Friday, November 19, 2010

amylouwho goes to the ball

Hello, it's e. here from pinksuedeshoe. Amy asked me to do a little filling in this morning. Her interwebs are all funked up, and she'll be back later today (hopefully) to post the Sew+Tell linky. In the meantime, let me tell you a story. It's a good one.

Amy has been working on her little black dress for the Military Ball this week. If you follow her on facebook you've been able to see a few sneak peek photos and heard all about Dress Drama 2010. Well last night was the Big Ball. And I'm here to give you the play by play.

Amylouwho 1

Amy's been working on her dress all week. You know, plus be a mother, wife, bake bread for the needy and freeze raspberries and mint leaves in ice cubes to freshen up her afternoon sip of cool ice water. Things were going well. She had everything under control and her life was a picture of calm and order. If by "well" you mean that with only five hours to go before ball time she still had to set in sleeves, tack down lining, finish the hem and then check off all those pesky last minute details of her dress. No pressure.

Amylouwho 2

Thanks to her awesome serger and some wicked cool sparks flying off her machine, she was able to finish a full hour before she had to leave. How did she do it? She's totally a rockstar.

Amylouwho 3

Then of course she sat down and closed her eyes while the magic brushes and lipsticks and mascaras that she keeps on hand pampered her face and perfectly coifed her hair. (I asked her to share the secret of those magic brushes, but she is very wisely keeping it to herself. She's pretty business savvy and I think she's planning on securing the patent before she lets those babies out of her sight. I hear she sleeps with them tucked in her mattress. Or maybe it was under her pillow. I forget.) Instead of sharing her secret, she told me to tell you that the ruffles on her dress look fantastic.

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Right at the stroke of six Amy waltzed down the stairs to some beautiful music to meet her Prince Charming (aka Mr. Louwho). He was looking all fantastically fantastic in his new uniform, perfectly polished and pressed. He took her by the hand and swept her off in a magic pumpkin coach to the Ball where they dined on rare delicacies and danced the night away. It was the perfect end to Dress Drama 2010.

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And why is Amy not telling you this story herself? Well, sometime during the night a rocketship crashed through the internet lines that connect her to the rest of the world. The astronaut behind the joystick (rockets definitely don't have steering wheels) was very apologetic and told Amy that he'd get it fixed as soon as he could. And when she told him that she has a Sew+Tell blogparty to host today, and she really needs the internet, he felt even worse.

So, what's the point of this whole story? Amy will be back later today with a written apology from the astronaut and the rocket crew. And she'll post the linky for Sew+Tell then. And she better post some real pictures of her little black dress and her handsome Prince Charming. And then we can all live happily ever after. The End.

*Illustrations may or may not be representative of actual events. I mostly just made them up.

32 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Seams Inspired said...

Hilariously wonderful! I hope she had the best night ever. Can't wait to see the dress.

Trisha said...

What a great story!! I love the pictures! Can't wait to see the dress and hear all about the ball!

Carla said...

Just too funny! This was such a joy to ready and it makes me smile Amy made it to the ball.

Val said...

This is hilarious! I love it! I can't wait to see the dress.

Melissa said...

Oh, I laughed so hard I nearly cried. I am so looking forward to pictures, although your illustrations are pretty amazing as well :)

Kristie said...

This was one of the best laughs I have had in a while!! You should print out those drawings and make a mini-book. Too awesome!!! Love the Nutella with the spoon hidden under the serger :-)

buttercup said...

My favorite was the spoon in the nutella! Loved the story and illustrations. Can't wait to see the actual dress! :)

Leslie said...

that was so funny.

Em said...

I agree with buttercup. I laughed at the spoon in the nutella. mostly because I totally get that!

Shay said...

That is too cute...love the story...it is a true story too! Can't wait to see pics of the actual dress...I was kinda of getting sick of seeing just the burlap piece! :)

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, love this post, love your illustrations and witty commentary. :-) You put a smile on my face!

randi---i have to say said...

haha! fun read! i do hope to see pics of the real dress and ms. who modeling it soon. just sayin'...:)

Abbey said...

I love it! Hilarious! Though your husband's hair might be a little out of regs... :)
Hope you had a great time!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the laugh!! That was good!
Looking forward to seeing the real dress :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, my gosh. Pink, you are hilarious!

Can't wait to see photos. Sorry the interwebs are all in a funk at your house, Amy.

xo -El

allyn said...

you are a wiz with this computer art stuff, e. i loved the nutella and spoon under the sewing table. everything is exactly how i pictured it except she probably had three kids climbing all over her while she was trying to do all of that.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Great post! I love the illustrations. Thanks for making me smile. And Amy! A full hour before the ball? I'm super impressed. I have memories of my mom sewing prom dresses right up until our dates got there...

carol said...

What fun, Love the illustrations.

Jansie said...

hee hee hee...really fun story. Great illustrations. I was totally stressed for her! lol What a great friend you are to step in this morning. Can't wait to see pics of the real deal. :)

Diane said...

too funny!

Goodnight moon said...

That is awesome!!!!!! Loved all the pictures to bring the whole story all together!

Danielle said...

e-

love the art. it's so you!

Kristen said...

You are too funny and talented!

Can't wait to see the dress.

Valerie said...

ha! those illustrations are the best! love it!

Karen said...

Fab illustrations!!!!!

Poppyprint said...

pink, you crack me up.

Trudi said...

LOVED the illustrations! Especially the jar of Nutella and the spoon, are you sure you weren't sneaking a peak in my house! LOL

sara said...

I adore you, E. :)

amy, I don't know you - but glad things worked out! and so glad you have someone amazing like E to tell the story. :)

QuiltingCyclist said...

All's well that end's well and provides a hilarious story with Prince Charming whisking the Princess Amy away! Thanks so much.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Somebody has had way too much practice making up fun stories! Thanks for making us smile!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

great story!! Love love love the illustrations as they make the entire thing come to life!!!

Dayna said...

Looks like e. has another really fantastic talent that should go mainstream! I love it! This was such a fun read. By the way, I keep a jar of Nutella around for stressful situations, too. And blissful situations. And mediocre situations...

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