i whipped up 2 dresses yesterday - one for a gift and one for the shop...i think that is a good goal...i was especially motivated since i made a sale yesterday :) i get started on a certain style - for a while it was appliques on things and lately it has been initials on things...i am a little obsessed...to my credit, bodie and bryson each only have 1 item of clothing with a "B" on it...i try to be a little creative, but i just think its so darling when kids are *proud* of their initials...i guess bryson is and maybe not other children...i remember being obsessed with "C"s when i was learning to spell. i also remember always wanting to buy those silly license plate keychains with my name on it and there has never been "Carlee" - there has been "Carly" but its just not the same is it? no...its not...not to a 10 year old...its soooo not! anyway....you can see i was clearly deprived as a child!
i have also been into this visible stitching and showing my stitches and unfinished ends that will fray just ever so - in an intentional messy way i guess. exaggerating the handmade...so on the pockets i ran 3 stitches in a contrasting color - same thing over the "e" and i topstitched with a contrasting color as well.
i went through my fabric and would love to start using up what i have and not have to buy anything new to fluff up the shop...its a personal challenge i am giving myself...which is tough for me because whenever i see a new pattern pop up i get all nutty! but then i go and use stuff like i did with this dress and fall in love with it! so its a good reminder again that we dont need to go crazy and spend money to make something that both you and the intended is going to love! (hopefully)