Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Special Birthday Gift!

Today is my Birthday! I'm delighted to have lived 33 years and I feel so blessed!!! I've got my health, strength, a wonderful family, friends, job, church, etc. I'm just so thankful to God!!!!

I try to be SO low key on my birthday. I'm just not a big fuss kinda girl. Today I took the day off from work, a first, and just spent some time doing a little shopping and hanging out in Hilton Head Island. I quietly spent the evening with family. Sigh....it was just nice having some time to take a breather.

Usually I forgo all elaborate gifts. Of course I readily accept all Joann / Hancock Fabric/ & Fabric.com gift cards (so if you're feeling generous let me know---wink!). But aside from that I really feel I have everything I need.

But this year I've decided to treat myself. I'm finally going to get something I've wanted for quite some time. I've wanted a Custom Dress form from Andy's Dressform for quite some time. It's been on my Christmas Wishlist since 2009 (Btw, I'm happy to report that I was able to get all of the other items on my list over the last 2 years:)



The thought of having a body double  is an exciting one!!! It would totally cut down on the time it takes me to do fittings. I sew ALOT of fitted clothing so as you can imagine sometimes there's alot of fittings and tweakings that have to take place. It will be nice to reduce the amout of "try-on's" I'll have to do. And also I'll be able to finally explore doing some draping and pattern drafting. A custom made dressform will definitely help take my sewing in a different direction and to an elevated level.

Well I'm ready to make it happen and I'm thinking about taking a mini trip to NYC to go handle the transaction personally. I'd love to visit the Big Apple again and get lost in the fabric district. We'll see. Well I'm super excited and am ready to move forward. Wish me luck......

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! And I hope you manage to get a dress form home soon!

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  2. Peace on your Bornday. And many more revolutions around Thea sun

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  3. Happy Birthday. That dressform is a good treat. Enjoy.

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  4. Happy bday. Thats a lovely gift you are giving yourself there.

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  5. Happy Birthday Victoria. Many more blessings to come! That is a lovely gift! All Sewaholics must have!

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  6. Good luck, have fun and H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! !

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  7. Happy Birthday, may you have many more!

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  8. Happy Birthday! Have fun in the city!

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  9. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy NY and the dress form.

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  10. Happy Birthday, Victoria! what an amazing gift you treated yourself to!

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  11. Happy birthday! Your gift to us will be the story about what happens in NYC on your shopping trip. Have a safe time.

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  12. Happy birthday to you. I always buy myself a birthday gift and you've chosen a wonderful gift for yourself.

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  13. Happy Birthday and many blessed more.

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  14. Happy Birthday and congratulations on your gift! I hope you get to take the trip to NYC!

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  15. oooh, I'm so happy to hear you're getting that dressform!!!!! How exciting!!!I can't wait to see what custom items you create.

    Happy birthday!

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  16. Happy Happy belated birthday! What a lovely gift to yourself! Hope you enjoyed your day!

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  17. Happy birthday! Enjoy yourself in NYC (I read the next post first :-))

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  18. Happy belated birthday!!! I hope you enjoyed your day.

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  19. Happt Birthday!!!1 I just found your blog and you are an inspiration. I just recently started back sewing and like the idea of 10,000 hours.Will send a picture of my first project(sheath dress).. The countdown begins......Have fun in New York....Check out Mood fabrics(Project Runway)!!

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday!!! and good luck in getting your custom dressform!

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  21. Happy Belated B Day, the dressform will be a wonderful thing to have!

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  22. Best gift you are giving yourself there..Good treat to yourself.

    Send gifts to pakistan

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