Monday, January 24, 2011


Look! Here are a few of the projects that I did last year and what I have going right now:
(At least what I have pictures of)

This is my current project
-Look! A Red Dress!

I must say, I really like the design of this bodice!

This is the dress I made for the Ball my friend had for her wedding
I altered it a little for Halloween.

Look, a pretty Sakura dress! I had a lot of fun making this one. I did a lot more to this one then the pattern had you do. All of the burgundy fabric is my addition, and there is a lot more you can’t see on the wrong side.

I really like this spring dress. I fell in love with the green fabric and had to make a dress out of it. I am a little disappointed with this dress. I made my dress size, but the pattern sizing was off and did not give measurements for the sizes. So I made it just a little too small. It is the same pattern as the Ball gown.

Stumbling Blocks

Well, someday I might do better on my fulfilling my goals. But hey, I am actually updating something.

I have gone through a little bit of a tough spot the last month or so. It is amazing what kind of stumbling blocks get thrown in your path. And it is amazing how we manage to get over or around them.

In November I hurt my back, how it happened I am not sure. It happened just before our Thanksgiving trip. At first it was nothing much, just a little pain. It didn’t take long for that to escalade in to something much worse. I spent most of December in a lot of pain and missed more work then I would have liked. My job seemed to make it worse and worse. But with time, nurturing and a well loved heating pad I am on the mend and almost past that stumbling block.

December was a very trying time for me. I had a very busy month working at a Christmas shoppe. The customers weren’t so hard to deal with, even though there were many who were not very nice, but it was another employee who made it difficult. I find it very hard to understand entitlement issues or when people put down others to build themselves up. Well, with the end of December came an end to that and the beginning of a new problem. The owner of the shoppe I worked at almost lost his store and laid off everyone but his sons and the manager.

We have had a few family problems that we have and still are dealing with. There are some too personal and boring to list here. The nice thing is that we have a strong and very supportive family.

In many ways last year has been one of the hardest I can remember, but with many heartaches and trials also comes many blessings. We have been extremely blessed. We have a healthy family. We have been able to keep our home. We have reliable vehicles. We are still self reliant. We have a new and beautiful addition to our family. And many other blessing to many to list.

Friday came a pleasant surprise. A neighbor called me up and told me there was a position available at her work as a bus aid, all I had to do was apply online and call up the supervisor. So I did. When I called I was asked to come in for an interview. When I got there I was told that I had the job. They trusted the person that referred me and gave me the job. They went over the job with me and told me I started on Monday. It isn’t much, but it is a fairly good job and so far I am enjoying it. I work on a bus. ;p I help the bus driver with the kids on the bus. We have 5 special needs kids. Non of them are severe and all are very cute, elementary school kids. I work just over 2 hours a day, but get paid for 4, doesn’t get better then that. It isn’t much, but it is a blessing that I have been in need of.

I have been doing a little bit of sewing the last two weeks, but it has been slow going. I have been quite blue. I am hoping to get a dress done this week, or at least mostly done. I have the bodice done, I just need to sew the skirt up, put it together with the bodice, and put in the zipper. Really it shouldn’t be more then a few hours. I have some pictures, so I will have to post them.

Well, this is long enough!

Best blessing this year:
(Little note: Her blessing dress is made of the same material her mom's wedding dress was made of and is designed after the dress-
designed and made by her Nana.)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Well, I have failed miserably at my attempts to do more with my blog. But you aren't missing much! I really haven't been up to much the last few months. I have been really sick, injured my back, and have been working. But alas... my job has ended (due to the economy)I am no longer sick, and my back is slowly healing. Maybe now I will be able to get some projects done. I have two coats I am working on, a dragon hoodie to figure out and finish, gloves to be made, a pretty little shirt, and a dress. I have all I need to make each of these things, I just haven 't been able to get to any of them due to all that has been going on the last month or two. We'll see at how well I will be able to get all this done and update on my blog. I hope to update at least once a week and have some progress on my projects.

I hope to have some good things come my way this year. I am going to Cancun, Mexico, with a friend and her husband and my younger brother in March. That should prove to be good. And if all works out my way I will be in Chicago this April going to school for fashion design. I hope that will work out, I just need to get a job and find some scholarships.

Well, That is all I am going to bore you with right now.

Tata for now!