Thursday, October 16, 2008

"I wonder if I could make this..."

While I was shopping at Home Sense with Rachel last night she kept teasing me about thinking "Could I make this?" I never realized this about myself. But, as we kept shopping I realized, when I find something I like my first thought is "Can I make this?" or "How could I embellish on this one?" I just love to create. It just seems more special if it's made by hand. I can spend hours on Etsy appreciating all sort of handmade goodies.

Speaking of which, due to my love of the homemade I've been a Blog Slacker. Here's some new projects. Including my new puffy dress. I was so excited when I designed it, and even as I sewed it together, and then I tried it on. Disappointing. It just doesn't look nearly as puffy or cute as I imagined in my head. So, I'm in the process of making alterations. Then I made a couple of button bows for the girls and finished Fin's black dress. In the background you can see the new fireplace and wallpaper. I love it! It's so cheery and bright. Now I just want to find a way to incorporate more fun colors like, hotpink, red, and soft lime.


Tanya said...

I love the puffy dress! Not being an expert, I don't see what needs altering, but I'm sure it will be even more fabulous when you're done. Keep on with the inspiration to "we who need inspiring".

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

i am liking the painted wall in the background! i need to see the new look!!

Nina said...

so creative! i wish I could be more like you sometimes -making cool things. but alas, I BUY everything. LeGrand is kind of like you though - whenever we go out to eat or spend any kind of money - he thinks "we can make this ourselves". So we tried once -making Panang Curry. It smelled right but we only tasted spice. Never again. (I was right ...again) However, when it doesn't come to food, you've inspired me to try a few things. I mean whose to say I can't put a ribbon on a pair of jeans like Gymboree and save $25???