Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lovelylittlegoodies Promo

Right now I'm offering a Promo in my Etsy shop, and thought I'd spread the word here....
In an attempt to spread the word about my growing shop, I'm offering an 'as seen here deal'. Purchase any item in the shop between now and the end of March; mention either this post, or my facebook post in your purchase order, and be eligible to get a pair of earrings at half price (with no additional shipping).

What's more... for anyone who is actually listed on my blog's friends list, I've got a better deal. The above applies to you as well, but here's what you can do for free stuff! Help me get the word out to all your family and friends. Tell them about my shop, and if they buy something and mention you referred them I'll give you a FREE pair of earrings for your kind referral.

There are so many new things up... so go and spread the word!

(Now that I'm done sounding like a used car sales man, I do want to say thank you to all who have been supportive in giving me feed back on designs, ordering custom items, and basically just indulging me as I see what I can do with these two little hands of mine, you guys are great!)

PS I got another sewing gig today, while in line at the fabric store.... a lady wants me to make the shirts for her store employees to wear!

road bump

Been working on my refashioning project, and finally got the collar to look like I wanted, even though the stitching is crap.

I'm afraid I might have hit a round bump with the entire project though and it makes me heart broken to think so. I dyed the dress tonight, and while it turned out okay (and I think I got the discolouration to even out enough that it is not noticeable; though really I won't be able to tell until it's dry) I found that the washing machine tore a hole in the fabric.

That's right, there is a hole the middle of my 65+ year old fabric... several seams came undone, and I ruined the belt (which I can just recreate), but for the life of me I'm not certain yet, how I will get around this. it's located right in the middle of the back section, and anything I can think to do will be something easily seen.

Wish me luck, I am not sure what I'm going to pull out of my hat for this one.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Finally a few pictures.

Well, what with moving and our PC not having Internet hooked up to it (but not having a laptop that reads CF cards) I've been a bit negligent of this ol' thing.... I have finally hooked up the PC and uploaded over a months worth of photos. However, since I have to burn them to a DVD and upload to the laptop, I have only taken the time to do so with things for my Etsy shop. In case you're wondering what I've been up to craft wise lately, let me show you.

This little number, called, "Bella" is inspired by a friends daughter. My friend loves newsboy hats, and her son always wears them. It got me to thinking how cute little girls would be in them, and so I decided to give it a go.... Another friend graciously lent me the use of her daughter for modeling purposes. For some crazy reason I didn't think it'd sell as well being modeled by my children. Feel free to hop on over here to check out more darling pictures of her (and the hat!)

Curious what I'm sewing all these new goodies on? How's about the lovely new machine Hubby bought me. Seriously, nothing says, " I love you" in my language than new sewing goodies. No joke! Check this baby out.

This is the Singer Futura 250 and it's amazing. I am convinced I could sew just about anything in the world on this little bit of heaven. Which is why I finally have the confidence to take on my first ever, 'refashion'.

What is refashioning, you might wonder? It's where you take an old article of clothing and make it into something new and lovely. I have wanted to try my hand at it for a while, but with my old machine, work horse though it was, the poor dear just wasn't up to such an adventure. Over ten years ago I bought this amazingly fun dress at a thrift store that hails from the late thirties/early forties. It, however, was not in the best condition, what with some major fabric discolouration, missing notions, and a few other thing. And while it's cute, wear it as is minus condition problems would look more like wearing a costume rather than wearing a darling vintage piece that would work in today's fashion world. So, after ten years of it sitting packed away, I am going to give it a pretty major over haul and add it to my collection of everyday goodies. Stay tuned for pictures, it ought to be great.

That's it for now friends. Hope you enjoyed the renewal of eye candy a la mon blog. Maybe I will take Sunday to get over most of the pictures and blog about what we've been doing in the last month.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In which I fall madly in love with a dress

I would give my right arm to be able to wear this dress out to a night on the town.
You would never believe that she made this dress for all of $2.50 out of an ugly old thing from Goodwill.
I would love to be able to refashion like that!

Cherry Pop Refashion Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Taking the Plunge

Wanna help a good cause?

Wanna see me (or at least pictures after the fact of me) jump into a freezing cold river, in a rather silly costume?

Got some extra dollars laying around the house (I know a lot of us don't seem to, but go raid your sofa cushions!)

Then why not help out the Special Olympics Oregon..............

You can donate here: Linky!

I will be taking the plunge for a good cause, and figured that those not interested in jumping in a frigid river for a good cause could help out in a little less extreme way.

We really do have the power to make a difference; even by small means.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Not dead

So much going on, and so many new and exciting to talk about....

I will try to get a proper update up soon... but here are some fun things to look forward to.

Not being home owners anymore
Potty Training
A new Motorcycle...

Just a few highlights to wet your whistle!!!