Nov 29, 2007
Nov 26, 2007
overall i was extremely happy with the result, i think it happens to be my favourite formal dress i own and i can't wait till the next wedding/function so i can wear it again! :) it's greta because the material and the process of making the dress has such a story to it.. thanks mamma for helping me sew, and dad for helping us lay out the material to make sure we got the scallops write and even morgan for helping to trace the patterns!
Nov 19, 2007
Nov 13, 2007
it was the cheapest scollaped lace i could find anywhere..even with the postage price (had to have it express posted)! I'm using a mcall's evening elegance pattern M5001 (i recommend this pattern as it's simple and very easy to follow, i've had absoluetly no problems with it so far!). Although i've changed it due to the fact that i won't have enough lace to overlay over the whole of the dress. i used the bodice and changed the skirt to an a-line. I'm putting the lace overlay with a scalloped edge all over the dress and the neckline is sweetheart neckline. the underlay is black at the bodice and light blue for the skirt (this is to match morgie's shirt, which i also picked up from sale at Kmart, it is light blue and has a fancy design embroidered into the fabric...kinda like a 'man's lace' and ties in quite well, now that i think about it). so this afternoon's job is to finish putting the boneing into the lining (i already have half sewn into it), create the pattern for the a-line skirt (as i've changed it from a gore skirt to a simple a-line) and sew a trial skirt onto my trial top.
also in my list of crafts to try is a sock softie from my new amazing and cute book (i also highly recommend it!!) sock and glove by miyako kanamori, which i purchased of amazon for about $7 plus postage. i was so so excited when i recieved this in the mail. and the book is better than i expected. the pictures are gorgeous and the start of the book tells a story of the little sock characters with amazing photography. i'm currently tossing up between the elephant and the lamb..for a chrissy pressie for baby fletcher who is due in 2 weeks! yay!
Nov 12, 2007
Leah & Ryan
Here are some pictures of a wedding Morgan and I went to a couple of weekends ago..
I especially love this shot above!...morgan just happened to have the camera ready to snap it and the look on Ryan's face is just beautiful! Definetly a 'love' look!
Little Brayden (the groom's son) was so cute... but much too shy for photos. this was the best shot we could get off him. and how cute is it that his pink ball matches Leah's Bouquet?!
Nov 3, 2007
so we took the camera, but i ended up taking more photos of the shop than any people! here are some of my favourites...
oh Max Brenner's how i love thee!
also i had lunch with my friend, Elizabeth on friday and she brought me a whole BIG bag of books to read! some of them i've been wanting to read for ages!
isn't it so great to have friends who just know what you like and can make your day by just the simplest gestures :)
Lizabeth i love you!
Nov 1, 2007
i've been looking for a special present for my cousin's bub who is due in a couple of weeks!!! yipee and i am loving this pink birdy mini minky blanket from my retro baby. it says it is perfect for stroller, crib, car seat and snuggling...although i wouldn't mind it in my room aswell! they also come in some great other patterns, but i'm thinking this one is definately my favourite! I'm thinking i might even have a go at making one myself, if i can find some cute fabric like this..I think i'll just have to wait till we know the sex of 'baby fletcher'!