Thursday, March 31, 2011

Kittens and Kiddos

just wanted to share some of my favorite recent photos of things that basically made my day...

I got to spend some time with these two hams during a fitting earlier this week. I loved their energy! It was like a refresh button in the middle of my long day of being in the studio. You know what I mean?

Look at this little baby girl.. her name is Gladys. My roommate brought her home the other day. Can I say I'm a proud aunt?
She's beyond adorable and I don't care if you aren't a cat person, this flufferball is enough to make anyone squeal. She's only 10 weeks and still a little clumsy. She's still figuring out the layout of the house, what she can jump through, and what she can jump on. She's had a few bumps here and there and she seems to like all my fabric scraps lying around. 

Who doesn't need them some kitten and kiddo action? yea? yea. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hi There

Well I don't want you to think I've abandon you. It's just that my life has been swallowed up by this little project called my Senior Collection. I've been spending the night at the studio for the past three weeks.
Seriously. This is what time I left one morning.. that's right. A.M. people. I don't think the janitors have every seen a more dedicated group of girls.
We sure do look like a fashionable bunch don't we?

I'll be sure to post pictures of the whole thing once it's done :) 
...orrrr you could just come see the show, live in action, April 16 at 4:00pm. Springfield Expo Center.

So what keeps me going during a collection marathon? (other than a large drip with two shots...)
Spring Color
Sweet treats. Anything with chocolate mainly. 
And this.. I just saw in someone's driveway while Christiano and I were driving .. and it just makes me happy. 

The caffeine detox begins Monday.

Hoping for a photogenic Wednesday!
(We're all going in for our close up out in the cold today for the collection video)

Anyways, what you been up to?


Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Unfaithfulness

So... I've been a little unfaithful to my blog lately... but it's not by choice! I've been so busy. I know we're all busy... but I'm creeping on overwhelmed. If I had the funds, I'd hire an assistant. 


I just so happen to have had an awesome last 48 hours of productivity so I decided to reward myself with a little blog time. I like blogging. I like sharing things that make me happy... and even if I'm not getting that much of a response, I'm getting some and it makes it worth it. 

I've been absent.. but it's been exciting.

My life in photographs

Always something beautiful happening at Momma's
Found the perfect occasion to wear this vintage jacket I picked up in NY for Mardi Gras
Taught my new friend Aja how to serge and use a machine. I think she's going to get a machine! Yay for teaching people how to sew. We started off with some euro shams and she's a natural! 
Celebrating my friend Kaitlyn's Birthday at Cartoons in a sweet, blue VIP room. I never even knew the place was so big!
I deep cleaned the house because my parents came to visit me and I ended up stealing this corner rack from the bathroom to make a sweet reading nook in my room. So cozy! If only I had time to read all my books.... most are not even mine. They're the libraries.. they're way overdue! opps.
Where I spend most of my time, making a mess in the studio. See that calendar hanging on the wall? I received that free from Conde Nast in the mail the other day. What a sweet surprise in return for all the magazines I subscribe to. I like it!
My machine looking all creepy.. but she's not. She's actually very sweet. This was taken from me laying on the couch taking a break.
Having fun with a new camera app.. you like? I fall in love with my phone all over again on a regular basis. 
I miss these girls dearly. I think I might have already posted this on here... but I liked the filter effect and.. well yea, I miss them. 
But.. thankfully I have some lovely ladies here in Springfield that keep me sane when I'm not at home. 
I realized after I looked at this picture for a while I spelled her name wrong.. opps.. she still loves me anyways.
Currently, I'm super obsessed with Florence Welch and Florence and the Machine. Specifically Drumming Song and Cosmic Love. On Repeat. I think she's simply amazing.. and it doesn't hurt that she wears the most beautiful clothing. Truly an artist. 

Teach Abroad update:
My background check came in the mail. I didn't open it for like a week, not because I was nervous of the results or anything, just because how awful would it be to have waited this long for it, open it, and then find out it needs to be in the original sealed envelope. But tonight my dad called me and told me just to open it... so I did. 

No record of arrests for this girl!
 I couldn't remember of any anyways so this just confirms that. 
So now I just need to get my butt in gear, fill the application out, and get on the laundry list of things I need to gather for it. I need an assistant I tell you. 

I've got to get some sleep...I hear birds chirping and it's daylight savings time...and not the good one.. uhhhh. At least that means more sunlight in the studio from here on!

Thanks for comin' back!

Your doll,

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On Getting Distracted...

I found my favorite soy milk ... which forced me to buy brownies. 
So now I'm baking them and licking the spatula. 
Wow, it's seriously difficult it was to take photographs of things in the oven, especially at night, but I found out I have a panaorma setting on this thing. 
I never knew why people who had a panorama app went so ape shucks, but now I clearly do. 
here's my second pano pic ever.. 

I said shut the fog horn up. 

Should it be embarrassing to admit that I'm super duper excited to take pictures of Mardi Gras on C-st with this new found excitement?!

Any who, I'm finally recovered from staying up all night making stuff  a few nights ago and well, I just can't do that like I used to. I mean it really kicked my butt. I feel old.

Well I was going to post this last night. and those brownies have long been done and indulged. Today I think I'll work on some designs before I have to retreat to the place of labor. 

Hey look at these chocolate worlds. 
Having the windows open has just made my week. 

Hope you're Wednesday is as sweet as Splenda

 Yo Doll,