Tag Archives: Graduation

Current projects

baby in a field

Let me be honest, I’m super unmotivated to create anything lately.

My sewing room is a disaster and I’ve been sewing in the dining room, which is half full of boxes. Blue Hippo Arts is in the process of buying a house, which has been rather arduous for us. Everything feels very up in the air, and that is a difficult place for me to live for very long.

I decided to not take class this summer, so I have a ton of time I could be sewing right now, but I’m not. I feel like its not even worth talking about. So for now, I’m going to give you some pictures and tell you about the stuff that’s on tap to sew soon.

1. Dress for a graduation next weekend


(If you click on the line drawing, it will take you to the downloadable pattern at the Burda website.)

I wish I could find my Burda Plus Spring/Summer 2011 to show you the picture from the magazine.  It looks lovely, much lovelier than the line drawing.  Alas, I am ALWAYS misplacing my darned Burdas.  Oh well.  I’m sure it will turn up sooner rather than later.

Its going to be in this lovely fabric:
The fabric for the graduation dress

I’ve also begun a set just for whatever I make out of this issue of Burda. You can see it here.

So far I have altered the pattern, and sewn the muslin for the skirt. The altered muslin for the bodice is cut, partially pinned, and ready to be sewn.
altered muslin of Burda Plus Dress 411

altered muslin of Burda Plus Dress 411

2. Presents for graduation. Ok, I can’t actually talk about these because I hear that at least one of the recipients has read or reads my blog. Sorry. Lame, I know, but here are some of the fabrics I’ll be using.

Mystery project 1

Mystery project 2

Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later, with completed projects to show you!

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The camera that I love the most

I am finally done with finals! WOO HOO!! And what will I be doing with all my free time you ask? A LOT of sewing! Its mostly a handmade Christmas this year, so there is much to do, on top of all the selfish sewing I need to do for me, myself, and I!

Photographed the graduation today, and it was lovely! I’m glad we could be there & show how proud we are of her.

I leave you with this. An image of something I hold very dear to my heart. My first good camera.

My dearly beloved camera

So, my Gram gave me a present with this giant pink bow on it the same Christmas my parents gave me that camera, in 98. I took the bow off and tied it to my camera strap and its been there ever since. Its been all over with me, Spain, France, Canada, Florida, California, every where. Its really beginning to disintegrate, and I happened to take this while playing with Suzi’s camera Wednesday night, and I love it. Its now my desktop wallpaper!

Have a great weekend!!!