Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blue skies, smilin' at me...

Current Mood : Cheerful

Spent a fun short morning messing around with my Arena desk configurations, trying to hit on that perfect combination, although I about had things the way I liked already. In the end, I didn’t do much, but I adjusted some of the wiring so KJ, my sewing machine, could be moved around a lot more, giving me more space for bigger projects. Better ‘photo studio’ lighting, too. So I’m happy.

Am tired of messing with doll-size buttons. Ever since the ‘Spring Mix’ fiasco, I’ve been trying to find a new supplier with decent prices and the colors I want. Quality is not even in the equation at all, and I’m still coming up zilch. I figure, I’ll just use what I have, even if they are a bit oversized, and buy black or white ones at Hancock Fabrics as needed, during a sale or with a coupon. Haven’t checked out Hobby Lobby yet, so who knows what’s there ?  At least it’ll keep me from wasting more time searching Etsy and eBay.

Especially when there’s sewing to do ! I had a second bodice from yesterday’s pattern cut out before I even went to bed last night. Had it sewn into a dress before 2pm. I didn’t sew the gathers this time, but still had the same issues, so it had to be taken in quite a bit. This time, though, I was kinda expecting it, so I trimmed and fitted as I went. The skirt’s just a hemmed and gathered rectangle. Next time, I need to make it wider and a bit shorter, so it's fluffy and cute. But, again, I like the results, and I think Frankie enjoys some cooler attire. It’s hot as heck here today !

And I’m nearly out of the blue former-sleeve fabric ! I got maybe a pair of ghoul shorts and a brief blouse outta the bits and pair of pieces. Yaay ! Which is good, as I’m nearly out of the mostly-matching blue thread, too. And there’s what’s probably my favorite pair of MH shoes – Jemgirl Creations’ red sparkle Dawn of the Dance Frankie pumps. They are so beautiful…just like today’s glorious blue skies. 

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if you couldn't just make your own buttons with some sculpey (roll out a thin "snake" of clay, cut into slices and shape gently, poking a pair of button holes with a pin)? I mean, it's not like it would be more expensive to buy a small brick of sculpey to experiment with than to go through another etsy/ebay fiasco with broken/miscolored buttons.