I’ve been a bit remiss about posting of late, mainly because I’m starting a new job in the new year, as well as general end-of-year madness. I finally completed my first costume- a version of Merida’s dress from Brave- but I’m not going to post that until the wig arrives and I can pose for the complete look. It was a lot of bloody work, I’ll tell you that. It’ll be worth it for Free Comic Book Day though. Continue reading
When I lived in Japan, I used to go to recycle stores a lot. Recycle stores are awesome places where people sell their goods- which are generally in really good condition and are sometimes brand new- so that they can find new homes. My recycle store purchases included (but were in no way limited to) a toaster, a PS2, a giant tv, a Polaroid 6000 camera, and an ancient but beautiful kimono that I got for the equivalent of about R100 (about $10).
I had all these plans for my kimono. I would wear them to fancy occasions. I would wear them to fancy-dress parties. I would hang it on a wall. Sadly, reality laughed in my face, like the bitch she is. I wore it exactly once in 7 years, and have never found a wall suitable or large enough to mount it. So, I decided to commit the ultimate sacrilege: I would rip it apart and use the fabric to make a dress, so I could at least enjoy wearing it a few times a year. Continue reading
Every so often you encounter a project that so confounds you that you start to question your sanity, your intelligence, and your eyesight. This is one of those projects. Continue reading
I can’t do it any more. I can’t pick just one fabric at a time to lust after. They’re all just too pretty! So this week I’m going to make like a Donna Juanita of fabric-lovin’ and choose my favourites like I just came into a generous, hopefully tax-free lump sum of money. Being practical, of course most of that would go toward paying off debt, some savings, perhaps a nice first-class trip somewhere and a dishwasher (dishwashers! O the champagne dreams!). And then I’d rock fabric.com and plushaddict like a hurricane. Going Crazy. Buying 4 metre lengths at a time. Livin’ la vida loca.
My friend Erin and I did a fabric exchange a while ago, and I sent her some groovy Purpley-blue Shwe-shwe fabric , and in exchange she sent me some Nigerian wax-print cotton. And what a bonanza! THREE different prints! I’m super-excited to see what I can get out of them. I’m thinking sleeveless dress for the eggs, full pleated skirt for the fans, and these trousers for the shrimp.
What do you think?
So, I was thinking about baby birds the other day (as you do), and it seems to me that the cuter the chick, the uglier the adult bird and vice-versa. Chickens are not the ugliest bird around, but they are kind of silly-looking, and/ or boring; but their chicks are so cute and yellow and fluffy! Totes adorbs, as I’m told the young people say these days . Continue reading