Friday, October 24, 2008

WooHooo I've got new....

Stuff on Etsy!! I had a bunch of fabric laying around and the pieces were really just too small for anything I really wanted to make, so they became coasters!

They turned out better than I expected, AND I actually enjoyed the quilting! Check out my Etsy for more detailed pics! It made me want to make a blanket. We'll see if that ever happens though!

Halloween is coming up and I'm so excited! I've made more Morton Salt Girl dresses lately than I care to think about. Who knew this would be such a popular costume?! I'm still amazed at how few adult costumes are on Etsy. If this continues next year I may just have to take over that market! I've been loving the challenges people have been sending my way! It's been a fun, but very busy, month. It's like Project Runway up in here! Only 14 things to make before Halloween- I had better get to it!

I finally got around to making another Toddler Backpack also. This time I was demanded to make one for girls. :) It turned out really cute! I probably should've made costumes instead since I have sucha huge list, but I don't know, this little cutie was cut out and ready to go so I just had to!

I'll have lots more new stuff and ramblings later... I just haven't blogged in a while so I figured I should! Happy Weekend Y'all! :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

I tolerate you... and that's not a compliment

I've been trying my very best to stay out of political arguments lately, and I've done a good job of holding my tongue. Believe it or not, my hubby's an Obama man this time around so we'll be able to drive to the polls together and everything! :)

The only good thing I can think of from McCain and Palin making it to the White House, is that maybe Tina Fey will make a permanent comeback to SNL for the next 4 yrs purely to make endless fun of Palin.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

May your salt flow freely...

Yellow -- My favorite color. Full circle skirts with pretty hems and layers. Pleats, darts, near-perfect zippers, fully lined in cotton. Lightweight denim- easy care, easy to work with, lots of colors, not too costly.

These are just a few of my favorite things. And all of them are involved in my latest dress!

Aside from the Red Riding Hood costume I whipped up for Josie, I rarely do the whole dress-thing. But, it IS Halloween time and everyone starts scramblin around this time of year looking for a costume no one else has. Josie's costume turned out so nice, and I actually enjoyed putting in the grommets and everything - shocker! So when Qball wanted to be the Morton Salt Girl, I just could not deny her. This was my chance! To make a yellow dress and have it actually be worn, not just look beautiful in my closet! So that's what I did yesterday. I have been staring at this dress on my dressform since last night. She is so beautiful and well made, I don't want her to leave me. Maybe Qball will just let me keep it for a week and stare at it longer. I am so weird. I sure hope I get to see her on Halloween! I wonder if she's planning to sprinkle salt behind her all night? I may cry if this dress meets the same demise as her Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain. Apparently people don't like getting sprayed with water by a stranger, even if it's Halloween and you're all dressed up like a cute lil cloud! Basically... heads are gonna roll if she ends up getting this dress covered in jungle juice.

AND look what I learned to make with my pics! Picasa 3 is infinetely better than Picasa 2. I can't figure out how to make it bigger without it getting fuzzy. I still think it's pretty fantastic.