In case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of in the middle of a blogging break. Completely unintentional, of course. Just too wrapped up in real life to even blog about it. And in THREE days, I'll be lying on a beach, with a boat drink and a book, dog on one side, husband on the other. Life is good. I promise to take lots of pictures and tell you all about it when we return. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
-- The lamb cake saga continues. If you don't know what I'm talking about go HERE and then HERE. Last week Alice's sister Ann went to see Body Worlds in Denver. If you don't already know, Body Worlds is a profound insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate world of the cardiovascular system. The exhibition displays more than 200 human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices. Ann was delighted to see that in addition to human bodies, they also had a lamb on display. Doesn't it look EXACTLY like the lamb cake?!!!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hey friends! Remember a million years ago when I posted about my new sewing machine and that sewing class I took and then bragged profusely about all the cool shit I was going to make with my new sewing machine and my new sewing skills and be the next winner of Project Runway and then I never made anything or posted anything and hoped that you'd forget and stop asking me how the sewing was going? Remember that? Yeah, me neither.
Well, I made something!! Get out, I know!!
But for real. I finally made something. A skirt. And it's kinda awesome. Well, not exactly awesome, but just go with me and say that it's awesome and that you love it and it rocks, ok. Please don't hurt my feelings, I've been sick and am very delicate. Ok? Well then, let me tell you about it.
It helps if you have a little calico cat that plays with your tape measure and licks your toes while you're doing all this. If you don't have one of these, I'm not sure you'll ever succeed as a master sewstress. Jigs can be rented out for a small fee, but she makes godawful noises in the car. Maybe you could just come over?
So, it worked. I will admit that I don't love it. I like it...I guess...it's okay.
It's still a little too A-line for my taste. It's more casual-looking than I was hoping for. I wanted it to be more fitted like a pencil skirt, so next time I'll increase the tapering to 1 1/2 inches (instead of just 1/2 inch). And I think I could extend the darts down a little farther so it will be slightly less puffy in the back (I guess I don't have a booty to fill it out). But all in all, it's really not bad!! It's not going to get me on Project Runway, but I will definitely wear it. And I learned a LOT for next time.
What do you think?