Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My New Friend

Well folks, my wonderful husband bought me a new computer for my birthday, so I am back to blogging!  Yay!  I almost had a cow when my photos loaded quickly and without distortion onto blogger.  Hallelujah.

So back in the fall of '11 (I know, it's been such a long time), I picked up this little baby at a local thrift store.  Isn't she cute?

As you can see, she is missing the screw that holds the presser foot in place.  Other than that, she runs great.  Whoever owned this machine before took really good care of her.

This is one of those posts that I have been wanting to do for about 4 months.  Better late than never, right? 

In other news, the goats are getting closer to their due dates and I am getting a little bit nervous!  My mother bought me an awesome kidding kit from Hoegger goat supply for Christmas, so if I do have to reach in there and pull a baby out, I'll be ready.  At least materially, anyway...

See Irma's baby bump on the right? :)

One thing that I have really loved throughout this kidding experience has been this breeding/kidding spread sheet by Molly at Fias Co Farm.  If you have goats and breed them, you should check this out!  It is extremely helpful.  I am also about to purchase an herbal pregnancy tonic for the girls from Molly's Herbals.  Whoop!

I hope you all have had a lovely holiday!  I'll be posting soon about some cool vintage finds my husband and I stumbled across while thrifting last week (ever heard of Alfred Shaheen?), so check back soon!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Plaid Dress

A little somthin' somthin' I've been working on (s-l-o-w-l-y but surely):

Version 1 (in the foreground) w/short sleeves

I had a bunch of this cotton plaid left over from my wedding and thought, "Gee, that would make a cute dress!"  

I was lazy and pinked the seams. :D  I love pinking.

The sleeves turned out nicely.  I haven't attached them yet.

An inside view of the bodice, pre-lining.

An inside view of the bodice, w/ lining pinned in place.

This is about as far as I have gotten.  I've stitched the skirt together, but still need to attach the sleeves, attach the bodice to the skirt, and finish the lining.  

I think it will be a cute one! :D

P.S. I'm pretty sure Irma is pregnant!  AH!  That means we'll have at least two baby goaties this spring...

Have a lovely December day,


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Doings

I'm so sorry.  I cannot tell you how many posts I have backed up in my brain that I have not been able to actually POST because my camera and our computer seem to be incompatible.  ARGGHHH!!!

That said, I am going to try and upload a few pictures of what we've been up to at the Miller place this past month or so.  My apologies in advance for any wacky photo distortions.  Sigh.

Yep...Buttercream likes attention.

Buttercup carries our first Christmas tree!

I was finally able to use all those wonderful vintage ornaments I've been collecting for years!

Don't you just love that rubbed off, oxidized paint look?  :D

I've been working on a very cute little dress...(view 1 w/short sleeves)

It is not very cold here in north Georgia, and doesn't really feel like winter yet.  Ah well--we usually have late winters.  Maybe it will snow again in January 2012. :)

Buttercream looks more and more pregnant every day.  I'm pretty sure she will have multiples, as she has a history of twins and has given birth many times before.  Irma on the other hand, if she is pregnant, will probably only have one kid.  Angoras usually have 1-2 kids, and young/first time mothers usually only have 1.  I guess we'll see come February!

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely December so far.  Remember to sit back and enjoy the moments of your Christmas season this year.