My Weekend Loot!
My Early Anniversary Gifts! Okay, so the hubby did good this year, and treated me to some early gifts before our 15TH Year Anniversary on the 26TH of September. Saturday, he whisked me away to go out hunting for more fabric findings, and then actually took me to Michaels! LOL! While my Daughter and I shopped, he took my Son over to Game Stop..I think that was planned well ahead of time! LOL! His Home Depot, is my Micheals!
I found 2 cast iron stands, and 2 wrought iron baskets at a local thrift shop. I plan on piecing them together to make one piece. The basket will be decorated with different themes to go with my dress form. That way when I take photos of my dresses, they will have some bling! Examples: Fall leaves, Spring flowers, Christmas…etc.
Here’s the other one, slightly taller.
The Grand Finale: My Xacto Knife Set! Okay, so here is the back story: A couple of months ago I was crafting something that I now can’t remember and I was telling my Hubby that if I had an Xacto Knife it would be sooo much easier. Back to the present, I receive a phone call from my Hubby who it at Costco and tells me he found a Xacto Knife set for $20, and should he get it for me. I of course said, “YES”! and when he got home I was blown away because he didn’t say how big the set was!! I was expecting a Knife, and a cut mat! The funniest part of the story is now for the life of me, I can’t remember what I needed it for! So, if you have any cool craft Ideas for me to use this MONSTER, I am all ears! LOL!
I love my Husband regardless of the gifts. We will be Celebrating 15 years together. Nothing in life has come easy, but we always shared one common goal, we will get though this together! God is the center of our lives, and without Him, our marriage would not be a fulfilling one. I am truly Blessed. Marriage is tough, but if you keep fighting for it to stay alive, the strength that comes when you overcome the trials is an indescribable blessing of the heart. It is the Overcoming that Builds and brings strength to the Marriage. They are like Trophies that only your spouse and God will ever truly understand. You get a since of pride that is shared. “The Two shall Become One”
Mark 10:8 New Living Translation
“and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one,”
News from the Sewing Room Floor!
With all the fun of shopping this weekend set aside, I have still been hard pressed to start adding larger sized dresses in my shop. The Uptown girl dress was a wonderful dress, but requires a lot of hand stitching to finish. Not something I want to sew right before Christmas. I will definitely keep this one added to my shop, and produce it more in the future, but only when the season slows down a bit. The question still remains, what dress will I be using to feature my older line of dresses? I think I may have found one:
The Pattern can be found here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/85210953/olivia-peasant-dress-pattern-childrens?ref=shop_home_active
I think I will be going with the Olivia Dress. Right now, I have my daughter’s dress cut out, and should be done within a week. Hopefully sooner, but not likely since I am Mom, and Wife first, and family always take Priority. This will be the first time adding pre-teen dresses to my shop. It has been a long time in the making since I am targeting girls that are my Daughters body style. She is small and petite like me, and sometimes she swims in her clothes! I was looking for something that will fit her bodice, but still have a princess flare. I think I found the perfect fit with the Olivia Dress. The great part is it is versatile for all body shapes, and I will try to add various sizes so there are more choices in fit. I am so excited to share this find. Why do I share the Patterns I use for my shop? Because one, I am grateful to the Pattern Designers for allowing me to sell the garments in my boutiques and craft fairs…and two, I think that if you have the know how to make your own, then I am sharing the Blessing with you as well! I have been blessed by other Crafter’s, and Bloggers online for showing DIY’s, and Tutorials, and love to encourage others to try their hand at being creative with the gifts and talents God has given you. You might be surprised where it will take you! Hope you all have a Blessed week, and Happy Sewing!!