the 15 bloggers and let them know about the award.

Okay so here goes.

1. I love Grey's Anatomy. I think they totally made too big a deal about Denny and swept poor George under the rug. (I was going to say bus, but that would be too mean)

2. My fav color is blue. The light light aquamarine is my absolute fav.

3. I HATE pink. My daughter loves it.

4. I like doing puzzles, I have such a good feeling when everything fits so perfectly together.

5. I have a sawdust stuffed elephant from Romania that my dad got for me when I was little. He is falling apart and my daughter tried for months to steal him when she was 2, until I got her a Horton elephant from Kohls.

6. I love to read. I will read almost anything.

7. I have never watched Lost, and I never will. (and I mean it Driddle)

Well the hard part is done now for the Winners!
















Congratulations to you all!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

In Progress

I found my bag of bustle dress, horray!  I was unsure of how the underskirt would look so I decided to do a muslin of it.

Turned out so well that I am making it my petticoat. A couple of ruffles arround the hem and it will be perfect. Also I remade the front of the bodice to include some button loops.

It looks better on me than Gertie. She has some problems. (She is very old, she was my grandma's and I dont think anyone even her knows how old Gertie is.)

So I am off to ruffle away and start cutting the underskirt out.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Rolly Polly's Birthday Dress
My little niece is turning 1 tomorrow (well today) so I sewed this little dress for her. Its nothing really special or fancy.

But I am super proud of the insides. Everything is so neat and clean.

Inside the front.

Inside the back.

In other news, I made a tent for Kitten but I need to get the poles and then I will take pictures of it!

PS. I seem to have lost the bag that had all of my bustle dress fabric, pattern and finished pieces. If anyone sees it please tell me.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wadder Alert!
So I put aside the bustle for a little bit because my fingers were so sore from hand sewing. And I attempted to make This dress in a blue jersey.

Well I forgot to gather the front of the skirt so I tried to cut the ends to be a-line. Then I tried it on. HA HA. The 'simple a line skirt' was so tight that I almost didn't get it over my hips. After laughing so much I cried, I took of the monstrosity and put it in the scrap/to be made over pile.
Also I cut out some things last night to sew this week, now lets see if I get to do them :)