Shhhhh

It’s been awfully quiet around here lately.  I wish I could say it was because I’ve been doing exciting and fabulous things….but, really, it’s just been a lot of sewing and painting.

I did manage to sew up a few things for myself that have been in constant rotation.  These oversize t-shirt style tops are pretty much my go-to for the summer (and, MAN, summer is here in the South!):

Image

I also ordered a ton of jewelry, both on etsy and forever21 online, so I’ve been playing with new necklaces and earrings.

I rarely buy anything new for myself, and it’s even MORE rare for me to sew anything for myself.

Of course, I was WILDLY optimistic in my cutting out of things for myself and still have 3 entire skirts that need to be sewn–but those will have to wait for evening and weekend work.  Orders and photo shoots come first. 😉

Speaking of shoots–I finished up the second painting for the upcoming shoot:

Image

AND I found a good deal on the PERFECT SHOES for the models:

Image

Image

Luckily the model who will be in the red pair has the same size foot as I….so those will most likely end up in my closet.

Off to package the weekend orders, hit USPS and then SEW-SEW-SEW!  Have a fabulous Monday, my friends!

TnT Tuesday

 

Image

It’s sunny and warm today, making me think of tunic dresses and summer.

Image

This giraffe print is one of my favorite finds–though I only found enough of the fabric (it was a remnant) for one dress.

Image

Tunic dresses are great for spring and summer.  Worn with or without a belt. With or without a pair of capri leggings.

Image

Perfect for long beach walks, summer festivals & backyard BBQs.

Image

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 )

Quiet Week

I’ve been taking it easy, sewing for myself and re-grouping.

Image

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. :/

Image

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)

Image

Also, the first of the cherry tomatoes ripened (and were promptly eaten after this picture).

Image

I did whip up a few new items for the shop.  A pinstriped tunic top:

Image

And a Mardi Gras peplum skirt (so out of season, but it was in the stack of things to sew):

Image

Oh!  And I got my new ironing board cover (I treat myself to a new one every year)!

Image

(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. 😉

TnT Tuesday

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image

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#

TnT Tuesday

Image

I love this black and gold striped fabric.

Image

Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it for some time now.

Image

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).

Image

Lined in black twill.

Image

Flexible boning sewn into the lining.

Image

Grommets and a modesty panel in back.

Image

So pretty with formal as well as casual looks.

Image

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

Just In

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 Monday!

Image

Shoot III

This is the last “post pictures and leave immediately” post for a little while, promise.  The last of the images from the recent shoot:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Model: Amberleighhh (http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688)

NolaChick (www.nolachick.net )

Photographer: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)

Hair and Make Up: Amanda Bravender
For inquiries: http://www.ahbweddingandevents.com

Special Thanks to Airship Isabella Productions for Leather Accessories, Weaponry and Location: http://airshipisabella.com/