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Updated Etsy store…

So lets see..last night, I fixed up a medium/light weight corduroy skirt that had been in my to-do pile for a while, I shortened it a bit, took it in from a size 16 to about a size 10, and added a bit of lace at the bottom t dress it up some…I think it turned out pretty cute…

um…lets see…Also, today mom and I updated my Etsy store (

We listed several aprons, a few small purses, a girls toddler short/halter set, as well as a colonial styled floral dress….

I plan to this week, start on some fall themed items, then in a few weeks, get started on Christmas…I is still early, but for those shoppers who actually don’t wait until the last minute, and don’t have time to make those homemade gifts they wanted to try for this year…its perfect timing…ha ha

so, anyways, I’ll also be starting on a bunch of scarves for my shop for the coming winter/fall, hopefully I can use up alot of this yarn I got earlier then year…mom said “get it, you can start making stuff for winter”…that was in early spring… sat in my drawer for a while..but tonight I dug it all out, tossed it on my bed, and just a few minutes ago picked out two cute colors for the first scarf….great thing about it, I’m cheating, using a nifty knitter hoop, so I can sit and watch TV or something, while being productive!…That’s terrific for me, cause I always feel bad when I sit down for a few minutes of brain rot time….”What could I be doing instead that is actually productive?”…haha..eventually I’ll learn how to knit…I know the basic “knit” but…well, I kinda forgot how to even START!….haha…but, one of theses days, maybe while on a vacation, I’ll take a bit of yarn, knitting needles, and some how-to info, and finally really figure it out….

weellllll…..there isn’t to much new…i may have already said this..but I got two bias tape makers from Hobby Lobby the other day, cant wait to try them out, so will have to find some kind of cool retro lots of bias tape apron to make….haha….I figured, its cheaper then buying it, in the long run, if you buy it pre-made, it is 3 dollars for 3 yards, while, you can buy a yard of fabric, and get way more then three yards out of it….so….you know..sometimes it will be better to buy it, but I think I’ll have more fun making the “custom” bias, to actually match the other fabrics better….and WAY funner then just a solid color….polka dots, stripes, oooh FUN!

anyhow….that’s my blog for tonight….


~The Bella Modiste~

P.S…..I WILL get around to adding more blogs to my list of blogs..really..I will…so…I have a suggestion…you read my blog…and have a blog…leave a comment, and I’ll add you to the list…deal?

oooh and a second note…..I MIGHT just might, be having a give away for my 20th post….so stay tuned….;)


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I’m terrible…

at this thing called blogging!!!!! I’ve not blogged in weeks!
I just chalk it up to being busy, trying to get stuff made for my online store,
so far so good, I’ve got 4-5 aprons made up, another 4-5 still to sew, three purses, plus another dozen cut out and ready to sew….but slowly my project pile is actually getting is my HUGE fabric stash…but that part is actually going slower…hehe…as I keep adding to it…like this past Saturday i went to Joann’s, huge wonderful sale, clearance fabric 50% off, plus a 50% off of one regular priced item coupon, and Butterick patterns 99 cents….so anyways, back to the fabric, I got the last of a gorgeous light green brocade type fabric(1 yd), 1/2 yd of a cute pink striped with butterflies brocade type fabric, and 3 yds of a beautiful dark brown sheer with vines and roses embroidered on it….wow!..beautiful…I wish now I’d gotten some linen, but such is life, and of course, it will always go on sale again….
so the aprons I made are really cute, I cant wait to get pictures to both list on Etsy, and show off here. I got 7 Butterick patterns, I’ll list the numbers, on the chance you feel like going to there site and seeing them, B5007, B4919, 4042, B4929, 4049, B4411, and 6693. Just gorgeous in my opinion and I LOVE B4019….now I was disappointed….as I was unable to find two of the patterns i wanted, two very fun retro apron pattern sets, I would have SO loved to get them, I’ll have to check Hobby Lobby, or get them online, I cant remember the numbers right off the top of my head, but I’ve got them written down….somewhere…haha….my room is the worst mess right now….its terrible!…I’ve got to get it cleaned by Tuesday, as my sewing teacher will be coming by then, and of course I’ll have to show off the aprons and purses I made…..
on a side note..i feel like a bloomin‘ idiot!…you know though twin needles you can get for the sewing machine…well…I managed to break the brand new needle, not even 20 minutes after i put it in…..stupid stitch was supposed to be straight!!!!!….not zigzaggy in ANY way….*ahem*….so yeah….I have to go back to Joann’s to get another..ooh..hey..another excuse to go back..oh what fun!…hehe….maybe I’ll get some more fabric…..:D….I wonder if I am addicted….i there some type of 12 step program for my type of addiction?…not that I want it….except on those days I go pretty close to going broke..because I over indulge on fabric….but even then…
anyways…I’ll TRY to post pictures tomorrow…its late..I’m the aprons all need ironed..and maybe I can get more items done by the time I blog again…ha ha
~The Bella Modiste~


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