This Week

I keep forgetting what day it is this week.

I also decided to reintroduce caffeine.

THAT’S the kind of week it’s been.

So far, I’ve:

Finished up an Alice order.

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Made a new Dieselpunk military capelet.

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Created a super ruffly red and white striped choker.

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Made a beautiful silk brocade capelet.

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And spent many, many hours putting together sketches, images, prices and a full proposal for a really cool job. (SPOILER:  I didn’t get it–but I did give myself a ton of new ideas for future offerings and a potential photo shoot)

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I feel like I should have more accomplished by today….maybe I need to give myself some slack?

This Week

You may have noticed that my shops are all on vacation this week.  Only a temporary hiatus while I catch up on orders and regroup a bit.  I expect to be back up and running in a couple of weeks.

As mentioned, I’m using this time to catch up on orders.  But FIRST, I had to complete the doll pairing for my nieces:

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A red chiffon skirt/dress (shown as a dress since is so LOOOOOOONG):

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A couple of sparkly cowl-neck tunics flew off to the UK:

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An Alice dress is in the works for a lucky actress:

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And a striped tunic, bustle and military hat came off the machines, too:

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All-in-all, a productive week so far.  Hope yours is going well, too!

Work In Progress

The Wicked Witch replica dress is still in the works.  *this close* to being done.

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I only have the dress photographed (and poorly at that) so far.  Note the dress form she’s on is slightly too small….

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Can’t wait to get better pictures and the whole costume together!  Hopefully this weekend will allow me some time to do so.

It’s definitely been a longer process than anticipated.  Cobbling together the pattern and making it all work together proved to be more intensive than I had imagined.  But, it’s looking beautiful, and will soon be offered on a made-to-order basis in my shops.  🙂

This Week

Cutting, Sewing, Book-Keeping.

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It’s cold.  Again.

Overcast.  Again.

Makes me want to snuggle on the couch with the kitties and play Skyrim.

Instead, I will cut out the latest orders and listen to some audio books.

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Stay warm, folks.  Looks like a lot of the country is in for some more beautiful winter weather.  Ugh.

Over the Weekend

Much photographing, editing and listing was done over the weekend.

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Probably my least favorite, but most essential, part of the job.Image

A lot of these items are available made to order, too.

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There’s still more to photograph and list.

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But they’ll have to wait until next weekend.

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Slowly working through the stack of ready-to-list items.

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They build up quickly!

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You can find any of these in the shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns

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Happy Monday!

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In Progress

I’ve been working on a custom full costume order.

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I actually *gasp* made a mock-up for this one.  I’m combining a few existing (highly altered) patterns, and draping a few of my own pieces for this, so a practice garment really just HAD to be made.

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Plus, I can use it as the final pattern moving forward, as I do plan to offer the costume in my shop.

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There are a few tweaks to make for the customer before I start on the real fabric.  The sleeves need to have less puff, the corset needs to be a wee bit shorter.  Nothing too substantial.

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So, it’s back to the studio with me, armed with a cup (or 2, or 3) of hot tea.

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I can’t wait for this to be done, so I can post images of the final!

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Over the Weekend

The weekend meant finishing up (or almost finishing up–the capelet needs more chain) the capelet:

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And the hat:

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As well as some candle-making:

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There was knitting, too, but I didn’t get a picture.

Don’t get TOO jealous at my crazy, wild life, okay?

I’m off to finish up the bits for TOMORROW’S editorial shoot!  Can’t wait!

This Week

This week has flown by, and I haven’t accomplished 80% of the things I wanted to accomplish.  I guess weeks like this happen every once in awhile, right?

This week, I’ve been:

Finishing up work in the photography/shipping studio (still more to do):

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Working on new patterns that will be used in an editorial shoot scheduled for next week (!!!), and that will be offered in the shop after that.  I first made them in a heavy ticking, as that’s what I had on hand, and I didn’t want to cut into the nice (and expensive) wool I have that will be what the final results are made of:

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I love both the hat AND the capelet.  *swoon*

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Working on a pair of knit boot toppers that may or may not be part of the same shoot:

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I really need to learn to crochet.  It goes so much faster.

I’ve also been working on a new costume, which means combining 3 different existing patterns into one, and changing them rather extensively along the way.  But, in the end, I’m hopeful that I’ll have a new full costume to offer on a made-to-order basis:

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All this in the midst of a few orders and an intense desire to cook big dinners with lots and lots of veggies.

I always mean to snap pictures of my cooking, and prep, and final results.  But my pictures never come out as lovely as food bloggers’, and my kitchen isn’t NEARLY as lovely.  I really need to get on the kitchen re-do that I’ve had scheduled in my head since we moved in.  FIVE YEARS AGO.

Knits

Another sneak peek from the winter knits shoot–I canNOT wait to see all the images!

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And, a couple of new knits that hit the shop over the weekend.  I didn’t manage to get them completed for the shoot, sadly, but I DID get my new photo studio together in order to snap some images for the shop.  (pictures of that later this week)

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Love this one–I mean, SEQUINS AND WARMTH?  Sign me up.  (you can find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/104300695/multi-color-scarf-sequined-scarf-hand?ref=shop_home_active_12)

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I love the natural-fiber look of this one.  (find it here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/175544848/brown-chunky-cowl-wheat-knit-cowl?ref=shop_home_active_17)

Happy Monday!  It’s my sister’s 30th birthday today, and I’m wishing I was able to celebrate it with her.  Happy Birthday, Lexo-face!  You kick ass!