Friday, August 28, 2015

White Lace Dress completed!

New Look 6243

Part II

The Update:

This is how it went down......

Labor Day holiday was just around the corner and we were having family over for the weekend.  My sewing room is one of my guest bedrooms.  So obviously I needed to clean this room up and put away all my sewing supplies, ( like out of sight ).

Hubby is such neat and organized guy.  I mostly  try to keep the door to this room closed. (So hubby's blood pressure won't go up).   Wow, what a considered person I am, or I just don't need to hear a sermon.
For the most part my house is nice, neat and clean, but..... this room gives me a problem.

If you sew or craft you know what I am talking about.  I had little Klingons all over the place, (and I am not talking about the ones from  the Star Trek tv show).  These Klingons come in different colors, sizes, shapes and lengths.

They actually  are snippets, (scraps of threads and fabric).
They were all over the carpet, the furniture and even on the curtains.
(I am scare to look up at the ceiling fan).

I call them Klingons because they cling on to your clothes and follow you from room to room and then they jump off your clothes scatter themselves throughout the house, and the nasty things are multiplying.
Oh yes, I have found them in my bed.

My plan was to finish the dress, gather the lace (the generic one), and attached it to the skirt and finally hem the lining.

 (Easy, I thought).

 I walked into the room and I saw a pile here, a pile there and a pile everywhere. 
Well my eyes directed themselves over to a different project.  I proceeded to pick it up and work on this other project.

Bam!  Pow!  Wam!  

Ouch..... What was that!!!!  I was knocked to my knees.

It was my own foot kicking my butt in gear.  That's all it took my friends.
The dress was completed, the room was cleaned and the Klingons sucked out with the vacuum. (Until the next project).

Thank  You for reading my long stories.
I just have a problem getting to the point. (According to hubby).

The Unfinished Project

Part I

Approximately five months ago I started to sew a new white lace dress for the summer.
 (Wait a second.  What am I talking about?  It is summer here all year round) . Today the dress is still sitting on my dress form, (my body double), and unfinished.

My plan was to make a white dress with lace trimming on top and the at bottom hem.
In searching the big web world, I found an embroidered lace with pretty daisy flowers all over.
That's it!  Just what I have been searching for and it was white!

So I ordered the white lace from a far away land, China.   This made me a little leery, since we all know the jokes (Made in China).   The price was awesome. (A give away, and shipping was a few US bucks).
Can't pass up on a good bargain.

The days and weeks went by and I started to cut my pieces out.
That's it, I came to a stop.  (Waiting on the arrival of the lace).

Like a child on Christmas eve alert for Santa's bells, I would run to the front window every time I would hear a truck coming down my street.  All the neighbors were receiving packages.
(But where is mine?)
I wondered if my package was delivered to one of my neighbors in error?  (Should I jog across the street and investigate?)  Nah.... I'll give Fed-ex a few more days.

Yippee,  my lace arrived after a few weeks of going through customs.

I grabbed the large envelope and headed straight into my sewing, craft room to open my package in my favorite room.  Just like a kid hiding candy and eating it in a corner so he would not have to share.

OH how beautiful it was!  I immediately laid the lace over my white fabric.

How disappointing!!!!   In America white is as white as the driven snow.  The lace was off white, or more like a cream, beige color.      Did they send me the wrong color?

I checked on line again and the only color available was white.  Apparently China's description of white is anything resembling a very light beige.

I am stuck, not worth returning.  So I purchased some generic white lace at a local fabric store and continued assembling my dress.  I am not too happy with this new lace so that could be why my summer dress is incomplete.

Next week or so, I will kick my own butt to get right back on this unfinished project.  I asked hubby for help, but not on sewing, but to help kick my butt in gear.

I am sure I am not the only one with unfinished projects.

Will post completed pictures in the near future, this year.

Thanks for reading and please excuse my grammar.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Anna quilt block (with window)

Anna from Frozen

I finally completed the doll carrying case.  The cover is Anna from the Disney movie "Frozen".

It resembles a little girls book with handles.  The cover is wrapped in clear plastic to protect the quilted block of Anna.

Inside the tote is a little miniature quilted bed with a folded-over bed sheet, and a matching pillow case with machine embroidered details.

"Love is an Open Door"   This is the zippered pocket where the dolls clothes are put away.

The zippered pocket is like center page

The back page of the tote has another pocket to hold  little treasures.

Back of tote

Anna - window
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elsa applique quilt block

Second Elsa quilt block

Work to date:  I have added a few details, framed the block and quilted it.

Work in progress on my second cover for the doll carrying case.
The face is hand embroidered.  Yippee! I impressed myself, I believe I captured her look.

Stay tuned (lol)

Will update with additional photos when competed.

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