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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Post something interesting already

You know your blog is sucking when your comments are down — and, when you mention this to your husband, he let's you know that your blog hasn't been all that interesting lately.* Nothing like a little tough-love to kick your butt into finishing a long-time WIP.

So, without further ado, let me introduce to you:

The Original Butt-Kicker Crochet Bodice Dress

Crochet Bodice Dress (detail)

This dress fought me the whole way. If it wasn't for blog suckage it probably would never have been finished. I won't bore you with the gory details — I tried writing them, and I almost fell asleep.

Crochet Bodice Dress II

Props to Linda for the original inspiration, and to my sister for taking such lovely photos of her lovely self. More photos over here.


*His comment was before yesterday's post, which he thought was nice.

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Blogger meg said...

damn, you are a talented girl!

Wed Nov 28, 03:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger Firefly said...

Great dress. You should make a pattern for sale... I'd buy one.

Wed Nov 28, 04:35:00 AM PST  
Anonymous liz said...

and yes, this did prompt me to de-lurk and leave a comment finally!
not that your post have no been interesting... i think everyone is just busy with the holidays!
but still, i love the dress. and keep up the nice bloggy work!

Wed Nov 28, 04:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Dana said...

It's truly beautiful. And I know what you mean about blog suckage. I've been putting out quantity rather than quality. Maybe that will change.

Wed Nov 28, 05:08:00 AM PST  
Anonymous oldround said...

My sister always says she wants to come back as the youngest. I think she needs to be more specific. Clearly the way to go is GK's younger (i think) sister. You treat her so well!!!!

Wed Nov 28, 05:28:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Lori said...

wow! beautiful! :^D

Wed Nov 28, 06:28:00 AM PST  
Anonymous amanda button said...

This really IS lovely! The dress is beautiful, and the entire outfit looks so pretty and well put together. Super stylin'! Great work.

And your blog has never sucked, btw! :)I fear mine has entered the suck zone all the time, but what can ya do....

Wed Nov 28, 06:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mystele said...

Man. That dress is soooo cool. Wish I had the bod to wear it! Oh well. And, you blog doesn't suck. Who are you writing for anyway? Write for yourself and enjoy it.

Wed Nov 28, 07:17:00 AM PST  
Anonymous linda p said...

ooh, I love it! i want to make another one now.

Wed Nov 28, 08:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous meg said...

it's beautiful! I have many unfinished projects that I think have grown little eyes and follow me around the room. saying, "finishhh meeee." this is a kick in the pants I need. The scarf and the hair clip make the dress look even more stunning!

Wed Nov 28, 09:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger kat coyle said...

yeah, i would say your blog doesn't suck!
the dress is really cute.

Wed Nov 28, 10:31:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Ravenhill said...

Hi Michelle!
The dress is really pretty. Did you design it yourself? Love the colors and the entire ensemble.

No suckage here. Your blog rocks.

Wed Nov 28, 10:42:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Amy said...

That's so funny because my husband and I recently had almost the exact same conversation.
Your blog definitely does not suck, though.
What a great outfit. I want to look hip and cool like that and not dowdy and mom-ish like, um, currently.

Wed Nov 28, 11:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger Frizz said...


You could never blog-suck.

Where's your husband's blog? How does he keep his interesting??

Wed Nov 28, 12:48:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Penny said...

Well, I hadn't noticed a lack of interestingness.

Love that dress, such a cool idea and beautifully made - I'm jealous.

Wed Nov 28, 01:03:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Emily/ Five Flowers said...

Love it! I havent been posting a lot lately-- but I have been in my heart (just no time, man). I just need a little energy boost, you know what I mean?

Wed Nov 28, 06:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous luckybeans said...

Alright, alright. I'll comment already. Geez.

I love the texture of the silk scarf with the crochet dress top in that first photo. You are very talented.

Wed Nov 28, 09:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jeanne said...

That is really, REALLY cute, and very hip! Sis wears it well.

Wed Nov 28, 10:24:00 PM PST  
Anonymous phobiamom said...

I love your blog!

Thu Nov 29, 08:42:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

And it looks like the comments are up! Love the blue and the brown and the bobble (?) detailing on the straps. Congrats on your shop - yay!

Thu Nov 29, 10:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

The dress is lovely.

(And as a side note I think everyone is commenting less all around lately. I think that NaBloPoMo thing wears people out a bit.)

Thu Nov 29, 10:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

I love love love the bodice. It looks so great. I can't wait until I have some time to tackle a crochet-wear project. I hope mine come out as nice as yours. :)

Thu Nov 29, 05:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristin said...

sigh...if only...

...if only i could crochet like like that...wear it as good as that.

it's beautiful Michelle!! and no, your blog could never suck.

Fri Nov 30, 12:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Chloe Haney said...

Awesome dress! And for what it's worth, I've been enjoying your blog lately! I really feel like mine took a nosedive for NaBloPoMo though... glad to be done with that !

Sat Dec 01, 05:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Hilde C. said...

I really like the dress - great work! :)

Sun Dec 02, 04:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger amandajean said...

that is one sweet dress. hurray for you finishing it. it's so fantastic!

Sun Dec 02, 07:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger kirsty said...

Been meaning to comment on this one for days. The dress is GORGEOUS and your sister is as beautiful as my sister :)

Sun Dec 02, 07:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger h&b said...

That is simply the most awesome dress I have ever seen.

and a baeutiful model to boot !

Sun Dec 02, 10:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Beata said...

Love it...especially the flower detail!

Sun Dec 02, 11:44:00 PM PST  
Blogger Scarlet Tanager said...

It's beautiful! Your blog is never dull, but I'm glad you thought so. What a wonderful creation!

Mon Dec 03, 05:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jessica said...

so pretty and feminine, love the fabric and everything about it! wonderful job

Mon Dec 03, 05:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger LifeLessPlastic said...

Pretty dress!! And I like lots of the other stuff you make, too :) Very colorful and creative!

Mon Dec 03, 07:53:00 PM PST  
Anonymous turkish crochet said...

It is so beutiful and smart. And on your sister it looks perfect.

Mon Apr 07, 02:40:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love your blog and I love this dress. I know it gave you fits, but there are some of us out here who are willing to be "fitted" in order to have our own wonderful dress to love. Please share so we can suffer too and so I will have a cool back to school dress! Thank you!

Sat Jun 21, 05:27:00 AM PDT  

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