Saturday, March 20, 2010

Butterfly Dress

I made this back in October, and I just now got around to posting this. I made this over my fall break when my fiance was out of town. He's always saying how I never wear dresses so I made this for his homecoming.

The dress:

A close up of the fabric and the straps:

An action shot:

Action shot of the back:

Close up of the fabric:

I used a pattern from New Look (6468). I just love the New Look patterns, they're cheap (about $3.95) and SO easy to make. I'm goin gto make a dress similar to this one for Halloween this year (I'll be Vegas for Halloween!)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Virginia the shepherdess

The one thing that I love the most about these little sprites that I'm working my way through is that they come together pretty quickly. I have another Tenth Kingdom sprite:

She only took about an hour!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Must Love Cross-Stitch

So the last time I posted cross-stitch I raved about my Bria Tharen stitchery and I forgot to post a picture! Oops. :)

Next is Tenel Ka from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. I believe she made her first apperance in the EU in the Young Jedi Knight Books:

The next two are from the fantastic NBC mini-series The Tenth Kingdom:


Christine aka the evil queen:

Finally, Miss Parker from The Pretender. She's dressed in her white suit and pink top, its from the episode (I can't recall the title) where she finds the gun that shot her mother. I've always wanted this outfit:

Next up is some more mini cross-stitch from The Tenth Kingdom!

My First Shirt Reconstructions

So all over the internet I see all these fantastic (and sometimes odd) T-Shirt reconstructions. After the turn of the New Year I did my yearly closet/dresser clean out and instead of taking clothes down to Goodwill this year, I threw them in a pile in my craft room and waited for inspiration to hit. I have about twenty shirts that I want to reconstruct. Today I did three.

First up, is a T-Shirt that my parents brought me back from Canada (they live 3 hours from the border) back in '07:

I turned this into a functional tote bag:

Its a little floppy because I did reinforce it with anything (or add any lining) but once I but in hardback books it has a nice shape. I also used this opportunity to try some fancy stitching at the top:

The next one is a "party shirt" that I picked up in Brussels, Belgium at a street market just outside my hotel when I was there in the fall of 2007:

Generally, I loved this shirt but I live in the desert now so long sleeves are a no-no and I don't party much, so I lopped off the sleeves and cut off the belt.

This one is made to be worn over tank tops. I love wearing tanks but as a teacher they're not appropriate at work, so I've been trying to come up with a cover to wear over them while I'm teaching.

And the back:

The last one is a black shirt that I've had since high school:

I cut it diagnoally across the front and back and did the same to the sleeves. I tried to make the sleeves different lengths but after hemming, they came out to be about the same oddly enough:

Action shot:

And the back:

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with these considering they're my first reconstructions. Now I just have to get up the nerve to wear them!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Save the Date!

So I made these on the computer almost a month ago. I finally sat down this afternoon with Chris and we put them together. They're printed on good old fashion cardstock and then I stuck a magnet on the back.

We have the date and the city (Viva Las Vegas baby!) now we just need a chapel, hall, and hotel. Thank goodness Vegas has plenty!