Sunday, December 27, 2009

I am moving!

Please do come and see me :): I will be posting much more often, I hope you like :)
This blog will remain available so that you can browse through the articles, if you want. :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New from Colette...

I'm going nuts---the new patterns are coming into the Colette patterns shop, and they are just lovely.
I adore this coat. I'm just drooling. I just finished my first-from-a-pattern coat, that involved learning some new tecniques, now I'm ready to tackle more projects. I have a really fancy sort of coat pattern that I will make, I just wanted to warm up with a simpler one first... more on that later...
I love these gloves too... pretty, pretty, pretty...
Look at that vintage-style detailing...
and that color is cool... I don't usually use that color in my sewing... I like it...
I've been sewing a lot lately... I will post my projects as soon as possible, I've been having great difficulties in uploading photographs into my computer, anyway, I'll probably have a zillion projects to post by the time I get it working like it should...
lovely bodice design...

So vintage, I've liked this detail for a while, however you don't usually see it on modern patterns
I've been shopping ,shopping, and more shopping and had no intention of purchasing anything else this anytime soon, however the siren call of this pattern wiped out that idea.
I bought it. :D
I just love it. And it looks like such a gratifying project to make (quick, not complicated)
I have skin like this models. I'm pinky-very white. I couldn't get a tan to save my life. hahaha.
I have several dotted cottons that are dying to be made into creations, and I think that I have my inspiration. I also have some lovely white fabric that would be good for skirts/a coat.

killer lining... so cute... this is the side the bread is buttered on...

To get your hands on these tasty patterns go here: , if you pre-order any of these right now, you'll get free shipping... I can't wait :)

Monday, November 30, 2009


{{{Here it is...the moment you've been waiting for...insert little drumroll here...}}}
The first of a series of giveaways:
the kit from my shoppe:

a little bunch of each:
*blue roses
*scarlet roses

2 yards of each:
*blue/mint/white striped cotton twine: on a scalloped chocolate tag
*peach/cocoa/white striped twine: on a scalloped chocolate tag

*4 teaberry dotted pillowboxes
*4 blue dotted pillowboxes
* a dozen cherry red/ivory laurel tags

For a little while I wasn't sure who the other sponsor was,
they have donated a fabulous 17 rolls of this beautiful Japanese tape:
I've been drooling over this type of tape for some time now, I may just break down and get some...

{{{HOW TO ENTER...}}}

go to

good luck!! :)

Friday, November 27, 2009


These are so cute. I really do need to make some. These are from
I need to make sure to post my latest projects...

Monday, November 23, 2009


Here are some pics of my pretties that I've been working on...
I'm considering holding a giveaway here... what do you think that I should do? :) a kit maybe?
to see the rest of the colors of the butterflies and flowers that I've made just wonder over to my shop... I need to get off of the computer before I fall asleep on the keyboard :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Highlights of my pretties...

I'm an obsessive compulsive crafter. I craft everywhere. Anytime. I kind-of wish that I could craft in my sleep. These are a few (I've listed sooo many things: so you'll just have to go to the shoppe to see the rest ;D) of my "craft" projects of this week...
I made 8 of the large dyed fabric roses, this one is so tasty.
I went to Omaha yesterday (we go to Whole Foods: place of frolicsomeness, We're plotting Thanksgiving feasting, as the rest of Omaha seemed to be judging by the crowd). After all of the grocery store adventures, I, with a wallet that has been on a diet, went to Michaels. That was such a dreadful idea, so many tasty toys, so little time and $$ (I'm making myself save most of what I have---for now). I was practically drooling. I made myself a list, and a promise to return with wads of $ so that I can get some crafty person toys. :):):):):):):):):)
Another of my favorites, I like blue.
I've been going crazy trying to keep up with my ideas for my shop this week (I'll take the creative spasms as they come ;)), I took my notebook to the book store, and wrote down 3 pages of things that I wanted to create. It will be a busy week, so wish me luck tapping into that list.
This one would look so charming on a hat... maybe I should shop around in my own stuff :):):)
I am making a gold themed Christmas tree this year and will be making my ornaments this week (scrambling to get them done by Thanksgiving :)) and intend to use liberal amounts of glitter and cuteness.
I've been wanting to do some floral envelopes for the shoppe for a while now, I just did 3 colors, I think that I will do more in the future.
On Friday I started work on a new dress: it's based off of a vintage dress that I layed flat and traced. It's a pinkish floral type of cotton. If the weather cooperates I'll post pics when I'm done.
I made lots of these type of flowers...
And even more of this style of envelope...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chronicles of fuzz part 2

They relisted this item. Yes, I have a very weak will when it comes to millinery goods. I bought them. They're so tasty.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I love fuzz

Vintage flocked buds, so cute. I hearted this item shortly before it sold out (not to me though). Waaaah. Well, I've made hundreds if not thousands of flowers. I'm always coming up with more ideas. These were a brainstorm. I have the most violent urge to make fuzzy florals.

So I got to thinking: how is it possible to make this fuzziness come to life? I've been drooling over these ever since I saw them. I hit etsy first, they didn't have this set. On to Ebay, I found a bunch of these sets. I thought about getting the large bottle of white flock (the bottles are charming) and tinting as neccessary, this would be cheaper than getting the whole set. However, in the end, I cracked and bought the whole set (twenty $ vs. seven). So hold on-flocked vintage repro flowers are on their way to the shoppe.

Fabulous Vintage

It's O.K., just take a couple minutes to drool...
This gorgeous coat is coming to live at my house :):):)
I'm so excited :):) It comes from:
She's the best to work with/talk to, she's already shipped it, practically right after I got it. Wow.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Allen Co. Vintage

These are tasty things from Allen Co. Vintage on Etsy
I adore this coat! I love this style. I want to sew now.
Another lovely coat...
I love these types of dresses, and the rose pattern is so pretty

I have some material like this, and some buttons like these, maybe I should make a coat this week...