Thursday, August 6, 2009

Happy B-day to my son! These are busy days!

My son, Brian turned 15 Monday! He loves his music (and he's quite talented at it!) so I bought him a new Gibson guitar, The Bald Man bought him a banjo and his Dad brought him this really cool drum back from Africa! My mom cooked up his favorite foods and I made him a chocolate chip cheesecake... yup, I think he had a good one! Now for some sewing... which I really have been doing alot of lately... just been lazy with the posting!

Below is an OOP Vogue #2540. It was very easy to make (made this in a day!!)and I plan to make the other view soon.

The bolero is copied from rtw. The necklace is a knitted rope with swavorski stones covering it... and I'm not sure I like it with the outfit.

The fabric is a stretch black knit jersey with silver glitter throughout that I bought at Hobby Lobby last year on clearance ($2 a yd) The contrast fabric at the bottom of the skirt is another treasure from our trip last year to Panama.

This skirt has SO much movement! Love that!

This is NL 6606 the shrug is copied from rtw. This was easy to make and I also made one of the other views took about 2 days for both.

The fabric is a light weight thin cotton I got at Walmart last year. Not the best stuff but it works.

I dressed it up a bit with a nice beaded trim around the neck line and on the front side seams.

What do you do when your husband still gets you roses for no reason....

Thank God for him!!!!! These were just what I needed the other day...

I haven't bought any fabric in a very long time.... this fabric was given to me by my moms long time friend, Gloria. There were lots of odds and ends in the bag but these were some extra great pieces!

This daisy chiffon print is so cute... I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with it! But I really like it.

Below is a very soft tan wool blend... and a great grey pin strip. Both will make great dress pants for fall/winter.

To the left here is a really great blue pin strip.
Now there's enough of this to make a whole mini wardrob!
Skirt, pants, jacket and vest!!!
It was very thoughtful of her to think of me and pass this great fabric along to me!!

I've also made some much needed dog beds! Here's Pacster on his Titans fleece bed!


Ellena said...

you have a great personal style, it is fun and makes a statement,
It is so fun to read you blog. love the puppies pictures too
have a great weekend

Gail said...

Love the lavender top. It is perfect for you. No wonder your husband gives you roses. That dog is sooooo cute.

laura said...

Your son is a lucky kid with so many people making sure he had a nice birthday! And great outfits yet once again. You need to post more often!!

Little Sewing Alcove said...

i miss your posts!!

Julia said...

It's good to hear from you! Happy Birthday to your son! Sounds like he had a great one.
Love your new creations, as always!

Rose said...

Happy belated birthday to Brian! You've made some nice outfits - love the bolero and the NL top. I couldn't see the necklace very well with the bolero. It looks just fine in the picture. Pacster looks very happy with his new bed. As for roses for no reason, maybe you could just keep doing what you're doing. Apparently, that makes him happy and thoughtful.