Tuesday, September 30, 2008

little bird


I painted this a couple weeks ago, I was copying a little vintage stamp of my great grandmothers so I don't even know if it's at all like the real bird out there in the world. My mom and I have been talking about doing nature journalism and watercolors so I figured I'd share them as they come into existence.

by the way, it is really very warm here today, makes me wish it were raining or snowing instead...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ribbons and sparkly things!

I like ribbons, it's one of those things that is so versatile and so lovely!
I have a basket full as you can see, yet still i buy more! :D



i mentioned my trip to Micheals, well they always have this $1 ribbon section right up near the registers which usually adds a couple $s onto my final purchase.
I had bought some of the green/blue ribbon awhile back thinking it'd be lovely trim on a costume one day. well this time they had more so i got two more rolls as well as the brown and the creamy pinky one. the really fun part is that there are 5 yards on each spool! I would hope 15 yards would be enough to use as trim on a victorian bustle gown anyway! :)



I also thought i'd share with you my glitter letters. I had bought these last year while shopping with my sister in law Heather for some fun Christmas decorating supplies. (I like a silvery Christmas)



and so this time I purchased the gold ones for my fall decorations which i'm still waiting on inspiration to kick in to put up. lol :P
but they're lovely and perfect for fall!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

continued costume progress

Due to my sewing machine's lack of a zipper foot i have had to put Gwen's dress on hold till a trip to the fabric store again. (where hopefully i'll be able to find a zipper foot that will attach to my old machine!) In the mean time, as mentioned, we were keeping out eye on some "ruby slippers" for sale on Ebay. Well they ended up passing our $ limit so I went with plan B. Make my own!

I started with these shoes which we had bought for my sisters wedding. I figured that she hasn't worn them since and will just grow out of them soon anyway so I might as well put them to good use right! :)



After a quick trip to Michaels today and thanks to Martha Stewart, I was equipped with the necessary tools...red glitter and glitter glue.



And so, you have a home made version of ruby red slippers! I did them rather quickly this afternoon and need to go back after they've fully dried to do some touch up work and make sure all the excess glitter is removed but all in all i think they turned out quite nicely!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It took her some time to learn, and it took us a good week to capture it on film but here it is, Gwendolyn walking!
video
I will add that this was last week, and she is already 10 times better at it! It's amazing to watch them learn and grow. :)
Here is a little peek at what I've been busy with lately, Gwen's costume!
can you guess who she's going to be?

I still have some work to do obviously but most of it is done
below are some more detailed pictures of the sleeves and the band on the skirt.

We are working to secure a pair of Red glittery shoes from ebay to round the look out. add a little basket and a doggy and she'll be good to go!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

just a couple more

A couple more pictures. and sorry i'm not talking much, still getting my house back in order after being away. i'm also finally working on some fall projects and decorating the house. will post pics of all that when it's done.
enjoy! :)




Monday, September 08, 2008

update on life

we have been busy busy busy! and now i'm just plain tired so here are a couple fun pics i was able to snap on the wedding day! hope you enjoy!