Monday, May 31, 2010

A prototype

I fell in love with this little dress the minute I saw it. I love how simply it is made. The fabric is soft and lightweight and is so comfortable for my baby, and it's short enough that she can still crawl in it. She wears it all the time. I'd like to have more of them because honestly I would put her in one every day. I haven't found the right fabric, but I wanted to try sewing it with some practice fabric first, and work out the kinks. I used a zipper because I thought it would save time (it didn't!), but next time I'll try buttons like the original.

I think the little replica turned out sweet and I'm excited to try it on the little model...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

True love

My true love in the art world is painting. I can get so caught up in
it. I love the little bursts of ideas that come sporadically, it's a
weird thing but I kinda feel addicted to it. A painter's high? I'm not
even using oils....
Back to the subject. I love to paint but I'm seriously rusty. I'm
struggling through this one because I'm a figure girl and I haven't
really painted landscapes. I have had the urge to throw this painting
out the window several times, but somehow it's still on my easel. It's
not at a stage where I'd call it done by any means, but having worked
on it for a chunk of time is an accomplishment and I'm happier with
this stage than when I started tonight. Man, landscapes are tough

Monday, May 17, 2010

On vacation....

Kissing my to-do list goodbye until next week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New shirt...

I am loving this blog and I felt inspired to sweeten up my own wardrobe. I bought this shirt in 3 colors when I was hangin' in the in-between stage after having my baby. It didn't really fit well and was a boxy frumpy thing. Since I have three of them, I thought I'd try sprucing one up a bit - I'm still undecided and I honestly don't know if I'll wear the finished product in public, but it gave me some ideas and I will try this again...two more times!

PS: Please excuse the world's worst photos.