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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tango dress alterations

Earlier I posted that I am doing a dance show with my husband in October.  We are dancing a routine to the American Tango.  I needed to come up with a dress and got a great deal on one on line.  I decided that I was going to make it my own and do some adjustments to it. 

Here is the dress as I bought it for those of you that didn't see the earlier post.
 I took some of the bottom off and cut the dress to the traditional tango angle.  I also took the collar piece off of it.

Here is a sneak peek of the materials that I purchased to make my changes.  Any ideas on where they are going or what I am doing with them?

More to come.......

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rainy day projects

Today it was raining when we got up so I decided it was a good day to get some projects done. 
 Brian and I are discussing what design we are going to do for Emily's big girl bed. Hence the previous post.  I am trying to come up with a complete picture of what I want her room to look like.  I need to figure out fabric first so I decided to start with a pillow.
Brian built Caleb's big boy bed so the same goes for Emily.  I just need to draw him up some plans and he goes to work.  It has saved us a lot of money and we get a sturdy bed that the kids can't break.
 Here is my first pillow, I have the next one cut and laid out waiting for completion.

I also decided to make a skirt out of some fabric that I had left from a skirt I was going to make for myself.  I don't like throwing things away so I re purposed it.  Not bad if I do say so myself!

Not bad work for a rainy day.

SnazzieDrawers: Addison's Wonderland Children's Bedding

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As a designer this couldn't represent my design tastes if only my husbands budget was the same!! LOL! I would LOVE to do Emily's room in this....hhmmmm maybe I can come up with something similar of my own design!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Combined Talents Outfit

  I worked with a friend and fellow small business owner designs by EliAnn to make this adorable outfit for her daughter Evie's 4th birthday!  I am so excited about how it turned out and she looked absolutely adorable in it! Liz was GREAT to work with and I hope that we can do more projects like this. 

Let us know if you would like an adorable custom outfit for your little one! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

This week....

   I had an awesome weekend with Family.  A much needed break in all the craziness of life.  This week is back to the grind!  I am working on promoting the business and just started a Twitter account!  Please come and check it out.  Tweet me!
    We are doing a garage sale this weekend so I need to get that all set up and ready to go by Thursday so that I can get ready for hosting my FIRST Moms night out for my fellow mom's.  I am excited!
    We have dance rehearsal tomorrow night for the program coming up in October!  Exciting and nerve racking at the same time!  I am going to be doing some alterations to a dress that I found an awesome deal on.  I only paid $21 and change with shipping for it!  I will post updates on the changes as I get to them!  Here is what the dress looks like so far.
I ordered red shoes off ebay and so I am going to be adding some red into it somehow.  I am also going to add straps and take off the black neck collar. I am excited to get it started but it isn't at the top of the list for this week.
I am not sure how much I will get back this week so, have a great week everyone!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New summer purse

I have a break in orders so I decided that this was a good time to make something for myself!  I have been looking for a purse that I thought was the right size and still cute, yet different!  I found this pattern on line for free and decided that I would make a new purse myself!  Here are some pictures of the finished product!  Hope you like it as much as I do!