Friday, February 29, 2008
So I'm getting a bit ADD about the costuming thing. I've added this project to my list. Yes, I am aware that princess seams are not period and the fabric is all wrong but I don't care. I'm going to wear it to Silverleaf which is a "middle ages fantasy" themed faire. I think I'm going to go buy me some hot pink sari fabric for the underskirt to complete the look. :P
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Here's what it looked like when I wore it to MIRF last summer:
The costuming books have taken over the "scrapping" table. I had been trying for a week to scrap the photos from the Storybook Princess Dinner at Disney World and it just wasn't happening. I finally set them aside yesterday thinking I would work on some cards to get back in the groove. Funny thing happened though. The next thing I knew my table was covered in costuming books instead of card making supplies!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Bertha is my Uniquely You dress form that the UPS man delivered Monday afternoon. I bought her because, instead of turning dials and kinda-sorta getting your measurements, the fabric cover is fitted to your body then zipped onto the foam form. As a bonus the foam boobs are squishy enough to put a corset on her to fit my costumes. As another bonus the cover can be refitted as I loose weight. The only hitch is that I don't know anyone who sews so I have to search for someone to help me with fitting the cover.
I thought you might get a giggle out of the fact that in my haste to get Bertha out of the box I obviously didn't heed either of the warnings/instructions to open the other end! LOL
Sunday, February 17, 2008
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Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
I'd like to trim it similar to this gown. I like the trim spiraled down the sleeves but I will probably forgo the slashing.
Then to go with the green and the simple sky blue gown I made last year I would love to find some blue-green silk taffeta to make an overgown similar to this.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Moda a Firenze aka the Bible for Italian renaissance costumers. I was actually able to get ahold of a copy from the University of Michigan library to read back before Christmas but that just fueled my desire for my very own copy. I've never paid $100 for a book before but I feel it is worth every penny! I've spent all afternnon studying the portraits in the book and making notes for my next sewing project. Off to search for some peacock blue silk taffeta............
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This is why hand washing dishes is my least favorite household chore. I honestly would rather clean toilets because I can do that without putting my hands in the water. Would you want to put your hands in this??? (And don't tell me to use rubber gloves because having my hands sweat inside of those things is kind of gross, too.)
Monday, February 11, 2008
I chose to photograph this piece for the "shiny & sparkly" photo challenge at ScrapFreak this week. Even though I don't wear it often (mostly when I am travelling without my family) it is one of my most meaningful pieces of jewelry because it represents my family.
The ship charm was a gift from DD#1 after we went on our first cruise together.
The lion represents our family.
The heart that came on the bracelet represents my sweetheart.
The antique cherub and the silver and gold baby shoe represent my angel baby.
The star and the pink shoe represent DD#1 because she loves stars and she is my star.
The wresters charm and the blue baby shoe represent DS and his dedication and the sacrifices he made for wrestling (I added the charm while he was in high school and uor lives revolved around the wrestling team).
The enamel bee and the green baby shoe represent DD#2. The story goes that the bee should not be able to fly because according to science his wings should not be able to support the weight of his body but he doesn't know that so he flies anyway. My doughter was born with brain damage that according to the "experts" should have left her unable to walk or talk but she proved them wrong and learned anyway.
The paw print charm represents my furry babies.
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN IT'S SOOO FRIGGEN COLD THAT THE CAMERA WON'T FUNCTION PROPERLY! I recently put my old camera in my car's glovebox so I would have it on hand and wanted to take a photo of the iced over expressway while my husband was driving yesterday. I couldn't get the camera to work at all when I first got it out but after taking the batteries out and warming them in my hands it seemed to be working. When I pulled the memory card out this morning this was the image I found.
I don't even like "World's Finest" chocolate but I ate it anyway. I could say that I ate it to be a good mom and support my daughter's fundraising efforts but that would not be true. The truth would be that I am such a chocoholic that if there is chocolate in the house I will eat it (even if it's cheap yucky tasting chocolate).
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I pulled out some old photos of my kids when they were little to use for the February "Show me the Love" contest at ScrapFreak. The requirements are Scenic Route Loveland products, hearts, bling, and stamping. Use the link to the right if you want to check it out.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
This sweater is one of the oldest articles of clothing that I own but still a favorite because it is sooo snuggly and warm! I keep it handy all winter so I can slip it one when I get a chill instead of turning the thermostat up.