Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We're back!

We're back, and we've got plenty of fabric to show for it. Sore muscles too, but definitely worth it.
Here's a short album of our trip:
From Winston Salem Fabric Run!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Going on an out of town fabric run!

When we moved to South Carolina in December, we had to leave the rather large fabric stash in North Carolina. For those who sew, you know being without fabric makes for a sad seamstress. For those who don't sew, fabric is an addiction, and fabric withdrawal makes for a sad seamstress.
Since moving to South Carolina, I've found that the fabric choice is different, and while I am able to find a lot of cotton prints (my favorite thing to work with), I've had difficulty finding other fabrics suitable for other projects (such as jackets, formal dresses, and costumes). Once my fabric stash arrives, opening my fabric closet will be like walking into my own personal fabric store again. I'm so excited!

So, what does this mean for my fans? Here's the breakdown:
More fabric = more inspiration
more inspiration = more designs
more designs = more cute doll clothes
more cute doll clothes = happy customers
happy customers = happy Gomunk
happy Gomunk = more fabric
... and the cycle continues

My special orders are rolling along, but due to this weekend's out of town adventure, I'm taking a break for a few days to prep the house before we leave, and will take a few days to unpack once we get back. The 1940 boy clothes went in the mail today, some of the Bitty clothing will be delivered while in North Carolina this weekend, and then it's back to the sewing machine.

Until next time!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Playing with polka dots

Welcome to the Gomunk Creations blog!

This layout is the closest thing I could find to my purple and green color scheme, plus I've been eyeballing and picking up quite a few polka dot fabrics. One of the polka dot fabrics made it's way into 2 doll dresses as gifts for Mother's Day (one for Mom and one for Buddy Holly). No pictures yet as I am having to borrow my hubby's computer while mine is in timeout for wireless issues. I guess a description will have to suffice. Both dress are basic knee length dresses with cap sleeves in a black with hot pink polka dot cotton. Dress #1 has a black and to pink flower trim over pink lace trim at the hem; Dress #2 has hot pink beaded fringe trim on the hem. Dress #3 is in the process, but it's been put on the back of the sewing desk since I'm working on some exciting special orders. Items I'm currently working on are 1940's boy clothes, pioneer sunbonnet, brown suede hooded coat, and finally Bitty Baby clothes.

That's right, you've read the correctly: Bitty Baby clothes. Buddy Holly and her miniature accomplice have finally convinced me to dive into the world of Bitty Baby and Bitty Twin clothes. I'm not sure if this will be a permanent adventure or just an experiment, but I've already purchased an adorable Bitty Baby of my own as a sewing model, so I could be a goner. Luckily, my ever growing fabric stash for the 18 inch crowd will work for the Bitty Crowd too since Buddy Holly's Bitty will be wearing more of a toddler wardrobe, rather than a newborn wardrobe.

Well, back to the sewing machine.
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(stitches, get it?)