Here are more darling picture of Lucy in some of my outfits from this last week. I loooooove the first one the most.
I grabbed this taffeta for fun and it was marked down to around 6.00 a yard so I was planning on getting enough for one dress. Well the guy at the counter says "Hmmm....3.00 a yard? That's nice!" and I said "What?! Did you say 3.00?? Stop cutting! Make that 5 yards please." He had already made a cut in it but I promised him I could work around it and keep measuring please. I love the way this dress turned out, so simple and feminine. Hopefully it will sell (fingers crossed).
Is she just beautiful? Look at that hair!
And remember that terrific Santa lace?? I made this little outfit with it and I really didn't like it at all. In fact when I was done I just sort of folded it up and set it aside because it just didn't knock my socks off. But once I got the pictures my friend AK took (you seriously have to take a look at her clippies, they are ART) it actually looked darling. So I went ahead and listed it, but I'm only selling this one because, truth be told, I don't want to make it a second time (I'm working on some things that seem to have sock knocking off potential so it's time to move on).
Love this shot!
Here's one more outfit I made out of this darling Christmas kitty fabric I got at the thrift store for under 1.00 for all 4 yards!!!
But what I really want to show you is this amazing hair clippie. It's made from ribbon and she also does Grinch ones (looks just like him!) and Christmas stocking shaped clippies. No matter how close I look I just can't figure out how she does it! Fun!
But not too soon for this. Trader Joe's makes these yummy little fake oreos. They taste just like oreos but they are good for you (I know, just play along here). Lo and behold, I just found out they have Christmas Joe-Joe's! My hunny brought these home and usually I'm pretty irked when he deviates from the list but I will overlook it this time.
On an entirely different note, look at what my 15 year old has been up to:
Aren't they just the cutest??! I think they are actually sweet little "book guards" and if you reach for one of her precious, dewey decimel ordered (except for those few underneath) books, they will turn into little demons (kind of like Jack-Jack) and bite your hand off. You can find a link to the tutorial for these right here.
She keeps asking who she should give them too.
I just smile sweetly and bat my eyelashes (oh please, oh please, pick me).
We decided to get some fresh air after a week of the flu so we left our little sanitarium and headed out for the zoo. We got there at 3:30 only to find out they close at 4:00 now because they are preparing for Zoolights. Well we ended up staying until 5:00 anyway and we were almost the last to leave. It was beautiful, quiet and most of all... cool. Nice.
Here is a darling picture I took of a mommy and baby inside the monkey forest. Is that the sweetest little face or what?
Here's another cute little monkey baby and his mommy. He has a cute face too (even with pretzel goo on his chin).
It was nice to leave the dishes, laundry, and sewing behind and get a change of scenery.
One thing I've been wondering is why do they call it a "sanitarium" when you know it's teeming with germs?? Hmmm....
I sent some of my outfits to a friend for modeling. My girls are too big so I have to borrow other peoples children (I try to make it worth it). The anticipation while I wait for the pictures is nerve-wracking because I never know how my outfits will actually look on a real person.
But look at this! Remember the set I said I kept having to go back to my sewing room to look at because I loved it so much? Well here's why:
Doesn't she look like a princess in it??
Look at this face!!!
Her names Lucy and doesn't she look exactly how a Lucy should look?
I love this detail shot (you know how I know it's a "detail" shot?). And look at how cute this tulip lace that I got in my earlier excursion looks agains the orange fabric. And it's vintage lace and everyone knows that when it's vintage, you can charge more (haha! Actually that's a pretty darn reasonable price!).
I have more that I'll post later because the Lucy cuteness has only just begun!
I went to Joann's today because I needed an invisible zipper for a re-fashion that I'm doing and I need some FrayCheck. I think the baby ran off with my other bottle because I can't find it anywhere. He does that a lot. He left the remote control for the dvd player under the bathroom sink last week so we were forced to make the kids get up and push the buttons until we found it 4 long, arduous days later.
Anyway, I left the fabric store 42.00 later but, darnit, I couldn't help myself. Look at these cute fabrics:
The top one is very sweet and romantic looking (and 30% off!) and I absolutely adore Tracy Porter's fabric in the lower right (30% off, again!). The striped floral is a real nice lightweight denim (50% off!! gaga!) but my favorite is this darling scotty print (another 50% off I'll take it all thank you!):
I'm so grateful we had the sense to invest in a carpet shampooer when we got our tax refund last spring. And I'm grateful that I have a 15 year old who thought it would be fun to try it out on the "stuff" her brother left in the hallway (I thought I was being nice buying them that candy corn at 75% off, I didn't expect to see it again once it had been consumed though).
But enough about that.
Here is something cute. The little characters remind me of the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland (in a good way though). I love all the bright, happy colors. It was published in 1964 which was an okay year (things definitely improved in '65 though).
Here are a couple pages from the inside. The pictures look kinda grainy to me but it's actually the the way the pages look.
These kitties remind me of Richard Scary's Busytown folks.
Now off to find the Pepto.
Darn kids. When I told them to share I didn't mean this.
My friend Kelli made this for me! It's me (after some serious liposuction) trying to decide which fabric to use (if she only knew how much time I spend looking at my fabric going "hmmmm......") while getting ready to whisk up something amazing. Hehe.
I really like the green capris and I actually have some shoes that resemble these! Fun! Thanks Kelli!!
My brain is pretty fried this weekend but I am working on some very pretty things. In fact one of them is so pretty I keep finding an excuse to walk past my sewing room just so I can look at it. I will show it later (I'm actually having it modeled by a real live child).
Anyway, here's another sweet little thing I made this last spring and it's still one of my favorites. I took a t-shirt and squared off the neck, stitched some grosgain ribbon on it to stablize it and put this little ruffle in it (sort of a dainty sailor look) and appliqued one of the big roses from the fabric onto the front of the shirt. I made this twirly skirt (I love hand made bias tape, it just adds that special touch) with a ruffled underskirt to match and then sold it for moolah. Yeah baby.
This stunning fabric is actually a sheet from Pottery Barn Kids and I had been eying it for some time and then it went on sale and I snapped it up. It washed up very nicely which is a treat since some sheets start out nice and soft and get really pilly and flimsy after one wash.