Saturday, June 6, 2009

Whats been keeping me away?????

Oh, how I love spring!!!!! But its been such a crazy busy time with The Bald Mans new business, cooking ALL the time, putting the embroidery machine to use, sewing, crocheting and more sewing
Now the BIG project I talked about before has been done for about 2 weeks... Its all started with
a Roberto Cavalli dress I saw in WWD last fall. Inspiration!!! YES!!!! I found a similar pattern V8636, then splurged on Pfaffs Magnificent Floral embroidery CD.
I made the dress (fitting nightmare in the bust!!!) then embroidered all the applique flower petals, leaves, vines and buds on organza....
Put them all together on the side skirt of the dress.... and then hand beaded the empire waistline... also later I went back and hand beaded the trim all the way around the very plunged neckline! The ends of the sash have hand beaded fringe with tiny crosses.

I also sparingly scattered swarovski 2mm amethyst crystals to the flower.
I just love it... its better than I had imagined in my head.... I've yet to wear it! But I can't wait!!!
It was a challenge... time consuming and worth it!



Here's the purse... To cute!! and all it can carry is a lipstick and a credit card!! lol!!


Here's one of the many tops I've made this spring... its my favorite though! Its a Anna Sui Vogue pattern. I made a full bust adjustment..






Used a chiffon fabric and instead of a pre made ribbon for the trim I made this trim out of some silk snow leopard print fabric.




I can't resist showing y'all my garden.... its out of control, I've run out of room and I've taken over the deck with my plants too!

Here's lettuce, peppers, basil, kale, french sorrel and citronella

More citronella, lemon verbena, bay plant and more seedlings coming!





My giant Zucchini plant!




My garden is growing SOOOOO well with all the rain God has sent us this spring...


I even pet sit for my sons friend one day last week... This is Max... isn't he ADORABLE!

Well... off to cook dinner!
Coming up projects.... more embroidery projects I've worked on, another draped dress and top, The Bald Mans new shirt and a new crochet top finished!