Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ahem. Anyone still out there?

It's been a while, huh? I'm not going to go that much into why I've been awol for the past few months, let's just say that life happened (well, I'll tell you this much, I separated from my husband, and have been living on my own since October. The kids stay with me every two weeks, so all of this is taking it's time to get used to.) This year has been pretty much the crappiest ever, so I'm really looking forward to next year. I'm thinking that it can't suck more than this year. :P One good thing tho, I'm graduating school in a couple of days, so I'm still pretty proud of myself for finishing school in the middle of all this. Aaand that's pretty much all I have for now, I'll try to squeeze in an FO-post before Christmas.

Monday, August 8, 2011

We've gone all girly around here.

I've always been a jeans girl. Never really cared for skirts or dresses and such. But this Summer I've come in touch with my girly side, and have made, not one, but two dresses for myself. And I've cut up the fabric to make another dress. And two skirts. :O No, wait, three skirts. But more on those when I actually get around to sewing them... The first dress is a maxi dress, because, you know, maxi dresses are in at the moment. I had problems with getting the upper part to fit, so there kinda is a seam where there kinda shouldn't be one... But you kinda can't tell that from the picture. :D
(Yes, the picture is, again, horrendous, sorry. The next one won't be any better either. :P)

And if the first dress was a maxi, then the second dress is the exact opposite, it ended up a wee bit too short. :D I kept yanking it down all night, afraid that my butt was showing. The fabric was a pain to work with, especially since the dress has a princess cut both in the front and in the back. Plus I've gotten a wee bit smaller lately, so the dress was too big for me at first. Well, it's my own fault really, I should have made some measurements before starting to cut fabric. Oh well, you learn as long as you live, I guess. :)

And since I have a new-found fondness for zippers that show, I decided to add a big metal zipper to this dress. :)
Last, but not least we have a dress for my tiny princess. She threw a fit the other day when we went shopping, and stupid mommy didn't buy her the princess dress she wanted. But I bought the fabric to make her a dress ages ago, just never got round to it. Until now. The seams are crooked, and the hem isn't all that straight, but she's three, she doesn't notice things like that. And I was in a hurry to get it finished. And it's kinda cute. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wanna know what I did last week?

Well, I'll tell you anyway. :P Very early on Sunday the 5th we packed all our bags in the car, and drove to the airport. Five or so hours later we landed on a very sunny and warm Crete. In other words, we jumpstarted our Summer vacation by going to Greece with the kids! For a week we didn't cook, clean or do any other housework either. We rested, ate well, and spent half our time in the pool. I didn't knit a single stitch until the busride back to the airport. :D

And because a picture tells more than a thousand words, here are a few to tell our story. :)
And just to prove that I was along on the trip too, here's a picture that the husband too of me right after I had a shot of raki. :D

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

School's out for the Summer!

Yay! Wooohooo! Whee! Two and a half months of total relaxation, aaah... (Yeah right, with three kids running around? So not gonna happen.) I have a ton of stuff to do this Summer, but at least it's stuff I want to do, not stuff I have to do. There's a big difference.

(Oh, umm, let's ignore the fact that I should go to school tomorrow and on Friday, shall we? I just noticed today that my brain hasn't functioned for, oh, about a week now, and I made every conceivable mistake on my practice collar. My brain needs a break. And the tiny one has to go to the hospital for allergy tests on Friday, not likely that I'll sit in school that day.)

Aaanywhoo, yay, Summer! (See, I'm effectively also ignoring the fact that I can't even go outside without getting the most annoying rash all over, I don't even need the sun for it anymore. And it's gonna be like this until, umm, September or so. I'm just so happy that I don't need to get up and go to school tomorrow morning.)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I wish drawing was easier...

drawings, originally uploaded by RainbowDash2008.

So that making just three (yes, three, the last one is old) fashion drawings wouldn't take me all day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some stuff I've made recently.

I'm still suffering from having the crappiest Spring ever, but I wanted to let you all know I'm still alive (if there's still any of you out there.) Anyways, just pics this time. (In no particular order.)

I realized that I never showed you the details of the green tunic I made months ago, so here they are. Finally.

And then there was the princess dress I made for a friend's three-year-old.
And a hat for me.
A pair of fun earrings.
Turn-a-Square for the husband. (rav-link)
Sweet Peasy for the tiny one. (rav-link)
A tunic that made me look even more shapeless than I am. (from Burda.)
Alina-shawl. (rav-link)
A chiffon-satin-dress for a friend.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I have this weird thing..

About having to sew myself something new to wear whenever I go out to party. Which happens about twice a year. I think I need to go out more, just think how much clothes I'd have if I'd go out, say, once a month. But, alas, I doubt the husband would let me go out that often. :/ I have lots of improvements to make to the next version, but I'm pretty happy with this version too. FYI, lace is a PITA to sew. (I know, I know, the pictures suck once again, trying to take your own picture isn't all that easy. XD The first pic shows the color correctly, the second one is just to show the length.)