Part 1 Done. Mostly.

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So I mentioned in my last post that I am busy sewing dresses for Zombie Prom.  I was worried about Molly's because her dress has a curved, dropped waist and she is very curvy and short waisted herself so I thought it would be wise to sew a muslin before cutting up teh expensive fabric.

Well, muslin wasn't on sale at Joanne Fabrics but quilting cotton was and ended up being about the same price as cheapo muslin so we bought a fun chocolate brown with big white polka dots for her "muslin."  The result is a fun dress she can wear just about anywhere.

I did have to alter the pattern a bit - the neckline is supposed to have another 'ribbon' of fabric around the top of the neck and then a self-fabric facing but I couldn't get them to lie correctly.  My solution?  I left off the neck facing and used the second 'ribbon' thingy as the facing for the neck. Not perfect, but it works.

Here's the almost finished product.  I need to take it in a bit at the waist.  She is soooo skinny around the middle - just like I was once upon a long time ago.

It will look so awesome with her red pumps!

Also - check out the Beorningstead blog for photos of recent bathroom improvements.

P.S.  I forgot to mention that she has gone temporarily blonde.  Her character's name is Ginger and she thought it would be fun to go ginger for the show.  She is liking the blonde but I'm not so much.  It's too orange to look really natural but I think the red will be fun.  (The last photo is bad - she so exhausted from all the dancing they are dong for rehearsal.  This is going to be a very dancy musical - something very different for SLC!)

Now for cutting and sewing the gold and pink fabric for the two "real" prom dresses - one for her and one for the lead, Toffee.


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I can feel it.  Spring is coming.  I am crawling out my trench. 


I was sick again last week - but just for one day and it was such a blissfully complete sickness that I didn't even try to function which is preferable to being marginally sick and incompetent for days on end and trying not to be completely useless.  Maxx missed school because I couldn't even get him ready for the bus.  He watched movies all day and drank juice boxes & ate crackers.  I lay on the couch and slept once I dragged myself out of bed to fix the fire.  It was horrible.  And then it was done.

Saturday several men from Church came to help Bry with wallboard in the bathroom because there was some drama with the Housing Council - which is a post for another day at the Beorningstead.  I'll link there when I get it written.  It has been so wonderful to get so much help with the place.  It is so sweet to flick on a light and remember that Karl, Josh, Heather & Joan helped us with wiring last winter or to turn on the water and remember that Ken, Tom & Irene helped us get the well working again in the dead of winter.  Turn on the fireplace and feel the warmth that Meemo wants us to have and enjoy the skeleton of the hearth  nestled between the beams that Brothers Barker & Nason helped Bry & Ken build.   Not to mention hours of help from Jonathan, Cam, Dale, Greg and just about every priesthood holder in our branch and several from the larger district.  Everywhere I look in our house, I can see and touch manifestations of the love & service of others. 

That helps immensely with the long, hard crawl out of the trench.

Another thing that helps is to have projects with deadlines.  I've got a couple of wholesale orders that need to go out soon.  Good stuff.  And I'm helping sew two costumes for Molly's school production of Zombie Prom.  It is set in the 1950's and they need a couple of prom dresses.  These are Vintage Vogue - this top one is Molly's and the bottom one is for the lead girl.  I was intimidated at first, but the muslin for Molly's bodice came together pretty easily and Vogue's instructuions are pretty thorough and the patterns are well made - I think it's gonna be O.K.  If not - it just has to look good from the back row, right?

And my Sister in Law tagged me for a Stylish Blogger award.  I'll cover the details on that later this week - right now I need to go get my little (now blonde) actress and get ready to deliver her to a YW sleepover.

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I may get my studio back soon.  It is so much warmer.  20 below tonight with the windchill but up to the 40's by the end of the week.  That's according to Todd Moe - he's got good info.

Yes.  I know it is still February.  But we're half way through and just about done with the bitter cold.

Soon we'll start seeing little red nubs of birch trees and tiny green shoots in the lawn. 

I'm slowly coming out of my rut.  Turning off the computer helps.  A lot.

So did getting out of the house Saturday.  We spent 3 hours with Maxx at the Doctors to find out that he's allergic.  To everything.

Except dogs.

Then we saw the ice castle (I forgot the camera - darnit) and ate junk food and listened to The Promise on the longer than usual car ride through the blizzard.  (Vintage Bruce helped more than I expected, too.) 

It was a good day.

Here's a green collection.


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I am color starved.

Must clean off that dye table.

Doodles - I know, I know.  Soon.

Aqua for the Winter Blues

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Getting better.  Enjoying the new fallen snow.  Every day.

But not so much the cold tonight.

I owe you all a doodle for last week.  I'll post one tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy this new collection.


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Ug.  I'm still so sick.  Worse today than the last few days.  Blah. 

So I made some Orange juice and  an Orange Collection to cheer myself up.

I really need to get well. 

For February, I will try to make 3 collections a week.  I also need to finish several projects each week.  My inventory is low at the SLC Arts Council gallery and in my ArtFire shop.   I'm moving all of my supplies to LunasBaublebilities on ArtFire - I know!  That's a shift.  The Baublebilities shop will hold . . .  baubles . . .  and the Goblins' Market shop will hold my finished creations and, eventually, some of Molly Bryn's work.  She's doing some pretty funky things with jeans lately.
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