Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shop Construction Underway

Since I do so much more than just dolls, fabric
and sewing, the name of the shop is The Groovin' Granny Barnwood Boutique. The place used to be a flea market, but that just doesn't work for me, so we have changed the ending of the name to better suit me. My activities are just everyday life, as far as I am concerned. I am interested in antiques and there are plenty of them in the store. I have been a collector for years and I have made oils, incense and candles since I can remember. I do beadwork, sew, and am learning to make soap.
I have spent months figuring out exactly how I want the window to be. Lars
has the window display built now and I painted the window.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Yahoo Group!

The Fashion Passion Group on Yahoo is up and running.
It is coming together slowly, getting all the information online is a time
consuming task. This is a one wo-man show, so to speak, and I wear all the
hats. It is growing quickly however, it is amazing what a person can get done when
they set their mind too it. I do hope you will join us, we have some great bargains
on kits and fabrics happening and many more to come!

Click to join fashnpassn

Click to join fashnpassn

Busy! Busy!

It has been so busy around here since I got well. My strength is coming back and of course, I've been pushing it (as usual!). In the last couple of weeks, I've gotten the website started. It still has a ways to go before it is completed. I'm working on sewing lessons, patterns, and getting kits together for sale.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pretty in Pink!

in Pink!

This cute little 2 piece frock was is so much fun. The lacey overdress can be used with other little dresses or put it with a tee shirt and a pair pants for an alternate look.


This photo gives you a good look at the detail of the lace. So pretty!

Ruffles, Ruffles & More Ruffles, this little dress will make your baby feel like a Princess.

I can make this dress for you in any size. You can pick the colors you want from what I have and use different lace on it if you would like. Just pick what you want from Photobucket.

Prices vary according to the cost of material & lace of course. The base price for this outfit is $25.00 plus shipping.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Fabric Swatches Added!

Wow, it has been a busy week! It is so nice to be feeling better. The clothing I make can be customized according to the materials I have. I don't have a problem with that and I don't even charge a lot extra for it, although depending on the materials used, the prices may vary some. I have added the fabrics I have to photobucket http://s399.photobucket.com/albums/pp79/groovin_granny/Fabrics/ and if you go up to the groovin granny part you can find some of the other things I have in the store and the dolls and clothes I make. Photobucket has become my image site, and I keep a backup of course.

Today, provided I don't take a trip to Walmart, I plan to take photos of the laces and other notions I have and put them on photobucket. Some of them I will be selling. Everything except the material is for sale outright. The material, I keep for creative purposes. I have to buy to often not too.

Now that I am feeling better, Let's Get this Show on the Road!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Three Piece Teal with Delicate Flower Design

This lovely 3 piece Dress has a delicate flower
design that pictures just can't do justice. It has ruffled edging around
the sleeves, neck, hem line and throughout the skirt. The back closure

is velcro for easy fastening. This outfit includes the underdress of silk,
overdress of organza and lace and matching bloomers.

Barbie Dresses

As if she reaching out to her love, Barbie is ready for a wedding!

Since I had the very first Barbie I have absolutely loved her. I gave up dolls for boys and babies for a little while, but over the years I have always had a love for sewing for Barbie. Here are some of my dresses. I will add a lot more as time goes by.

Embellished with lots of lace and pearls, this dress took many hours to make. I tried to pay particuar attention to detail. I love weddings!

Take note of the pearls used on the edge of the train, they are slightly irridescent.

The back of the train has a pearl and squiened applique.

Side view of the dress with the train showing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dolls, Fabulous Dolls!

When I first opened my store, I sold a really beautiful doll for just a few dollars. Later I found out she was worth a LOT! of money, she was from the late 1800's, a beautiful Bleuette with dark hair and lovely pale skin. Since then, I have become obsessed with an old love! Dolls! When I was a young and learning to design, I used to cut the sleeves off my dad's shirts and make clothes for my Barbie Dolls. Oh, how I got in trouble for that. Here you will find the dolls and clothes that I work with.