May 30, 2009

Prom Dress Update!

My baby girl went to the prom tonight! I can hardly believe it. And in only 4 more days we will be through with public school forever! Amen Sister, can I get a witness?!

This dress was a doozie, but it was worth it because Jaley looked absoutely gorgeous. At the last minute Jaley decided that she wanted the black scarf so we already had the black lace and I hemmed it up and it was perfect with the dress. She looked a little like a Spanish Princess! For anyone out there that sews, the bottom skirt on this dress took 9, NINE yards of hem tape ... the dress took more than 3 spools of thread ... and the net ruffle took 15 yards of netting! I began to think I would never finish this dress, but alas with about 6 hours to spare I did it! Thank you Jesus for Your gracious mercy.

Now on to those 144 mason jars that need to be decaled. I'll show you those in a day or two.

Tata for now.

May 27, 2009

Proms and Showers & Weddings... OH MY!

Ok, so I have been in wedding mode for a good 4 weeks now. I think at least 3 days a week we get a delivery via UPS from all of our many, many purchases on the internet. But, right now I am suppose to be making a prom dress for my youngest. The prom was suppose to have taken place the first weekend in May, but was cancelled because of the threat of Swine Flu in our area. So the prom has been rescheduled for this weekend... and I have been procrastinating. ALOT! It took me 3 days to cut out the pattern out! That is my least favorite part. It has been several years since I have taken on a sewing project of this size. What was I thinking? And to make matters worse I have all this wedding stuff to do, and I am moving offices at work. I am a little stressed. It is Wednesday and the prom is Saturday. I am over half way finished, but I just can't seem to get this dress done and the lure to play with my little Violet girl seems to be overtaking me most of the time.

So, what's next? Prom, bridal shower brunch, graduation, Jaley's 18th birthday!, bridal portraits, July 4th, Violet's 2nd birthday, THE WEDDING.... Jill & Matt's birthday, my birthday, our wedding anniversary (a trip for two to NY City), Jordan's birthday... and that only gets us through August!

Ok, I think I can do this.... besides, I always work better under pressure!

PS - I am so happy Jill made me hire a seamstress to sew the bridesmaid dresses... money well spent!

May 19, 2009

Going Postal!

Ok, so there is alot going on at the Henderson Household these days. I have made about 5 trips to the post office in the last week. I have spent a small fortune there as well.

105 Save the Date Cards - $46.12
103 Wedding Invitations - $62.83
1 to China, 2 Canada - $6.00
105 RSVP Cards - $48.30
36 Wedding Shower Invitations - $16.56
24 Graduation Announcements - $11.04
1 to China - .98

Yikes! I didn't realize that postage needed to have it's own line item in the wedding budget!