It’s sunny and warm today, making me think of tunic dresses and summer.
This giraffe print is one of my favorite finds–though I only found enough of the fabric (it was a remnant) for one dress.
Tunic dresses are great for spring and summer. Worn with or without a belt. With or without a pair of capri leggings.
Perfect for long beach walks, summer festivals & backyard BBQs.
This one can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126929190/tunic-tunic-dress-tunic-pink-dress-pink?ref=shop_home_active_14
Model: Nancyjane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )
I’ve been taking it easy, sewing for myself and re-grouping.
I decided to put all the custom orders back up, so if you’ve been waiting, now’s the time.
I planted some sweet oat grass for Lizzie. When it got long enough for her to chomp on, I brought it onto “her” sun-porch and she promptly climbed into it, effectively smooshing and killing all the grass in the middle of the pot.
I worked in the yard and found the new crop of Devil’s Horse grasshopper babies masquerading as a toupee. (I have NO idea if that’s the right name–it’s just what my family has always called them)
Also, the first of the cherry tomatoes ripened (and were promptly eaten after this picture).
I did whip up a few new items for the shop. A pinstriped tunic top:
And a Mardi Gras peplum skirt (so out of season, but it was in the stack of things to sew):
Oh! And I got my new ironing board cover (I treat myself to a new one every year)!
(this is from the etsy shop Compelled To Craft, and I highly recommend shopping with them–this is my third from them, and I have loved each one. Great quality, great prints. https://www.etsy.com/shop/compelledtocraft)
As a few orders have already rolled in today, I’ll be back to normal production work next week! I don’t know if my self-imposed vacation was long enough…..but it sure was getting awfully quiet in the shop. 😉
I love these crop tops.
I have a couple myself, and need to make a few more.
I’m a huge fan of layering, you see.
A friend once laughed at me, when I lamented having had a hard time figuring out what to wear one day–this is back when I had an office job.
He said–“What do you mean? All you do is: tank top, t-shirt, cardigan, and GO!”.
Which hit it on the head. That really nails down my clothing–tank top, top over that and cardigan, if the second top has short or no sleeves.
Which is why these are a great wardrobe addition for me. Tank top (possible two in contrasting colors) and crop top. Done. Comfortable, easy to wear, and goes with anything.
I have a few new fabrics to make some of these out of–wild prints! PRINTS! I never use wild prints, so I’m excited to get making them. Once my stack of orders is diminished, that is.
You can find this one here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97690622/shirt-crop-top-womens-shirt-cowl-neck
Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)
Model: Amber Carollo http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688#
I love this black and gold striped fabric.
Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.
Made into a stunning bustier (which I loooooove). I’ve made these for a few years now. This is the last of the line, until I can magically acquire more fabric (fingers crossed).
Lined in black twill.
Flexible boning sewn into the lining.
Grommets and a modesty panel in back.
So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.
bust: 29-32 inches
waist: 25-28 inches
You can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120370309/bustier-corset-striped-corset-gothic?ref=shop_home_active_6
(also listed in my rebelsmarket and artfire shops)
Modeled by the ever-beautiful NancyJane ( http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245 )
Hair and Make Up by Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com
New fabrics arrived over the weekend, and I can now create ruffle leggings in white as well as red. (in addition to the cream, black, blue, and multi that are ALREADY offered) Capri or full-length! Send me a msg if interested as I don’t have the new color options listed in any of the shops yet.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!
I have a wee bit of Irish in me…..just a drop or two.
(green scarf found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104299214/green-scarf-extra-long-scarf-knit-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_9)
I don’t really celebrate the day, but I know others do.
(scarf found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160285872/green-knit-scarf-green-scarf-hand-knit?ref=shop_home_active_12)
So, have a lovely day, wear a bit of green, and have a designated driver!
It’s Mardi Gras day! And it’s raining and freezing cold out! And I’m under the weather!
All that adds up to me, a heating pad, a blanket, some coffee and photo editing/listing of newbies for the shop.
Just listed seven (SEVEN!!!) new capelets over in the etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns
Here’s to hoping it’s warmer in YOUR neck of the woods!
I can’t believe Mardi Gras is next week. Already!
In honor of the impending (and ongoing) festivities, some images from the recent (and thematically appropriate) shoot.
I’m rolling out the Trapped In Time Tuesday feature again, folks. Since it’s officially carnival time in these parts, I figured what better way to start than with a Mardi Gras accessory.
This is a tulle boa, made from strips of tulle that I cut and sewed individually to a sturdy center strip.
It has layers and layers of tulle sewn on both sides and is pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself.
You can find it in the etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/127893659/boa-mardi-gras-boa-mardi-gras?ref=shop_home_active_7
And in the artfire shop here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/TrappedInTimeDesigns/8421085/boa_mardi_gras_boa_mardi_gras_costume_tulle_boa_scarf/handmade/clothing/costumes/fantasy
New in the shop over the weekend:
The bustles are all being offered on a made-to-order basis, too.
I’m trying to beef up the shop in between orders. I have a whole stack of things that are ready to be sewn up, and I try to add to it every weekend, as well as subtract from it (ie: sew things up) every week. Problems only arise when I’ve fallen out of love with whatever idea I had had when I cut whatever-it-is out. Then….well, then it goes to the bottom of the stack.