Saturday, July 14, 2012

This Week's Work Link Up Party: #3

It's time to share another Week's Work and I can't wait to see what you've come up with!

Here's what I've been up to:

This week I felt much less rushed.  There's no more birthday present creating going on in our house, and so I could take a deep breath and only focus on the shops.  

And that meant quite a few more saint dolls were painted:

And here are a few close-ups of some of my favorites.  First there's Saint Philomena:

Our family's patron saint: Saint Martin de Porres

Another favorite, Saint Michael, took forever to paint!

Then it was on to snoods.  Quite a few didn't make the cut for the link-up party, mainly because I don't want to post the same snoods, which sell every week, over and over again.  So here are some of the one's I photographed last night to post:

Purple Lace and Crepe

My first snood made from knit material.  Cuddly for winter and autumn!

This one was finished last week, but didn't make it into the photograph pile:

I love the color of this one!

Blue Dupioni Silk!  I love sewing silk!

 The dress:

A custom snood for a baptism (it's teeny tiny!):

More brocade:


And finally black silk!

So that's what I've been up to this week!

Now for the link up fun:



  1. Do you wear snoods to the EF mass, or only veils? I have never veiled before and feel like breaking in with one of the lace snoods might be easier but didn't know if they are a no-no at the EF (which I've also never been to!).

  2. May i ask you a question about sewing silk? I have been working on a silk veil and I am finding it terribly difficult to sew. Is silk actually very hard to sew, or should I just be using a much thinner needle?
    Thank you!

  3. @ Stacy-

    I wear snoods almost exclusively because Mae is so grabby! And they keep me covered despite her best efforts. The lace snoods with crepe that I make stay in place much better than the others (the lace without) when you're hair is down!

    @ Sophie-

    I think it probably has to do with the type of silk. Dupioni silk is a much stiffer fabric than charmeuse and I think that makes it easier to sew (not as great for veils though!). I use a standard needle for pretty much all my sewing though (I think it's the 90/something measurement) and it has worked form e with charmeuse, so I'm not much help there! Does anyone else have any suggestions on needles size?

    I do have problems with silk if my needle is at all dull, but if I change to a new one that usually fixes the problem for me! Good luck!


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