Saturday, October 28, 2006

THe Happy Pirate

Pirate costume is finito!! Yay!
My little pirate-Lu could barely stand still for a pic, but here she is in all her sea-worthy glory...

Frankly, I never knew a pirate could be so adorable...and this is her "mean pirate" face.

The making of a monster... (Or gee it's a lot easier when you're a boy)

...and the angel face lurking underneath!

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Penguins Are Comin, the Penguins Are Comin!!

Hee. The gals at The Little Boutique Downtown were nice enough to include me in their HoHo Launch, starting tomorrow.

Lots of cute penguin items! Most aren't Holiday-ish either, so they're good for all winter long! Mine isn't finished, of course, but not for lack of trying! My first tee applique seemed crooked so I went to use my seam ripper & tore a hole in the tee right off the bat. Dang. So I got out my next little tee, didn't even get STARTED stitching the applique on before I cut a hole in that one TOO!!. AGGHHH. But here's a peek anyway... (this is a pre-pressing & finishing up stage so keep that in mind with your peekage.)

Off to WM tomorrow to pick up a cream tee (hopefully!) and get this sucker listed ;)

In other news... I installed a hard drive in my laptop Friday night: I'm such a geek. But at least my laptop is working again! Yay!

Off to bed...another week. Sheesh, this working stuff is for the birds.

Later gators!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

If People Would Only Dress Better...

According to Project Runway's Laura Bennett, all the problems in the world are directly related to fashion. M'k.

Although with arguably the most beautiful collection of clothes to grace a PR Fashion Week EVER...she was in the bottom 2. Why? My favorites...

This shimmery dress with the black belt...LOVE it.

And HEY!! Pantsuit! I was hoping she'd do one, I figured it would be fabulous.

Well, I personally knew she was toast the second she gave her attempt at sob story... Bless her heart, she couldn't "afford" to start up her own clothing line and had to resort to participating in a reality show. (I suspect this little snippet was taped while the PR Search Party was trying to locate a lost Tim Gunn in her obnoxiously huge NYC apartment.)

My toast theory was proven as soon as Nina Garcia declared "She did fine for someone who only sews her own clothes". Or something to that effect. It was so patronizing and condescending I didn't catch the rest of the judges discussion about Laura. It was proof positive that Laura may have incredible design & construction skills, but she was NEVER going to win this competition. She was just a "home sewer". Frankly, I think she designs circles around the rest of the cast. We home-sewer's stick together.

And yes, I LURV Michael "Dollface" Knight and would wear practically anything Uli made. But I DREAM about having clothes like the stuff Laura makes. Um, and a place to wear them.

And all the "one note" crap they continually, obsessively complained about Laura's stuff? Um, hello. You had Vera Freaking Wang as a guest judge this season??? Talk about hypocritical. I mean, sure, Vera does a small line of casual clothes, but does anyone really care???? It's all about the Evening Gowns & Bling-Worthy stuff she makes. You know I'm right.

And you know what else? I can't think of any more one-note than Jeffrey. Ever single dress he made was the same halter top, from the newspaper dress to the final collection. Think about it. Besides, all of his clothes are UGLY. That's pretty one-note to me. He doesn't even deserve a picture here so I didn't get one. Blech.

I'm debating not even watching next season. Stupid show.


Saturday, October 14, 2006

Regrets, I've Had a Few....

Do you think he has regrets?

Kim Jung Il, North Korea's trigger happy, Austin Powersish, mini-me ruler.

How about him?
Mark Foley accused of inappropriate conduct with teenage congressional page(s).


Congressman Robert Ney pleads guilty to corruption charges.

Brad Pitt. Um, no explanation necessary.

As for me, I regret buying this laptop

at this store

6 months ago. It crashed & burned Tuesday, and is completely dead.

For those who are tempted, I don't need a lecture on backing up files...some were, many important graphic design materials were not. Once again, I am reminded why...

a. (This post coming to you via a borrowed laptop)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Tis Not Quite the Season

But I'm dreaming of Christmas anyway!!

Yesterday I seamed these fabrics (plus 3 or 4 more) into a twirly skirt:

While I watched this DVD:

And listened to these CD's:

Sigh. I just love Christmas.

Ho Ho Ho!!!

ps...One of my students pointed out there are only 84 days til Christmas! (but I didn't check the math, so take that with a grain of salt. :D )