Friday, December 21, 2007
It took awhile, but it wasn't too bad of a project. Above is a close-up of the trim around the waist.
Above is the dress, with the petticoat underneath, looks a little lopsided. The skirt is a full circle, made from a silver/blue crepe back satin, the bodice is a piece of blue velvet. It also has a white & blue ribbon trim around the neck.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
3 1/2 (half) cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 (half) tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 (half) cups sugar
2/3 (2 thirds) cup shortening
1 1/2 (half) cups milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl beat eggs, shortening, milk and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten. Spray muffin tins with a non-stick spray, fill 2/3 (2 thirds) full, and bake at 350*F for 15 - 20 minutes, or till done. Depending on your oven, and size of muffin tin (if you make them larger), you might have to adjust the time.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Found this black, long-sleeve velour top at a thrift store, a little tight, but that's ok.
It also has this cowl neck, which I cut off.
I already had this piece of embroidered taffetta, which I thought would be perfect.
Here is a close up of the fabric, the roses are velour, and the stitching is dark grey.
After cutting the neck out, I used some stretchy binding, (a thrift store find), to go around the neck.
This is a little dark, all I did was just sew a piece of the fabric to the front of the top. At first I was going to cut a piece out of the front, and make an insert, but that would be too much work.
Here is a close-up of the neck and front.
Here is the top (almost done), with it is a matching skirt, which is from another costume from a few years back. The colour is almost the same, ( I will also make an overskirt in black to go over this, which will be open in the middle).
Here is where I stitched by hand, the loops, which I will then use to lace up the front with matching ribbon.
Here is the finished top, I used some pieces of velvet ribbon on the sides to finish it, ( and to cover the ends of the loops).
Here is another thrift shop find, sheer black fabric, with tiny sequins, it doesn't photogragh well, but they are very small, and pick up every colour.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
We did get to see the 'calving' of a glacier, that's what they call it when a piece breaks off....of course I wasn't ready with my camera, but I did get to see it.
The same thing with the wildlife, there one minute, then when you are ready...where did they go...... (please come back, don't be camera shy) . That's why I also bought a few postcards, just in case.
An actual iceberg, too bad it was overcast that day as we were cruising Glacier Bay.
This is how I got up to Alaska. Very nice way to travel, this was not my first cruise.
The sights were amazing, and the food on board was very tasty too, more to come...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Also, I'm going on vacation. I will take pictures, so that will give me something to put here. I've done lots of travelling, but this time I will keep in mind this blog. I'll take extra pictures of things, and this time, I will take pictures of the food.
So, I'm off cruising to Alaska for one week. This trip I don't even have to fly. Lucky me.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I have been inspired to make a small dress, (for my great-niece) so I went through my leftovers, came up with this.
The finished dress has a small bow on the front, (I used some of the same ribbon up on the shoulders), it has no zipper, as I didn't have one, also it's still a little big, so why bother. ( zippers really aren't my thing, but I will put one in , if I have to when I make something ).
Here is the finished dress, I hope to get a few 'action' shots of this dress being modelled.
Here is a close-up of the bow, it's iridescent and picks up the green that's in the dress.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I haven't done that much lately, (busy), but things have slowed down a bit now, so I have time to make a few projects. I am always looking for things to do. I make notes, have a projects folder, so all I need is time and inspiration. So this past weekend I made something for myself, just a pair of capri pants, nothing special. They didn't take long, so then I decided to make a small outfit for my great-niece.
It's a cute top with matching pants. After cutting it out, I looked at it, and thought that it's a little big, but oh well, there's always next summer. Fabric is a poly-cotton blend, the black is printed on the coral fabric, which is different.
Cost of this project, fabric - 2 m @ $1.97 per m, = $3.94
pattern - .99, (thrift store find)
Plus thread & elastic, which I already have in my stash.
Monday, July 2, 2007
I really don't feel it yet. Not sure what it would feel like anyway.
I think that I'll stop counting from now on.
Besides, like the card says, 'do something you've never done before', which I am planning to........ ( and I will try to remember to have my camera nearby to document these events).