Friday, January 27, 2012

file under: good to know!

Chica and Jo have a very handy calculator tool for making tiered skirts.

Or, if you would rather not do all that gathering (I despise!) you can just purchase one of these lovelies made by Rebekah Merkle at Amoretti Designs.  I just stumbled upon her wonderful site and I am so glad I did!


Just looking at her designs makes me happy.
So beautiful.  So feminine.  Very cheery prints.

I swoon at the dresses she has available, too.

She looks like the kind of person you'd want as your next door neighbor, doesn't she?

Friday, January 13, 2012

I found this at Salvation Army the day that
all clothes were
a dollar!

It used to be a dress.

I got it for my oldest daughter.  It looked amazing on her.
Course, she's like a life-sized Barbie.
She didn't like it as a dress, so I cut the bottom part off and hemmed it.

It. Looks. Even. More. Amazing. As. A. Tunic.
Very renaissance fairy.
I love that!

And guess what else?
With the part that was cut off, I am making my youngest child a fun & funky top by mixing other fabrics with it.
(hope to post pic soon)

This kind of math blows my mind:  1 dress + 1 dollar = 2 outfits.

the evolution of a sewing studio

Nothing like a little organization to start off the new year!

Last weekend King helped me rearrange my sewing room,
which I think I shall forevermore refer to as
"sewing studio,"
because that sounds so much more lofty and revenue-generating, don'tcha think?

If only.

Anyhoo, I am in total love with the new use I found for the shelves that I placed atop the antique cabinet.  They came from my oldest daughter's dance studio, which changed owners and moved to another location.  The new instructor was not interested in them, so I gave them a home in this same room when it was my youngest daughter's bedroom. 
The cabinet was flipped another way and I had teeny tiny clothes hanging up on teeny tiny tension rods.  Her shoes went in the bottom cubby holes.  Everything fit perfectly.

And then she grew.

And then I moved all three girls into one room.

But I digress.  In this newly organized room, I shall attempt to tackle one of my New Year's resolutions: finish quilts I've started.

Since the rearranging and organizing the roo... er... I mean studio I have already finished a bunch of smaller projects that I've been meaning to do.  Yay!