Friday, April 15, 2011

New Party Dress

Hi Jacq, 

Didn't I post on FB last week there had been 10 days of NO sewing updates??? Well, do I have some sewing updates for you...

Holey, I'm up to my eyeballs with sewing! Jen from Pikelet workshop has been away for 9 days and left me with some Poppet creating. Just like the 'ol days' she comes back tomorrow and I haven't even started!!!

I went up to Jo's from Joallie Petit yesterday for an absolutely FABULOUS day of sewing, coffee, chatting, a bit more sewing, more chatting....oh a very late lunch, more sewing and wait....a bit more chatting! It was so much fun. Isn't it nice to spend the day talking about fabric, the creative process, what you're up to, what they're up to, what others are up to..... You get the gist. Anyhoo, Jo left me with some catch up sewing to do at home (I'm still on my L-plates with her, I still need bit of practice to achieve her immaculate level of craftsmanship). I should have come home and done that but no....

Last night Candy came over to dissect a hand-sewn creation of hers (see pink dress above). Made during one of her wee girl's naps Candy wanted it reproduced (by a sewing machine, hee hee) in a new fabric.I can't believe she just sat down with a pair of scissor, needle & thread and came up with this! Me, I am too scared to attempt anything without a pattern backed up with a bunch of tutorials (pic heavy is a must)! I think Candy & I would make a good team - she designs, I create.....

As poor Mr B put the kids to bed (AGAIN..) We ripped stitches, cut, labeled, drank mango beer, cut some more, had another G&T as I tried to figure out where to go next.... and lo and behold....A dress was created! I can't show you the pics yet, anything I took on my crappy camera (sorry Mr B, but it is) would do it a disservice. All I can say is that it ended up remarkably like THIS Disney princess & I was terribly proud that I managed to create something without a pattern. I sure have come a long way in 4 years don't you think Jacq?!?!

Now, where was this post going....I forget??!!

Oh yeah. What I've been up to instead of finishing my paid jobs :)

A new Pink Champagne party dress for Miss T!! Oh my! Isn't it the bomb!

I can't wait to see her in it tomorrow. For once, she looked very pleased when I told her it was a new dress for her. Normally she won't have a bar of it, but today I must have caught her in a good mood! Let's hope she feels the same way tomorrow afternoon when I try to get her dressed.

I have to confess, I'm have bought the ruffle fabric in pink, charcoal & white/navy for the Mollydag Made shop. I have a market coming up on May 1st so I thought I could take them & see how they go. I know you and I discussed how selling bodysuits were an issue last time (though I'm still taking the ones I still have!)so I thought these would be less of a problem for fit. I thought of offering a size 2, 4 & 5 (or 6). Try to cover my bases. What do you think?

Wow, that was a long ramble. I haven't spoken to you for ages so that's probably why. I should get on the machine & finish off my paid work but 2 glasses of wine mean I'm DONE! I got through all my studies thinking that I can 'always do it tomorrow' so why change my habits now! :)

Love you.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Giveaway

Well, the Easter Giveaway almost went off without a hitch. I had a wonderful rush on people entering the comp by tagging the Giveaway photo which meant that it reached the max (50 I think) before the comp closed. No dramas, I allowed people to comment below the photo, which a few did. 

It was good actually. The kids both knew I was drawing the Easter prize and wanted to be part of it so before rushing to work at 7:30am, I cut up all the names & let Miss T draw a name from the hat. Whoo hoo....Winnner!

The Boy then decided he wanted to pull out a winner & wouldn't be placated by telling him he can pull out a name too. "But I wanted to draw the winner!!!". Quick solution to the ensuing fight....two winners!!!

So you lucky gals, both get an Easter treat. One will be going in the post tomorrow, the other was very kindly sent off to a good friend of her's whom she says could do with some cheering up.

The giveaway was a huge success. I don't really care how many (if any) sales I make from this, or if my 'like' numbers increase. It just felt really exciting to be giving away a little Mollydag Made goodness. Maybe that's what I should do with all the things I make :) hee hee....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A pair of hares!

I saw this tutorial from Wendy at Show Tell Share via One Pretty Thing this morning and I just couldn't help but make two Ribbon Easter Bunny Hair clips before heading off to work.

They were a bit fiddly but the tutorial was so well laid out it was easy to follow and they turned out super cute.

When I showed them to Miss T, she thought it was fun to bounce, bounced the two across the table top. She was even more pleased once she discovered they were hair clips!

Hmmm, I see a few more of these clips leaving the house with any Mollydag Made orders mailed before Easter.

Now Hop to it & make your own!


Amber XX