Things are going along swimmingly with my little fairy (actually Brittany’s little fairy), and my arm is holding up well, as long as I pace myself. This means putting down the needle before I am really ready. My internal dialogue has changed from “only one more piece and I will have finished the dress” to ” only one more piece and I better put it away for the night”. In everything, moderation, seems to be working. I am up to sewing on the dark purple “petals” around the neckline, and then the fairy hair, so I am close to finishing the applique – Woo Hoo.
As the weather gets colder, I am finding it harder to take nice photos for the blog. I am pretty determined to have an image for each post, but I think I will have seize every opportunity to take photos when the sun has come out to play.
Not all of my creating has been sewing/craft related lately. As I have mentioned before, our church is having a wedding gown parade. I have been busy designing interesting flyer’s, tickets and now a board (sponsored by the local real estate agent) to go out the front of our church to advertise the event. A little bit of graphic design has been fun. I used lovely old illustrations of lace garments on the brochure and tickets (from the 1770’s) which were designed to be printed in black and white. The board needed to be a little more eye catching. I found this lovely image on istock photo, and today I saw the board up outside the church.
I don’t kid myself that I am particularily gifted at this, but at least I am not too bad, and I am having fun, while supporting a good cause. It was also exciting to see someting I had done, printed this large.