Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm back!!!

Here's my new sewing station! I ended up moving into an apartment sooner than I expected (last Friday) and finally got all my unpacking done. That means that the sewing begins NOW! My next project is going to be making reusable grocery bags out of a shower curtain I won't be needing (or using - I'm so over navy blue). We'll see how it goes...

So far, Portland has been great. Beautiful, even. Yesterday I played tennis in the most GORGEOUS park ever. I've already met some people I like and Jake and I have explored various neighborhoods. I think I'll be here a while :)

Let me mention though, that I (not thinking about it) put a picture of me with long hair on on a tennis meetup group page and instantly got 3 men saying they would be more than happy to meet up and play tennis. And if you think I'm overreacting, I met up with one yesterday and he happened to be a lot older than me (his profile has no picture) and mentioned almost right away:

Oldster: You look different than your profile picture.

Me: Well, my hair is short.

Oldster: Yeah, I think that's the only thing.

You think?! UGH! I won't even go into how awkward the rest of the time was. So I came home and had some wine and changed my profile to "I'M NOT LOOKING FOR BOYFRIENDS AND NO I WON'T CHANGE MY MIND, TRUST ME. I JUST WANT TO PLAY TENNIS"

And immediately got a message from "heidi" who said "is all caps necessary? seems like you might be speaking directly to someone"

Only if that someone has a penis, heidi. Thanks for your input. I changed it to "Just looking for tennis partners - no dates :) Thanks!!" this morning anyway. I hope she sees that smiley face and knows that I'm being sarcastic in her direction.

Sorry about the rant. Had to do it.

On to sewing!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We've Arrived

Well we really got here a week ago, but it's been a busy week full of loading/unloading packing/unpacking things.

I have to say, I am in love with Portland already. We've visited downtown, ridden the train, driven over all of the bridges. It's been a great week.

I won't be sewing for another couple of weeks since I still need to find a space for all that. But here are some snapshots I took with my phone of our various activities.

That's the stove I've been using to cook my awesome.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And We're Off!

On Monday we'll be loading our things into some shipping containers and driving to Portland!

This week has included a lot of packing and visiting some of our favorite places for the last time. Jake also took to me to see the Great Salt Lake before we go.

We got up to the shoreline and also drove up into the surrounding mountains to get a better view. Such a great way to spend one of our last days here.

So, I won't be posting for a while or sewing for probably a bit longer. But I'll be back!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pattern Preview

Just a lil preview of some new designs that I'll be printing in the next couple months.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Stripes Stripes!

I have such an obsession (along with everyone else) with stripes these days. MUST HAVE THEM. So I bought this size large shirt from the thrift store because it was in good condition and the knit fabric feels soooo nice. Obviously, though, it's a bit of a mess for a petite girl. So I took it in on the sides and made it less batwing and more tunic.

After: (this is when Jake told me to look at the camera as if I am a tiger)

See? Ferocious. And not at all looking like a boy...sorry...that slipped out. If anything, I think I look like a mom. But definitely not a boy. Although, I'd definitely choose boy over mom. No offense, moms.

Just thought I'd show you the arms in the first pic and the drapeyness which I find flattering in the second pic.

Anyway, jokes aside, what do I do with this H&M piece of dump? (see below) It's a cowl neck dress. I'm thinking of just cutting off the skirt and creating a waistband similar to the top above.


Otherwise, have a great weekend!!!

Pattern Punch Feature

That's right, I was approached by Pattern Punch to be a featured designer for their launch this month! I'll be on the front page August 17th-30th, but since I'll be travelling and settling into Portland the week of the 15th, I thought I'd post it now.

You better believe I'm spending today working on flushing out some new sketches of patterns I have!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Work

Just thought I'd share the reason why I've been so busy lately...just some of my newest projects I've enjoyed doing. Also...I have some sort of secret but exciting news..I might not even hint what it's about so you can think I'm pregnant or donating a kidney...