Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Very Sad

Some of you might know that J the Grockle recently received a little smocked dress in the mail for Miss Ky. I thought I'd show you the latest one the seamstress is working on:


This dress is for my niece - she of the bright red curls.


Her favorite color is orange. It's nowhere near finished. And this is a sad thing, friends. It's my last smocking project on hand. The fifth of five. And I've run out of fabric and people to smock for. With Christmas around the corner! Dang. My only faint hope is Mental P, that she'll send me some fabric soon. I haven't smocked a ladies' blouse in forever and am looking forward to the challenge. But that may be awhile (it's a challenge to find just the right fabric for a blouse, with a nice soft drape).

Anyone? Anyone? I'll be bored shortly. You know I will. Send me an email and we'll talk.

Until I write again ...

Flea

21 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I can't wait! Going to get fabric today!

Karen said...

Bored? What is that word?

Karen said...

I miss bored. Yep, really miss it.

Marguerite said...

She is going to LOVE that! :D It's so great, and perfect for her.

Alas, I cannot help you with smocking projects, but I am probably going to start working on a new wool coat for myself for Christmas. Since I live in the South, we have no decent selection of wool here. I want to go fabric shopping with you and Mom when I come to visit. Also, I'm going to be altering the pattern some, so you and Mom can help me with some ideas.

Flash Stitcher said...

I am green with envy. Smocking is the only thread based craft I cannot do! Never taken the time to learn even though I do counted cross stitch.

Flea, your work is beautiful.

asthmagirl said...

Flea, your work is beautiful! Would you smock a blouse at the neck?

scatterbrain said...

That's so pretty - clever you!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Your work is lovely. I saw Ky's dress and this new one is going to be just as gorgeous! Your offer is tempting, I've got a dress completely cut out and even pleated, an just don't have time to sit and do the embroidery :( Thank goodness I don't need it until Easter :)

Came by from Mommy, just one more minute.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

we will know the babys sex this month the 20th I think... so be patient my dear we might have a girl :)
hugs ME

Daryl said...

She is so adorable

Tammy said...

I've been knitting and crocheting like crazy for Christmas.

Snooty Primadona said...

The smocking is just beautiful! I always wished I could do that but I'm rather a fumble fingers.

Very nice work lady!

Oh, and THANK YOU for the wonderful new Fred & Bessie apron. I love, love, love it!

zobabe said...

OK. A. I could eat your neice with a spoon. B. That dress is adorable. You rawk. C. I voted at 10am, and had no wait whatsoever. D. (about Monday) You are a twisted, sick girl I like that.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Seriously? So gorgeous. You shouldn't say that or I am going to find fabric today to mail you.

Memaw's memories said...

Your work is really great. I'm so glad to see other's smocking. I'm working on three corduroy jumpers for my granddaughters. The first one is on my sight from middle October and I'm trying to finish the other two.

Karen Deborah said...

I have two baby granddaughters what do you require my dear?

Indy said...

You could start selling on Etsy. You could earn money and not be bored. Just a thought. Wish I could do something like this.

Tanya Brown said...

This is beautiful. You're a smocking artist!

Casdok said...

Just love the colours! I bet your neice will love it!

Smocked Christmas for Children said...

Thanks for posting the picture of your smocking project. It is an art form that I particularly love!
Julie

OHmommy said...

Can you make matching dresses for Lola and Caroline for xmas. What do you charge if I send you the fabric? And what kind of fabric is best for you to work with?

So serious, Flea.