Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tin Man Sparkly Project #21

Something sparkly has been going on.
Silver and glitter and shine can only mean one thing. 


It's a pageant theme wear for Wizard of Oz. 
It's my version of a girly Tin Man.using hallogram sequin fabric for the multi layer skirt. The top layer is a bubble effect where there is no hem line, it is just folded up to the waist band to give it the bubble look. The second skirt layer has the tulle gathered ruffle on the hem line. The top with sparkle silver tulle as a ruffle and Tin Man'sshiny red heart across the front has snap closure on back and tulle straps. Matching arm bands for the Tin Man, too..

 Shorts under neath from shiny silver stretch spandex fabric and boots from the same complete the head to toe Tin Man. The boots will stretch fit over shoes and the top is really straight tho it is crooked in the picture. 

Tin Man from head to toe all sparkly and blingy.

Another sewing blogger over at Sews n Bows also made a girly Tin Man about the same time I did and we didn't even know it. Check out her cute Tin Man, too! Tell her I sent you.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Can you say OMG ! (Project # 20)

Oh My Gosh! Maybe it's just me but is this just so cute?

It's an owl Halloween OOC for a Halloween pageant. Think of a baby owl with soft little feathers on its body and arms (wings) and little feet (claws). . Pink and purple. Fuzzy and sparkly. 

A rhinstone owl applique on the bodice so you can't miss the idea that it's an owl. Just so you know, it's really a purple. Not the blue that the camera portrays it to  be.

The bottoms with multi layers of purple and pink glittery ribbon and pink and white baby feathers. that will look so cute on a baby's bottom.

A bow and feathers on the headband and on the ankles and arm bands with feathers that will float around with movement of the arms and legs and head and will fit the cutest little three month old ever!

It's rather cute in person. So a Happy Whoo-Whoo Halloween to you.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Restaurant Review

We stopped in a restaurant in the Capitol City that was once a well-known establishment. In my younger days it was the place we as youth went after church services and then in my younger married life we went there when we dated and then with our kids. My reason for choosing it, this particular time, was the Hot Fudge Cake that I craved when I saw the Shoney's sign.

We came to the conclusion it was a mistake to patronize this establishment, as the clues kept piling up.

Clue #1
     Not one, but three waitresses came to our table.

Clue #2
     The waitress wrote our order on a napkin from her pocket.

Clue #3
     There was no lettuce on the salad bar. Even after asking a waitress if they could put some out. We never saw any. Therefore, no salad with our entree, which came with a salad.

Clue #4
      The cutlery was all bent. Especially the fork tines. Could these be the original cutlery from the inception of this location since it was obvious there had been no remodel to the building or sign ever?. It's just as I remembered all the locations from way back when.

Clue #5
      The side of onion rings I had ordered was never served. When I asked the waitress to be sure and remove it from our ticket, she promptly said she didn't turn the onion rings in on the order.

As we waited for our food, we made the decision we would pay with cash, not the debit card. We weren't sure this was a bonafide restaurant establishment what with all the strange things going on. Maybe there was some illegal goings on and the restaurant part was just a cover. We were really unsure why the heck we were still sitting there. The day was beginning to all come together for we had just spent the morning at a gun show on a tax free weekend. Get it?

We did:
1) order me a  Hot Fudge Cake, which was absolutely delicious, just as I remembered.
2) tip the young waitress. Hopefully she learned a few things with us.
3) vowed to just savor my Shoney's memories and not re-vive or re-live them.

Moral to the this post:
     This is the year 2014. Not the 1980's.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Good Little Witch (Project #19)

September brings out all the fall and Thanksgiving and Halloween theme things. I am clinging to summer because it's my favorite of all seasons. But, as hard as it was to leave the thoughts of summer for a day, I
brought out the Halloween fabric in my stash to see what would evolve.

A little inspired witch dress with black and yellow bows and trim. Yes, the two bows are uneven. Just a little tweak can remedy that.

Every witch needs striped tights. Purple striped tights for this little witch.

Black boots blinged up and turned into black witche's lace up high top boots.

The end result is a cute, cute, cute good little witch.

Now we have to find a Halloween dress-up pageant and a Halloween party.


I cannot help myself. I love winning at pageants. Seems the outfits I make for pageants keep winning. And I am getting addicted to them winning. 

I may not be aware that my behavior is out of control and causing problems for myself and others. But all they have to do is say no and then I wouldn't have anyone to sew for.  But the mom likes the fun and competition of it with her friends and the little one actually likes to go on stage. 

So for now, we continue on with the addiction of pageant fever. Until the little one starts crying and says "no".

Last weekend was another winner! Ok, so she doesn't look too happy here. 
Maybe she wanted Queen and not 1st Runner Up. 

Pink Poodle In Paris Pageant was all about a little pink. And our pink received 1st Runner Up and Division Fashion Winner. 

Gosh I love my job!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Days #30, 31, & 32

Sidewalk chalk art work. I can buy the best toys ever to entertain at a really very inexpensive cost.  I spy what looks like a ghost to me.

It's the season of LSU football and mascot Mike the Tiger. Everywhere you look there are tigers. This tiger is on the carousel at the mall. 

Something sparkly is going on in my sewing room. And I love it. 

Sixty-eight more happy days to go to finish my 100 Happy Days Challenge.