As soon as I finished sewing the sleeve together, the E monster claimed it! The bird motif is from Embroidered Effects and was featured on a pillowcase dress, which I do not fancy. I made her this dress and embroidered the birds.
The lining + heart:
The lining + heart:
In August, I bought a 2 piece set for little E that I could not get out of my mind. Unfortunately, I had to wait for winter to rear his ugly head. Finally, it became cold enough for her to sport the Nancy Drew 2 made from vintage wool by Figgys Kids.
This color combo screamed for navy argyle knee socks and I was happy to oblige, mostly, because everything needs knee socks. Don't you just love the little scarf from my favorite bird? E is pretty happy about it!
My husband's mom made this 2 piece for E. The jacket is lined and oh so cute!
I love the colors! Black and white tights, bam, she's ready for winter.
I really need a curtain call on Silver Bella 2009! It's been a month already! Times are busy around these parts, oh well. So, Robin and myself took another class together for a total of 3 (out of 5). We really had a great time together, there really isn't any "getting tired of her," well, we will skip the "I NEED my coffee incident..." I think that I saw horns. Anyhow, here's my hodge podge journal cover:
The wallpaper is from Holly, she gave us some during a summer visit to her home. The guts of the journal are random papers/ephemera that Rebecca Sower provided and from my own stash, which will quickly thicken the project. I love this journal, I have not quite decided on how to use it, I have been recommended to use it for myself, and that I will do.On Saturday during lunch, we had a guest speaker, Jo Packham, oh my, she really blew away all of us! She was an incredible public speaker, she made me feel really good! (Think Barack Obama at the Iowa Caucus, really!)
We received swag bags on welcome night with these goodies inside:
I made skinny key fob wristlets, 190 of them! My friend Liz helped with cutting, stapling, and notching the satin ribbon. Husband helped with attaching the key rings, thanks, Jimmy! Why anyone would want to help me do anything is beyond me, I am so particular. But, hey, I guess I attract sadists.
Okay, I must speak about the goodies that my bird has given me. I asked for a shrug a while back and look at the rosette that she made for it! Who are you kidding with that button? Damn!
I love my earrings, I could seriously wear them everyday, she is so awesome, yes, she made them, too! The little red pouch there holds business cards & there is a separate pocket for mini moo cards. That is very handy at Silver Bella and in my purse at any other time in my life. The blue bag held the red pouch, and look at this!
Get the hell out of here with that!! Yes, Je is my nickname, it is pronounced "G."
Thursday night at Silver Bella is welcome night. 200+ Bellas congregate in a large banquet room, we see old friends from years past,
new friends in which we've established cyberships (yeah, I said it) and we meet new people as well.
We do a group project, which is probably the hardest teaching job there. A little Bella math: happy hour + 200 giddy adults + chocolate + sleep deprivation + swag bags = a tough crowd to wrangle. I learned how to "rope" in third grade, I wonder if I've still got it...
Luckily, that wasn't my job, it was Stephenie's from Fiskars and she did great! Thanks for the ornaments and the extra goodies!
Friday, we all take classes. Robin and I took 2 classes, we did Rebecca's class together, this is what I made:
I did not like messing with that wire, so, it looks icky, but, whatever, it's complete!
Later in the afternoon, we set up our 2 Birds in a Pod booth.
Here we are on Vendor Night, we started with an apron...
Check out how ridiculous Robin looks. Her apron is from the 1950s, dress from the 1960s, you cannot see them, but, her shoes are from the 80s! I dislike her right now, no, wait, she's carrying a bag that I made.
Well, my apron is from November, my skirt that you cannot see is from 2008, shoes-2006 and blouse-August 2009.
Robin's knits rocked the house! She brought home almost none, she had to make some in the car on the way home, actually!
More Silver Bella to come!