Sunday, November 14, 2010

New dress for Lena

I made Lena a Fall/Thanksgiving time dress. I wanted one with a long skirt and long sleeves. It was a little tricky to get the lengths right because I usually sew when she is sleeping. I am very happy with how it turned out. And it was all made from things I already had at home. (Thanks Klaudia - this is from three of the fabrics you gave me)

Lena might be spoiled. I'm not sure. It's a possibility anyway.

Friday, November 5, 2010

An Ego Boost

A week or two ago we went as a family to pick out pumpkins and Lena was wearing a Halloween dress that I had made. And of course she was looking as adorable as can be. As we went to pay for our pumpkins the lady helping us was saying how cute Lena was and how much she loved her dress. That made me feel good and I told her thank you. Then she asked me where I got it. I told her I made it and she was very sweet and told me exuberantly how wonderful it was and how talented I was and how adorable Lena was, etc. I was very flattered and a slight bit embarrassed. Then she asked me if she could pay me to make one for her. I was shocked at first and must have asked her "Really?" like five times. Then I said, "Sure, actually I already have a couple that are a little bit bigger and the fabrics are switched around. Would you want one of those?" She said yes and asked if I could bring it by sometime.

So a few days later the kids and I went back and sold this dress to her.
I was extremely flattered and amazed. It is really nice to have people appreciate something you create. I was also really glad that she wanted something I had already made. So much easier to fulfill.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Frankenstein Goody Bags

I made a bunch of Frankenstein goody bags to hand out to the kids that came to our Halloween party. They turned out looking a little angrier than I was planning, but I thought they turned out pretty good anyway.