Friday, February 27, 2009
It's my birthday today. Over in the States, anyway. It was my birthday yesterday over here. It's like having two birthdays. :P
Picture has nothing to do with anything, but it's pretty. :D
Credit: Juan Gatti. Now, if you ask me WHICH Juan Gatti, I can't answer that. Google just confused me. :p
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I need some suggestions, please..
I have a giftcard to Borders, from my last birthday, and I currently don't have a must have book burning in my brain to use it on.
So I need ideas. I want to add a book to my library, that is indispensable, that will forever be a treasure in my sewing career..
Something that should be in every serious sewing room..
Or else something that inspires and lights a fire to create...something that won't be outdated in 10 years..
All these pictured I already have, and consider a permanent part of my collection. What do YOU feel I am missing??
All from Amazon.com
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have been up to my eyeballs in dust and mildew. Which is doing absolutely NOTHING for my chest cold. I'd way much rather doing what he/she/it's doing.
Credit: Unknown. Apparently forgot to write the name down.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Really...just no need for words at all, is there?
I have no idea...I found it hiding in a random part of my many picture folders, and have no recollection at all of ever getting it.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
It's Valentine's evening over here...I have a cold and feel like crap, we aren't doing anything special, but I have the ones I love here. It's all good.
Listening to this song...Written about the old-fashioned, enduring love of his parents...can't get more romantic than that.
Hope you are surrounded by loved ones, wherever you are.
Friday, February 06, 2009
via Nadia at LaPorteRouge
Thursday, February 05, 2009
"TOP-HAT GALAXY Over its lifetime, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured many stunning images. Among the most memorable is this edge-on mosaic of the Sombrero galaxy. With its relatively high brightness magnitude and at a distance of 28 million light-years from Earth, Messier 104, as Sombrero is more formally known, is easily viewed through a small telescope. (photo via NASA)"
Okay...WE have a small telescope. Someone want to point me to where the heck I would find this in the sky?? WOW.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Sometimes, you are watching a movie, and you see a costume that catches your breath, and you have to hit pause, and rewind a couple of times to get a better look, and if you REALLY want it, you might try a google to see if you can find out where you can get something like it yourself.
Or you might be one of those people who see it, want it, and then go out and MAKE it.
They do things like screencap it from all angles...track down every promo pic they can find...read all interviews that might mention it..go to exhibitions where they are and try avoid being arrested as they practically fall over the railings, trying to take better photos..
They find the original suppliers, they track down craftsmen who made certain features...in some instances, they actually form co-ops, and get one of a kind fabrics, or things, remade, so they can be as authentic as possible.
If you ARE going to try to duplicate it yourself, you can just dive in yourself, and start researching..places like the Designer forum at Craftster are a good place to get advice and/or tips to get a headstart. Or, you can head straight to sites like Costumer's Guide, or Sunday Couture..the details they come up with are phenomenal!
It's not just period costumes, either...Anyone up for knitting a pair of Bella's mittens in Twilight?? :p
Or what about that incredible, fabulous Roland Mouret Galaxy dress that was the IT dress to have last year??
Check out what EricaB came up with!
(I read Erica's blog religiously, and wanna be her when I grow up. She is AMAZING with her sewing skills! :p )
Now, if someone can just direct me to a place where I can find better info and more pics for THIS top! :p
1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Costumer's Guide
4. Heritage Inlay Design UK
8. EricaB via Craftster