No luck for nice weather to shoot photo's in.
I feel like we're living seaside with all this fog.
I've been re-arranging the kitchen lately. I have plants all over the table deciding where to put them next. It probably started because we had dinner with a wonderful woman from my husband's job& she had her house decorated so nicely... it made me come home and look at the house with new possibilities.
Do you love the sprinkle leggings?
It was at Joann's and I saw it some 3 times in a row thinking about how awesome it was.
valentines day was a reallly good excuse to buy sprinkle fabric.
I played with the idea of keeping the skirt closed but I am, above all, a lover of all things functional. I could totally see monster getting annoyed easily with unbuttoning part then needing to also pull it over her head. Too many steps = she won't ever want to wear it, & what's the point in that??
It's exactly why I didn't make the jacket of sprinkles I envisioned. She NEVER wears jackets. We step inside and they go flying.. on the couch, over a chair, crumpled in the corner.
no no no.
The skirt is two layers, one grey ... i'm not even sure what it is.. satin-ish but not as soft?? lol The second is a sheer woven yellow that I purchased at the salvation army for something like 99 cents.
The black is totally my sweatpants :)
I used blue thread on the grey fabric to highlight the blue bicycles seats.
Those babies are hand tucked. I have never really honed my gathering skills & they always seem to end up uneven. So, I enjoy having the ability to move and eyeball and readjust with pins. I've tried that with gathering & I must be heavy handed because I break the thread
nearly every time.
Have I mentioned that I recently purchased a serger?
&the price tag was just right at $150, found on craigslist.
It needed a manual, which I was able to find in less than 5 minutes for free online. The internet rocks.
It's a Brother Lock 929D.
Lovely little guy I call Nessie. I was really surprised that threading it was easy. I'd always been told that it was the biggest task to overcome. My husband hung out with me and let me read the directions out loud to him, that totally helped.
Look how lovely the inside of this dress is.
I look at it and I swear it's like falling in love.
It's so CLEAN.
It's made my sewing life a bazillion times better.