Friday, November 13, 2009

Like Putting On Mascara

I bought this dress at Target on the clearance rack for $6.24. A total steal, and it looks good on, its comfy, AND it is a dress I can still breastfeed in. Seriously, its been almost a year since I've worn a dress because of that very problem. Anyway, I really do like it, but it just didn't feel quite like "me". So, a couple of hours, some broken jewelry, scrap fabric and a few glue sticks later, the much improved version. I've seen a ga-jillion and one tutorials for fabric roses and I don't think I did mine exactly like any of them, I just took a strip of fabric, glued one end down to a piece of felt, and then started twisting and glueing. Voila! Like I said, it was good before, but now its better . . .like when you put on mascara!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Crazy Days & Holly Days

Yesterday I did the Holly Days Show at Deer Ridge Elem. It was a good, LONG day. Of course, I didn't sleep well the night before and was up at the crack of dawn. Of course, that did mean I wasn't rushed in the morning to get around, which was nice. I didn't get a lot of shopping done, but I saw a few things that were TO DIE for! Lilyluluu Designs is charming and sweet, and just everything you would want for your little girl. She make full on clothing and it is not only beautiful, but well made. Do you like her banner??? I designed it for her! Also came across Emma & Cait. I'm a sucker for vintage jewelry and I am in love with what they have done. And then here are some pics of my booth. It looks kinda crazy and I detest flash photography, but what else was I going to do? It was a busy day with lots of foot traffic and I'm already going over what I'll do different next year. My sister Vanessa was kind enough to come and sit for the day with me and I had lots of friends stop by and visit. Also, chatted with a lot of wonderful people from the crafting community and was inspired by all the eye candy.

Now I'll be taking a well earned break, but just Monday :( Wish I could play all week, but I have to color people's hair, clean my house and rescue my sewing room from total disaster.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Amidst all the mountains of sewing and stuff I have to get ready for next weekend, I managed to eek out a couple of costumes . . .but none for my bubba :( He just decided to be "cute" for Halloween. No costume required! Vivian wanted to be a fairy Princess. Well, she had a crown and wings, but by the time we got pictures taken, they were long gone. She did however look very cute!
Sophie was Tinkerbell. We thought it was fitting since Viv is always saying she's a "little pixie". Sophie also had wings that were gone by this time!
On Friday Brent and I went to a party at Ryan and Vanessa's new place. It was lots of fun. We're trying to pop a balloon here using no hands. It was hilarious. As you can see, my face is green, I was a witch and Brent dessed up as Edward from Twilight. I put glittery makeup on him, but it didn't photograph very well.
These are the girlies carving their pumpkins. Brent was in charge of this and did a good job, although Sophie isn't wearing pants and her shirt is on backwards . . .