I did it! I finally made an article of clothing for myself. I have been procrastinating in this area, but I plowed through and completed this. I was inspired by a dress by the Etsy designer I love so much, Sarah Clemens. I have 2 dresses on order, with the help from my In-laws and a lovely gift certificate, but I knew I could make this one, if I focused, and I had the necessary linen, so I really needed to try. This dress was constructed much like sculpting with fabric. I didn't have a pattern, and did not make one before I started, which is what I usually do if I want to make something that I didn't buy a pattern for. However, this time I was winging it the whole time. It felt good, scary, exhilarating and frustrating to work this way, but in the end it was successful, I went outside my comfort zone with the medium, which is always good. I think the finished garment is adorable and very fun to wear!
It looks kind of shiny, which must be the lighting/flash because the fabric is a not shiny linen. I'm having issues with my computer right now so I'm dealing using another one that doesn't have my software so pictures are an issue right now…quite frustrating. Hopefully the geek squad will fix my regular computer quickly, so I can have my regular tools back!!
Jane update: She tolerated her confinement well, so tonight we are took her 4th wall off, so she is free to move about the box at will, and to eat and drink as she desires. We have replaced the Easter eggs with the fertile Ancona eggs, and now we wait. In 7 days we will candle. This is the process of holding a light up to the egg, in a dark room, to see inside the egg. So unless something unusual occurs the next Jane Update will be Sunday, April 26. I didn't take any pictures as I didn't want to stress her out with the flash, but she looked very cute all hunkered down and ready to hatch some babies.
Sunday, April 26, is also Duck and Geese school. Yellow House Farm is hosting this class to teach people how to raise these other poultry options. I'm planning on going to that class, as we are going to be acquiring a set of Muscovy ducks that are ready for breeding. I got to see them when I was at the farm yesterday and they are beautiful. I am very excited. I can pick them up as soon as we have the housing ready for them. I'm hoping that can be ready when I go to Duck School so I can bring them home after I get all the great education that day! We'll see.
Duck Egg Updated: The scrambled egg "recipe" I shared from Joseph yesterday, was fabulous! The eggs were a different texture, and flavor, but very similar to chicken eggs and still pleasant.
Garden Update: More transplanting going on. Cole Crops are done and the tomatoes will be once I get the pots from my parents. The peppers tolerated the transplanting well and look quite happy.
Knitting Update: I'm starting another soaker/diaper cover for the baby. I'm thrilled with how well cloth diapering is working for our little family. I picked up some liquid lanolin from the herbal pharmacy today to lanolize the cover my friend made for me. Liquid seems easier than melting the solid, so I'll try it that way this time. Husband has been doing a great job of keeping up with the laundry, even with drying them on the line we are still well supplied with diapers. Yay!
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