Thursday, June 23, 2011

Don't Ever Be Intimidate By This Blog

I know it can be intimidating to look at sewing blogs.  Let me assure you that there is nothing professional about what is going on around here.  And if you think there is, you don't know me!  Consider the following...

This is what I sat on to take pictures for Barbie - Modest Style:

And yes, Barbie was posed against the opposite wall, standing on a potty stool:

Here is my sewing "room" by day. Confession:  It's in the back corner of the living room!  (I've taken to hiding my machine behind a box so that my three-year-old doesn't decide to give it a spin):

Sometimes at night, I transport all of my things to the kitchen. It is the only room in our rental house with overhead lighting:

 All of my fabrics, trims, and patterns are in a single cabinet:

Small people have taken over my thread drawer:

And sometimes I find my pins in the microwave:

See!  Nothing to be intimidated about here!  Clearly, sewing is not about having all of the perfect gadgets and the perfect lighting and the perfect room. (And the perfect sewing blog.)  It's about sharing in God's eternal creativity.  It's about using your brain and your heart and your own two hands!

Now that you've seen my mess, don't you feel better about your own endeavors???

You're welcome.

Now, go forth and sew.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Barbie - Modest Style

As promised - a post!

The latest project on my table is a small wardrobe for Barbie.  But not just any Barbie, we're talking classy Barbie.  We're talking the kind of girl Ken can bring home to meet the family.  Included in her ensemble are:

  Fifties style dress in hot red:

Yellow peasant blouse with leather belt and dark wash jeans:

Summery floral tank with linen-look cargo capris:

 Sweet pink tank with chocolate lace-trimmed skirt:

And the all-important navy sheath.  Isn't this floral chic?

A few more finishing touches today and they're in the mail to a special birthday girl.  Thanks to Lazywife for keeping the sewing fires burning around here.  (Don't worry, Ken will get something to wear too.  I can't bear to think of him in that Ice Capades outfit.)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Back In the Saddle Again!

Sewing is going on around here.  Yessirree!!!

Now, if only blogging was going on!  Tell ya what - I promise to post at least one thing in the next week.  (I don't like to over-extend myself, hehe.)

Now don't go checking the site twenty times a day, but I promise if you come back to me in a week or so, I will have divulged something wonderful...errr....I will have divulged something, anyway.