Monday, May 21, 2012

It's a Macrame World!

Okay, so maybe it is for me at least. You know when you always want to do/learn something but put it off for no real good reason? Well, case being with Macrame plant holders for myself. Everytime I would see it in a house or pictures from the 70's I would tell myself "yes! exactly how I would adorn my house, full of plants and sweet sweet macrame" . I would go to thrift stores hoping to find some but never came across any but didn't dare to think I could learn to just make it myself, until now.
I had always just assumed you needed  great tieing and knot knowledge and other such complicated tools BUT you DON'T! It's surprisingly easy and fun. I mean, this is the basic 10 knot plant holder but it works beautifully nonetheless and I'm hooked!

I even improvised and took out some old wooden plain beads I normally use for my doll heads and painted them, and added to my hangers for a bit more decoration. Now I have Ivy, Mariglod and other plant types hanging outside and inside my house and all done in just 2 days. I took two days because I went out and bought some of these plants and some hemp cording, fortunately I had a necklace and bracelet set with copper rings that I took apart to use for of the  rings to hang from, that's all you really need.

I had also started to plant my favorite flowers, ranunculus, but without any idea squrrels would be digging up the bulbs ,thinking there are nuts in there. Everyday I kept trying to put the bulbs back in, hoping they would eventually stop but the pesky things kept at it, so I put a plant macrame holder over the pot and alas it has been left alone and they are finally starting to grow!
Not sure If I had mentioned before that I was going to be getting a cat but suddenly the owner changed her mind , I was heart broken...I had went out and bought everything from toys to cat litter and food and even a little play tent only to take it all back. However, after all that sad news about a week ago we were driving and stopped by the local Vet Clinic and through the window saw someone posted they had kittens to give away, and yes, I went to look at them and they were perfectly beautiful! They were only 2 weeks old, so I'll have to wait a few more weeks to get them, but I will be getting 2, a brother and sister with thee most fantastic black tyger stripes! Just as I am dancing with joy and talking non stop about getting kittens, this Momma cat outside our back porch is mewoing. I don't know if she is feral or the neighbors cat, but she came right over to me and was starving for affection. She even tried coming into my house, but I'm careful about fleas and ticks and other such things that could possibly be brought indoors. I have enough trouble keeping out all sorts of spiders and mosquitos trying to come in with this humid lake weather. I have been without cats for such a long time and being a total Cat lover this has been hard for me.
So , I'm just a very happy girl at the moment. New kitties and macramé , I'll have to celebrate with some raspberry tea cookies and by painting my nails a fun new color :)
Hope to read some new posts from my favorite people out there!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hearts, New Dress and a lost turtle

It's funny to see how much I rely on these funny little apps, I used to swear up and down I would never ever be that girl. Well, here I am, excited that a new feature effect has been added .
So excuse me if you see all my pictures, for a while ,adorned with them, they just make me feel happy.

I'm used to working off my mannequin or directly from patterns to make my clothes, wrong measurements and wasting fabric have kept me from venturing further. Since my mannequin is in LA and I don't have many patterns left, I decided to manipulate patterns and add some creativity into the making. So I was relieved when this dress , though simple,literally fit me like a glove! Sometimes not having the right tools help you discover clever and fun ways to go about it instead.
Much hard work and fun lay ahead for me but I'm really appreciative of this free time I have to make things.

Is anyone else out there having heaping amounts of turtles all over the place? I find out every time we take a drive or stroll, some poor turtle has lost its way. They are so cute to see , hopefully they all make it back to their homes safely :)
Still have not gone to new fabric store, where I have been told many treasures await me, but when I do I will be surely making an insane amount of tops and dresses, hmmm maybe skirts too!
It's been a very fun day , now a cup of tea and Jim Henson's "The Storyteller" will be a great way to see me off into the night.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Summer Breeze

I told you this weather inspires me! I made 2 more dreamy, summer dresses and a crop top, soon to be added to my shop.
I'm so excited to hunt for more fabric and wear my designs out.
Here are a few pictures, though I haven't properly taken pictures of them, I think you get the idea.
They are fun and comfortable halter tie dresses, so easy to wear and feels great on, trust me, with this heat rolling in these are refreshing and stylish to have on.
I'm going to celebrate by making brownies with some strawberries on the side :) beautiful day !

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Springtime Love

How amazing is this weather lately?! Well, at least for those of you who relish in the hot heat ...I just love it!

With that, I feel a lot more motivated and my favorite part? Making new Summer dresses! I usually make just one design and don't take advantage of making more with different prints but this time I have 2 new favorite patterns that I'm so excited to sew up in different fabrics cos they are just too cute!
I have some pictures of these 2 dresses I'm talking about, along with some fun leggings I made .
Did I mention it's raining turtles out here? I have never had the pleasure of seeing turtles just by the road or along my back yard so I got a bit excited when I spotted my first 2 turtles. They're awfully cute but I could never have them as pets, they're a bit smelly and ,well ,kind of boring. I'm more of a cat girl, to which I'm still trying to get out here but it's proving almost impossible.
I sure hope this weather stays for a while, not too keen on thunder and lightning and the cold. I'm hoping that if it stays the way it is now ,I'll be able to sew more and keep searching for plants to decorate all around the house. I might be getting new fabric too! May not seem all that exciting but when you live in a small town where the only store is Walmart , it's quite exciting to find a fabric store with vintage fabric.
I'm off to watch Lost, I suddenly got into this show , I had always thought unworthy of watching. Thanks to boyfriend I'm on a Lost binge now.