Little Fixes

This is a little black velvet dress I found for Tegan at the thrift store. It fit her great except for the sleeves.  I'm pretty sure they were supposed to be long sleeves, but they were too short on her, and not short enough to be 3/4 sleeves.  They also had lots of detail on them, and the thread on the inside drove her crazy.  So, I cut them off, and cut then into little strips. 

The dress had kind of a v-neck that I didn't really like either, so I added a couple of the ruffled strips to the front. It looks better actually on her. =0)

For the sleeves, I added some gold toned lace.  

I like it a lot better. 

Oh, and of course I made a matching hair clip with the rest of the strips. =0)

I made this red hair clip (with some old shirt scraps) just for fun because I had my sewing machine out.

I also added some lace to this skirt.  I love the colors and pattern, but I seriously could never find a shirt to go with it.  No reds were the same as the red on the skirt, and I just couldn't find anything that looked right.  It was also a tad short for comfort, so I took out the hem  and sewed on this off white lace in hopes that I'll be able to match more things with it.  I left the bottom of the skirt hem raggedy on purpose.  I'm hoping it will kind of fray in the washer. Eh, we'll see if I like it I guess. 

I hope everybody has a FABULOUS Thanksgiving.  I'm super excited to have family come, and of course for all the yummy food.  I LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!  

To sell or not to sell?

Well, the Pomegranate Festival went...ok.  I did sell some bows, and I did make a little bit of money.  It wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.  Not because of the money (I admit I probably would have had more fun if they were selling better), but because I love all my bows so much, and I guess other people didn't love them enough to buy them =0(.  On the other hand, it didn't seem like anybody did really great.

My mom is doing a Craft Bazaar/fund raiser thingy in Oregon the first week of December and she convinced me to send her most of the bows I didn't sell so that she could try to sell them.  I did keep quite a few.  Tegan has more than enough hair accessories now.  My question I even want to try to sell bows off my blog or not? I'd probably wait to see how they sell in December, but I don't know if I even want to at all. I just think I'll probably keep making them because I enjoy it so much, but we don't need anymore, and I would just give them all away as gifts, but then I'd never have the funds to make any more.

Would anybody ever really buy any off this blog?  That is the real question.

It's time for the Pomegranate Festival.

These are the last few I squeezed in before I just ran out of time.  I would have done more.  I still have more ideas floating around in my head. 

 Christmasy Bow

 These are the smallest ones I've made. 

The Elementary School colors.

 These two are pins.

And for the grand total....drum roll please......

114 BOWS! 

All taged, priced, and ready for a new home.  I will miss a lot of them.  Pricing everything was the hardest part for me.  Ranging from $1.50 to $8.00 as the highest, hopefully they are all reasonably priced. Wish me luck.  It should be a lot of fun.