Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Candles and Canned Soup

I waited for the snow all day yesterday. I had already decided it was time to cuddle up with the covers and relax. This morning was winter wonderful, I slept in after peeking out my window to all the white. Later, I made the best lunch for days like today...toasted cheese and tomato soup with mozzarella and provolone sprinkled on top, and some spring greens from market. yummmmmm.

Then I got to work:

I think these pastels are telling me I'm in the mood for warmer days. Not to mention one is a halter top...I haven't decided about sleeves for the pink one yet, but I'm very excited about the cowl neck. Oh yes! And that's the sweater that I had a fit over a few entries back. I told you I had a better plan for it....

Last night Claire came over and we had a photo shoot for some summery tops. It was so much fun, but she was freeezing. My little space heater did not do much heating unfortunately. The pictures turned out awesome, and I'll be posting them on etsy for the next couple of days (since I learned not to put them all up at once).

You know this etsy thing can be harder than it seems, but I'm not discouraged yet. I have been getting a lot of messages about boutiques being interested in selling my items and even some custom order requests. It is all a really great learning process. And at the end of the day...there are always craft fairs!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Best Day Ever.

Believe it or not, I was given this awesome pile of fabric/pattern goodies. There are even two vintage purses in there. Wow! Thank you so so so so soooo much Stellar and Nikki!

I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Start

I'm drinking orange juice to fight off a cold, but other than that I'm feeling quite okay. I finished off a cape tonight that I made from an old men's flannel inspired by this. My cape (which everyone has either heard as I was making a cake or a tape?) is a little different since the sweater portion didn't agree with my sewing machine. In frustration I threw the way to fluffy comfy sweater on the floor and told it it didn't belong inside my cape, but now that I'm thinking about it I have a way better idea for it anyway. Fate I tell you.

I also made a shirt from rainbow fabric that I told Alana reminds me of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Raincoat? I knew that didn't sound right. Well anyway the shirt only looks cute with a belt. But sometimes shirts are just like that.

My current productive streak has me feeling pretty happy. Last night my wonderful friend cooked dinner for a few of us as well, whole wheat ravioli with asparagus, chicken, and the most wonderful secret sauce. I licked the plate and she thanked me for it. We ended the night watching This American Life episodes and drinking leftover eggnog. That made me pretty happy too.

Bad weather tomorrow! Watch out for black ice, it'll get ya. Already this year I was stranded alongside the road for 3 hours. Worst scenario ever, especially since I had a full blown panic attack (although Nick thinks I use that word to loosely he knows for a fact that in that case it's true). I cried before I even went down the hill that I got stranded beside. Yikes. At least I only have to walk to work tomorrow. Although I wipe out walking too (icy bricks...) Oh well.

Be warm.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Oh hello

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I know I sure did. Santa even brought me my very own dress form, which I plan to put to good use very, very soon. I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks, now that I will have some free time (sort of). You will hear from me soon.