Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another artist in the family!

My daughter's Kindergarden teacher picked her art piece to be submitted to the local area's Kids K-8 Art Show! It is her rendition of VanGogh's Starry Night. Incredible piece! She is already set to submit it to the Mcleod County Fair this summer!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm in a boutique!

I have just sent some items to a new boutique that just opened up at my local mall! Vintage Glam opened up at the Hutchinson (MN) Mall a short bit back. They offer to sell items on conseignment so I decided to take the plunge and sell there! I sent in some of my crocheted hats, Baby Co-Z's, sundresses, and baby hat/bootie sets. I can't wait to see how they will all be displayed and how they all sell!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flower Girl Hair Clips

Aren't these clips adorable?
They are what my twins will be wearing for the wedding they are in! WingsOfFlutter made them up for me! I can't wait to show them to my girls!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Collection #19

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flower Girl Dresses #5

The hardest parts are now behind me! Zippers are a challenge when trying to get seam edges straight and having turned up hems on either side of the zipper to match. Also, attaching skirts to bodices are quite time consuming when you have to cinch it all up!

Today, I was able to get both bodices attached to their skirts. There are 2 layers of skirt; the satin dress material and a layer of tulle. The tulle layer was a bit wider than the satin in hopes to make it more poofy. So I had to cinch the tulle up to match the width of the skirt. Sewed that together. Then I had to cinch up the skirt/tulle combo so that it could match the width of the bodice. That took the longest. The skirts got really bunched up with all the excess material!

I figured that since I was on a roll, I may as well get the zippers done and over with. I had to rip out one of the 4 seams as I had sewn the material too close to the zipper and it wouldn't open. I had to go over the seams quite a few times to get it to look just right. I tell you, every time I get a zipper in real well, I get so excited! It doesn't matter if it is one of these flower girl dresses or my baby car seat covers! Just to see that I had put in that zipper gives me quite a sense of accomplishment!

I took pics of how the dress looks so far. It is such a perfect fit!

I still have quite a bit to do on the dresses. I have to hand-tack down the bodice lining to the inside. I have to top stitch on both sides of the zippers, attach the straps to the back side of the bodice, and chop off/hem up the bottom as it is about 8" too long! So far, I have 5-1/2 hours put into both of these dresses and I'm very pleased with the results!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Collection #18

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Collection #17