Friday, March 18, 2011

Waiting on Mr. Sunshine

All week, I have been watching for the sun to come out just long enough to get a picture of a couple of models I needed to take in to Strawberry Patches.
Finally today I was able to get some pictures.
This is a cute dress I have made a couple of times for customers and now two times for models.
It is cute in just about any fabric combination and is super easy.  You can make a size 2-14. Guess what pattern I am using for at least 6 of the 7 Easter dresses I will be making.
It is called Macy Giggles by Izzy & Ivy Designs
The flower with a covered button center.
The back with same covered buttons and bias fabric loops.
This hat matches a little dress I made for a model a month or so ago.
Remember this?
Another rod iron dress form I found at Home Goods.
She is larger than the other one and has a rusty patina color (but smooth).
At first I was going to paint her, but when I put her in front of these plants to take a picture outdoors, I decided she will stay in the garden and stay the color she is.
I guess since I named the first little white one Rosie, this one needs a name.
Got any ideas?
See those vines (forgive the green garden hose). There are four of them and they are the first purchase for my garden in my new home.
Remember we are at the back of our son's  1/2 acre. The block wall is about 20 ft. from the front of our RV.
To the left side is a chain link fence. That's where those vines will go to provide a little privacy.
There is a tree in the center of this small cozy corner and we have started planning a little garden. I brought with me some of my favorite garden "props" . A pergola to hold my swing has been drawn up. Remember I used the word small cozy and that is just fine with me.
Of course you will see the before and after and probably every step along the way.



God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


9 comments:

Annelies said...

Oh how adorable...the dresses and the garden. My mother has always been very wise, and she taught me that "much can be made with little". It has stuck with me all my life. I love that you "get" that too!!! Yes we must be kindred spirits. XXX

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

The dresses are just darling and I love the pink dress form too! ♥

candy said...

The dresses are beautiful. What pattern did you use for the whale dress?

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

The dresses and the hat are adorable and I love the prints. I have a somewhat "free" weekend and this has motivated me to get into my sewing room. AND it will be raining all weekend. In my mind that really isn't a bad combination :)

I love the little dress form. I have been looking for just the right one for a display when I do my Craft Faires.

"Talk" to you soon. Have a blessed weekend.

Farmchick said...

Your dresses are just so lovely. And I do love your new "model".

Suzanne said...

How about Carmeletta or Rusty? What ever you call her she's adorable! I need more Rosies so if you see any get me one and I'll pay you back. I love the way your clothes look in our store and they look so much better on a mannequin than on a hanger. I have honestly invested a small fortune in mannequins! = )

Like Sue I'm hoping for a rainy weekend. I'm putting on a pot of soup and sewing all day! WhooHoo! It doesn't get any better than this.

Dogmom Diva said...

Beverly, wow those are just too dang cute my friend..oh I can't wait to start sewing for baby Grace.
I love the dress forms too, I need one of those for my aprons!
Have a blessed Sunday sweet lady
hugs
Barb

Susy said...

Bev you are such a great seamstress. You should teach classes. Do they still teach sewing? Probably not...

I have a "cozy" yard too. Maybe when the weather warms up and you're in town, we can have tea on the veranda (: xo

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

OMG I LOVE those dresses! Two cute..I wish I could just sit in your sewing room with you and watch you sew and LEARN a few new things :) That hat is also too cute and that deress form is amazing!!!! You are always sewing beautiful things!
Love ya!
Mechelle