Monday, May 19, 2008

June in Faaborg

My boyfriend's mom Diana turned 60 today. To celebrate, she took us, and some more friends and family to a hotel in Faaborg, Denmark for the weekend. We had a fantastic time! It really felt like a little vacation.

Faaborg is a very old cute town next to the sea. I took a whole bunch of pictures of course, I shared a few of the town in my other blog, but I had June with me, so of course we went out for an early morning photoshoot when everyone else was still asleep!

June in Faaborg

June in Faaborg

June in Faaborg

June in Faaborg

Shhh, don't tell anyone you can see the skewer that's keeping her up!

June in Faaborg

June in Faaborg

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

First Sale!

I sold my first item on Tinylicious today! That sure happened a lot faster than my first sale in my Tizzalicious Etsy shop! It took a few weeks before that one started taking off.

This is the dress that sold:

The Queen of Spades

It's definitely one of my favorites, so I am not surprised it was the first one to sell! I hope I will be able to find more of those buttons. I want to make more of these, so my girls can have one for themselves too!

Thanks everyone who wished me good luck with the shop!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tinylicious by Tizzalicious: Now Open!

Tizzalicious Blythe Goodies now at Tinylicious!

I was planning on waiting with this a little longer, as most of you voters suggested, but I made so many new dresses that I feared it would take over my shop!

So I proudly present Tinylicious by Tizzalicious!

I just moved all the dresses from Tizzalicious there, and a few new ones. I will be adding many more over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tiny Tutorial: Easy Gathering

When making something that needed to be gathered or ruffled, I always had trouble making it look good and even. Until my mom showed me this little trick!

I made a tiny Blythe dress while photographing this tutorial, but of course it works for bigger things too! Dresses, skirts, bags, anything that needs gathering!

Let's start!

1. Set your sewing machine on the largest stitch.

2. Stitch a straight line along the edge of the fabric. Make sure you leave enough spare thread on both the beginning and the end.

Easy Gathering Tutorial
(Step 2)

3. Carefully pull on on of the threads, on one either the beginning or the end of the sewn fabric. As you see, the fabric will start to ruffle.

Easy Gathering Tutorial

Easy Gathering Tutorial

Easy Gathering Tutorial
(step 3)

4. Spread out the ruffles evenly. If it won't let you move the ruffles all the way to the other side, just pull one of the threads on that side as well.

Easy Gathering Tutorial
(Step 4)

5. Once you have your ruffles spread out evenly, pin the ruffled fabric to whatever you want to attach it too, in my case the bodice of the dress. Don't forget to pin with the right sides facing each other!

Easy Gathering Tutorial

Easy Gathering Tutorial
(step 5)

6. Sew the ruffled part to the part you just pinned it too. It's easiest if you keep the ruffled part on top, so you can see if it all goes well, and there are no weird folds you don't want.

Easy Gathering Tutorial
(Step 6)

7. If your ruffle thread is showing on the part of your creation that will be seen, remove it with a seam ripper. Because you have used such a large stitch, this shouldn't be hard. If your ruffle thread is on the other side of the seam, where it won't be seen, you can just leave it there.

8. Turn everything right side out. And tadaa! Your gathered creation is done!

So Retro
(Step 8)

(Post copied from Tizzalicious Crafts & Cuteness, because it sure comes in handy when making those tiny dresses!)