So back when I was still skating, our club decided to do a fundraiser where we worked to sell drinks at a major sporting event. We were outdoors in 110 degree heat, selling soft drinks and other beverages to the parched sports fans entering the arena, and we worked for a good 14 hours that … More The Gatorade Effect
The next few phases of the WA Series are a bit more about self-reflection and considering personal tastes. For Week 7, you are supposed to ponder your relationship with prints and solids. I tend to wear a lot of knit prints, but usually only towards the top of my body. I’ve also noticed that a … More Prints and Makeup (Wardrobe Planning Post #5)
It has been a few months since I was at the Roller Skating National Championships this past summer, but there were a few awesome places I got to visit that were too good to not post about. This was my first year in Lincoln as a non-competitor, so I had more time than normal to … More Tales from the Road: Nebraska Quilt Study Center and Textile Gallery
I’ve started making it something of a tradition to create hand-crafted gifts for my friends during the holidays. Last year I made some awesome scarves, and this year I wanted to keep the hand-made tradition going. I knew I wasn’t going to have a ton of time to make things, and I wanted to do … More Holiday Gift Sewing
During the recent Project Runway American Girl challenge, Sean was called out for using the wrong sort of symbol for the Peace Sign: Sean’s unfortunate applique. But then, when I was recently shopping in the LA fashion district I saw this: Hippie dippie, Sean-sign spandex. So, yes, Sean got it wrong. But, then again, if … More What the Fabric: In Defense of Sean
So, turns out I’m going to be making two sets of dirndls for German Octoberfest! One for the person I know, and one for her friend. I’ve actually started construction (or, more precisely, I’m nearing the end of it), but for now I’ll just tantalize you with some material pictures. (Also, as a side note – … More Dirndl Update – Twice as Nice!
Yes, yes, I know. I should sew fabric instead of buying it. But silly Fabric Mart sucked me in with more awesome sales. And I need to stop looking at the New Arrivals section. Seriously. The fact that Jo-Ann Fabrics strategically had a 50% off Red Tag at the same time as a major pattern … More I Have A Stash Problem