Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bebe Dress

Finished my first "solo" sewing project this week.  The Bebe dress from Serendepity Studios.  I had a little bit of trouble with the invisible zipper, it took me a couple of tries to get the second half of the zipper in, but I walked away from it overnight and in the morning I figured it out.  

I used some fabulous vintage lace around the bottom.  I have been saving it for just the right project, and thank goodness I had enough of it with about 6 inches to spare!  The dress fits well, but I think I need to tweek the bodice just a bit to get the closer fit.  All in all I will make another!  I have some Liberty Tana lawn fabric just waiting to be made into this dress.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Catching Up

I have been neglecting this blog for hmmm...a little bit over a year now.  I have been a busy girl.  Just wanted to share the *biggest* highlight of last year with you.  I completed my first triathlon.  It was awesome and I am already registered for this year!
I trained with 2 awesome coaches and the MOST fabulous group of women EVER!  It was the first tri for most of us and I would not have been able to do it without all of them!  

This was the smile on my face as soon as I finished the swim.  I could not stop giggling!  I knew I was in shape, and had complete faith that I was trained and going to finish!
Coach Anna had champagne at the finish line for us!  

My niece Sam had this awesome sign as I approached the finish line!
Oh and one more (well actually 2 more) awesome things..The new babies.  Olive
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flea Market Finds

Thursdays are the big day at one of the local markets. I always work a long day, so when an opportunity presents itself to get a Thursday off...I leap at the chance! This sterling pendant was the buy of the day! The seller had it marked super cheap and it is a fabulous piece! The same seller had these beauties! The amber one is a button that Donna spotted! And the other I thought would be pretty with a shawl. Fabulous day at the market with my lovely friend Donna . It was chilly but we had a blast, and met some great characters~ part of the fun at the market is the people you meet! Some great vintage fabric, now that I am sewing I keep an eye out for it! This great vintage toast holder that is now a home for all my loose desk papers. Just wanted to share some of the fab finds.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Flea Market Finds

Just a quick post today to share a flea market find. I found this dress on an early morning trip to the market. I had originally spotted it for fabric. It sat in a bag for about 6 months until I took it to be dry cleaned. When I brought it home I really looked at it...And discovered it was in much better shape than I thought, and it appeared to be closer to my size than I would have guessed. Actually it needs to be taken in. I also need to replace the buttons and repair the smallest tear by one of the button holes. But I love it! I think it looks fab with my capelet that I wore alot last spring too! Another successful flea market find, that cost me about $10.00.