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Saturday, September 29, 2012

This is SO Overdue! Sorry... been super busy...

Holy smokes!  It's been far too long since I've blogged.  I'm going to have to play a little bit of catch up.

There has been so much going on at the shop - and in real life!  We've been spending lots of time building cats for the Aristocats, that just opened last night.  It was pretty horrible to work with the fur.  We tried to knock out all the fur cutting/sewing but it just lasted for a few days.  And it's still all over the place.  It's so gross....





Yah, it was super gross.  It was up our noses, in our eyelashes, stuck to us everywhere.  All over the floor, just everywhere.  And I know Kiko didn't like working with the fur because she called in sick on the days we worked with the fur... coincidence?  Um, I'm thinking not!  :)

Despite all the nasty fur, the show turned out super cute.  They were even on TV!  Here are some pictures from their promo shots:







          And then, some shots from dress rehearsal.  Not everyone had makeup on that night, and there were some missing odds and ends, but you get the gist. 
 


The geese weren't wearing the bonnets, but oh my goodness their little country geese dresses came out so cute!  All kinds of ruffles everywhere.  Robin would hate it.  She hates ruffles.  


Meanwhile, while building Aristocats I was doing paperwork at home and cut my finger... really, really badly... 
 Nasty, I know.  But it's actually almost 100% healed already!  I was able to keep it clean and it healed quickly.

And we had Robin over to stand on the street corner and drum up drive by business.  Um yah, I'm the parent that tells her daughters to stand on the street and drum up business...  Don't judge.  (and, even though she HATES ruffles, she chose to wear them! HA!)


And then ARIZONI time.  That magical time of year where we dress up and pretend we're famous.  Yah, that's the one.  :)  Well, my friend Aliana wanted to go steampunk, and she brought me some pictures, some gears and a really amazing white corset.  And I made her a skirt, embellished the corset, and she was, by far, the best dressed at the ball!  In fact, just today I had a customer tell me this was her favorite outfit she saw at the zonis.  And she didn't even know I made it!  HA!  :)

After putting this together, I made my dress and a tie for Austin.  So we matched.  We didnt' take pictures the night of the zoni's, but we took some the following week when we wore our fancies to church.  It's not the same, but you'll get the point.  
Just so you don't think we're taking bad pictures on purpose, we had a 6 year old to take our pictures.  Yah, he was a little short, but it's a picture none the less! 


"Making" the hobo clowns is a little loose... because we pulled black coats and pants and added some patches.  Cute, huh?  

And this picture doesn't do this headdress justice. It's hugely feathery and fun! 

AND... I made this dress (which, by the way, looks SO much better in person!) for a cute gal who is going to the Jane Austen ball!  Exciting!!  

Aside from all of this excitement, we're building Into the Woods - STEAM PUNK style!  And wow, is that ever super fun!  Pictures next time, you'll have to wait.  :) 

Back to the sewing machine...