Wow, so what do you say after being MIA for a few months? If you could just fill this out with what you’d want to hear then we can move on.
In no particular order, here’s a quick look into what I’ve been doing. I played tourist in San Francisco with my buddy.
I’m not sure I realized the Full House exterior was from San Francisco. Such a cool park is across the street.
I signed up for some classes at the local community college in Fashion Design. I’m re-taking Advanced Flat Pattern as a refresher and just to get to know some new people. It is way fun. My first garment is due at the end of October and will come from this board.
Here’s a close-up.
A lot of the designs are from Pattern Magic. I’m so excited to finally get to working from that book. I am also working hard to get a block that fits me so I can actually wear these designs. I’ll keep you posted!
I’m also taking Draping. There was a bit of a learning curve, but I’m loving it too.
For a design competition I got to repurpose some articles of clothing. I used this dress.
And this shirt.
And made this dress.
I didn’t win any prizes, but I have a fabulous new dress to wear out of things that were otherwise going to be taken to a charity.
I’ve been enjoying the bursts of cool weather with cafe viennois and hot teas. Yum. I recently heard someone talking about cherry cocoa, so I may have to try that out too.
I’ve also branched out my baking and have learned to make rather tasty pizza dough–I love 101 cookbooks recipes, and wheat baguettes (with a recipe from French Women Don’t Get Fat). Yum!
I get to celebrate my birthday and Eric’s 4th anniversary of his cancer diagnosis today. Always a bit bittersweet and emotional. Glad he is doing well.
We finished our triathlon at the beginning of September and I made this thank you card for the people that made donations. I really enjoyed making the card, and got lots of rave reviews on it, so I will probably be working on more fun photo/word collages soon! The triathlon was fun and we had a ton of support!
For a birthday gift, I’m enjoying a subscription to WWD. Love it! I hope I can keep them read as I get a new one daily!
And I got my very own French Press coffee maker. I can’t wait to use it!