Hi friends! Long time no see and I miss you! I have been working so, so hard on my new collection of original designs that I simply haven't had time to blog or post much of anything new on etsy. I'm sorry if you're disappointed but I promise it will all be worth it! Everything is coming out incredibly well and I can't wait to debut the new designs in April. Right now I am in the sample making/pattern adjusting phase which involves lots of sewing and garment fitting and then reflecting those changes in the patterns. I just envision warm weather and bright vintage floral prints to keep me working on summer designs when its so cold and gray outside. This is probably my most ambitious project to date which is horribly terrifying and completely exhilarating at the same time. I just simply can't wait to see my designs in fantastic fabrics on a person other than myself. When things get a bit more visually appealing (muslin and patternmaking paper all over my dining room just isn't pretty) I'll be sure to share many more photos of my works in progress. Yay!
Here are some photos from last weekend when a bunch of us went bowling. It was so much fun. Cheap beer, good friends, and a kitchy location is just about the best night out!
I'm wearing a vintage dress from Wish Newport, and thrifted vintage accessories.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
It was such a spectacular day out yesterday. Colors and shapes were so crisp as the haze and gray decided to let the sun out for once. I went for a walk down at South Shore in Little Compton and was blown away by the surreal winter beach landscape. The second pond was actually quite a raging river as all the melting snow and rain made its way down to the sea. Huge chunks of ice cracked and fell in wonderful geometric patterns, giving the sense of being in Norway or Iceland (or so I imagine.) The landscape was just so amazing and was a wonderful reminder of how beautiful Rhode Island can be in the middle of winter.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
After a delayed start (our car broke down, luckily only 20 minutes away from home), we finally made it to the east coast's northern most state. We stayed at a lovely mountain side condo complete with a fireplace and a back deck overlooking the ski trails. Everyone skied on Friday. It was a perfect sunny day with blue skies, packed snow, and the wonderful crisp pine smell in the air. Brian did such a great job skiing! I was so impressed by his perseverance, he kept on falling but kept on getting up with even more determination to keep going. I pretty much picked up where I left off in the skiing skills department although I forgot how uncomfortable ski boots are. We had a few beers in the lodge afterwards and were thoroughly impressed by the awesomeness of the classic rock cover band. The singer looked like Jerry Garcia and played some unbelievable guitar. They didn't play any common or popular songs, just more random and obscure ones. Brian and I had a great time singing along. Saturday was spent lounging around and coloring in my new coloring book. We only left the condo for a few hours to take a trip to the tiny downtown area of Bethel. We pursued some gift shops including an awesome old book store and a mom and pop Maine souvenir shop where I purchased two handmade wooden tops for $1. I also bought some really adorable knit finger puppets from an alpaca products store (we were going to go to the farm but it was closed.) We snacked a lot but ate delicious dinners that we had prepared ahead of time. I brought some delicious veggie chili with ground turkey and DJ made some roasted veggie lasagna that was superb. It was a wonderful weekend and so fun to spend time in a new place with friends. Next up: Florida in April (which can't come soon enough!)