I don’t have much planned for the blog this holiday season. Last year I let myself get overwhelmed and this year I just won’t.
A funny thing happened when I made the choice not to be a slave to my blog: I got really productive sewing. I’ve been working on a ton of things; a lot of them I can’t show you yet. But I got an urge to check in with you guys and show you what I’ve been working on. So here’s a real quick post; because I’ve missed you!
This fabric is peach skin from Girl Charlee. I’ve already raved about it to some of you. I promise to tell you all about it, and a brand new pattern very soon!
I draped a piece of black velvet over my chest of drawers and a stool here in my sewing room to get these photos of my niece. She’s wearing the same chambray button up and Stellar’s Vest I wrote about almost a year ago. It’s neat to see how much she’s grown.
I’ve been practicing indoor photography. I don’t have a lot of natural light in my house so in cold months, nice blog photos are a struggle. (You may see more doll clothes at SewsNBows, because I don’t do chilly photoshoots with kids.)
I tried the same trick at a friends house, but forgot my camera. This is a phone pic. I’m disappointed in the photo quality, but if I can try again before my friends baby outgrows the outfit I made; I’ll be sure to share it!
Same adorable baby, different day. Here we draped some white bedsheets over her bouncer and these turned out so pretty. You can tell I had my big camera that day.
(I’m still working on getting custom order tutus and bows in my Etsy shop. I’m lazy!!!)
The other day I read Deanna McCool’s new book, 50 Ribbon Rossette & Bows to make. This was my first time ever making a chrysanthemum topper. Mine isn’t as pretty as Deanna’s but I’m proud that it came out like this on my first try. I’ll be reviewing the book for you soon, and giving a couple copies away. Watch for that…
See you soon, big hugs!