Thursday, March 7, 2013

a little tour

i know i haven't posted since june, but i've been meaning to, 
and i plan on posting more frequently in the future :) 
in honor of my return to blogging & sewing, i thought i'd share with you the place where it all happens!

here's an overview.

this is my knick-knack shelf. it has decorative things, but also hold jars of buttons and clothespin that i use.

this is the shelf on the left of the room. 
the giant key is from a wind up doll costume i made a couple of years ago. maybe one day i'll blog it :)

i like to put my thread in color groups rather than straight-up organize it. i think it looks more interesting!

the wooden organizer used to hold figurines on the wall of my childhood room. i removed the glass doors and decorative top piece, and now it holds things like pins, buttons, and other notions.

the tall dresser is filled entirely with fabric. here's a peek inside!

i have a chalkboard wall which i probably should have cleaned off before taking these pictures...instead you can see the weird night that my friends & i traced each other and drew cats.

in the opposite corner i keep my craft and sewing books, and some scrapbook paper too.

the other dresser has more scrapbook paper, a box filled with bits of lace, two huge spools of lace, and the organizers that hold my school things.

i sew on a small conference table i bought at ikea. it has adjustable legs and i made it tall enough that it is comfortable to cut fabric while standing. there's extra stools for projects with friends :) bonus- since it's a conference table it has a box that holds a power strip, so no cords on the table.

here's some neat vintage patterns on my bulletin board!

and this is where the magic happens :P

think i went a bit overboard with my color scheme? haha

that's all! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

prom: round two!

super quick update because i should be sleeping but i can't!
prom was last friday. i made a dress (in 4 days. no bueno.) and the usual accessories for matt & i. 
jess took some pretty sweet pictures of us beforehand so i figured i'd share:

also, it appears as though i forgot to do a weekly roundup this week. so much for that idea haha

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

weekly roundup: 5/30-6/6

this week has been made good by sweet friends. 
i love the little surprises they give me preceded with "this reminded me of you."
whether it be something for my ridiculously color-coordinated sewing room or a note that makes me smile; i always display it somewhere that i'll see it and remember how lucky i am to have these people in my life.

i also had a mini getaway to my favorite place in the world: the camp/conference center that i've spent summers at since i was nine. i'll be counseling at their youth camp this summer and attended an "enrichment sleepover" for the counselors and staff.

since then, i've been hard at work on my prom dress & accessories (that i couldn't have waited any longer to's on friday!) and occasionally documenting the progress. there's way too many issues with it right now and i still have quite a way to go, but that's my own fault for procrastinating and improvising.

also: i put my dad to work on the rotary cutter to speed things along while i sewed. :P

i guess we'll find out soon enough whether or not i'll pull this one off!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

weekly roundup: 5/23-5/30

i always see people posting "weekly roundups," typically reviewing their past week via instagram pictures. i figured that since i finally have an iphone (yay fancy 18th birthday present!) i would start doing roundups as a way to keep me blogging. since, let's be honest...i'm TERRIBLE at keeping up with this thing.

so here's my week in review!

thursday i went out with my mom & best friend and we indulged in some marvelous desserts. the tiny little cup is mine- chocolate mousse! i have a minor obsession with chocolate mousse..but it's so wonderful how can i not!?

thanks to a sudden heat wave and a lack of upstairs air conditioning, i got to spend the night in my sewing room. i'm thinking of moving in permanently now..i practically live there anyway, though i imagine it would be very inconvenient to have to keep moving the mattress off the table :P

i spent memorial day with my darling friend taylor and her family. they're quite a fun bunch :) we spent all day in the pool and got away with only the tiniest bit of sunburn

taylor and i also went downtown to the coolest cafe ever. they have every flavor of gelato you could imagine (and others you wouldn't want to- olive oil. blech.) i went with a cake pop and a birthday cake flavored whoopie pie. the best part though was the design of the place. there's three sections each with their own definitive style. the room pictured above has scratch and sniff wallpaper!

the weather was beautiful yesterday so i went outside to give my keds a bath. much to my dismay, the saddle shoe looking ones bled all over themselves, but i managed to get them back to a pristine white thanks to my fantastic stain removal skills. i'm such a little housewife haha

and as always, cat pictures:

she's simply too cute to resist!

Friday, May 25, 2012


wednesday was my birthday.

spent most of the day sick in bed, but got in a few nice hours with close friends; 
sipping sparkling cider and having silly discussions. 
i don't think i could ask for much more :)

on a random note, these were the pictures i took on my birthday last year:

my theory that i've stopped aging keeps proving itself truer and truer...

Monday, April 30, 2012

prommin: round one.

so. matt's prom was this past weekend.
personally, i think the whole thing is kind of silly. i'm not a fan of the fake tans and raunchy dancing.
but i am a fan of any opportunity for fanciness! 

the night turned out to be pretty alright, but my favorite part was taking these ridiculous pictures.

as usual, there was plenty of cat fanciness as well.

i didn't make the dress this time around, but i'm getting to work on the one for my prom now :)
i did however make the petticoat, which was time consuming but a lot of fun!

and matt's bow tie too.
(he picked out the fabric himself!)

while he was on his way to pick me up, i whipped up a messy little fabric flower in place of the boutonniere i forgot about. oops.

so we swung dance the night away to bass-heavy club music, and tried to pretend everyone around us was wearing more clothing and doing less grinding. but all in all, it was a good time. :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

hello spring break!

due to my lack of plans this evening, i have a very fancy cat.
and many concerns for my future life hahaha.

but seriously, how cute is he?!
(even with his bow tie all twisted and his collar peeking out.)

while i'm on a roll here, this is how i found my little kitten when i came into my room this morning:

she managed to get herself stuck up there. silly cat.