Oops! Apparently I've accidentally deleted all of my images. I'll see about fixing that soon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Alterations: Part 3

This is the third and final entry on the little bits I got to do for a friend's wedding.

When I brought the altered dress to the bride-to-be her mother pulled me aside and mentioned there might be another small project or two later.  One of them was the pillow for the ringbearer.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wedding Alterations: Part 2

Continuing the story from last time, I had the opportunity to do the alterations on my friend's sister's wedding dress. 

 Diving right in, wedding dresses are often many layers. This one was no exception.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wedding Alterations: Part 1

I don't normally do wedding dress alterations anymore. Honestly, they're a bear and for many brides this is a really stressful part of the wedding planning.  But for friends I made an exception.

One of my friends was instrumental in helping my own wedding day come together, pinning boutonnieres & corsages on various people, making sure my grandparents were all where they needed to be, and providing huge amounts of moral support among other things.  So when I found out her sister was getting married I offered up my services.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Painting a Paladin: Part 1

For this month's Paint the Target over at Lost Hemisphere (follow the link to see last month's entries, my husband's is the 'jack with the huge grin 6 down from the top) the criteria is that we paint a model that "has the highest of any stat in your faction." That kindof eliminated any of the trolls for me because the high stat Trollbloods that I'm hoping to paint soon are all things that are going to take a little more time. Instead I turned to Menoth, the other faction that we keep around, and this guy: Paladin of the Order of the Wall.

Paladin OoW painted by my husband

Sometimes painting means sacrifice. In this case it meant sacrificing an old paint job. It was an early paint job 6 or 7 years ago with a color that he really liked (Vallejo's Brick Red) that we no longer have. But he is ever generous, so into the dipping pot it went to remove all of his paint and start fresh.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Experimenting with Gloves

Yesterday I alluded to the fact that I have several projects that are not yet finished.  Here is one I've been wanting to share all summer but haven't quite finished yet.

Some of us don't react well to the sun, our skin taking damage, burning fairly easily, and for me this also means losing patches of pigment. It not dangerous but I'd prefer not to lose any more if I can. Every summer, even if I avoid the sun in general, I notice my hands get a lot of sun just from driving back & forth to work or running errands.  So I thought I'd make some gloves to remedy that.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pillow Reduction

While my grandmother was in town, she indicated that the new pillow for the chair in her room was simply too full and asked if I could make it flatter for her.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lagging Week

I know everyone has rough weeks, but for some reason this is mine. The enthusiastic fervor with which I've attacked everything in the last month just feels like it has temporarily evaporated away. I'm sure it has something to do with lack of sleep and thus will be easily remedied. 

And with that I'm pushing forward with the sewing I'd planned. I have two projects in the works right now: some final alterations on a couple of blouses for my grandmother and pulling a pattern from a shirt for my husband.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day 2012

Sorry, no post today; it's a holiday here in the US and my husband and I actually have the day off together. I'll be back on Wednesday!