Thursday, March 22, 2012


I have many wishes at present.  I wish school were done for the year.  I wish it were warmer.  I wish I had a flying monkey to help with work.  Some wishes can't come true right-this-minute-now, but others, like these will blossom once the 2nd week of May is upon us.

During my President's Day sale steal, I happened upon this darling pattern,
Of course, I was eyeing the cutie-pie dress on the bottom (I'm much more of a knee length girl) that it wasn't until I got it home and was slowly looking it over that I realised there was an option for a tie back version! (View D)  So many dresses were in my head!

I have a bunch of cute prints that I've been hoarding as I go thrifting for when school is over and I can sit and cut them out, and stitch them into lovely things to wear!  There was a class field trip that I tagged along to this morning.  We did the local fabric run, Pacific Fabric in Northgate, Display and Costume, and finally to Nancy's Sewing Basket in Queen Anne.  If you have never gone, you mustmustmust visit!  The staff is so friendly, the selection is absolutely lovely, and they have a ribbon room...full of ribbon to make your head spin!  At Nancy's I found many yummy fabrics, but this one in particular made me swoon and giggle.

Little pea green elves running about with their Persian Elephants and balloons!!  I'm a little giddy.  This is probably going to be a tie-back dress (view D above) for summer.  Or I'm going to use a button on the back and cut an interesting shape for the open back piece.  Either way I cannot WAIT to make and wear the hell out of this lovelyness.  See what I mean about the wishing?  I wish this dress was done and waiting in my closet...soon my lovely, soon!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I am surfacing, finally, only to have to duck under again.  Spring Break has a few hours left.  I was ill for most of it, again.  I did get to see my Mumsy AND go thrift store shopping.  I really must get better at taking pictures of these adventures.  She had pho for the first time and loved it.  

I have many projects coming up, and like little children, they all want my full attention.  I must delegate and attend to them one at a time, at their allotted time.  Five weeks till semester ends!  I count the days.

In other news, Stanley finally got a sleeping sack.  It is soft and white just like him.  He tried it out before I was finished though, and got stuck.

Mother's Tea will be minimal this year.  I have no time to make anything.  If I had a week, yes, but I do not.  So it's off to the closet and costume storage to pull things that will (hopefully) work.  This is a last resort idea.

The darling Midori-san gave us a kimono and obi tying demonstration weeks ago.  I still need to post about that.  
In the mean time, I shall try to take pictures as I go through the day.  Sometimes I get intimidated by pulling out my camera, and other times it is because my subject will move when they hear the thing turn on.  I like natural pictures, not contrived or posed ones.  Those have their purpose, but the natural ones are my favourites.

Back to the books!  Cheers sweets.  Sewing and knitting and regular drivel will return.  I promise.

xoxo, Anna