Saturday, January 29, 2011

Going Green!

And it's going to be fun!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sewing with Mom!

I spent this morning/afternoon (considering I woke up around 11:30) with my mom sewing "bereavement bags."

(this is a bereavement bag)

I think it's be more fitting to call it an envelope but regardless of name it gets filled with pamphlets and papers about mourning and loss and how to cope with all of it. They are given to people (by a group my mom volunteers with) after the loss of a loved one. 

And when I say mom and I did this, it's true! We both had a hand in cutting and sewing! I told Mom that I'm going to teach her how to sew and we're going to do all kinds of crazy things together.

A work in progress... 7 down and 41 to go!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I know that statement holds a lot. But it's true. I've been wrestling with myself for a few months now about whether or not I'm really good enough to say "I'm a fashion designer" or even "I can sew and make clothes" but as I tried on my unfinished bodice tonight I realized...

I make beautiful things.

And it's true! I do! I'm thrilled that I've finally remembered that!  And to prove it, here's where the pictures begin:

Yesterday was "movie day" in my book. I managed to watch Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Sixteen Candles, Shakespeare in Love, AND Marie Antoinette. During Marie Antoinette I decided to start working out ideas that have been floating around in my head and by the time the movie was over I had this:

It's a bodice right now but I still think it's absolutely lovely. I'm looking forward to finishing the whole dress!