December 25, 2008

ho ho WHOAH!

all i wanted for christmas was r...

but r was naughty...
   and brought me a new laptop.

i hope santa was nice to you!

December 8, 2008

sealed with a kiss

and guarded by a very large cat. (cody is ready for the recession.) i am still adjusting to new york air. which is apparently adjusting to itself. it has been negative 72 degrees one minute, the next, it's acapulco. i'm in a little apartment the size of a shoe, and when not at work, i spend the balmy frigid hours sewing. my goal is to finish a holiday dress made partly from this pattern swapped by the awesome emilykate, and partly from the bouncy tiered skirt offered by weekend designer. i am a firm believer that one should dress up for the holidays. way up. bordering on costume, if you will. i even went so far as to ask my awesome mom-in-law to send me her gorgeous red velvet floor length vintage coat to finish my christmas look-- a look which, admittedly, would be better had i not left my ten dollar baby blue sparkling vintage dress in LA. so sad. even sadder, what with the move and the new job and the healthy diet, i am now actually able to fit into its wasp waist with none of the intended refashioning required. wait! saddest of all! i am 80% sure the same will not hold true next year! sigh. it'll be me and the fat cat, guarding the laundry quarters.

December 2, 2008

why thankya again....

for wondering about my wanderings! i am just now coming up for air... new york air, to be exact... and will be back with a real live post soon (i actually made some stuff from my birthday fabric before the world went upside down). s.w.a.k., oona