So…yeah…its been a while since my last post…again…haha..I’ve been busy…..really…

I just finished a rag quilt for moms birthday, also have made a couple aprons(did i post those pictures?ooh..i didnt….good..)
so here the apron I made following an old 1949 pattern offline….
and my apron made from a pattern from Kathie over at MJF
ooh and a new linen skirt…now this one…I started with a remnant from Joann’s 7/8 of a yd….made the main skirt, w/ waistband…was trying to find some way to add a ruffle, none of my other fabrics matched, and it was too short for my comfort if I had just hemmed it…I remembered that in my closet was this linen feeling peachy colored dress…I pull it out…it was a perfect match in both color and fiber content…..so I chopped 13 or so inches off the dress, pulled out the 3in hem on the chopped off bit, and made myself a cute little ruffle with a cream colored eyelet lace….here it is….

also…a kind of artsy 4 pocket apron….using marbleized fabric that dad and I made…plus a really cute floral and metallic trim….honestly..the picture does not do it justice….

And..I got two baskets from Joann’s to put my fabric in, I do have more, the bigger pieces are in my cabinet, and the doll making fabrics in the bottom drawer of my little rolling cart under my work table….I just don’t have as much as I though….ha ha….

all of the marbleized fabric in the baskets was made by my dad and I…I’d like to use that bunch up…then mix up another batch of the base, and find some plastic tub to make up alot of more then we did on the first go round..the base though has to sit for like 12 hours!….so you really have to make it ahead of time…plus you have to pre-treat your fabrics in alum….thank goodness the paints are water based….and don’t stink….haha…infact…no part of the process stinks….dad said when he did it like 20 years ago, it was oil based and had a…distinct odor…..

…ooh we went to Joanns on Saturday, and I got exactly 4 patterns, even after spending over an hour in there just walking by and feeling all of the fabrics…haha….My two favorites of the bunch…Vogue V7985….a totally cute doll pattern…I MUST get a flesh toned poly knit soon….and also Vogue V8008…a beautiful vintage 1950s reprint patttern for…..hats…..beautiful beautiful…..also got two of McCalls 5050…a simple tops and tunics…

also…for sewing class I have to make McCalls 3063 view F, it has different parts that we’ve touched on in class, this is my “you’ve learned it, you’ve done it some, now make this, your final grade depends on this, 2-3 other projects, as well as your two previous exams” .

No pressure….ha ha

So anyways…besides helping mom tonight peel pears so she could chop up and cook then can them….that’s about all that is new with me…I haven’t been very busy….in fact…I’ve been slacking…..I’ve got a pile of laundry waiting for me to fold it all up..plus another pile waiting to be washed…..plus…about 3-4 bags waiting to be sewn for dad….plus two quilts to make one by about November, the other by about mid Jan. plus..I have two other quilts I want to finish….one just needs the leaves embroidered to tie it….the other needs all the satin stitches couched, the names of the flowers embroidered, plus…batting, backing, and quilting…..youch….plus..Christmas presents to make….and things to make for my shop!….I’d also like to make up some things to take around to local shops..try to get recognized a little bit more…get out there….etc etc……I want to be….famous….not followed-by-paparazzi-24/7- famous…not even Martha Stewart famous….just enough to feed my fabric addiction, maybe make…60 grand a year….have a small cottage in Italy…..haha…..ok…thats just plain pushing it…dontcha think?….hahaha

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  1. knitting_bean

    I found your blog through MJF, and love your aprons. I hope your dream isn’t pushing it since mine is very similar!! 🙂 I also wanted to suggest Magic Cabin ( http://www.magiccabin.com ) for Doll making stuff. I’ve gotten a couple of their Waldorff Doll kits for Christmas and I love them! You can also buy the fabric and supplies individually…Good Luck! -Becca

  2. Bella Modiste

    So glad you like my aprons, I have them listed in my Etsy store over at Etsy. http://www.shesewsbytheseashore.etsy.comI checked out magiccabin, it looks like a great site to order the doll supplies from….I just bought a Vogue pattern this past weekend the pattern number is 7985…incredibly cute dolls…I cant wait to get some knit fabric to try them out….

  3. Anonymous

    Sweetpea, Those aprons are so neat! I can just see you in your skirt creation. Waiting to see the new dolls To the moon and back Grandma

  4. Bella Modiste

    Thanks grandma, no new dolls yet though….soon though…to the stars and back~Sweetpea~

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