Friday, February 11, 2011

Not feeling so well........ I am going to just link you back to a post I did last April about a pinafore and dress I made from a vintage crocheted pillowcase.  I am linking back to this today because I just entered CSI's Honeysuckle Challenge for the week.  I always thought of honeysuckle as being a yellow-gold color, but for this challenge, it is PINK. If you have never gone to CSI's blog, you should.  If you have, you know about some of the amazing projects that you will find there.  There are some great ones again this week, so I definitely recommend that you click on the link above or the button below and visit today.


Here's what I did with the upholstery samples.  
                                    SIDE TWO                                    
I already had these handles that I bought somewhere, maybe Walmart.  I don't remember why I bought them.  I have lots of these upholstery samples left.
I needed a new purse and didn't want to buy one.  I love these colors.  Of course, if there had been purple instead of the reddish orangey color I would have been a tad happier, but I like the way these coordinate with each other.  I whipped it together in a hurry, so there aren't a lot of details, and some really shoddy craftsmanship!  Oh well, it's for my personal use.

**I am working on the last sleeve of Ms. K's sweater, so I'll be able to show it soon.
**I've started on the Boutis technique on Miss J's dress.  So far, I'm happy.
**I delivered the heirloom dress yesterday to the grandmother of the baby that is to be born Tuesday (I think I said Monday in yesterday's post).  Grandma seemed happy, and she even paid me a little more than what I asked.  I do charge for making these dresses when someone asks me to make one for their grandchild, niece, etc.......   I don't make $$$$, but it defrays my expenses a little bit and helps make up for my time.  Since the slip belonged to my friend's mother I didn't charge as much as I would have if I had used some of my stash of vintage items.  But, I did use my fabric for the lining, my buttons, ribbon, lace, etc..... My husband fusses at me for not making a profit.  That's not why I do it.  I do it because I love it, and I love seeing the joy on my friend's faces. 
Now, I'm going upstairs to get Mother's paperwork organized to take to her accountant so he can file her income taxes,  crochet on Miss K's sweater, and work on Miss J's dress for the rest of the day.  No vigorous activity for me today.  My head feels like it is stuffed with a whole bag of cotton stuffing!


Donna said...

Julia, That is stunning dress and I just amazed at the bag you made. It's fantastic!

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

BTW, when you are feeling better I posted the baby sleep sack tutorial today with a .pdf pattern. Thought you might like to see it.

I just dropped by because I saw your title on my blog roll and wanted to make sure you were OK.

Donna :o)

Donna said... sorry about the spelling errors. I must be typing to fast. That should have said a stunning dress and I'm just amazed. Ha! What a day...and it's hardly begun!


Rachel said...

That dress is a masterpiece!!! I hope you get to feeling. There is nothing worse than feeling bad on a weekend.

MyNorth said...

Hope you feel better soon.

gwensews said...

Feel better soon, lady.

Jan M said...

hope you spend a little time this weekend to rest and feel better!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Julia I hope you will feel better soon. I had that nasty stuff a couple of weeks ago. And I received your very lovely card. Thank you.

Trudy Callan said...

The dresses from these last two posts are so amazing.

Hope you feel better soon.

Gail said...

Julia, Your children's clothes never cease to amaze me. The dress is an heirloom piece. Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well and I hope your brother is doing better.

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