Monday, May 26, 2008

Resin Madness!

I'm helping my sister out with her runway show by making pins (buttons, brooches, etc...) using the theme of her business card, which will be handed out to fashion designers attending her show. You can get an idea of what the resin pins will look like in the second photo. See the little black lady with the teal background? That will be magnified once it is gelled into one of those square shaped molds. It's hard to explain, but I'll show pictures of the finished product when they're all done. The other molds seen filled with sparkling sequins, beads and glitter will become rings and necklaces that I might try to sell on Etsy. As you can see, this is a very high maintenance art. It makes me a little crazy, but the results are worth it (fingers crossed). --L

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Pajama Game - Steam Heat

Here's a gem of a scene from a well-loved, yet extremely corny 50's musical. Grandma used to put this movie on when we went home sick from school. It always cheered me up! --L

Monday, May 19, 2008

My finished business card

What do you y'all think? I'll be having them printed up real soon. Now I'm really in the business, it's official! -S

Sunday, May 18, 2008

5000 Fingers of Dr. T

Here's my movie pic of the year! This gem of a film includes songs by Dr. Suess, an evil piano teacher, surreal chase scenes, and amazing futuristic costumes. How can you not love a film full of 1950's mayhem! Go see it now! -S

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fun with Buns

I haven't had a haircut in quite a while, so I figured I'd get creative and try to see what I could do with hair this length. It would have been neater if I didn't have so many layers going on but here are the results anyway. Someone told me it looks like the hairdo that Emma Thompson dons in Sense and Sensibility. I'll have to watch that again to see. --L

Drivin' and Knittin' (excuse the cheeze)

Here's a hat I was working on en route to Asheville, NC two weeks ago. Don't worry, Tom was driving during this photo, not me! I believe in multi-tasking, but let's not get out of hand! Merrr! The pattern is from Sweet Sassafras's blog called "Buttercup Beret". It's not the prettiest yarn, but I'm trying to use what I have these days. --L

Quinoa Veggie Salad

Here's a little dish I made a couple of weeks ago (before we got marooned in North Carolina). I liked it a lot, it was very fresh tasting and colorful, a perfect summer salad. I got the recipe from an Oprah magazine I was leafing through when visiting relatives in Ohio. I modified it a bit, but if I'm remembering correctly, the ingredients are: cooked quinoa, green beans, cooked and chopped beets, cucumber, grape tomatoes, fresh chopped parsley, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper. If anyone wants the recipe, I'll be happy to send it on. --L

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Free Stuff!!!

Yesterday I totally scored with free stuff! One of my classes got to go through boxes and boxes of buttons, fabrics, and trims and take pretty much whatever we wanted. It was being donated to our school by the ACT costume shop. I was literally stuffing my pockets full of buttons, and this was the result.

Among all of the fabric and buttons I spotted this great retro Christmas box. I squealed with excitement when I saw the little Christmas elf. I couldn't believe nobody else wanted it. Weird! Just look at that little guy with his mistletoe hat. Adorable! - S

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Church - My 80's Crush!

You gotta love their Australian accents and flowing locks of hair! - S

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Vickie Howell's New Book

Here's a shout out to one of our favorite people! She has a new book, looks pretty cool. I think we should all run out and get a copy! -S

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fashion show preview

Please excuse the cheezy pose, but I wanted to show off what I've been working on lately. In June I'll be a showing these pieces in my school fashion show. These pics were taken at the judging part of the process so they are not quite fitted to the models and not quite finished with some of the detailing. I'm going to make another hat and maybe modify some of the fabric choices. (By the way, i'm the one in the middle... Blue Steel!) - S