Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Craziness & a NEW HOUSE!

I can't believe how old that last post is!  I was on such a roll blogging every day and then insanity set in!  I have so many things to share but Chris and I are headed to Mendocino tomorrow morning and I have to go pack.  So I will share pictures of the new house that we're moving into and pictures from the dance camp in Mendo and hopefully the vacation in Mendo following the camp.  See you soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Alice Top

We finally finished the pattern for Hannah's "Alice Top". The pattern is for stretch fabrics only and it's so simple to sew and easy to wear too! I already have two in my closet. The one pictured here is made from bamboo knit and is oh so soft and flattering!

The pattern is available for sale here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More bundles of scrappy happiness!

Oh! I had so much fun today putting together bundles of vintage and antique linens and handkerchiefs that have been piling themselves up in our storage. These pieces are absolutely gorgeous and I am so excited to see what everyone is going to do with them!

These are so beautiful - I'm glad that they've already been cut into or I could never do it! Have you ever used old linens in your projects? What have you used them for?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy Colors

Doesn't this fabric just make you happy? It's so cheery and bright. My favorite is the flower print above. The orange is so very vibrant.

This one is a vintage print and it's actually a heavy weight cotton. It would make a fantastic retro purse, don't you think? Or a little coin purse!...... hhhmmmmm.......

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Change of the Seasons

Mom just finished this apron last week. Now she's working on a miniature version! It's going to be a Mother/Daughter set! How sweet is that?

had asked me about Hannah's graduation dress because Hannah had shown us the pattern and the fabric of the dress that she was going to make..... but..... I confirmed last night, she ended up having to buy a dress 'cause she ran out of time. So, no wonderful pictures of that creation. Maybe she'll make it for another event!

The shop has been SSSSLLLLooooooowwwwwwww. I don't fully understand it, but mom and I have observed that the change of the seasons seems to throw people for a loop. I know that the economy forecast isn't helping this season change, but it doesn't make us any less lonely! :-) We miss you guys. But, Wednesday is mom's birthday so you HAVE to come in and wish her a good day!

We have taken the quiet time to sew, sew, sew! Mom has been making Gold Rush costumes for our good friends Ron and Lynn and they are turning our fantastic... of course! And I have taken on another musical to costume, actually two small shows in one evening. This one is a bit of challenge though due to a very SMALL budget and I only have two weeks to costume 28 kids.... Oy.

HAPPY AUTUMN!!!! It's finally here! Ya!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I finally found a picture....

of the back of Hannah's senior ball dress!

And this picture gives you a good idea of what the bodice was like....

And this would have been a great picture of the front if the camera had decided to focus.....

This was mom's first go at draping and I think she aced it, don't you? She even made Matthew's tie to match the dress. How cute is that! I should share photos of my 8th grade graduation dress that she made. It was gorgeous too.

Hannah has been a sewing fool!

Hannah is taking a clothing construction class at Sierra College this semester and she has been a sewing fool! Somewhere in between her wool jerkin and corduroy jacket I talked her into make this as a sample for the shop. It's Amy Butler's "Birdie Sling" made with this fantastic Japanese fabric we have in here in the shop. One of our customers already claimed this one for herself.....I think I'll have to make myself one. :-)

Friday, October 3, 2008