Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Sheer Florals

I stopped by a fabric store yesterday and found the most beautiful sheer fabrics.  I couldn't pass them up.  I envisioned a couple beautiful summer dresses for Dasia.  One of the fabrics lended itself to a great full length skirt.

Here is Dasia sporting her new skirt.  Underneath she is wearing her silver sandals.

I did an underlining on the skirt, otherwise you would be able to see all her goodies.  This skirt will be in the Etsy store sometime this week.  

Below are three more fabrics I purchased.  I'm going to be designing a couple new dresses later this week.  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dashiki for Dasia

Hello guys!  It's been a minute.  I would love to say I've been living in total bliss since we last spoke, but I haven't.  I had to start new medicine and I've been feeling like crap the past week.   The first thing I did when I was able to get out of bed, was go straight to my sewing machine.  Sewing for Dasia makes me feel better.  I made her a new top, which I am calling a dashiki.  It will be available in the store soon.  Until next time....

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Real Life Intervenes

....but in a real good way.  Saturday I met someone who I am already calling my future husband.  I am letting you guys in on this news just in case it seems like I am not posting as much.  Just know that I am fine and I will be back to posting regular stories and other stuff real soon.

So here's the scoop.  This weekend there was a racquetball tournament.  Even though I don't play any more, I love watching matches, and it's a great way to reconnect with my friends.  As soon as I entered the building, this racquetball player, who looked familiar, said hello and asked if I was looking for Ron.  Ron is one of the top racquetball players here in GA.  I asked him why would I be looking for Ron?  Turns out he thought I was dating Ron, because he saw us at a party together 6 months ago.  I explained that I am Ron's plus one, whenever he needs a local date, because his girlfriend lives out of state.  And yes, his girlfriend knows me and is okay with it.  I also explained that Ron is like a big brother and he and I have never been anything but friends.  He then explained that he had been interested in me for some time, but didn't pursue it because of Ron.  We made plans to do dinner on Sunday because we both had fight party plans that evening.  After the fight party we talked on the phone from 1am - 5am.  We decided to do breakfast a few hours later and met at the Cracker Barrel (CB) at 9:30am.  While waiting to be seated for breakfast, we had our first slow dance to Heatwave's Always and Forever.  Why, you ask?  Because in the CB store there were two coffee mugs.  One had Always on it, and the other had Forever on it.  We had a small audience as we danced and sang.  My kind of guy.  Not afraid to experience the moment.  After breakfast we went to Stone Mountain park for a few hours.  That's the same park Rod and Danielle went to right before they went to their wedding reception.  After that we came back to my house to walk the dogs.  We left there and went out for an early dinner, then went to watch a movie.  If I didn't have dogs, I don't think we would have ever parted.  It has felt like one perpetual date since Saturday.  I have already baked him cookies and brownies just since Sunday.  Did I mention that we actually talked a little about weddings, while at the park?

Hard to believe I think I finally found someone that just clicks with me.  There are a few things I initially look for in a mate.  First and foremost, they have to like dogs.  I've had way too many relationships that didn't work out because of my dog(s).  Secondly, they have to have a great sense of humor.  Thirdly, they have to be willing to try new things (like skydiving).  So far this guy naturally works.  Normally, when I mention skydiving to guys, they agree to watch, but not participate.  When I mentioned it to this guy, he showed me the video of him doing it in 2011.  We are already planning our first camping trip.  Something that we have each wanted to do, but couldn't find people who wanted to participate.  He is a crazy romantic, who loves music, who opens doors, who holds hands, who loves dogs, who cooks, who dances, and who plays a mean game of racquetball.  What more could I ask for?

I'm sure it won't all be roses, but this is a great start.  He loves taking pictures, so I'm sure I will post one of us in the near future.

 I felt so inspired yesterday that I walked 5 miles at the park.  That was quite an accomplishment for me.  I wasn't sure if my leg would hold up, but I was so hyped up on good feelings, I was willing to try.  I made it without any problems.  Stay tuned.  My dolls can't have all the fun.  

Saturday, May 2, 2015

More AF Shoes and an Outfit

I ordered more sneakers after posting about the last set I bought.  You can see those in this post.  They took a while to get here, so I almost forgot about them.  I bought them from ebay seller 77toys77.

I bought 5 more pair.  They are all Nike, even the all black pair.  When soft and pliable they will fit the majority of the action figures that live here.  The hi-tops are a little harder to get on the action figures.  I also tried them on Darius (my IT guy).  They are a little big on him, but a little tissue stuffed in the toes of the low-tops will fix that problem..  On the other hand, the hi-tops were much easier to get on.

I bought my first pair of action figure clogs.  They come in various colors.  They came in the little paper bag.  The strap is there like you see in the picture.  They are just folded over the shoe.  I tried them on Dasia.  They don't fit.  

And yes, Dasia got another new outfit  I designed a new criss-cross top for her which paired nicely with a summer floral skirt I made last week.  The shirt needs a little tweaking.  For one, I meant for the criss-cross to go the other way.  I am happy to have this basic pattern done.  I will be able to do wrap dresses and different style wrap tops, in the future.

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