Saturday morning I woke up to my 2nd sale of the week. And it was a multiple item sale. I was so excited. Two firsts crossed off the list. My only problem - I didn't have any lavender thread! I can't imagine I threw some out after I made mom's doily, but that was so long ago. So the boy and I had to make a special trip out on Saturday to the craft store.
I'm excited for another reason. I'm starting a new craft. I'm going to be a Bling Babe. Okay, it isn't an official title, but I am going to be adding rhinestones to various things, starting with dance jackets. I won't be blinging the boy's jacket (that's a line I won't cross unless he asks me to), but I do have a couple jackets that I will be "practicing" on. I received my applicator this weekend and some rhinestones.
Here's a before picture of one of the jackets:
Now, it already has some rhinestones on it, but I wanted to make it a little extra sparkly:
And here's another bit I did:
And, to top it off, I found a great new show on TLC. Bling It On! I kid you not. This designer hand designs everything - wedding dresses, steam punk costumes, party dresses. She has 3 seamstresses and 3 blingettes. They had this one wedding dress for a Vegas wedding that was in neon colors. It took 96 hours of those girls rhinestoning to make this dress. It was bright, but it was so pretty! I doubt I would wear it. I was blinging while watching it.
So, for most of the weekend I was working on this doily my customer ordered. I am so out of shape when it comes to making lace. This is a pattern I've made multiple times before, and I thought I would be stretching it by now, but I keep tearing it apart because I keep making mistakes! Oh well. it will get done.
Today is Brand New Monday, so here are some handmade new listings:
Brand New Monday
What do you think? Any gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season?
Couple of announcements: I will be cutting off orders for Christmas on December 1. So, get your orders in before then.
Second: I would love to do a giveaway this holiday season! But, as I said before, I want 50 followers before I do so. Every follower will get an automatic entry in the giveaway (unless you don't want one and you are just here to read my adventures). Can't guarantee it will be a pair of Flip-Furs. It may be a one of a kind scrap scarf or a set of scrap washcloths. Yes, I know I don't have those listed yet. I haven't even made them yet, but they sound like fun to do.
I'd better get back to work. I'm helping other areas today.