Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Back in the Saddle

Remember that pretty dress I posted the very raw version of?  I have pretty pictures of it with the pretty lady it was meant for wearing it!

Photo credits go to my dear friend Hersera.
If you are looking for style with an edge, she's definitely your gal!

I also whipped up these yesterday, which I'm pretty proud of, given the new-and-improved design variation on the original skirts these are based on...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The World's Smallest Violin...

... cannot play "My Heart Bleeds for You" well enough to capture the agony I've experienced with my most recent crafting conquest.

What looks like an ordinary pile of red and blue fabric is actually 5 red/blue parti-colored 84" x 108" tablecloths and 30 red/blue (15 of each) 12" x 12" napkins.  They are table linens for my local LARP group, and represent about 8 hours of sewing in devastatingly un-creative straight lines.  I am considering offering my services to make more of these sets to other LARP groups, but I'm not sure they'll like the price tag and I'm not sure I want to put myself through it again.

So, needless to say, I'm pretty pleased to be working on *this* little number:

The satin-brocade might fray to all hell, the seams might be long, and what will eventually be put in as the neckline might be overly complicated, but it is *great* to be working on a garment again!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Incredibly Official Promise

Lookie what I got in the mail today...

I already do an amazing about of peddling/hawking my wares on my Facebook page and Twitter, so I'll make this promise right here and now.

I am going to try my bestest to keep this blog to my sewing projects and their construction.

Now, this isn't to say that I won't post random pride-filled pictures of new stuffie creations, stock-garb designs, or commission work, but I'll try and keep the links to my Etsy page at a minimum.  If you are interested in seeing my wares as they come and go, I definitely invite you to "Like" my Facebook Page ( ).

And now I'm going to take a moment to gush about how awesome my friends and family have been/are/continue to be.  Taking the plunge into crafting-for-a-living is seriously scary, but I have had nothing but support and good vibes coming at me from all directions.  It is comforting and overwhelming, all at the same time.

Thank you, Guys!  From the bottom of my heart!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Available on Etsy!

Today, Eleventh Hour Sewing officially opened on Etsy!

Thus far I have a few stuffed animals listed...

If you like what you see, but not in the colors you would *love* it in, don't be shy about dropping me a line!
I am available for custom orders!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year... Awesome New Adventure!

Firstly and Foremostly, a very belated "Happy New Year" to all of you.

I know that you've all been *dying* to see my Peacock Dress in action, so here it was as I wore it to the fantastic event hosted by the Steampunk Society of Nebraska.

The dashing Gentleman in these photos would be my Beau, who coincidentally won the prize of "Best Top Hat" for the evening.  Yes, that is a clock on his top hat.  Yes, the clock is functional/accurate.  Yes, it was AWESOME.

You'll note that I don't have any pictures of the bustle that I promised in my original "Peacock Ensemble" post.  That is because the bustle had severe problems in bustling.  I might tackle it again in the future, but for right now it is safely tucked away in my "mending" pile.  For purposes of the ball, I made myself a half-tutu from some blue and green tulle.  It was cute, but nothing remarkable.

But on to my *New Adventure* in the New Year...

... looks awfully official, doesn't it?

That is because it totally is.  I've taken the plunge into the world of freelance artistry.  I'm wide open for commissions, I'll be appearing at a con here and there, and I'm even opening an Etsy store.  I'm terribly excited about all of this.

So, join me on this grand adventure!  Start out by liking my Facebook Page, and keep an eye open for updates as I get my Etsy store rip-roaring!