Friday, January 1, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy New Year and Pink Saturday to Everyone visiting!! For our first pink saturday, Beverly is hosting the theme of a new project. My daughter, Katie, is getting married this year (November) and my project for the year is her wedding. I'll be designing and making her dress and invitations and probably decorate too! Her wedding will be really unusual (sort of Victorian Goth), but anyone who has the slightest knowledge of her will totally agree it will be so her!!

She wants a black wedding dress so we found some fabulous material in New Orleans. The underneath is Vera Wang gray charmeuse. It flows beautifully.

The fabric for the top is ribbon lace imported from Italy. Very lush and rich. (terrible picture!)

The bottom fabric is from France and I love the way you can see the gray fabric through it! The top of the fabric has polka dots scattered and those little black pieces hang loose with the fringe at the bottom.

Of course I'll be a nervous wreck when I start cutting but I feel like the fabric will make itself (almost!)
She's so excited about it all as we all are. She and her boyfriend have been together for almost ten years and he's a great guy whom we all love!

Of course I have to include a little pink on the "Papa Noel" bag below. I made these last year for the kids' presents that they receive on New Year's Eve from Papa Noel. I started this tradition when they were little because they would totally ignore their stockings. Unlike Santa presents, the little gifts they receive are all a surprise and nothing they can ask for. The bags hold the overflow from the stockings!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I'm looking forward to a wonderful New Year! My resolution is to make a Gratitude List at least once a week. I've always tried to be optimistic about life but making an actual list will help me focus directly on certain gifts from God. My first list certainly contains all the wonderful internet friends I've acquired! Bless you all, y'all!


caren said...

What a beautiful dress you are making for your daughter. Such a precious gift you are giving to her. I love all the material.

A gratitude journal is an excellent idea - I tried that several years ago but didn't follow through. I think I will try it again.

Happy New Year and PS!

dana said...

I can hardly wait to see the dress when you're finished. I would be scared to death to cut the fabric,too, because it is so beautiful.

I LOVE that idea of Papa Noel bags! I just might have to "borrow" that from you!

Have a great Pink Sat. and a wonderful New Year! Dana

KarenHarveyCox said...

This fabric is gorgeous, I can imagine feeling nervous about cutting it, but I am sure the dress will be lovely. A gratitude journal can be photos too (on those days when you don't have time to write). Being thankful in the coming year, always a good thing.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day ~ I will look forward to seeing the completed dress with these exquisite fabrics. Congrats to the couple.

May 2010 bring you great happiness & joys!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Treasia Stepp said...

That material is gorgeous. I am really looking forward to seeing the wedding unfold.

Pam said...

The dress will be lovely. My cousin had a Goth themed wedding and even though I was unable to attend, family members said it was lovely. I know your daughter's wedding will also be lovely. How could it not in a dress made from such beautiful fabric.
I love the "Papa Noel" bag. What a wonderful idea for the kids. You are so right about the stocking.

Happy Pink Saturday

Kate Smith said...

Congrats on your daughter'e engagement and upcoming wedding. A very different theme but I bet it will be just lovely.

Such beautiful fabrics for the dress you will be making. I'll look forward to seeing it.

Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! That fabric is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the dress finished. You'll have to keep up updated! Have a wonderful Pink weekend!

Marina Capano said...

Hi!!! yes,What a such cute dress you are making for your daughter!!!

Happy pink new year!!


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh My, that dress fabric is beautiful and I'd be a nervous wreck thinking about cutting into it, too. I'm sure it will be fine and your daughter is very lucky to have a Mom who sews and all the things that go into making a perfect wedding. Loved the Papa Santa Bag idea.
Happy Pink Saturday and New Year, too....Sue

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How gorgeous. Your daughter is one lucky gal. Happy pink Saturday and happy new year.

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh! That fabric is gorgeous. And, I would say that you have a year full of projects ahead of you. Please give us updates.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year.

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. My oh my, a gratitude list at least once a week. I do that. I am unable to do it daily. Well, good luck with that project.
Joyce, IL, USA

Dawn said...

Ohhhh, what beautiful fabric! I'm with you I'd be nervous esp since I wouldn't stop creating until the very end! HPS!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you!

The wedding plans sound so exciting....and the Victorian Goth dress is going to be over the must blog every step of the way. :0)

I love your idea of a gratitude list once a week...just a wonderful thing to do.

Thanks so much for visiting me today..I hope your New Year is merry and bright!

Scatter Bliss..

Tricia said...

The fabric your daughter has chosen is so very elegant. I, too, would be very nervous to actually cut it. I'll look forward to seeing the final results. And I love the bags you made for Papa Noel. What a great idea. Have a very Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful 2010!


Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by. Love your post this week. Looks like you have a big project ahead of you. Fabric is beautiful. My husbands cousin had a goth wedding it was different but very nice.
Have a great week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Sue - Love all your creative ideas - especially the gratitude journal. The fabric is lovely and I can't wait to the dress which no doubt will be beautiful. Have a wonderful and bright New Year. xoxo Nancy

cindy said...

All of those fabrics are fabulous! Will look forward to seeing how the dress will come together, I know it will be beautiful.

Love the idea of a gratitude list. Something I need to do as well. I think it always helps to focus on the positive rather than the negative.

Thanks Sue for your kind words regarding Tina. She will be very much missed here indeed.

yapping cat

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Sue - I could have sworn I left a comment here but I don't see it so it must have been one of the thousand times I got interrupted! Well, I can't wait to see your finished dress - that fabric is gorgeous. Keep us posted on the wedding! Happy New Year! :)Nancy

rosechicfriends said...

Wow, what a FUN year you will be having. Those fabric are gorgeous and I can't wait to see them all done up!

Also, love your PapaNoel cool!


Anonymous said...

ONe thing I can say, your daughter is very lucky to have a mother who is very talented and very loving.

Victorian goth - - very unusual for a wedding but I sure am curious. Oh I hope you get to share a glimpse of the wedding dress when finished :-)

Wishing you a blessed New Year!


cathy gaubert said...

gosh, suesue! how on earth did i miss photos of the fabric??? i have been dying to see it after talking to you, and it is amazing!!!! i think that the overlay is absolutely fabulous. katie will be (and of course is!) so so beautiful in the dress that you make for her! i am so excited, and i feel your pain and trepidation when it comes to the cutting. the most expensive fabric i ever cut into was that $120/yd mohair that i bought at the quilt show in houston oh so many years ago!!!
i love you!

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