Friday, February 20, 2009

Pounding the Pavement has another meaning...

No, I wasn't pounding the pavement in search of a job.

I LITERALLY pounded the pavement! I stepped outside my store this morning for a break.

I have no clue what happened. One minute I was walking, and the next thing I browbone was smashing into the concrete!

Please excuse the no-makeup look. I cried it all off!

It looks worse than it is. It doesn't hurt, although it's sore to the touch. No concussion, thank goodness! Could have been worse, because I could have busted my nose!

I also apparently jarred my arthritic hip, because it is really hurting for me to walk tonight.

On a more cheerful note, I have been doing a little more sewing in between buying trips for the store and waiting on customers.

I've made three oven door dresses!

100% cotton, and I made the binding on the sleeves and the sash from a coordinating fabric. I might embroider some flowers on the towel skirt.

This picture isn't very good, but the bodice is made of red fabric with little stars in multiple colors all over it. The sash and ties are made of striped grosgrain ribbon, and the sleeves have blue rick-rack inserted in the edges. I might add a little embroidery to the skirt.

I love this apple print fabric. The sleeves have red rick-rack inserted, and the sash is made from green grosgrain ribbon.

I will be listing at least two of these on Etsy, but I'm trying to figure out which one to include in the giveaway that I'm planning. Any ideas as to which one?


Smilingsal said...

Oh you poor thing. You'll probably hurt for several days to come!

I like the dresses. In fact, I bought one at a local craft fair. It's so cute.

Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

Thanks, Sally. My eye looks even worse this morning...and I have to go to work! Aaargh!!!

lesthook said...

Oh no! I had an eye like that a few years ago and it's interesting to watch the color changes,LOL!I especially like the apple oven door dress.

CindyLou said...

That looks just awful! I am glad to hear it looks worse than it is!

Love the oven dresses! What kind of store do you have?


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, i hope you are o.k!! i haven't been to your blog in a while...your creations are so darling! i am happy for you getting to etsy and being creative enough to find your place there!

hope your eye gets better really quick!