Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Eggs

Come join us April 11th from 2-4 at fleur to make fabric easter eggs!
These are a great project from Retro Mama featured on Craft Zine

Bring your own fabric at least 2 different pieces of 10"x5" or chooce from our selection of charm packs and fat quarters!We will supply the pattern and all other materials.

This project is suitable for 10 yrs and up!!! 5 dollars per person =2 eggs

Friday, March 27, 2009

Crocs rock

Tattoo by Jeff Eden, image by Klimt

I want these too

My dear sweet husband bought me a brand new pair of leopard print crocs this weekend, and today was the 1st nice day I could sport them! I am so in love with the company because they do not use leather, and make really cute simple shoes, that are beyond comfortable, inexpensive and last for ever. You can even recycle them when your kids grow out of them, how cool is that!

I have been hearing rumors that they may go out business, so if you need new shoes this summer, support Crocs they make so many different styles now for women and kids.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

She's a fox!

Sheila Fox from She She the Home Magician, ( use sheshe as the password) bought the rest of my Ikea fabric and made a fabulous pillow and stool cover! Love the orange piping.

I think fleur might have to have its 1st customer contest soon......

Friday, March 20, 2009

Done and Done!

Here is the Muslim Wedding dress I finished, it is being mailed to the bride in Las Vegas today! Hopefully it will not need any alterations!

I also had an order for 3 All In One cloth diapers, I really like this style, the pattern would also make great training pants!

One more wedding dress to go along with, many bridesmaids alterations, another bed skirt for Larissa ( one of my best customers!), turning a set of vintage Alice in Wonderland sheets in to curtains, and a prom dress!!! I love my job

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Breathing a little easier

Today I am a little more relaxed, I have finished one of my wedding dresses. A dress for a traditional Muslim wedding, made out of many layers of white silk georgette and lots of ruching. It was probably one of the hardest things I have ever made, not just because it was difficult fabric to work with, with many layers of baby rolled hems ( you know the ones on Project Runway that they always leave unfinished then get kicked of for), but because it was someones wedding dress, a dress that she will always remember and has probably been thinking about her whole life and it should be pretty near perfect. Done and Done ( until the next one...)

One of my Interns( yes I have 2 ) started today as well, and i have decided that I don't like that word I much prefer assistant. So very soon they both will be introducing themselves here and contributing to blog posts. Rupa has started cleaning and organizing my back room and did more in 2 hrs then I have managed to do back there in 6 months. So a BIG BIG thanks.

I have some big things planned here at fleur, and with both of these ladies help I feel that soon these big things will start happening!!

sorry no pretty pics today.... soon very soon

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Maps and Sundresses

The fabric this dress is made from is my most asked about fabric... the problem is that its a dress made from an old pillow case bought many years ago at a second hand store

Until today!!! I searched and searched my sources and I found it!! Well not the exact fabric but its pretty close. I love it some much I almost don't want to sell it...I have this problem alot. But I will its now available here at fleur for 9.99 per yd 45 inch wide 100% cotton

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My 1st customer

Mary Louise McGurk Robertshaw, born March 4th 7 pounds

wearing CD's made by her aunt, mom had a successful, and safe VBAC ! We are so proud of her!

She will be called Mary Lou, the third double named Mary in our family. Mary Alice her grandmother and Mary Helen her cousin

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Skirt Magazine loves me!

Skirt Magazine was one of my 1st supporter back in Sept when I opened, and they were nice enough to do a 24/7 on me!

Its a wonderful FREE magazine, and its always available here at fleur.