Oops! Apparently I've accidentally deleted all of my images. I'll see about fixing that soon.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Christmas

Hope all who celebrate Christmas have a happy day today.

nothing says "Holiday of Forced Social Interaction" like a glass moose head filled with wine

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice 2012

Right on time with the winter solstice this year we have snow.  And since I still have a small pile of sewing to get done before Christmas and snow to shovel before work, instead of sewing pics here are some fun links.

EarthSky has a great page about the Winter Solstice

CalTech has a fun page on snowflake structure(s)

And finally, watch this fun video by Vi Hart as she shows how to make awesome paper snowflakes even more awesome.

Happy winter everybody!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dress of Many Circles

One of the most fun sewing projects I did this year was a dress I made for my niece's birthday.  When I was playing around with the leftover fabric from those horrid jackets earlier this year I was suddenly inspired to make this dress. But I knew I didn't have time just then. So I made a little skirt just to try out the technique and loved the result.

I had just enough of the dark silver and the white left over to create an ombre effect, something really elegant. And being the goof that I am I had to pretend to try it on.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Candles for Hanukkah

Last night I celebrated the third night of Hanukkah with part of my husbands family, my mother, and some family friends. It was a fun and raucous affair filled with long discussions and my small nephews running about and giggling over everything.

from the 3rd night last year, hence the stockings in the background

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Blue Shirtwaist Dress: Part 3

So I know I haven't posted in like a week. Sorry about that. Here, finally, is the last part of the shirtwaist dress.

Where last we left off I was trying to figure out what color to make the collar and cuffs. So I started off by painting the colors on digitally, just so get an idea of what they looked like.