Happy Holidays!

12/22/2011

 
 
 
It's always fun to dig into the holiday decorations box.  I had forgotten about the stocking I made for Adorable Boyfriend last year.  He loves mountain climbing, so wool socks and crampons seemed very fitting.  I used little black nubby buttons to look like shoelace hooks.  I was going off the cuff, so it's not perfect, but I was pretty pleased with the end result.

I don't have my own stocking in Portland, so I whipped one up this afternoon out of some scraps of Sari fabric that I have been hanging on to.  See?  Hoarding pays off.  Everything eventually finds a purpose.  I wouldn't say that sequins typify my personality by any means, but the colors were just too perfect.  And sometimes shiny is nice.

Now if someone would just put presents in it.  I am guessing my stocking could hold about three kittens.
 
 
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Who me? Oh nothing. Just standing here.
Ug.  Now the worst part.  Taking pictures of myself.  Hate it.  Which leads me to believe that I really should rethink the whole theme of this blog.  Hmmmm.  Maybe change is in the air.  But not until 2012.  

That actually reminds me of a fortune I got out of a cookie the other day.  It said something like "Your best and most creative ideas will come tomorrow".  And I thought "Growl.  It's always tomorrow".  Then I thought "Yum!" because I am partial to fortune cookies.

Delicious snacks aside  . . without further ado . . . November Dress has finally arrived.  I wanted sort of a Milkmaid Meets Wiggle Dress Chic.  Maybe got it?  I don't know.  (Can you tell the year is nearly over?  I'm losing steam. And am feeling indecisive.)  While I absolutely do love this hand painted fabric, I am not sure that I feel comfortable in such light colors.  I feel more exposed and not so pulled together. 

{anticlimactic}

So, December is here.

I think it's time for something more practical and wearable.  I have some nice crepey wools.    'Tis the season for crepey wools, as they say.  And actual sleeves?  I'll get back to you on that. And more!
 
 
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The camera is almost back in my clutches and November Dress is more than willing to be photographed.  Soon.  Very soon.  Like, probably Wednesday.  I know the suspense is killing you.  Me too.  I'm practically dead already.  Bleh.

So you're not too bored. . . . here is a mysterious broken umbrella to think about.  What happened?  Seriously.  

I will be taking essay submissions.  Maybe a tune will inspire you.  

 
 
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It's December.  Still no camera, so still no November Dress.  So . . . here's a picture of Paris.  

Ah, Paris.  You should probably go there.   For the holidays.  

Even the rooftops are amazing.