That was a long vacation was it not? I did not intend to take that long of a break but things happen. We had a lovely Christmas over here and I need to post pictures of all those projects. After Christmas we went ice skating with our reenacting group. I think that deserves a post all to itself :) but to start, this is what I have been up to today. I enjoy spending time in my room on cold mornings like this. My windows face south and I can not help but bask in the sun!
With everything going on over the Christmas season, I had quite a few thank you cards to send out! I made over a dozen this morning. I couldn't help but do it in my room as the craft room was rather cold and it was oh so warm in my room....... The fact that simple words written on a piece of paper can last for so long and be so heartfelt always fascinates me :)
You can also see quite a few quilt blocks in that picture. I have been trying to make at least one a day so I can have the quilt finished before our next weekend long event in May.
Since I have yet to actually get some good pictures of me in this dress, this one of a bodice close up will have to do for now. I added the collar and buttons down the front over the break but the dress has been basically finished since October. Notice that I didn't even bother to iron it!
The fabric is from WalMart and I am afraid it looks kina like camo in this picture! You all will just have to trust me that it is a rather pretty print :) This is realy just a basic dress with coat sleeves, a gathered bodice and pleated skirt with a waistband. Again, I used Elizabeth Stewart Clark's Dressmaker's Guide book drafting the bodice with assistance and following the simple forumlas for the sleeves and skirt. It really is rather fun to turn a piece of flat fabric into something 3-D!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday!
Thinking about Haiti,