Saturday, April 4, 2009

Back To Work

It's been so hard to get back into the work mode. But I do love to sew and create as well as make a little money that I've decided to offer custom order dresses for this month. I posted a listing in my Victorian Times Etsy store as well as on eBay. We will see if I have any takers. In the mean time I intend to unpack my sewing machine and make a few ready made dresses.

I'm keeping my eye open for some 100% cotton organdy. I'd love to make some sheer dresses this year. Below is a picture of an original CDV of a lady with a sheer dress on. I always wondered how the women survived the heat of the summer months in all their layers of clothing, but when I learned that some of the dresses were made with sheer fabric it made more since to me. I think I can bear the heat of summer with a sheer dress, seeing how I wore a flannel dress to an August reenactment event!! Boy was that hot!

The following pictures are a before and after shot of our library in our new house. It is amazing what a little paint can do.



I love having a library in our house. The built in book shelves where a very nice feature! When I post next, I show another before and after shot, as well as one of my newly inherited treasures. (The horse drawing on the wall in my library was drawn by my very talented sister in law who has an Etsy store called Pintogirl. She plans to stock her store with her artwork as well as western wear that she designs and creates.


Pam Walter said...

Your library is awesome! I'm so jealous. Love the paint color and the contrast with the white is perfect!

Amy said...

oh yeah I dig the new colour, much better than the old orange...

Lara Lutrick said...

Beautiful library.