Friday, April 18, 2008

New games

I know! Let's play "What's new on my sidebar?"

Then, after you figure out the new sidebar element, we can play "Watch how Ashley asks you to admire her sewing without directly asking you to admire it."

Then we can play the ever-popular "Find all the imperfections in these amateurish handmade dresses" and "Persuade Ashley not to quit her day job."

Yes, I'm still sewing busily and with as much zeal as I had right after I got my machine. It's been a long time since I got so much satisfaction and joy from a hobby, probably not since I was 13, writing dozens of treacly folk songs using the same 6 guitar chords. And maybe not even then.

If you're good, I'll post a picture of the three pounds of vintage buttons I just won on Ebay. Opening that package was bliss, a dazzling combination of my love for sewing and my long-time adoration for objects formerly owned by old women.

Look for amateurish dresses sporting Bakelite buttons on my Flickr page soon!

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Those dresses are adorable! You are quite talented and will have quite the well-dressed daughter.

MadMad said...

OMG, how cute are they?! I'm so envious of your abilities. I almost took a sewing class... and then decided I had enough problems with knitting keeping me away from the computer (and a real job), and that perhaps I should take an excel class instead. Of course, I'm pretty sure you don't end up with any pretty dresses after an Excel class...

LitTeacher said...

I'm selling my sewing machine in my yard sale this weekend. Now I feel like a loser compared to you. :)

Tamara said...

Seriously cute stuff! I just made my first dress EVER today...sort of...my mom bailed me out quite a bit. But I am in awe of the shirring after trying to do a gathered waist.

Julia said...

I'm super impressed by the shirring! It's something I've been afraid to try. Congrats on getting crafty. :)

Lori said...

So cute! I just bought material today to make a sun dress for my 4 yo for her birthday. It's very simple so I should be okay. I usually just stick to Halloween costumes; sewing once a year generally meets my quota! Nice job!

Victoria said...

Way cute dresses! My Girlie would love them!!

I'm totally inept at sewing. I wish I had gotten that gene from my mom.

Share some more!

Mommy Cracked said...

The shirred sundress is my favorite! I think they are precious!

cbh said...

i want a cute dress! :) they are just adorable ash!