my liptone

 
Here’s an example of my best colors.  The pink sweater is my exact lip tone.  Remember back when V did my colors.  The under blouse is one of my very few "purples" .  I have very few true purples which is sad because I love purple.
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Published in: on March 30, 2010 at 5:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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easy fix zipper on a hoodie

 
I had this hoodie maybe a month before the zipper broke.  I thought about replacing it, but never got around to buying a zipper.  I was also a little resentful of having to spend the time and money on a cheap garment.  Anyway, this is my quick fix.  I cut the zipper out.  This hoodie is lined with a contrasting grey fabric so instead of just sewing right sides together, I basted the lining to the shell, then sewed wrong sides together. This gives it the contrasting ruffle down the front. I know, at first glance it looks like a zipper.  I also cut the binding off the bottom, just because I liked the way it hanged a little better.
Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 5:53 am  Leave a Comment  
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new bag

My new Miche bag cover.  I got it for my birthday.  I love the color and I have already gotten a compliment on it.  This is my third cover.  For those of you who don’t know the cover can be changed so I can have new look without pulling all my stuff out.
Published in: on March 24, 2010 at 5:46 am  Leave a Comment  
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kid style

 
Here’s a great picture of my son’s style.  Notice the sweatshirt.  I added the detailing at the pockets.  There were several small holes and this was my way of mending them.
Published in: on March 15, 2010 at 5:25 am  Leave a Comment  
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new dress (handmade)

I made this dress over the last few weeks.  It turned out really well.  The fabric is a ribbed knit that has a nice sheen.  I sewed most of it by machine except the hems and the neck line.  Hand heming the bottom made it a little wavy in a way I really like.  I love how long I made the sleeves. The fabric has so much synthetic in it it feels a little clammy, but I still think I’ll get a lot of wear out it.

Published in: on March 13, 2010 at 6:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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black and white outfit

 
I got so many compliments when I wore this last week.  I love the fringe skirt, and it seems attractive to many people.  My husband, however, hates fringe.  So he always comments on my outfit:  I like it, but why don’t you cut off the fringe?  I think the fringe is the best part of the skirt.
 
So how much for the outfit?  I will say the skirt was the most expensive thing.  I bought it from Sears for eight dollars.  Everything else is from Savers: boots :5.99, blouse 3.99, sweater: 3.99.  The tights I got from Walgreens for two dollars.  Total: 23 dollars.
Published in: on March 3, 2010 at 5:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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