Friday, August 20, 2010

Silly Sister

So, I'm just snapping pictures. My sister is doing all the work--shooting silly poses, not caring too much which pictures I post. I chose some of the really silly ones, as well as the really nice ones. That's my sis. I'm always laughing with her as she goofs around and says funny things. Actually, I'm chuckling as I type this because I can hear her singing from her room.

She's off to college tomorrow--sophomore year...

The end of the summer is winding down...Only six more days until I go back to New York City. I've been sewing a lot, but I cannot reveal all of my creations until a little later. I have a few surprises for my friends, and I don't want them to see yet!

Anyway, I just finished this wrap dress from Butterick Pattern B5030 for my sister. She picked out the fabric. Isn't it lovely? My sister's birthday was in April, so I sent her a card with an "I
owe you a dress" attached. Here it is!
I thought I really wouldn't have any trouble with this dress, but I ended up sewing the collar on backwards and running out of fabric. So, it took a little longer than anticipated.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

50th Blog Post: Back in Action!

My sister and I at Tomorrowland Speedway
It's been a busy couple of months trying to get through exams, move out of the dorms, move into storage, move into a new apartment, and make my way back home to Orlando. I started my
summer job right away working with The Mouse as a photographer at the Magic Kingdom.
I FINALLY got around to getting some music on the iTouch that I won at a talent show a few months ago. Epic fail, I don't even really know how this thing works.
My sister and I on the East Coast
I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IT IS JULY ALREADY! Seems like the summer is just getting started. I was lucky enough to get to the beach twice the first week I was back. Last summer, I rushed over the day before I flew back to NYC. Lame.
Brianna and I on the West Coast (of Florida, that is!)
My awesome haircut (above)
I'm so psyched about my new haircut! My stylist at John Dellaria, Jeffrey, specializes in curly hair and gave me an awesome look for the summer. I highly recommend the splurge for all of you curly-hair girls (and guys) out there. It is so totally worth it. A good hair day won't be a stranger anymore.

I'm trying to make full use of my time this summer, and I've been planning lots of sewing projects. One done! This romper came from McCall's Sewing Patterns. If it looks familiar, it's the same pattern that I used for my Halloween costume. I've already started on two other projects. On is a reconstruction, and the other is an outfit for a wonderfully eccentic client of mine.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Excuses Excuses

Wow. I'd like to apologize for the unacceptable hiatus between posts. I haven't even written since the beginning of the semester! Bad. I just want to say first of all that I haven't been posting outfits because after cross-country ended and during Christmas break, I gained weight and didn't fit into most of my clothes. I felt so terrible that I got rid of half of my wardrobe because I could bear to see myself wearing it any longer. Unfortunately, all I really have in my closet are workout clothes, jeans, and a few cardigans. I'm getting back on track with my health but it has been taking a large bite in my blog time.

My classes this year require me to sit at the computer for hours on end, reading, doing research, and participating in online discussions. Don't you just love that the teachers can assign homework online now?

My two free days are occupied by an internship with young designer Kate Cummings. I'm getting lots of experience, but it really takes a lot out of me. I have input on design, and spend a lot of time in the garment district.

So, basically, I haven't had time to sew anything and I've been wearing my Asian Student Network shirt, leggings, and Converse pretty much everyday.

Wow. I make a lot of excuses. Legitimate?Lindsay and me on my 21st Birthday/Valentines Day. We didn't have Valentines, so I made these obnoxious heart pins for us to be Valentines together.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Transitive Property

If a Viking can sing, and a Singer can sew, then a Viking can sew.
I got a Viking sewing machine for Christmas! I held off so long on posts because I wanted to show you what I've done with it. Unfortunately it took me a really long time...
Someone asked me to make them a few skirts for them over the holiday, so they gave me the fabric, and I went to work. I figured that I would give this one a test run, so I wore it to church. I didn't get any weird looks...
It's a little long for me, but I believe it will fit my friend just fine.
The other skirt that I made is similar. It is made with stretch denim that has been covered in red sparkles! whoo!

I think that I am about ready to go back to school now. It's been a long 6 weeks. I just hate how the weather has been okay up there in NYC and this weekend it is supposed to get really cold. BBBBBBRRRRRR!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

More on Etsy!

Here are some more bows that I put up on Etsy! Enjoy!

My sister is totally a model...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bows for Sale on Etsy!

Ladies and Gents!

I've finally started a modest bow headband shop on Etsy! Thanks Keiko for the help!
I hope you check it out!
My two models are both named Elizabeth!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Crafts

One thing that I hate about attending school out-of-state is not being able to bring and store all of my arts and crafts supplies in my dorm room. I decided to make a Christmas ornament for the FIT athletic director, who did so much for the cross-country team this semester. I also made picture frames with our team picture for my two coaches. Let me tell you, I really wished I had my glitter glue and scrapbook supplies. I had to make do with super glue, glitter, fabric, and cardboard. When I finished, I was actually very pleased with the end result...If you can't tell from the photos, FIT is the home of the tigers. I think only about 40% of FIT students actually know what are school mascot is.
Last week, I also got to go to the Martha Stewart Show. EVERYONE was required to wear a holiday sweater. If you weren't wearing one, you couldn't go and see the show. I picked up this white sweater at the Salvation Army and embellished it myself! Not too tacky... I ended up being disappointed because after all the trouble the show went through to get us to wear holiday sweaters (and after all the work and money I put into making my sweater) the audience didn't even get any air time. None. I think Martha was just exercising her power. That's all.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bust Holiday Craftacular

I thought I was going to be one of the first 500 in line...I got to the event around ten, and the line was already wrapped around the block. I was hoping hoping hoping I could score one of the Craftactular gift bags, but I rolled out of bed a little to late. I knew I should have taken my scooter...and a bigger tote bag. Here are the goodie bags that I did not score: (
The Bust Holiday Craftacular was a big event of handmade product vendors with all sorts of cool gifts for the holidays. I love buying handmade gifts. I picked up a pair of earrings by Bonnie English for my Secret Santa game. Shhhh! Don't tell!

I'm so happy I got to see Keiko and Kim! They had a whole bunch of awesome items at their Postlapsaria booth.

Here are just few of my favorite vendors that I saw along the way:
Beacon Bookmarks has these great gifts from the Hudson Valley for your reader friend.
Resurface Design had these artsy lamps for sale. What a bright idea! Okay, I think I went too far with that pun, but seriously, you can find a lamp that would match any room.I'm on the stud bandwagon right now with the rest of fashion. I love the studs. I was so excited by these gloves that I forgot to grab a business card. I am such a bad blogger! I only remember them telling me that they had a booth at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene or the Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg. If you know which vendor this is, please let me know so I can update this info!
These Christmas ornaments are completely adorable by Kristen Bronson.
These earrings by Milkweed and Honey caught my eye. They are lightweight and they were drilled by hand. What sorts of handmade treasures did you find or make this holiday?