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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lace back shirt

Here's a tutorial on how I made this lace back shirt:
First I took a dress that I never wore (and it was kind of small) and I cut the bottom off so it was the length I wanted. You can keep it long if you want and just make a Lacey dress, that would also be very pretty. I sewed the bottom of the dress onto a pair of jeans that i cut the legs and crotch out of to make a skirt. 

 Decide where exactly you want the lace and what size/shape you want. Cut out the piece and pin it on, folding the raw edges under. If there are any Lacing loops be sure you don't cover them.

Stitch in place staying as close to the edge as you can. Cut down the middle of the lace the length of your zipper, pin the zipper in place and sew it on, securing the lace in place, one side at a time. sorry no pictures for this step. (If the dress fits you fine you could skip the zipper step, this can also be done to a dress that already has a zipper. You would ust have to fold the raw edges and sew around it.)
Add your lacing/ribbon. If your dress did not have a tie, or it became lost over the years it sat in your closet not being worn, you can use any ribbon or lacing that matches. Hem the bottom 
and your shirt should be ready to wear - enjoy!

Hangin' with the gang

Spent some time sitting in the yard, under the crab apple tree with my guys. I just love them all, each of them with their own personality.

Lacey and Rugen

Matilda and Faye

Scramble - Crazy Chicken!

Scramble and Jade

Goose and Jade


Such a Cuddle Bug

Lacey and Me in the Grass

Lacey and Rugen

Rugen is so Photogenic 

Faye and Elesmera

Pippi and Luara

Not my Button!

Little pals

Each morning as Lexie goes out our outdoor cat, Clover, runs up to her and they have a ritual of rubbing against each other and then Clover follows Lexie around the yard as she does her business. And each morning I think to myself that I really need to get a picture of them. This morning I did bring a camera.  This is the only one that came out, I think it's pretty cute!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


I've given in and started a Facebook page.  I needed to in order to publicise my farm. Please like my page! It's Still Waters Farm but there are many of them! It's surprising actually how many farms are named this.

In the freezer

All 58 Freedom Rangers have been butchered. 
I have plenty for sale! They are $4.50 a pound, they are between 4 and 5 pounds. 
They are delicious,  yes, we cooked one already.