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Monthly Archives: September 2012
I reconstructed a vintage tank top into a top that fits better and has a little more character….
I made a tank pattern last summer, using one of my favorite tank tops, but never used it until this summer. This floral tank is one of the several I made using the pattern…
I also made a couple pairs of thrift store pants into shorts Continue reading
I’d never had it until a few months ago, when I saw one in the grocery store. I felt so adventurous putting such an unfamiliar item in my grocery cart….
It is a great substitute for spaghetti noodles, if you’re looking to cut back on your carbohydrates once in a while. I’ve had it several times now with spaghetti sauce and spicy Italian turkey sausage. It doesn’t have the same texture as noodles, but I never feel like I’m missing out when I have it. Continue reading
I’ve tried to imagine what this print is actually supposed to be, but it boggles my mind.
It does seem like some sort of abstract mystery animal print. Is it supposed to be a drug-induced vision of a leopard? Or maybe a psychedelic snake? Or perhaps some sort of prehistoric bug? Maybe I’m completely off-base here, and its supposed to be interpreted as cracked dirt, or sections of cooled rock floating in molten lava….
Below are the steps in the reconstruction process. You can skip to the end if you’re only interested in the final product…. Continue reading
So I stitched some birds in my pockets
To be always carried by their song.
I may not have wings to fly apace,
But I can use a quill with grace;
I can sing along….
Like the swimsuit that I posted earlier this week, I finished these shorts on the road…
Every year when summer begins to emerge from the final days of spring, I hear voices telling me to cut all of my hair off. Since moving to a place with high humidity, the voices almost reached the point of chanting “resistance is futile.”…
So put it in a bun, or something, you might be thinking. Well, it’s a nice thought, but my hair has faced a new and formidable enemy in Maryland: humidity. The wet air makes every short strand slither out from my hairline, making me look like…you guessed it, Medusa.
Anyway, for those who have thin hair, perpetual ponytails might be acceptable. For people with thick hair, however, it can be unbearable. So to avoid head and scalp aches this summer, other hair containment ideas were in order. Continue reading
\This is the first swimsuit that I have actually felt good wearing in a long time.
The material was a thrift store discovery last year. I brought it home for about $0.25 without knowing what I would use it for. Continue reading
I may not have been posting updates this summer, but I have still been working on various projects. So, I have a lot of sewing and reconstruction projects to share, along with some recipes, hairstyles, and other fun stuff.
While I would love to write a couple of lengthy recap posts of my summer, I’ll just give a (relatively) quick explanation of my absence. Continue reading