I finally got my butt together and set up my Etsy store. Yayyyy! I am getting my feet wet by selling some jewelry I have made and a vintage piece or two but I hope to start putting up more dresses in a couple of days. Does anybody out there do Etsy? Any hot tips?
Apologies to anyone who now has that song stuck in their head, but it is a necessary evil as I have finished the crazy halloween eye fabric dress.
I wanted to make a very demure LBD with this because of the fact that it’s, y’know, crazy halloween eye fabric. I also plan to wear it with pearls.
There is a kind of weird glare coming from stage right, a ghost perhaps?. But there she is. And I am totally done making this pattern, I am moving on. Ok I have one more dress cut out (purple with huge yellow flowers) but then I am definitely going to draft something else. I did have a better picture of the belt but WordPress is being tricksy tonight (I blame the ghost), so I give up. The belt was super fun to make although I might re-do the bow so I can get a large eye centered on each side so my bow can stare down with malice anyone I find annoying. Watch out world, I’ve got me a blog ghost and a lurking bow. If only I had some sort of foe to defeat. Must spend more time as a character in juvenile fiction. ‘Tassie Vicars and the Bow of Malice’? I could be a kickass pre-teen outcast who has to do battle with some evil spirits she encounters while cleaning her grandmother’s potting shed. I could wear different dresses that have magical powers like the one with eyes could see into the future and the one with roosters could scare off basilisks. On second thought perhaps I’d better stick to my day job.
Today I shall be participating in a linky party over at sew country chick . You can find my crazy blabberings about bird dresses as well as many stories from creative and crafty types from all over the blogosphere. Happy clicking.
I bought this fabric in NY for TWO DOLLARS A YARD! And I know I am systematically opposed to type shouting, but this was six months ago and I am still so happy about it. Naturally I bought a ton of it, and naturally I felt bad about how heavy it was when I had to ship it back to Vancouver, and naturally the resulting dress has a very large skirt. Lets face it, I am well aware that my love of circle skirts is the only thing between me and all out hipsterdom and I am going to cling to that fact like a fat guy clinging to the last bag of Cheetos.
I may still make a belt for it. I am a sucker for a good belt and for some reason none of the fifty-something I already own seem to work. Ah first-world problems. I think this will be my new ‘happy’ dress. You know that one thing you own that makes you forget all your problems and go twirling around a dirty subway station like it’s a meadow in the Alps?
Disclaimer: Absolutely no offense was meant to any fat guys or their Cheetos, I have myself at times been known to cling to snack foods with an unholy vice-like grip. It was just a convenient simile.
Here is my latest creation (It’s alive! It’s aliiiive! Raucousevil laughter). No more seriously though, it’s chickens. And roosters. Here is a close-up.
This is correct; not only do I own a dress festooned with poultry, I went to thetrouble of making it myself. This somehow seems worse to me. It is one thing to purchase a poultry garment on an impulse. Sometime let me introduce you to my camouflage,leopard print, bustier, bubble skirted, mini dress that I bought at Forever 21at 1am. And also, Forever 21 we need to chat because do you why other stores are not open until 2am? So people don’t get drunk, wander into Times Square and purchase things they will later come to regret. Or do you know this already? Is that why I can always find something I want in the ‘inexplicably weird stuff section’ because that section was created specifically for the sloshed? I will
learn your secrets, Forever 21, mark my words. Anyway, what was I talking about? Right, poultry. I love this dress. I think this is the first thing I have made in a really long time that I have been completely happy with. Not that it’s perfect, it’s just so me. And I really like this pattern, so get ready to see many versions of this dress. The next one will be black sale Halloween fabric with glow-in-the-dark eyes. And yes, people stare at me on the Skytrain, and no, it doesn’t bother me.
And now a completely unrelated picture of my cat, Furnando.
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So every once in a while, when I have something else to do that is much more important, I check out the Ikea website to see if they have any new and awesome fabric. Yesterday I found this.
How many eons have I wanted old fashioned sailing ship fabric? And it’s $8.99 a meter, and 60″ wide, and it’s a neutral color and being upholstery fabric perfect to make a new bag. Good day for Tassie right? No. It’s not available in the lower mainland, or online, and no one is selling it on Ebay. Or Etsy. Oh Ikea, why must you mock me with your fabricy perfection. I thought we were friends, I thought after all of those years of treating me to $2 breakfast, awesome meatball platters, happy Scandinavian prints at affordable prices, that you cared for me. Why hast thou forsaken me? Fall to knees, shake fist at setting sun. Ok that’s out of my system. Look, Doors!