Monday, August 31, 2009

So I was going to be done

sewing and things until I got all packed, and then maybe even unpacked, into my house in Seattle (which happens this Saturday!). But then I was home alone, with no car, and (conveniently enough) no boxes. So I made this dress, and it may be my favorite thing I've ever sewn (ever). Seriously, I love the pattern. I may make a zillion more. And it's even better, because I only paid a dollar for the pattern because Joann's had an awesome sale.


First day of long-distance relationshipping again. I'm working on photographing all of the pieces I sewed last month, but not being able to find the tripod is hindering things. And eating lunch.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

If I was rich.

I would wear a lot of pretty clothing.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Small Town, North Dakota

I didn't take a ton of digital photos while I was there, but I did knit, enjoy the sunshine, and shoot two 35mm rolls with my holga.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scrap Fabric Jewelry

Dress Mode

I've had dresses on the mind lately. I've sewn myself 2 so far, thrifted one yesterday, and wore this jumper from Target the other day. And I don't see any signs of my dress-making spree ending soon..

Field Guided's handmade dress


So, I'm taking a roadtrip out to North Dakota with my boyfriend and his brother (1,063 miles one way, according to googlemaps). I don't know that I've ever driven for that long, and I was planning on taking my mom's canon rebel with me, but apparently the camera's needed at home. So I guess I'll be taking my sony cybershot, which is a bit of a let down (hopefully I'll have my holga too, if I can find some 120mm film in Kennewick). I've flirted with the idea of buying myself a "nice" camera for ages, but I just can't ever quite seem to justify it (even though my family has a spare lens I could use). And now that my cybershot doesn't always shoot in focus, vibrates between photos, and does crazy auto-rotating business, I wish even more that I had a nice d-slr.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In other important news.

I've been sewing a ton now that I have a little bit of free time. Among my finished projects so far is a new cover for the ironing board I thrifted last week - I used remnant fabric from my grandma's quilting stash, and loosely followed these instructions.

I'm sure I'll get photos up of all the dresses I've sewn up soon. :)

I bought my boyfriend an iguana as a late birthday present.

We named it Sinclair. We like it a lot.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A couple days of summer (are left).

Today was my last day of work for the summer. I can't believe it's almost over! I have the next week off, and then I think I'll head off to North Dakota with the boyfriend to visit his family for the week, and then he goes to school, and then I'll have a week to finish figuring out how to furnish a house and slim down the amount of junk I have in my room, and then I'll move up to Seattle and find a job before school starts! At least that is the plan at the moment.

It kills me that I can't (or at least, shouldn't) post photos of my wonderful day campers from this summer. I worked with a group of 7 and 8 year olds, and the summer was full of some pretty unique challenges. But we all survived, and I'm taking a lot away from it, not least of which is inspiration for future hair dying:

In other news, 500 Days of Summer finally came to the Tri Cities. Markus and I went and saw it tonight, and we were the only ones in the theater. It was sweet, and mellow, and depressing.. and I enjoyed it at least. :)