Thursday, May 20, 2010

Finally - something else to post on my blog!

I took a quick trip to Nebraska last week, and found some more knit fabric to make another dress for the cruise!  I just used the same pattern, but made two straps instead of tying it.

Here it is:

And since I made jewelry to go with the first one, I thought I better make some to match this one.  lol
Hobby Lobby had lots of their beads on clearance today.  It took some hunting, but I found some that will work.
I've done earrings and a necklace, but the necklace isn't finished - I can't decide if I like it or not.  Plus, I don't know if it will hang too low.  Here is a picture with the fabric:

I also had to change the carry-on bag I made.  It was too tall, so I just took the top off and re-attached it a little lower.  It was less than an inch too tall, but I didn't want to take the chance.

We're down to 24 days!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dress and Jewelry for Cruise

I've been trying to figure out what to wear for the formal nights on our cruise (there are two).  I found this pattern at Wal-Mart:

I thought it was pretty, and WalMart also had this fabric:

Fabric for dress

It's a light knit, which means the dress won't have to be pressed or anything!  I made the dress and it turned out very well. (Todd won't see it on my until we're on the cruise.)

Since the Red Poppy Festival a couple of weekends ago, I've been contemplating trying to make my own jewelry.  When I was at Hobby Lobby recently I found some glass beads that were on sale, and they matched the dress quite well, so of course I had to buy them.   I made a necklace, bracelet and earrings:

The necklace is made with memory wire, which is kind of hard to work with,  but I think it turned out pretty well.  The bad part is now it won't fit in my jewelry holder.  Maybe I'll have to make another one!!! lol

Todd's making our reservation for a hotel in Dallas the night before we leave for San Juan, so that will be done. Only 31 days!!!  :D