Before we had our date settled, we thought we'd be getting married in late summer (September).
I decided on sky blue, dark forest green, and cream as my wedding colors. I'd still like to use these colors, but are they too non-fall? I don't really like the typical fall colors (red, orange, yellow), but I'm not sure if blue and green are too summery.
Hi all! This is my first wedding-related craftster post. I've been around in some of the other boards for awhile though.
I just got engaged on Memorial Day, and we're planning an engagement party in a couple months.
Last night I made this engagement party invitation with some scalloped cardstock, my printer, and a fern rubber stamp, and I am in love with how it turned out! (Personal details have been blurred out.) What do you think?
I just got through installing my zipper and hook and eye in my pretty new floral dress. I'm pretty excited about how it turned out! I still need to hem it, but it will be ready in time for its debut on Sunday.
Also, check out my rockin' new(to me) vintage dress form, making her Craftster debut in this post...
New Action Shots:
Close-up of front pleating, waistband, and fabric:
I've been sewing for a couple years now... I've sewn lots of stuff over time... purses, Halloween costumes, pillows, toys, a skirt, a shirt... But this is the first dress I've completed, and the most wearable item of clothing I've made, so I'm pretty psyched!
So I finally completed a dress (almost)! I still have to hem it, add a hook and eye, trim loose threads, and iron it, but I'm closer than I've ever been to finishing a whole dress.
I used Simplicity Sew Stylish #3867.
It put me through some things over the past few days... the bow was supposed to be composed of 2 strips, sewn in to the back on either side of the zipper, but I didnt want a bow, so I was just going to leave it off.
Per my measurements on the envelope, I should have made a size 12, but I know how patterns can sometimes be, so I made it in an 8 originally. Alas, the 8 was too big, so I had to take it apart and cut it down to size 6. Without the sash, it still seemed rather... tentlike. I tried extending the pleats farther down from the empire waist, and that helped, but not enough, so I basted them even further down. That made the butt stick out funny, so I ripped the elongated pleats back to about 1/2 way between where the pattern had indicated and the longest I had made them.
Out of options, and with the zipper already in, I made one long sash (not connected to the dress as the pattern had called for), and tied it around the waist in a bow. A good compromise, I think. I just wanted to make something wearable, and I think I did!
What's that you say? You want pictures? (Try not to notice my messy apartment!)
So I purchased Simplicity Sew Stylish #3867 last year. Between then and now, I used the pattern to make the purse a few times.
I bought fabric last night to make the dress that comes with the pattern. Opened up my pattern envelope to look at the instructions, and I am missing the first page! I have the Spanish pages, but those do not have pictures on them and I don't know Spanish!
If anyone has this pattern, could they scan the first page of instructions (both sides) for me??
Or, if that's not allowed/legal, does anyone know where I can find these instructions online anywhere?
I suppose I could try winging it without the instructions, but I'm not that advanced yet!
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.
For as long as I can remember, my mother and my paternal grandmother have been making this at Christmastime. It is my paternal great grandmother's recipe, and no one I have known outside of my family has ever heard of it. It's not really bread. It's kind of like a cross between raisin bread and fruit cake, only better than fruit cake and heavier than raisin bread (there's no yeast involved), and Dutch bread only has currants and raisins in it. Please let me know if you have heard of it before, or maybe if you know another name for it. I only know that I love it, and I do not want to lose this recipe, for, as far as I know, it only exists on pieces of paper tucked into cookbooks in my family.
Here's a picture first of a just baked Dutch bread cooling on my stove:
Directions: Mix everything together with a spoon. Pour into 2 medium greased loaf pans -- 3/4 full. (I used one bigger loaf pan today). Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick comes out clean (about 60 minutes or more).
My dad eats his with butter, but I like mine plain with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Suitable for breakfast or dessert!
I saw these in the special BHG Holiday Crafts issue. I thought they were super cute, but that I wouldn't get around to making any. Then I found myself with a whole Saturday afternoon and nothing to do. I could have wrapped a million Christmas gifts, but I was inspired! I went right over to Michael's and spent an obscene amount of money on miniature ornaments, bottle-brush trees, paint, glitter and posterboard. Then I spent the next three hours making this awesome house! I love it so much, I may make another one tomorrow.
Front: Side-angle view: Back:
Except that it only has one window, I wish I could live in it!
Oh, and I painted the snowman too. He's not glued on, btw, he's just chilling there in the front yard.
EDIT: I made another one just now! Oh, and I added more snow and a dove to the roof of the first house.