Thursday, May 29, 2008

Emily

This is one of the cutest dolls I have ever seen!

Her name is Emily and she comes from PEQUENABUDA. Check out her shop if you have a chance!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Willow's first Piano Recital

I'm so proud of her! She was really nervous, but she did great!

video

Not bad for 5 years old huh?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Better today

Thank you all for your sweet comments :) They really helped lift me.

I've decided that I've been obsessing too much and I'm going to take a week (or two) off from Etsy and make some clothes for myself for a change! I'm going to make a whole interchangeable set of two skirts, three shirts and a jacket. I tried to take pictures of my fabrics, but the light is bad for such things today. But, the colors are inspired by some beautiful sea glass jewelry I found on Etsy.


The picture comes from West Coast Sea Glass. She has an amazing shop!
Anyway, I'll post pictures of my new clothes later ♥

Monday, May 19, 2008

Blah

I'm so discouraged. I haven't had a real sale in a month. I thought my dolls were great, but I've only sold one and traded one. Both customers were very happy though, so that's good. Still, I thought they'd be a bigger hit.
I like my shop. I think I take pretty good pictures, I know they need work, but they're decent. I've learned a lot. I try really hard. Still nothing.

Etsy
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Mylittle


I'm thinking of giving up. I was going to do farmer's market and other craft shows, but I don't want to waste my time and money if my stuff is junk. *sigh*

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

War bride pictures

We took Tori and Dustin's engagement pictures last Saturday and I've been waiting to blog until I got some pictures that really show off the dress. I haven't got around to it yet, so I stole this one from my Mom's blog.


The dress turned out perfect and the pictures look so good!


Here's a close up, it still needed to be ironed though. I'll post some pictures that really show off the dress later.

In other news, I had a great Mother's day. Violet drew me a picture with flowers on it. My Sweet Husband and Willow got me a gift certificate to a pottery place! I've only done pottery a couple of times since high school and it's something I really enjoy. I'll probably just get to paint and glaze some bisque ware this time, but I'm really excited!

Happy Mothers day! I hope yours was as good as mine! ♥

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wedding plans

Tori's wedding is kind of a World War II/War bride theme, and she wants to re-create this picture for her engagement pictures. She bought a vintage 1940s pattern and we've been making it this week.

Here she is modeling the top with her hat and gloves. You can see it's not quite finished. It needs buttons and you can see the facing for the peplum hanging down. The skirt is in about the same condition. It needs the waistband finished and hemmed. We should get that done today.

Vintage patterns are hard to work with I'll tell you what. It's like they make the pattern expecting you to seriously alter it. On just the top I had to add 4 darts and reposition 2 more darts, bring in the sides and make the neck bigger. But it fits like a glove now and it's so cute!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I finally did it!

I have been working on perfecting an apron pattern for months. The first draft was really cute, but really uncomfortable. How do you make an uncomfortable apron you ask? Oh trust me, it can be done. I finally came up with this. It's just perfect! I got Tori to model it for me.



I think it has a bit of a regency flair. I was trying to think of a name for it and I thought, "What was the name of that girl in Sense and Sensibility? Ummmm......Kate Winslet? No...." I had to look it up. Tori would be aghast.



Anyway, this is the Marianne apron. Pretty good huh? I have this apron on my shop, but the pattern will only be available through my blog or in shops and craft fairs locally.

Friday, May 2, 2008

May

A new month and a new goal. I'm going to blog twice a week. I was thinking maybe Monday and Friday, but then I thought, no, that's not a realistic goal. If I don't do that I'd start getting hard on myself and that's not good. So, twice a week. I can do that.

Here are my two newest Nature Babies, Puddles and Mary.





Does she look like a marigold or a lion?