Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Costuming with the girls~

Last night I had so much fun getting together with Seana & Tashar of Ashar Dance Company to create a birthday present for Mahela. 

It reminded me of when I'd just joined Ashar in 2008 and we used to have these really fun costuming dates at Mahela's house.  I'd lug over my machine, we'd spread out all our antique jewlery, medallions, and findings from ebay on the table and we'd go to town creating our newest costume!  It was so much fun.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nice video for Zipper installation

How to Sew a Zipper on a Skirt: Part 1: How to Make a Flared Skirt | eHow.com

Tea Party

Last night for Tashar's birthday, we celebrated by having a tea party at Dobra Tearoom in Madison.  It was a really lovely night - full of sipping delightful teas, tasty morsels, chatting, and celebrating.  The beautiful atmosphere and the comfortable environment was perfect for a bellydancer's birthday party.  We agreed that we want to have meetings there for our troupe, Ashar Dance Company, in the future.

As a gift to Tashar, we went in together (as is troupe tradition) to buy her a gift certificate to a fancy spa - with the intention that she get a pedicure and foot massage.  Although it was expensive, we felt it was worth it for a new mommy and good friend.  I also found a fantastic card, covered in glitter, that had a vintage-collage look to it with a woman kicking her feet up in the air while lounging on a chaise, covering her self in a huge pink lotus flower.  Perfect! 

I drank one of their Puer teas, which had a hearty, earthy flavor.  It also had some digestive benefits...!  Unfortunately it kept me up late into the night, which I didn't expect, but it did help me get some much-needed cleaning done in my bedroom, which is almost always a crazy mess of costuming, sewing projects, and clothing that I'm mending, altering, or just neglecting to hang up...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

One Year Anniversary Sale!

"The art of love... is largely the art of persistence."
- Albert Ellis

After conceeding to the request of a buyer to reduce the price of an item and break it out of a set (A set of antique slave bracelets from Afghanistan), I sold the other bracelet almost immediately!  It showed me that I *still* have so much to learn, even after one year!

So, I decided to try an experiment - how about a 1 year anniversary sale!  I put several items in my souk on sale, and I am also trying to hook up "my etsy" in facebook as a tab on my profile, which should lead people to my shop.  ...Still working on that one though, as it is having trouble loading...  Oh wait!  I got it!  Whoo hoo! 

Here is one of the sale items that I most love, and I hope to send to a loving home soon: