Good Morning Everyone!! It's so nice to be back. My little computer picture downloading problem threw me for a bit of a loop. Thanks to everyone who jumped in to help me. I greatly appreciate it. Rather than the pictures coming directly from my computer, they are now coming from a Picassa album. I liked the other way so much better, but hey it works and what more can I really ask for. I'm still hoping for a computer miracle...one morning I'll start up the blog and everything will be back to how it was before...we can always hope!!!!
Since this is all new to me, I'm just doing a crazy little post this morning. First of all, I want to share all of the wonderful things that have happened recently. For all of you who come by on a regular basis, you know that the year ended in a rather exciting way. First came the photo of my French inspired jacket that is featured in this month's Reader's Closet section of Thread's magazine.
So exciting and such an honor! If you would like to see that post, click here.
Then came an incredible honor when Andrea of http://satinbirddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/12/inspiration.html and Cennetta of http://themahoganystylist.blogspot.com/2012/12/lovely-blogger-award.html both nominated me for the same awards, The Lovely Blog Award and The Very Inspiring Blog Award. This came within minutes of each other. Incredible. If you would like to read what I wrote about myself, click here. That was a lot of fun!
2012 ended on such a high note and it's continuing into 2013!
You may remember this top. It was the first Fabulous Free Pattern Friday post.
You can find the instructions for the top here. Cennetta featured her version of the top on her blog this week, http://themahoganystylist.blogspot.com/2013/01/rhondas-anyway-you-want-top.html and she wants it to be the group pattern for the upcoming Haute Couture Club of Chicago's fashion show. WOW!! Thank you Cennetta.
I shared this crazy little skirt that I made from a former exchange student's sweat shirt. You can see the post here. To my surprise, it has been reposted all over the place. When I say surprised, I mean surprised!! This morning I found out that Stacy of http://stacysews.com/ featured the skirt on her weekly post, http://stacysews.com/entry/2013/0110_linky-thursday-91/. Such a nice honor. Thank you Stacy!!
The year is truly off to a big bang!!
Now for just a little fun,
I made her coat just before Christmas. You would have thought that I was yanking her toenails out with pliers! Incredible. What I thought would be a half hour project turned into almost two hours. Her little body is not exactly like the pattern, so it took a lot of back and forth in order to fit her. There was no way she would come to my studio and make the process a little easier. You should have heard the screams. At least she likes the coat, now that it's finished. I would like to make a few more for her. At least I can use the existing coat as my template and not have to go through the hysterics of the original version.
Have a wonderful day everyone!!