Friday, September 30, 2011

Layered Lace Top

So here it is. My lace top. I'm happy with it, but I'll have to find out how it fits into my wardrobe. All I had were strips of scalloped edge lace that I overlapped and sewed together so the scallops create a layered look.

I love it with the cardigan.

It was a pain to hem around the arms and neck but worth it. This week was crazy. Expect more sewing next week and disregard my unmade bed in the background!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Inspired by Kendi Everyday's post with a lace top, I'm currently working on piecing together some old lace I got from my mom to make a sheer pull over top similar to Kendi's. We'll see what happens!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Exciting News!

Just a little recap of my OTHER creative exploits - I designed a graphic featured on I'm getting some awesome traffic from that. I can't wait to get started on the next one.

AND I'm starting to do commission work with a surface design company (textiles, print, home decor). Very exciting for me since it's been a dream of mine since I discovered Anna Maria Horner's designs when I was still just doing web design in 2007. I'm beyond thrilled at the moment.

AND I might be starting some work on a French magazine cover. I'll keep you updated with that.

Things are lookin good! This year's been tough - especially with the recent move to Portland but I think I'm starting to see REALLY that things happen for a reason.

I'm also considering getting a tattoo. This seemed like the best way to break to my parents haha! I'll be waiting for your call, Mom (or Dad).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

AMH Crop Top

Well, ladies, I took your advice and went for the wacky crop top. I'm happy with it, but it'll take some getting used to. My wardrobe is slowly going from all black/blue to color insanity. Hooray!

You ever have one of those days (I know you do) that just doesn't seem to be gelling much with you? Today is the 4th time I've had maintenance people out to my apartment to fix the damn furnace and if that doesn't entail waiting all day for them to stop in, it definitely entails having a stranger coming in and out of my house and needing me to go let them in at the front of the building because guess what? The office of the building I live in hasn't set up my intercom yet. So yeah, this morning/early afternoon has been a little bit frustrating.

On top of that, I need to get my car serviced tomorrow and am without a ride. So it's bussy-bus time for me. Not looking forward to doing that all day tomorrow.

Sorry, blogs are not for venting. They're for smiles! haha. Ugh. Life is hard sometimes and I want to punch it! Oh well.

It's a comfy lil number. I'm pleased with it. The side had a nice little curve going into the back but I had to take it in a bit , so the curve is now straight...

Anyway, that's my sewing! Hope you loved it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Story time

Still going through my stash of fabric. I rescued this awesome 80's pastel puke-fest fabric (keep in mind that I love it despite it's hideous qualities) from some pillow cases I found in Utah. Good old Utah. So great for finding ugly things old ladies gave away.

Observe, my shirt story through crappy laptop photos):


Side detail - fave part is the curved hem. I'm getting better at hemming and caring about hemming.

close up of the nausea that is my shirt. <3 There are dots. within the dots.

Is that a pocket!?!!?! Yes it is, lady. It's a pocket.

Super love this shirt because I finally got the neckline and sleeves the way I want.

Also, I have a yard of this Anna Maria Horner fabric. Not enough for a full shirt but enough for pillowcases. Or a crop top. Please weigh in your opinions. I really want to wear this bright print but i realize not everything can be a wacky shirt. or can it?

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Southwestern Sass

I had this southwestern fabric sitting in my stash for a while, just begging to be used for something cool. So it became a sassy little top for yours truly. Since it's so wacky I just went with a real simple square top, fitted at the hips.

I got the fabric in Utah at a thrift store. I had more than a yard so I think I salvaged it from a bed sheet or something. Not sure.

Either way, it's amazingly awesome.

And yes, there's my bed.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reusable Bag!

So here it is. My bag. It has two front/back panels, two side panels and one bottom panel. It's huge and a bit floppy but I think it'll work fine. We'll see though.

And yes, sorry for the terrible pictures lately. I'm without an awesome camera.

^ the curtain I made it from.

I'm working on a ton of easy shirts from my fabric stash so be ready for that!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday!

My little man, Max, turned 1 yesterday and to celebrate I cooked a breakfast for dinner for him, me, Jake and Jake's dog, Fernando. We also had mimosas (Max and 'Nando don't drink) and got a little silly.

Yeah..I've been in a room all alone all week with my dog.

I also sewed him a sweet red bow tie to wear on his special day. He hated it, of course, but I got a good laugh out of it.

Hehe...I'm getting stranger every day. And you all get to watch my slow decline!!!! *$*(&@#$^saihfes;fkjeoslsel