Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A few more . . .

I have really enjoyed making dresses. It sure has been a nice break from purses. These are a few more dresses that I have made lately.

These two Christmas dresses were custom orders. (They are actually a bright pink cordorouy fabric with a bright green liner - my photo skills are not very good!)

This dress with ballet slippers was also a custom order.

The snowflake dress was one that I made to list on Etsy.
I am definitely enjoying my time off from school. It's hard to believe Christmas is in 2 days!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Gifts . . .

If you know me at all you know that I am the Queen of Procrastination. Tomorrow is my last day of work until the new year and I had 4 more presents that needed to be made. Yep - made, not bought. I decided to make "sticky note" holders for the desks of some of my coworkers. I have been wanting to make some and this was the perfect excuse to try them out. For my first attempt(s) I think they turned out rather cute.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Still here. . .

Yes, I know . . . it has been a loooong time since the last post. Things have been crazy busy around here. Between finishing the semester and having graduate projects due, along with finals, and sewing and crafting and trying to decorate for Christmas between it all . . . it has been a whirlwind of activity. The semester is over, finals are finished, the house is decorated and only a day and a half left of work before a 2 week vacation. Ahhhhhh - I finally feel like I have time to sit down and breathe. Even in the midst of all of this, I have had time to get some crafting done. I have recently been making dresses for girls and have been swamped with custom orders. I am catching up with those but am enjoying making them. This was one of the first ones I made and is still one of my favorite fabrics.

I have also been making some little "purse pals". They are small personalized booklets that have a laminated front and back cover. They are filled with blank cards and are the perfect size to throw in your bag to jot down quick notes. These have also been pretty popular and I just finished up an order of 8 and another order of 6. I think they are cute and I use mine all the time!

I have gotten most things around here decorated (at least as much as they are going to be decorated!) I haven't taken a lot of photos but here are two of my favorites. I love my tree topper this year. Its fun and whimsical and my favorite mix of Christmas colors.

These are the jars that I made (see previous post for info) and the changes that I made for Christmas. These sit on the center of my coffee table and the live greenery smells divine.

Sure is a lot of rambling just to say I'm still here. . . If I don't post again before Christmas. . .

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!