Wednesday, May 16, 2007

in case anyone was wondering why i have not posted any of the dresses i have been working on lately, it isn't because i haven't been working on any. on the contrary, i have been working quite a lot, and in fact, i am kind of behind in where i need to be! but i have not photographed anything, because the sewing room is sort of a disaster these days. (see shot above!) hubby made a long table to go across one entire end of the room, so that all my smaller sewing machines could go on it, but we had to remove a very large cabinet that held a good portion of my 'stash', so while the table is in and does very nicely for holding all the little machines, the room still looks like a fabric store threw up on it. without the large cabinet, i lose a lot of storage space. so i am going to have to decide what i really need and what can go. we are planning a yard sale in a couple of weeks so i guess some of it will have to end up there.

here is one of my recent projects that i did take a photo of. i sewed an order for madina for 12 really long sashes (4 yards each!) for a wedding back east. after they were all sewed together, and i was turning them right side out, the pile at my feet looked kind of weird, and made me think of a writhing nest of pythons, so i took a shot of them!







then, this was a shot i took of a dress that had to have so much stuff done to it, that it was nearly completely disassembled. the photo doesn't really look as ripped up as it really was! i often wonder how freaked out the brides would be were they to see their precious wedding dress so completely in shreds! well, i always get them back together...so far. i will admit to more than a few of my own panicked moments, and maybe a few tears of complete frustration!

hopefully, soon i will be able to get some degree of organization back into the work area and have a place to put 'zoe', my dress form, to take dress shots again.

well, back to the ripping and re-assembleage...i need to catch up, as i will maybe be needing some down time next week. i have to get some implants done (not the boobular ones, the denticular ones!) and they will be doing mouth surgery on me. i told hubby, "i want to go eat a steak, sometime between now and wednesday...after that, i won't be able to eat anything very chewy for quite a while!" bummer.

7 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

hey cindy...while you're cleaning out your stash...maybe you want to send some to me...LOL...seriously...what do you do with your leftover pieces of lace?....I' be willing to swap something for them.

cinderelly said...

that would be fun! e-mail me (it's in my profile) and we will get something going!

Susan said...

Ow! Sorry to hear about the dental work. I just had some done too and "ate" a lot of smoothies. ;)

Amanda Button said...

i so hope your dental ordeal goes well! My mom had some implants recently and they have made a HUGE difference for the positive for her, so i am sure it will be just he same for you...that said...DEFINITELY go get yourself a steak ASAP! And maybe some jerky just for fun :)

Those boxes remind me of my sewing room right now...i am really struggling with storage issues! I will share any brilliant ideas i have if i come up with some magical solution! (giggle, snort....riiiiiight! because i am SO organized!)

cinderelly said...

susan ~ thanks, and i totally forgot about having to get something that i can eat after! smoothies sound pretty good!

amanda ~ i'm glad to hear your mom thinks it was so worth it. as the day aproaches i am getting quite apprehensive, and wondering 'what am i thinking doing this!' but it has to be done, so what am i thinking having second thoughts?! arghh!!!! i just want to fast forward, to where it's done and healed...i'm sure you can totally relate!

calamitykim said...

Good luck with the dental crap- I hate that! Ever since I was an Army brat at the Army Dentist...shudder! all I remember is pain!!!! I had braces for 5 years! I guess it will be better once its done, but good luck, sweetie! Your sewing room looks like mine- when I work I through all the fabric all around! yeehaw!!! Like a fabric dump- piles of it all over the place! Today's chore is to straighten before the next project! hahah

cinderelly said...

kim ~ thanks! yes, i too work with the fabric piled all around! everytime i try to straighten up, i forget where i put things! LOL!