It has been a busy, busy month! I had two bishops dresses to deliver, size 18 mos., and each customer wanted blue dresses... so I used the same fabric (Fabric Traditions) and smocked one in blue and yellow and the other in two-tone pinks. The smocking plate is a modified version of Carol, by Little Stitches. I cannot decide which dress I like better! (Which one do YOU like best?)
I'm also working on two sundresses to be finished this week. I'll post pictures as soon as they're done. These garments are both size 1, one pink with lavender smocking and bullion flowers; and the other one lavender with pink smocking and bullion flowers. Only one is for a customer, so she'll have her choice of the two -- and the other one will be available for sale. The smocking is all done, I only have to construct them. Maybe I'll start that tomorrow night? :-)
Remember how I said in an earlier post that I had been asked to supply the gift shop at our local hospital with some of my garments? Well....... on Tuesday, July 8th I took over a dozen garments -- different styles and sizes -- and they chose to start off with four: three smocked jumpers with white blouses (matching piping on the collars and sleeves), and one short-sleeved smocked dress. We agreed on a price, and I suggested that I would get in touch in a month or so to see whether they had sold. Believe it or not... and I AM NOT KIDDING... they called on Friday, July11th to tell me that three out of the four had sold! And to ask if I could deliver more. Three garments in three days! Woot!!
So needless to say, I am busy, busy, busy. But in a good way!
I have found time, though, to take our two yellow labs, Tanner and Maddie, out to swim some laps at a nearby quarry a few times in the past two weeks. They LOVE the water, and would retrieve their toys (large dowels inserted in 12" sections of pool noodles) all night if we let them.
And in between the smocking and playing with the dogs, I work full time. Craaaaaaazy! But FUN! :-)