Here’s my finished dress. I would have never thought to use this sewing pattern had it not been reviewed by Mimi G. It is a New Look Pattern. I have a “daytime” print fabric to try out next. I wan to make the next dress with one of the alternative bodices. I’ll post pictures of that soon. At the moment, I’m finishing a fleece jacket…I’m not sure if it was meant to stay with me or not…but I’ll know once I finish it.
Reblogging this because there were a few people asking to see what the last dress looked like. They are from the same pattern package, but the bodices are different.
Easter week update:
So, here are a few pictures from this weekend. I had a lovely brunch potluck to attend on Saturday. I made the dress specifically for this occasion as the theme was Garden Tea Party and there was a hat contest. Well, I ended up decorating/creating three head pieces. The large hat was purchased by my husband and I ended up decorating it with extra netting and butterflies to go with my dress. The second hat (the saucer hat) I did myself. I purchased the materials from two etsy shops found here and here. The birdcage veil (which I wish I had another picture with a different angle) I made with the left overs from the saucer hat. It really was a lot of fun and I love to create, design, and craft when ever I get the chance. It’s therapeutic for me. The only time that I have an issue with sewing or crafting is when I am under a lot of outside pressure or if I have a horrible, awful client…which is why it is a RARE occasion when I take on a client.
The last picture is of my adorable Chewie. He’s been wearing this household out, but he’s adorable and a total sweetheart. That picture is actually from us coming home from a special night with his Tias, Tios and Madrinha. We’re part of a wonderful and powerful circle. Great medicine.
Instructions for a Rustic Porch Swing
Check it out at http://www.livenedup.com/instructions-rustic-porch-swing/
I need this in my life.
I really got to keep that depression and anxiety at bay. I’ve got way too much to do and accomplish for this to slow me down. I’ve got too much to be thankful for and happy about to let this get to me. But when it all goes quiet and things slow down, sometimes I don’t think I can handle it. I guess it’s not healthy to medicate myself by being “busy,” but pills don’t work. I don’t have the funds and time for counseling right now…so, I choose projects. Let’s just hope I don’t over do it. Gotta keep myself preoccupied so that I’m at least too damned tired to be sad or panic-ridden.
Did you know that lavender oil was used to dress wounds during the first world war, because they were low on antiseptics? Lavender oil is not just for aromatherapy but for many healing purposes too. So, why not make your own lavender oil and enjoy its benefits.
In an attempt to write a review of Nocturne tea from Tiger Lily Tea, I’ve consumed enough to make me too drowsy to write….I think I should have thought this one through more seeing as this is my second attempt. Maybe I should only down a shot of this yummy elixir of the night. Reviews soon to come…
Rose Petal Tea
2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals(about 15 large roses)
3 cups water
Honey or granulated sugar to taste
Clip and discard bitter white bases from the rose petals; rinse petals thoroughly and pat dry.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, place the prepared rose petals. Cover with water and bring just to a simmer; let simmer for approximately 5 minutes, or until the petals become discolored (darkened).Remove from heat and strain the hot rose petal liquid into teacups. Add honey or sugar to taste. Makes 4 servings.