Tonight

April 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

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If I could wish for anything, it would definitely be more time to work on my personal projects. Until then, I’ll just stay up really late sometimes embroidering until my fingers ache. This is going to take some time!

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Doodle Doodle Doodle

March 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

Sometimes when work is slow, I do other work (school work). But sometimes I like to draw. I never realized how bad I was at drawing flowers before!

Tiny Flowers: Finished!

November 30, 2010 § 4 Comments

All done! Here is what that skirt looks like on someone standing in front of their closet. I wish I could have other people model my creations, anyone in Los Angeles up for posing? I can pay you in love & friendship!

Anyway, I’m feeling pretty confident about this pattern. It can be reproduced & altered pretty easily which is fantastic! If I were feeling more ambitious, I’d attempt to make something in other sizes for other people, but I’m so slow, I don’t know if anyone would be patient enough to wait for something to be done!

In Progress: Lining, Zippers & Hems

November 10, 2010 § 2 Comments

I feel like although this skirt is taking an incredibly long time to make, it’s actually pretty fast work. Generally, the only thing preventing me from getting this done is the lack of time to work. I’ve been somehow magically balancing school, work, dating, making new friends, volunteering, maintaining this blog & crafting so I can’t quite dedicate as many hours to my personal craft projects as I used to because really, I feel creating some kind of home/life here is more important right now. My biggest fear is currently that I will get sick (totally throws off my time management skills) or that one of these things will just fall apart due to things beyond my control. Of course, I am hoping winter break will be craft time to the max! Hello, my hometown is hours away, just think of how much crocheting can happen on the road!

In the meantime, I am fitting things in where I can. I had a free hour last week so I managed to sew the lining in & do a top-stitch, put in the zipper (note: image #1 proves how inept I am at zippers, look at all those pins!), & start putting on some hem tape (although I didn’t get to finish). The end of the quarter is getting so close so things are getting crazy, but my next steps are finishing that hem, giving the skirt a wash, & doing some final fittings!

A Tale of Two Teas

October 22, 2010 § 6 Comments

boba.

orchid.

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!

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:

Sampler

July 6, 2010 § 4 Comments


A long long long time ago, I was given this little embroidery sampler. Basically, the owner felt they would never complete it (or start actually) & decided that I probably would. For various reasons, it took me ages to finish this thing! It was my embroidering bane of existence for ages! Anyone I might have spoken with in the past has probably heard me mumbling on about this. Kind of large compared to anything else I’ve embroidered & quite detailed! In fact, this was what really made me want to start creating my own designs to embroider, I would never draw anything with this much detail! At any rate, I am very happy to have finished this little thing but am now wondering what I ought to do with the piece now.

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