Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sara's Dress & Ring

Hi, all.  Did you have a good Thanksgiving for those of you in the states?  We did.  As a matter of fact, I am cooking a turkey dinner right now.  We always go to relative's house for dinner, and I never have leftovers for turkey sammies.  I just didn't want that again this year, so we are having our own 2nd Thanksgiving dinner at home.  The kids are starving and the house is smelling pretty good, so tummies are grumbling.

Sara picked out a sparkly red dress that she just had to have for the holidays this year.  I was thinking something practical that she could also wear to school, but no.  She saw that dress and I could not get her to look at anything else!  So I caved in and bought her the impractical but pretty sparkly red dress.  And, of course, the shoes to go with it because white sneakers with hot pink laces just would not do.

She wore the dress the first time on Thursday, and will wear it again for Christmas.  Then, I got my order in the mail from Bello Modo.  Usually they put a free little goody in the package, and guess what I got? Three 4mm Swarovski bicones in green, white and red.  So guess what I did with it.  I made Sara a Christmas ring to go with her sparkly red dress for Christmas next month.  She really loves it.  Here are some pics...

Sara in her new red dress...
And here is her Christmas ring...
lol...she's been painting with watercolors all day...can you see the paint still in her fingers even though she washed them?

Anyhow, there's her ring.  I'm getting better at wrapping them and getting the sizing right.  Sara's turned out to be the exact size I was shooting for, and I was very happy about that.  What do you think of it?  It's much daintier than the other ones I did.  We both like it.  I'm thinking about making more with the 4mm bicones.  What do you think?

7 comments:

Carol said...

Happy Holidays...Tis the Season!
The dress is fab and she's a ham!

You are right! Your wrapping IS getting pretty darn perfect.

Robbie said...

I've WAY behind in blog reading..love the ring and Sara looks SO nice in her dress! Lucky girl!

Jan said...

Sara looks lovely in her dress and obviously loves it! That was nice of you to spring for it even if it wasn't as practical as you had planned. She will probably remember this dress. I love the ring! That is more of a style I can imagine wearing myself. Very dainty and pretty. Well done!

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hi Lisa, Sarah looks beautiful in her new dress. What a perfect ring for her, too. Wow, your getting really good at the wirework. Keep it up.
Debbie

robin michelle said...

The ring is great - your wrapping looks so smooth! I see why Sara wanted the dress, it's so pretty and she looks beautiful in it! It's good you gave in & bought it!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sara's red dress & just beautiful! I really like the ring and think it is a perfect size! Just enough bling & the wrapping looks great!

Lynn said...

Good for you for splurging on the impractical Dress!! She will always remember that. A girl just needs to feel pretty and special sometimes and who else to do that but her own mom? And then to top it off with new shoes and a ring! Oh my, I think you are up for the mother of the year award ;)