Sunday, July 19, 2009

Draping Projects and Back yard goodies

I love this summer fabric my mom got me at a sale somewhere!... huge tropical flowers, gold fish.. perfect summery jersey fabric!
I made this by draping on my dress form. Its actually 2 pieces. The top is separate from the dress. Back view... I also used this beautiful red/orange netting to accent the dress.
Below...This fabric was left over from a bellydance costume I made a client. Again made by draping. Darts give it just enough shape... I didn't want a super tight look.
I LOVE to experiment with draping!! Its so fun and makes me feel extra creative..
I also made the necklace I'm wearing... its braided fabric strips, beaded with black and clear crystal beads and a silver cross... and I need a close up of it!

Backyard Bounties!!!!
Check out my Purple Bell Pepper!!!! Its my first pepper of the season.

Scallop squash.. I have so much (anyone know any good recipes???)... MORE zucchini! and MORE cucumbers!..

My 2 little blue berry bushes even gave up a bowl of berries! There were more but I ate them as I picked! heehee

Puppy Update.... Dixie and 2-Pac are best buds now!! Check Dixie out after a play session..
so precious.....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

No,sewing... but LOOK!!!!

Why, why would I do this??? Get a puppy??? When I already complain about no time!
But I've been looking for a doberman puppy for a while now... my son has wanted a "big" dog for a while.... The Bald Man was indifferent at first and now he's CRAZY about this dog! (he missed having a "mans dog!" I guess my 4lb baby 2-pac didn't quite fit that bill) ............and here she is.... meet
Dixieland Sugar Delight... we couldn't decide between Dixie and Sugar... so thats her AKC name.. but we call her Dixie.... my son thought Sugar (my choice) was to 'sweet' to name a doberman! All the way to VA and back Monday to pick her up! Its hard to find a good doberman breeder... I mean really hard! Especially since I didn't want a breeder who did conformation.
And I had really specific needs for this puppy... I wanted a girl because of the male dominance 'issues' dobes sometimes have with other males (not good for Pac!) , I wanted her young! so she could grow up with 2-pac and not want to eat him.... had to be a Doberman! nothing else would do.... And she had to be AKC so I can participate in Obedience and maybe agility AKC trails with her.
She's 8 weeks old! and a darling handful!!! I had dobes a while back (back longer than I care to share with you!!!) and they were so fun! Very protective and loving... Even though they were big babies everyone was so scared of them! Which is really a plus, when "salesmen "come to the door, when I'm out walking the dogs alone... I mean NO ONE is scared of a toy poodle... even though he's really the mean one!

2-pac was not happy about her at first but he's learning that she's fun to play with since she has ALMOST as much energy as him.

Just adorable....

Its a long road with a new pup... training, house breaking, lots of play, more training and more training! Add ear crop drama on to that... whew!

But its SO worth it!
I'm off to make a new dog bed and puppy toys....... they just LOVE toys made of fleece and stuffed with plastic bags!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY 4TH!!! I need a break!

Happy 4th of July everyone! See I haven't forgot about my blog... just been busier than I have EVER been in the summer...

Heehee! My little garden helper....
Ok! I couldn't resist, now seriously.... I have managed to crochet quite a bit during my son's Jiu Jitsu classes that last an hour and he takes 2 or 3 times a week!
This little pullover vest was super fast and really easy. Made using some cool Japanese yarn that I would have never been able to afford... and it was still expensive on sale! But it made me feel better that it was on sale ;) And I got to tell The Bald Man I bought the yarn on sale...
Know what I mean???? lol!

I have been sewing... I made a beautiful dress by draping that I need to picture. Otherwise I've just been making lots of basics... 4 tanks, 2 tees and 2 yoga pants.... I'm going to do some lite weight cropped jackets too.... For my....
" 'Round the house yoga/walking Wardrobe" My 'round the house wear was looking kinda sad. So I thought it was time to make some cute stuff that I could wear to do yoga in, go walking and look decent wearing in case I need to go to the door for a package or something!! I'm making some yoga 'gear' too!
Now Just look at The Bald Man's little terrace corn field! In between the rows he also has different squash planted and beans that are growing up the corn stalks! Its his FIRST garden ever! I think he's a natural!

My garden is doing fabulous too... EXCEPT my tomatoes.... they got Early Blight so all had to go!
But thats ok... I've got TONS of cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions... even some blueberries!!!! ... and lots more on the way!!!
All my herbs are huge... I love using fresh herbs in my cooking!

I'll try not to be so slack this month! I really do have alot I would like to show all my blog buddies out there!
Y'all have a great 4th and a great weekend!
God bless you and Stay Safe!!!!!!!