Monday, April 28, 2008


I've got another new listing up for Faeryhill's spotlight launch. This one is another one of a kind (aka, using up my stash) dress made with the Farbenmix Vida pattern. I just love how versatile it is! The dots reminded me of gumballs :o) It will fit sizes 3-5; the measurements are in my listing, which you can find here.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I took a picture... it will last longer!

Yesterday was one of those Saturdays where you wake up and have nothing on the slate.. very rare around here! I decided to organize my sewing room a little bit, which, of course, turned into an all-day affair and is only about 30% done! Still, I thought I'd share some pictures of my workspace. DH built this for me in a 6'x6' walk-in closet. My biggest accomplishment was sorting all of my trims, zippers, rick rack, needles, ribbon, buttons, etc into individual containers. Next week, I'll have to go through all of my fabric and patterns, which will take considerably more time!

My favorite find of the day was this cute monkey picture that I picked up at Target for $3.24!

Hi Jesse, if you're reading this :o)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pink Panda Purse!

The girls of Faeryhill are foing a super-fun launch called Polkadot Spotlight and invited me to participate. I have oodles of dotty fabrics in my stash, so I gladly accepted. Then things got busy and the launch got closer and I had no inspiration to make anything for it. And then *poof* what appears in my mailbox one day but a box containing, among other things, this darling Japanese import fabric! Not a lot of it, mind you... just a piece that was small/large enough to challenge my imagination. Because of its heavier texture, I knew it would be perfect for a little purse, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out! So, here it is, the pink panda purse.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Where have I been the past 2 weeks?

I've been busy on the homefront with what seems like an endless stream of soccer games and baseball practices, but I have managed to squeeze some sewing in, because--Hallelujah!!!--my machine is home!

I completely forgot to share this little ready to ship gem with you when I listed it on Friday. I came across this Disney princess fabric in my stash and it just screamed at me to make something with it. Screaming fabric is not a nice thing, so I gave in and whipped up this little Farbenmix Vida dress, size 4/5. It would be perfect for a Magic Kingdom vacation trip(can you tell how badly I wish I was there?!?!?) You can see it here Several of my groupmates made coordinating pieces; you can find them all by searching ABSD

Remember this pile of fabrics? Here is what they became!
Next, I get to work on a suit for a 6' 4.5" guy! Yikes!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The waiting game and In His Steps

After nearly 2 years of faithful service, my sewing machine blew a fuse and had to be sent of for repairs. This was two lonely weeks ago and I am still waiting for the service center to call me. Meanwhile, I've been getting by with my back-up machine, and antiquated Pfaff hand-me-down from a friend of my MIL. But it just doesn't do all the cool stuff "my" machine does.

I'm also waiting on some out-of-print patterns that I ordered; they shipped today so *hopefully* they will be here by this weekend. They are for play costumes that I mentioned what seem like 100 years ago. Well, first of all, I was on the wrong side of the turn-of-the-century; the play is set in 1896 (late Victorian) instead of the 1910's Edwardian era, which means the styles were totally different. The funnest (yes, I think funnest is a word!) aspect of the design is that this was at the tail end of leg o'mutton sleeves being in fashion, so the costumes for the very fashionable ladies will look something like these.

And this is the pile of fabric and trim that await me (and the patterns)

In case you are curious, the play these costumes are for is called In His Steps; which is a WWJD story that was written over 100 years before all of those bracelets & bumper stickers because trendy. This is a costume that I finished last week. No big sleeves; it is for a working-class character. It'll look better on it's intended wearer ;o)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Here, fishy fishy!

Here are my latest sets, modeled by the adorable Ferry and Gavin of The*Edge*Talent. Their mom, Christie, did such an amazing job with the photos, didn't she? Both outfits are available in sizes 18 months-6.

Ferry's set

Gavin's set