Sunday, August 29, 2010

Now see here!

Mickey Rooney cracks me up. The first time I ever saw "Babes in Arms," I just burst out laughing at him when he impersonates Clark Gable and Lionel Barrymore. I kept rewinding it to watch it again. :) You have to turn up the volume a lot to here this, but really watch the black and white sections (they're from the movie "Babes in Arms"). He's hilarious.

I've been invited to attend a big, local fall craft show event in October. So I've started getting sort of panicky about making lot of new items before then. This week I had a little extra time, so I made these (and a wallet just like this one):

Brown with pink polka dots cotton and pink/brown gingham, with dark brown zipper.

A set of five thick, reversible coasters. Inside each of them are two layers of recycled felt.

I've also been working on my dress form. It's a lot of fun, but it's also pretty nerve-wracking and experimental. I have pretty much finished with the padding, and now I'm working on the cover. Today I made the front, from the waist up. Here's a progress shot, with the darts pinned. Things are a lot less wrinkly now that they're sewn. And I've still got to figure out something with those wrinkles around the neck. :) I'm so excited about getting closer to finishing it! I mean, her.

I went a little crazy over the past week with some money that I made around the farm and from my sewing, and I ended up making a rather large Amazon order. I'm getting a lot of books...novels and some sewing books. I'll be sure to post about them when they get here. :)

Until next time,


  1. haha amazon is ALWAYS my first stop with my babysitting paycheck. I have a $50 one coming on wednsday and I know exactly what I'm getting ;)

    I was wondering if you would be inderested in guest posting on my blog? It wouldn't be for about a month... but I'm trying to get a couple people ahead. If you don't want to thats okay, if you do please e-mail me @ and leave me a comment.
    Thanks girl!

  2. wow, you made your own dress form! thats amazing. Also, you are really good at sewing wallets :)


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