Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pinteresting things I’ve been making



Being a seamstress, I have a fascination with dress forms,I had seen some miniature ones on Pinterest and I thought what a great idea, so I got my march 2000 Threads magazine out (Which I am trying to go through all my threads magazine stash and do at least one thing out of the magazine) and there was a pattern of a miniature dress form and I thought, yes that’s what I want to do!!!
So I traced out the little pattern and enlarged it a bit. I had some fabric straps on hand (of course) and I cut out my little form and started hand sewing them…well one thing I figured out….Don’t use fabric that unravels easily!!! It just kept falling apart but I managed to sew it up in some fashion. lol  I wasn’t happy with the shape of my dress form. It was a bit on the short and wide side hehe, but cute for a pincushion though. So I proceeded to make my own pattern and the dress form below is what I got.


I just did it up quickly not being too fussy on how I was making it as I’m just practising until I get the shape I desire. I liked the shape a bit better on this one but I’m still not satisfied yet. I didn’t like that my neck and the bottom of the form was not solid enough. The bust wasn’t shaped properly either

This size is a bit bigger than the first and great to put hold bracelets!!



The front


the back




the bottom got a doggie on it Open-mouthed smile


I really hate sticking pins in my dress forms…It makes me feel like a bad person with a voodoo doll!!! lol


and so I decided to make yet another pattern to try it out.

here it is


This one is bigger. loved the neck!! as you can see it’s a lot straighter and solid because I put cardboard in it. I also did that for the bottom of the form





I didn’t like the waist on this one…I feel that it is too thick around the waist and I didn’t like that the dress form is made in two pieces, top and bottom. I wanted my dress form to be one piece…so I made another pattern….and you’ll have to wait until I finish it to see that one! Smile


here is the back.


Here are the second and third together.



These are some flowers that I made from old magazines that I had….found the idea on Pinterest……Pinterest is great!!!!


Made this butterfly with paper….another Pinterest idea


Made this butterfly from a magazine page



Pinterest….5 ways to organize your books…..I chose to put them in order of color! What a great idea….Why didn’t I think of that!!???

Also decorated my shelves with Gourdes for fall Smile


Painted flowers on a rock



Made these little bags that hold a pair of earrings with magazine page! fun!! Pinterest idea


Made my own Mod podge and did a decoupage on a table a friend had given me with some old magazines I really needed to get rid of….Threads magazine will be happy to know their magazine was so great I bought the same magazine twice, TWICE!!! Disappointed smile So I used it on my table. Haven’t varnished it yet.



Want some ice-cream!?? hahaha






My husband brought the wood stove up from the basement with the help of my brother and father in law….it was very heavy,…..into the living room so we will be toasty warm this winter!!! Yay, love my wood stove!!! He also made the hearth underneath.



This corner was a bit dark as it is receded from the rest of the walls and so I painted it with my accent color….lime green!!! fun!!!

The rest of the walls in the living room are a medium grey
Love my new laminate grey marbled floors!!! 

Need some mouldings next



Toasty toasty toasty!!!

That’s it for now….. but I have some outfits to show you soon…..y’all come back you hear!!! Open-mouthed smile

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Well they bug me!!!

I know some of you are probably searching for my blog  but blogger deleted it because of spam!!! I've read up on it and I've heard other bloggers have had the same problem, sometimes more than once :(   but it is usually returned to them within a week or so....I hope this will be the case with mine. I can't live without my blog!!! lol

Please be patient and come back and check later next week. The ones who follow me via facebook will be notified if you check my facebook but the others will have to check on this blog. I hate that blogger did this to me and to you guys too, but it's their policy and they don't tolerate any spam and someone came and spammed me!!! The nerve of some people!!!

People who bug me...well, they bug me!!!  Why do people have to be so annoying?? Like the telemarketers, why do they have to call everyday and ask the same things?....don't they understand NO......I'm not interested!!? Ever!!! and will never be!!! Click!!!
  If I wanted something, I would go and find it myself...sure put all the ads you want but do you really have to shove it down our throats?? gag gag gag.....
OH and just to let you know....IF you put stupid comments and your blog name on this or any of my blogs just so you can advertise your blog, you can bet your boots that I won't be going to your blog, I'm just that stubborn and you annoy me .... but if I come across it while browsing and you have something that interest me then it will be my pleasure to take a look and enjoy the work I know goes into it.

Here are some humorous and not so humorous quotes and pics for you all to look at


Isn't this funnily annoying??!!  lol

not you tho...just the annoying people!! :>)


now that's annoyance!!

hahaha  I'm starting to understand this one!!!

Eagerly awaiting for my blog " a little bit of this and a little bit of that"to come back to me.... ;>)

Have a great evening everyone!!!