Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Sewing is one of my passions. It is one thing that I can sort of, almost, slightly control. I love the fact that I might have a vision for my creation, but once I start in on it, it takes on a totally different form...this is what happened not too long ago...
My good friend asked me to make two of her bridesmaid dresses, one that I would wear, and one that my sister would wear. Easy, I thought when she asked me about 6 months ago, there will be plenty of time, and it IS only two dresses. In actuality, yes, this would be easy...however, I struggle with the common disease of procrastination. A curable one I am sure, however I have not undergone treatment, so here I am the night before the wedding up until 3 am finishing the last dress! Haha! So typical even if I hate to admit it. One the plus side, I've learned a few things:
1)Do not procrastinate under any circumstances, 2)When it's time to sew do not "check" Pinterest first...it will eat up hours! 3)Learn how to ruche before planning to use it, 4)A dress form is almost essential (unfortunately mine has not yet made the journey from Maui to my new home, so I had to improvise for the first dress -see photo above- and due to a unplanned, spontaneous visit to Maui I was able to use the form for the second), and 5)Coffee and a movie in the background make perfect sewing conditions!
So...you are your worst critic and I am no exception to this...but all in all they both turned out cute. Most importantly, the bride was happy, I think...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
\ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\
: one who engages in a pursuit, study, science, or sport as a pastime rather than as a profession
: to make or produce with care, skill, or ingenuity (is crafting a new sculpture) (a carefully crafted story)
True to its name, this blog is about all things pretty....as seen through my eyes. I am an amateur crafter, so a lot of what I post will be things that I have created, or ideas of things I hope to create one day! Sewing, scrap- booking, painting, knitting, photography....these are a few of my favourite things....enjoy!