Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Serger on the way!!!! Yea!!

Jingle bells, jingle bells...
I'm feeling very Christmas-y since my Christmas present is on its way to me and should be here tomorrow (fingers crossed, toes crossed, eyes crossed)!
For those that know the Christy BC (before children), you are probably thinking I've flipped my lid. But since having my sweeties and starting this little business I can't believe how much I LOVE, Adore, and enjoy sewing.
Start with a beautiful piece of fabric, cut it to shreds, pin and measure, iron and sew and gather and measure and gather some more, stick a couple of fingers, burn one on the iron but in the end you end up with a ruffly, twirly, girly piece of one-of-a-kind art. (Whew-sorry to my English teachers for that run on sentence!)
So, when I saw a new serger on Craig's list, I begged hubby to let me go ahead and have my Christmas early. Just in time as the dress orders are pouring in for ballgame pillowcase dresses and the like for the holidays. I am so excited!
Here are a few of the fall dresses I've been working on and I hope to post more next week asuming me and my new machine get along :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bag #2-Magic Mushroom Backpack

I have been so busy sewing, I haven't had much time for "bow-ing." But, I've got to kick it in gear because the back-to-school orders are coming in and plus my own dd's surely need some new hair pretties, too.
This is my second ever bag and it comes from a fab Aussie pattern designer "Melly & Me." I took an old pair of my pants that are now too big (insert cheers and backflips here :) and used some others scraps, fleece and a pretty baby outfit from Jacee's stash to add the doors, windows, curtain, and flowers. I was so pleased with how it turned out. It will be the perfect size for carrying a couple of barbies, a snack and a book to MOPS this fall. Jacee was thrilled with it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Messenger Bag and Lunch Tote

Back to school, back to school! When the stores started rolling out their new backbacks we would look and Kylee never did find something she loved. She wanted a turquoise and pink messenger bag. So, I let her pick out some fabric and I set out to make her a messenger bag and lunch tote. My how much I've learned doing the reserach for making these bags! Kudos to the people who crank out these tote bags that you see everywhere-bags are not "simple" even thought the directions may say otherwise!
I started Saturday and finished around midnight. But, the lunch tote just took a couple of hours today. I was particularly proud of the inverted appliques of her name and initial. The messenger bag has an inside pocket for ice cream money, ponytail holders, or other little treasures and a few pencil pockets.
The lunch tote-WOW-well I feel like I deserve some sort of sewing diploma for that one. Laminated fabric for the lining so it could be cleaned easily. Researched the best insulating material and then finally FOUND some! AND, installed my first zipper!! Yea, Me!!!
Kylee was so thrilled. It was her design, so she feels like she had a part in its creation as well.
Now, on to make Jacee a bag to take to MOPS. She has put in her own special request, too :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Contest for June/July

I've done so many different buttons lately I've got crafter's block! :)
I'm running a contest on my Facebook page-give me an idea for a hairbob and if I pick your design you get it for free :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Model Results

Ah-what beautiful and precious babes I had the opportunity to photograph! Even in the swelting 90 degree heat at 9:30 in the morning, they were nothing less than fabulous! Thanks so much to the mommies and girlies for coming out and smiling for the camera.
These are just a few that I've edited, more to come!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Here's the nitty-gritty!
*I am looking for all ages infant and up

*All girls

*Baldies are completely welcome!

*Pictures must be submitted by May 14th to playprettyhairbobs@hotmail.com
Please include your Facebook ID, and model's birthdate.

*Models must be available the first week of June for photo sessions

*Photo sessions will be in and around the Lenoir City area

*As compensation, models will receive a gift basket of products at time of photo session and a photo cd after pictures have been editted.

*Parents/models must sign a release, giving me full legal right to the pictures and the authority to post pictures on any media printed or online such as but not limited to Facebook, ETSY, Blogger, etc.

*Copy of the release, which must be signed at photo shoot, can be found below:

Model Release for a Minor Child
In consideration of the engagement as a model of the minor named below, I hereby grant the following rights and permissions to Christy Poole of Play Pretty Hairbobs ("Photographer"), her legal representatives and assigns, those for whom Photographer is acting, and those acting with her authority and permission. They have the absolute right and permission to take, use, reuse, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of the minor or in which the minor may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations from time to time, in conjunction with the minor's own or a fictitious name, or reproductions of such photographs in color or otherwise, made through any medium at Photographer's studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, for art, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. I also consent to the use of any published matter in conjunction with such photographs. I specifically consent to the digital compositing or distortion of the portraits or pictures, including without restriction any changes or alterations as to color, size, shape, perspective, context, foreground or background. I waive any right that I or the minor may have to inspect or approve any finished product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with such photographs or the use to which it may be applied. I release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless and defend Photographer, her legal representatives or assigns, and all persons acting under her permission or authority or those for whom she is acting, from any liability by virtue of any reason in connection with the making and use of such photographs, including blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication of them, including without limitation any claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. I hereby warrant that I am a legal competent adult and a parent or legally appointed guardian of the minor, and that I have every right to contract for the minor in the above regard. I state further that I have read the above authorization, release, and agreement, prior to its execution, and that I am fully familiar with the contents of it. This release shall be binding upon the minor and me, and our respective heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
________________________________________FATHER, MOTHER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

________________________________________FATHER, MOTHER OR LEGAL GUARDIAN

________________________________________MINOR'S SIGNATURE (if 14 or older)

________________________________________MINOR'S NAME

________________________________________ADDRESS (Line 1)

________________________________________ADDRESS (Line 2)