Thursday, May 15, 2008

After almost a year, I'm back at it!

(that's smocking, for those who don't know. The plain lines are called backsmocking. You have to do that to the backside of any design so that it keeps its shape.)

No, the design is not me announcing anything. We're now selling through a boutique in St. Louis, and that just happens to be a design that they like.

Here's a closeup:

I've also been working on beaded snowflakes.

I started with this:

and now I have this:

and this:

I think I've got around 100 now. I'm hoping to have 400-500 to sell this year. We'll see!

Now then...back to work. I'm going to see if I can figure out how to make felt play food for the girls' (the little one I nanny for and her cousin) birthday party, since I'm down to 2 weeks. Eek! Also, I can't hear the stupid sprinklers in my sewing room...which is good. That noise is like fingernails on a chalkboard right now!

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty! I just finished backsmocking a project that was my first in more than a year -- but I'm still dithering over the design on the front.

    Your handwork is just perfection.