Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thinking ahead to Halloween

Wow, I can't believe September is almost over! I promised myself I would finish the beige dress and refinish one of my many furniture projects this month. So, I guess I will be busy tomorrow, between grading papers and doing lesson plans. But it will be satisfying to finish some of these projects!

Now I need to start planning ahead to Halloween. The dog will wear his banana costume from last year- I just saw a cheap rip-off at target! Idea thieves! Lol.

I have this hat, which I bought at an estate sale. I know I will never wear it seriously, but it is beautiful. It's velvet, fits perfectly and the feathers are intact. It had the original tag when I bought it (for 6$!!!).

The color is off in the picture. It is an emerald green, and the feather are a rich brown.

Point being, I want my costume to be based on this hat. It makes me think 20s flapper, so I will probably head in that direction....

Any suggestions or patterns to recommend? I love comments!!! and right now I don't feel very inspired....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mending and Organizing

Yay! I finally got my sewing stuff organized after moving!


My pile of unfinished projects is enormous, so today I only worked on quick fixes.



I thought this was cute- he snuggled his blanket into a big starburst.
This was just stitching the bodice back onto the skirt- it came undone at the drycleaners, since it is forever 21 "quality"

I faked a loop where the plastic broke off.


This dress is really cute- I bought it at an estate sale and its old cotton, so when i was wearing it i tore one of the straps in the back, so i fixed that, too.



I also busted off a button, so I sewed on a new one. Granted, it doesn't match, and neither does the thread, but it's DONE!


Yay! Once I reduce the pile a little, I can move on to new and exciting projects- like dresses and my cape!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

ID Woes

I just got carded at the grocery store, and I didn't have my id. So I did not get my beer, even though sometimes they'll let you slide. It is New Orleans... Although now I kind of like it, since I'm 25.

Now I can't find it anywhere and I can't even remember the last time I saw it or used it. The DMV isn't open Saturdays, so the soonest I could get a new one would be the week of Thanks giving, since I'm not missing work to go to the DMV. Lol.

I hope I find it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Goodbye Files!

Well, I just had to rewrite the hard drive of my computer. So, on the plus side, it works again and isn't full of viruses and spyware. On the down side, everything is gone. Wahhh!

I am very happy that I bought an external hard drive last spring, so at least I have most of my pictures and files.....

I did just organize my desk and put my sewing table back together, so if I finish grading papers and entering grades, maybe I can go to Jo-Ann!