May 16, 2008

Get to Work!

I can't seem to keep her off my table. I go through a lot of lint rollers, let me tell you.

Remember the other day when I said I was going to walk to Michael's? hehe I didn't. I admit it. It's not that I'm lazy, I'm not. I just didn't want to take the time and it's REALLY hot here right now. It was definitely in the upper 90's yesterday. Gross! We were in here melting all day.
You will be proud of me however because I have gotten lots of sewing done this week. I go back to selling at my local farmer's market this Sunday (I haven't done it since right before Christmas!). My stock is seriously low, so I've been slaving away trying to get some things made for my booth. Here's a little peek at what's been going on:

Two new handbags. I'll list them in my shop after the weekend.


50 tissue cozies. All made from scraps. I haven't offered these at the market before, we'll see how well they do. I'm thinking low priced items are the ticket for me.

Oh, and I realized this morning that I never really showed you what my wedding dress looked like when it was finished. So, here's a somewhat blurry photo of us on the day.

I'm really proud of how well it fit me, I was so lucky with that. I'm not sure all of the beading I did was worth it, but I am happy with the dress anyway (Nick's tie looks pretty good too). And, I'm lucky enough to get to wear it again in September. Round two of wedding festivities will take place here for all of our UK folks that couldn't make it over for various reasons. This event will be almost no work for me. The restaurant does most of it and Nick's wonderful Mum is doing the rest!! Hooray! All I have to do is invites & place cards. Piece o' cake.
Have a great weekend, I hope it's not so hot where you live.

16 comments:

mary jane said...

wow , you made your dress? that is SO impressive!
xoxo
mary jane

www.maryjanefrances.etsy.com

Punky N Munky said...

Beautiful dress!!! I don't have the patience for a project that large!! Well done!

btw,Love the colors in your blog :)

Christina said...

Your dress is so lovely. You look beautiful - it really does fit you great! :)

jody said...

Love the bags!

BlossomingTree said...

You look beautiful in your wedding dress. Love the bags.

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh, I really like the red bag, esp!

And that's a beautiful wedding day photo - you both look so happy : ) Yay!!!

ashley said...

You look gorgeous! *sigh* i wish I could sew. And congratulations on your marriage. Being married is so much fun!

LeeAnn said...

THe dress turned out amazing! And at least you had practice with the whole wedding thing when Sept comes around!

Jody said...

The first thing I noticed was the detail work on the dress ... it's so lovely!

Katie said...

I've been following your wedding planning on your blog...I love your dress! It looks beautiful :-) Love your hair too, you looked great for your big day!

Shannon said...

Your dress looks awesome on you:) Hope you have fun on Sunday let us know how it goes.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous dress and clever you making it. Love the kitty on the fabric. My cats are exactly the same. If there is something you don't want them on, there they will be.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I'm so glad you showed us your dress--I was a little bummed about the little peeks we got! It's beautiful...and you look very beautiful in it!

I have actually been selling a few tissue cozies the past week--oddly enough. Maybe allergies due to lots of things blooming. I'll bet yours will be doing well, they look cute (and 50?!! wow). Good luck at the market!

Smiles, Karen

Kelly said...

I am so glad to finally see a closeup of the dress. You did such a fantastic job and it fits you wonderfully! Bride and groom are quite the cute couple!

Polka Dot Creations said...

The dress is beautiful! I'm so impressed.

LemonCadet said...

Oh my gosh! You are so gorgeous. You guys look so happy and the dress is stunning. Great job.