Friday, May 11, 2012

The sewing continues...

...and boy has it been a while since I've posted on here. Sorry about that all, but this latest project took me a little to finish and I got a photography job in the meantime which gave me more work to do so it's just been busy, busy, busy over here. At any rate I think those of you following my sewing adventures are going to love this new one...I know I do :) Well, I won't keep you waiting any longer, here it is...

Oh' I just love this pic of my Tillie too! I thought her expression was just perfect. The colors here are a tad off due to some photoshop actions used, but I love the end result! Oh' and I made the pretty hairpiece too! I even hand curled all those feathers...that was a blast, not!

Here's another shot...

... and the this is pretty much what the colors look like. I love, love, love how this turned out and she got tons of compliments when we went out. This outfit here is going to run around $60USD depending on the size and goes from 18mos to a size 6. My daughter is  wearing a size 4T which is the store size I would buy for her. I have a size 24mo already cut out in this same fabric, feel free to message me with any inquiries.  Sorry for the little sales pitch, but I get so many people interested when we are out and I still don't have business cards made...I know it's terrible, that I thought I should put it out there for interested folks.

I have more in the works...a modified pillowcase dress that's almost finished,  another romper, but pants,so adorable though, and some top and capri sets. I'm also going to be working on some neat military camo sets so stay tuned for that. This is all for today, I'll be back into those paper crags soon, I promise:)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles...

... It seems I've got the sewing bug,lol. I've made Tillie another dress(number 3 actually) and I even sort of came up with this one myself. I got the basic layout from another Create Kids Couture pattern, but used different fabric and changed the measurements and came up with this...

... I know this isn't a full shot, but the ruffles go down to around her knees and that's it. I really liked this pic and started editing it first and my back can only take so much so I haven't gotten a full length one done yet. I did her hair really cool too when she wore this and people over it, so here's a shot of that...

...I found it on uTube and it's much easier to do than it looks.  

Ok, well that's all for me today. I'm not sure when I'm gonna be back with another paper craft probably at least a couple of weeks, as I keep on getting asked about her dresses so I've decided to try and make some for sale.  Since I was planning a yard sale in May I'm going to try and do them at the same time.  I will post more clothes as I get them done and I'm still having trouble with my etsy shop, so if you see anything you're interested in let me know, I'm looking into what else I can do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Southern Girls...

... and of course in it wouldn't be me if I didn't get my days messed up as this was supposed to go up yesterday, ugh...sometimes I wonder what's going on in that head of mine. Anyway, I've had a wonderful run with the lovely ladies over as Southern Girls but the time has come for me to say goodbye. To Tracy and Lou, thank you so very much for hanging with me for so long, it's been a pleasure working with such sweet ladies! If any of you ever has the chance to be on their DT, take it! I don't think I've been on a more understanding and supportive DT and quite frankly isn't that what this is all about. 

Well, I won't babble on for foever. The theme this week is: Fancy Folds and our wonderful sponsors are Delicious Doodles for NZ/Aus and The Paper Shelter for Int.

I got the pleasure of working with an image from Delicious Doodles and here's what I came up with...

With Mother's day fast approaching, I thought I would get a head start! 

and opened...

... there is a really great poem  I found on the left, I will write my sentiment in the middle, and the little section on the right is a pocket holding a magnetic's an avid reader. I'm going to do more with that bookmark too, but my mom (hi mom), reads this and so I didn't want to reveal everything...hope you can understand.

Ok, so that's all from apologies to the lovely ladies as SG for being a day late. If you haven't checked out their challenge yet please be sure to do so. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Dress...

So, I told you all what seems like ages ago that I was going to make my daughter a dress. I finally managed to get it finished just before i got the flu and then my DD got sick and we had some bad weather so I didn't get pics until the week of Spring Break(last week). I'm happy to report the dress turned out beautifully...and that's not just my opinion,lol, I was told by several people if I had more they would buy them so, I'm thinking about starting another venture. So it makes me a little nervous to show you all here, but here goes...

DD likes to call this her princess dress and she loves it!! Thank goodness! I actually used two different patterns one for a peasant dress found here and the other was for a skirt wrap found here both from a wonderful store called Create Kids Couture. The patterns are downloaded and you print out the pieces you need and the instructions are clear and to the point and filled with pictures, so easy. I got most of the dress done in one day and the skirt I made for DD at christmas took me three and  that was mostly because I couldn't understand the instructions. 
Ok, so I let DD have some fun in her dress too, here's a couple more pics...

She quite enjoys twirling in this dress and I actually made a whole photo strip of it, but it wouldn't fit on least in any size you could see very well, so I opted for just these two. Be on the lookout for more pretty dresses to come and hopefully I'll be able to sell some in my ETSY shop. It's empty now, cause they seemed to have changed things since I last posted anything and I can't seemed to get my pics sized right so they won't upload...if I make them any smaller they are going to disappear, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but it's sucking! Hope you all are well!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today. I should have some more paper crafts up soon! 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sporty Guy for Saturated Canary

Hello all and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I was so pleased when Krista said she chose my idea for her new release and oh' how I love him...and I hope you will too!  I'm running a little behind today, so sorry if you've had to come around twice, I overslept and still had to take pics and deal with four kiddos in between(its spring break here, so my apologies). Without further ado` though here is my Sporty Guy...

Isn't he just adorable!! My oldest is always running around the ball court with his tongue hanging out and I keep telling him to be careful about that, but it sure makes a cute stamp, doesn't it! Looks like he's concentrating real hard I think. These papers are from a MME stack and I thought they fit the bill nicely. I have a closer shot too and I'll be back in a minute with that, but I wanted to get this posted. Thanks again Krista and for all of you interested the stamps should be in the  Krista's shop soon!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flowers for you...

 ... because I'm blue. My dear blogging friends March has just not been kind to me and one thing seems to go wrong after another. I got sick last week and just as I thought I was on the mend the ugliness really showed up and just yesterday spent the first day out of my room since Sunday. I sorely miss my crafting but when your tummy feels all blah it's hard to get anything done. At least I am out of my room again today and actually hope to leave the house...we'll see how that goes, but we do desperately need some food. Hopefully today brings with it the ability to eat some food with flavor and NOT feel sick and a good outlook for least I'm still out of my room :) At any rate I wanted to let my regular visitors know I haven't dropped off the face of the earth and I hope to be back soon! Until then...

...I at least found you some pretty flowers taken a few years back. Hope this month has been kind to you and I'll be back asap.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A little something to get by...

... because I'm on the mend, or so I hope. As some of you may know I've been struggling with some really severe back pain for some time now and last week I started physical therapy. Well, turns out it's gonna get worse before it gets better :(  The first day(last Tuesday) was good, but then things went down hill and by Friday I could barely move my arm...luckily I had my second appointment then, but unfortunately I've still been in a lot of pain and my husband had to leave town on Saturday so to top it off I've got four kids to myself...what fun! I've been taking it easy so as not to aggrivate anything and it's feeling better today, so i think my plan is working. I suspect after tomorrow's appointment things will really be felling better and I can get DD's dress close and it's looking good,yay, and then back to some paper crafts.

I didn't want to leave you all in the lurch having finally gotten back into the swing of things so I thought I could at least share this pic with you that I took a few years back. Maybe it's not your cup of tea, but I really like it. This is actually a reflection in a mud puddle. Just amazing where you can find beauty sometimes isn't it. Oh' and that really is the sun not my flash, to me, this was just a perfect shot! Hope you like it! I'll be back as soon as I can.