Far Away Hearts & Minds Skirt

October 28, 2010 § 4 Comments

All done! Finished my last fittings late one night. My favorite proportions for clothing are things which come in close at the waist, but since this was my own design, I got to leave ample space for wider hips. Take that, commercial designs! Thanks for the nice comments on the “in progress” post for this skirt, it really motivated me to hurry up & finish!


Tentative Pages: Love & Letting Go

October 25, 2010 § 2 Comments

I’m never sure if it’s a good idea to share work in progress, but I did make some time to work on layouts in Blurb.

A Tale of Two Teas

October 22, 2010 § 6 Comments



Tea is wonderful & therefore, it is often in my daydreams. An ode to two of my favorite treats, boba & orchid flower loose leaf, vastly different, but both delicious!

I Want This to be Yours: An Ugly Bird Giveaway!

October 19, 2010 § 12 Comments

I’ve never tried something like this (giveaways), but once upon a time I went to this really great store called Yarns Unlimited in Santa Monica & picked up some yarn & buttons. I made a neckwarmer to send to a friend of mine, but ended up having enough material to make two! So as a way to say, “thanks for taking interest in my little projects”, I would like to send this one to a reader.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me where you would fly off to if someone offered you use of their hot air balloon for the day. I will use a random number generator to choose a winner at the beginning of November, so you have until midnight of October 31st to submit something. One entry per reader only please!


October 17, 2010 § 2 Comments

Ever since I made that afghan, I’ve been way into the idea of making things that consist of a bunch of separate pieces that are joined together somewhere along the way. This was actually finished quite some time ago, but I never got around to posting about it. Anyway, I found a very beautiful pattern online for a cowl here, but I didn’t actually follow it. Not because I didn’t like it, but because sometimes I get weird about things on my neck & wanted something quite a bit looser & a bit more casual since I tend to dress so fussy already. So basically, I studied the pattern & ended up with something following the gist of it, but a bit different. Anyway, if you do choose to follow the pattern, I think it’ll look wonderful & be a fun project as the pattern is very clear & easy to keep up with! Plus there are other really cute patterns on that site, I kind of want to make this, not for bridal purposes, but just because I think it would be fun to wear a garter.


October 14, 2010 § 2 Comments

One of my favorite things about having moved & having friends who have recently moved further up north is that I can send things like these all over California!

Oh How I Miss the Great Outdoors!

October 11, 2010 § 5 Comments

I keep visiting gardens in my spare time (the above are from the Mildred E. Mathias garden right on UCLA’s campus) to feel a little more calm, but the very planned, manicured feel just isn’t cutting it. Nothing sounds more appealing to me right now than camping. Or Big Sur.

Anyway, Hannah Kirk wanted to see a picture of the library, so I went to a very pretty one:

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