The final images from the recent Circus Shoot were released!
(which, if you follow me on facebook, you would TOTALLY know by now, seeing as I repeatedly posted the pictures over the weekend)
I’m happy with how they turned out. Each shoot is a learning experience, and each one is more fun than the last, somehow.
Models: Amberleighhh (http://www.modelmayhem.com/2598688) & Erica Boss (https://www.facebook.com/ericabossmoran)
Hair: Peggy West
Make Up: Laurin E Hart
Photographer: Underexposed Photography ( https://www.facebook.com/#!/brittsmithphoto )
Clothes & Accessories: Trapped In Time Designs (duh)
No, this isn’t exciting, but yes, it is necessary. I’m working on a new sizing system to help customers, and need a page to link to from listings. So, if you’re REALLY INTO size charts, read away.
Yesterday was a BLAST!
New friends were made, old friends were enjoyed, and so much laughter ensued that my cheeks STILL hurt today.
I feel so happy with how it all came together–my vision feels realized!
I even remembered to snap behind the scenes photos throughout the day–no small feat for me.
It all came together so well, and while I was exhausted by the end, it was so worth it.
Now comes the hardest part–the waiting for the final images!
But I’ll be patient, I promise.
Until I see what is sure to be amazing photography by Underexposed Photography, I’ll flip through the bits I snapped and remember how much FUN was had.
I’m already itching for the next shoot!
Models: Erica Boss & Amber Carollo
Make Up: Laurin Edmonson Hart
Hair: Peggy West
Clothing & Accessories: Trapped In Time Designs
As mentioned, I’ve been sewing like a mad-woman, getting ready for Sunday’s (SUNDAY!!!) shoot.
I’ve not snapped too many photos.
Well, I have, but I can’t share them all. I’m hell-bent on creating a video of the process of putting this shoot together, so I’m hoarding images I’ve been taking. It’ll be more of a slideshow set to music….but I’m calling it a video. I might even call it a MOVIE. A FILM. I’ll be a Filmmaker, and pick up smoking again.
Or I’ll just make a slideshow to music and call it a day.
Probably the latter. I’m tired.
So, anyway. Sewing! This:
Turned into This:
And This is technically from last week, but it was in my pictures folder so HERE:
Also: the giraffe dress has shipped off to its new home!
I’ll miss it. *sniffle*
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!):
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:
AND I found a good deal on the PERFECT SHOES for the models:
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!
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 )
Shots from over the weekend:
Working on some sideshow-banner-inspired artwork for an upcoming shoot:
This is the second one, which you can barely see (even with the wacky editing filter I used), but I had to share it due to the Buster Keaton photo-bomb:
The arugula in the garden was just BEGGING me to make one of our fav salads, Arugula-Fennel:
Requisite Garden Photos:
We worked a lot in the yard, as evidenced by the mountain of limbs/fronds/weeds that we left behind:
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 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.
Made a new Dieselpunk military capelet.
Created a super ruffly red and white striped choker.
Made a beautiful silk brocade capelet.
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)
I feel like I should have more accomplished by today….maybe I need to give myself some slack?
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:
A red chiffon skirt/dress (shown as a dress since is so LOOOOOOONG):
A couple of sparkly cowl-neck tunics flew off to the UK:
An Alice dress is in the works for a lucky actress:
And a striped tunic, bustle and military hat came off the machines, too:
All-in-all, a productive week so far. Hope yours is going well, too!