Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Progress and my conscience :)

Coming right along :)



Ears... oooh, velvet!



Miss Holly got it right! Mice they are (well, not yet... but soon!)
Once I get going on a project that I'm really into I go all in. I bet I have 20 in process right now. Crazy or sad... the jury's still out. But if they don't do well, I may have to call an exterminator.

I think what I'm loving about these is how clear my conscience is :)
I'm using thrifted sweaters and suit coats. Thrifted t-shirts for some of the tails. I tried my hardest to find velvet (in more than black) second hand but ended up buying at our local HobLob. I couldn't help myself, who knew velvet came in so many colors?!
I'm saving the best part of the Sweater Mice for another post :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010



Intrigued?
I bet you are :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is me sewing from a pattern

An *actual* pattern! With pieces to cut out and a 9 year old girl to measure. Hems out the wazoo and gathers till the cows come home.

The traditional 4th grade field trip to Rose Hill, the little one room school house just south of us. I really had no choice in the matter, what kind of crafty momma would I be if I DIDN'T make her a prairie dress?
I would have been a disgrace ;)

This I can say (without any kind of shame) is my first successful dress. And I'm not going to lie, I was scared. Necklines scare the bejezus out of me. I still have all the patterns I bought when Vi was just a baby, what I don't have is all the wonky dresses I made from those patterns! This success story is not likely to have a sequel any time soon though, at least not till October ;)





And I'll leave you with a rare non-blurry photo of one of our little Gerbil friends, who looks like a sweet little bunny (if you squint). I think it's because you can't see his rodenty tail ;)