Today has been a 'blah, don't feel like doing anything' kind of day! :-( Months ago I mentioned that when I keep on track and force myself to a schedule I do pretty well, however disrupt my schedule even one day and I find it really hard to get back on track. I've run into that this week. I just can't seem to get back into the groove! *sigh*
That being said I did start walking my dog yesterday. We did one lap around our Loop, and it was enough. I am woefully out of shape. :-( Hopefully if we keep it up everyday we'll soon be walking further and further! I am going to ask my husband to help me rearrange our living room this weekend so we can get our home gym equipment set up again. AND start using it too!
I haven't listed anything new in my shop yet, but I'll leave you with a few pictures of the pieces coming soon!
This outfit came about when Facebook friend mentioned her granddaughter loved tie-dye and Monster High. So of course knowing I had this ribbon in my stash I had to do something. It's cute, flirty and fun! Lala wears it with a velvety top made from a drapery fabric sample.
Cleo wears a hand painted halter top. I liked the plain pink top, but felt it needed a little something. I didn't want to add beads or sequins, which I thought would make the top seem heavier, so I pulled out some paints and added the solid strip at the neckline and then embellished it with polka dots. This paint has a shimmer to it, so there is a light sparkle too!
Thinking about it know I wish I had added the pair of hot pink Mattel made tights I have to this outfit! lol
Ah my dear Cleo...this might be my most favorite outfit I've put her in so far! This fabric also came from my mom. Its a retro-ish floral stretch knit. Because of the stretch this slim strapless dress fit beautifully! And the colors look amazing on Cleo as well!
Miss Ghoulia wears a Bratz denim mini skirt with a top I almost didn't make. This top gave me no end of headaches and I think this final version was about the 18th reincarnation... and of course it ended up looking nothing at all like my original plans. But I'm ok with that, as I really like the final result1
Ghoulia models for me again here, wearing one of the black faux suede pencils skirts I've made, plus a Mattel made top. The denim shrug I decorated by first sewing some decorative stitches with my sewing machine THEN cutting out my pattern piece. I finished the edges with a matching gold blanket stitch.
I plan on having lots of these shrugs in my shop in several different shades of denim, fleece and faux suede. They sew up super quick, there are just 2 seams. The longest part in the blanket stitching around the edges, but even that doesn't take too long. Plus I like doing it as it's kind of mindless work. Good for days when I don't feel like doing anything...Hmmm like today! I think I'll do some stitching after I take the dog for a walk! =D
Well my friends I'm off. Scruffy is gettting antsy to go on a walk. I might just take a doll and my camera with me too! We shall see!