Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Neglectful Blogger

I've been a neglectful blogger lately! I've managed to accomplish most of that ever growing project I started too close to the start of the school year. There is still one obstacle to overcome. But I can close the door on that project and get to it as time permits...did I actually say that, hahaha. That is funny, time, what is that anyway? I hear there is actually such a thing as free time. I have my doubts about it! ;-)

We are into our second week of homeschooling with more students than ever...those kids keep growing, getting older, and adding themselves into my list of students. It is a very good thing, but it has turned me into a neglectful blogger. After this period of settling in to the routine is passed I should have a bit of my life back.

My eldest has produced a final prototype of her needle cases, and now we will begin production next week I think. I will post one of our first 'products' and I will keep you informed about her progress. This week she is making doll clothes for a seller who asked her to. She designed her own LOTR style doll outfit, very cute. That is the picture above. The rope we will use will not be dd's own necklace as in this photo, but rather a gold cord. This is her own design. If we have time this week we intend to do some golden embroidery on there as well, perhaps around the sleeves and the neckline. The sleeves will be a slightly different construction than is pictured, but the idea will be the same. So, what do you think of the doll outfit? Not bad for a novice teen sewer.

I have a post I am planning to nick (with permission) from a fellow blogger's post. I will get to that later, I want to give you all something to read when you stop in! I also have a post milling around my mind that I just haven't had time to write. Go check out some of my favorite blogs, they are always a fun read. Thanks for dropping by!


Anna S said...

What a cute little doll outfit! I love everything that has to do with LOTR. I've even been toying with the idea of having a LOTR-style wedding dress :)

Lily said...

hehe, maybe my dd can design it for you! I will post the finalized version with the changes, when they are completed. We are having net difficulties, I fear I will continue to be a neglectful blogger :-(

Heather said...

That is a beautiful dress, Lily! It seems we both have daughters with talent in that area, although Katherine's tend to be knitted rather than sewn, but she does dabble in that area as well.

Wonderful blog, by the way! I really love it! Thank you for leaving a comment on mine, so I could venture over to yours ;)

Lily said...

Thanks for coming by! I'm thinking of you and your coffee whilst I sip my hazelnut here. I'm a bit late, I'm too tired since I missed my early caffeine hit. I have a 12 cup french press. We were able to get a plastic 10 cup press for my dh to keep in his office. To get him set up there he has an electric tea kettle and the french press. Good stuff, coffee made that way is so much better.

You have a talented dd as well? I will have to look through your blog for her stuff. Mine is motivated by her dream of master classes. How about yours, any specific goal she is working towards? I'm amazed by these young girls, some of my blog readers included, who have their heads on straight and have goals so young. At 15 I was more interested in nail polish than in setting goals for myself. LOL.