I call this my 'Little Bo Peep' dress. I just love the eyelet, don't you? This dress is my own design, and is one of a kind.
And this is my 'Flower's of Fire' dress. The colours are so vibrant and summery. I think this is my favorite! Oh I wish I had a little girl again! I made this dress yesterday, and now I am at loose ends. Time to start a new project!
On Sunday I was lucky enough to buy two half shell mannequins, a toddler, and a child size. So yesterday, I redid all of the pics of the items in my shop, plus pics for the new items. Things look so much better on the mannequins, but boy, is it alot of work! Dressing and undressing, and taking pics in the meantime, it took me two hours! But, it was worth the effort. The pics turned out great, or at least I think so, and if you saw the previous pics, I think you will agree! As of this moment I have seventeen items listed in my shop, and I have to be honest and say that I am immensely please with myself! Since retiring from work four years ago,(because of my illnesses) I have been feeling unproductive, and to be down right blunt, useless. Fibromyalgia is so debilitating that it is impossible to keep a regular job, with regular hours and schedules. Opening my etsy shop has been like a breath of fresh air. I feel useful and productive, and I can sew when I feel up to it. If I want to sew at three in the morning, I can. If I have a few bad days, I don't have to do anything. Everything is at my own pace. It has been liberating for me, and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in this endeavor. My family, who has listened endlessly to my chatter about fabrics, patterns and all things etsy, and not to mention the sound of my sewing machines at all hours! Too my friends who have encouraged me, and to all my wonderful readers and followers who have also listened to my etsy ramblings, from the first idea til now. Thank you so much everyone! I love you!
Another person I would like to thank is someone who has become so close to me in such a short time. Amanda, from The Modern Brady Bunch Family Blog. Although we live thousands of miles away from each other, we talk and text everyday. She has become a very important part of my life, and has taught me to believe in myself. Thanks for being you Amanda! While I'm talking about Amanda, you should really check out her etsy store, Six Little Chickens. She has just posted the most awesome bag. And she will personalize it with your initial. I just love it. Take a look!
Well, I may not have posted in a week and a half, but I've certainly made up for it today! I'd love it if you would hop over and check out Amanda and my etsy shops, and leave us a comment to let us know what you think. Thanks again, Anne