Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scenes of Summer

I had friends over for an afternoon of Mah Jong.  I wanted to have a pretty tableau.  Kristin and I went to Fresh Market for food, and found summery yellow flowers and sun-kissed peaches.  Kristin especially liked the look of the Doughnut Peaches.  The table was pretty, the food yummy, the game fun, and the company was delightful!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Corset Cover Completed Embroidery

Here is the machine-embroidery for the corset cover front, all completed and pressed.  Of course, it doesn't look like much now, as the fronts are mostly shapeless due to needing extra fabric around the edges in order to do the scalloped edging.  The actual sewing on this project doesn't concern me, even the tucks and whatnot.  It's the scallops and the buttonholes at the neck for the ribbon to pass through that have me nervous!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Style for Long Hair

I wanted to post a new hairstyle I tried recently.  It is like a "Heidi Braid" (crown braid), but without the difficulty of doing what is basically a French braid all around the head.  For this one I braided the hair, angling it off to the side for easier wrapping, then circled it around my head and bobby-pinned it into place.  Add floral embellishment as desired.