Wednesday, January 8, 2014

counting seams

oona oonaballoona project sewn

do you lie awake sometimes, maybe in the middle of the night, maybe early in the morning (for an actress at least), thinking about the half made garment lurking in the other room, its faults growing to monster-under-the-bed sized proportions?  i do that sometimes.  

it's far more enjoyable when i lie awake thinking about new monsters to create.  

sleep is good too.

this morning i sipped coffee and took a weary, wary glance at my dressform.  the creature was not as hideous as my 3AM brain depicted, thankfully.  though i may have lost one of the sleeves somewhere....

oh hey HI i'm competing in project sewn.  EEEEEEEEEK.  that's the real point of this post.  but lack of sleep is preventing me from connecting the dots from stress dreaming to stress sewing.  though i'm sure you can make the leap from A to B for me, non??  THE LIST OF LADIES IS ASTOUNDING.  

i see less Zs in my future.

but really i'm so hugely excited.  which makes little sense.  i compete for a living, and as sewing is the panacea to that, i should run like hell from this sort of scenario.  but when Elizabeth & liZ contacted me, my first instinct was hell yes.  project sewn has been a source of inspiration these past seasons, and more than that, i felt the "competitors" formed friendships.  made each other better.  this was no waiting room filled with actresses giving shade and false praise.  this was a gaggle of gals exclaiming over seams and perfect fabrics and tough techniques...

even if i'm out in round one, this had already been fun, planning and sketching... and the themes for the season are being announced tomorrow, so we can all sew along.  i hope you'll join me.  let's shake our asses together, yo!

61 comments:

  1. Good luck!! I can't wait to follow along this season. What an all-star lineup. Have fun and bond with those other awesome ladies in the competition.

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    1. Also, did you see that Bloglovin' plans on making a "sewing" category? That was all you. Bravo!

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    2. ah, i wish they'd get around to it already!! last i saw we had 1400 votes. i think they're creating like 18 new categories.

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  2. sis, i can not wait to see that! aaaaa, super excited! can't promise i'll sew with you, as i have way too many projects on my hands already, but i can't frigging wait to see what all of you fabulous ladies come up with!

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  3. I was so excited to see your name, you will be an amazing job.

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  4. YOU GO, GIRL! Cannot wait to see what brilliance you create!!!

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  5. Oh, I didn't know Project Sewn. How cool! Best of luck, lady! :)

    And yes, I used to not be able to sleep, thinking about unfinished garments!!! Scary!

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  6. Dare you go in Round 1! You're my favourite Girl! Show' Em all what you're made of :)

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    1. ah david, itcouldhappen!! these ladies are amazing, you're going to have a lot of favorites :)

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  7. Exciting times, can't wait to see what you'll sew up, even though I know it will be fab anyway! I am tempted to join in as I could do with ramping up my sewing a notch or several ;)

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    1. oh please do... i'm thinking of incorporating something here in kalkatroona for sew a longers....

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  8. Yay! I am so excited!!!!! What a great lineup!!!

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  9. ahhhhhhhh! I'm so excited! :) This season's line is ah-mazing! I can't wait to see everyone's makes! :)

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  10. Sooo excited to see you do your thing, my love!

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    1. isn't it crazy? i truly screamed when i saw lauren's name.

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  12. great lineup! i am looking forward to seeing what all of you do!

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  13. I am sure it will be fabulous, can't wait to see what you are all going to make.

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  14. Happy to see your name listed on the Project Sewn Team! You do like roller coasters, right? Yep, you're on one, and I truly hope you stay on it for the entire ride! xo

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    1. LOVE EM. if there's shrieking involved, i'm in.

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  15. You are going to be great! And it's an amazingly talented list of ladies!!!

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  16. Yay! I am super excited for this season!! Go get em tiger!

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  17. I may have tossed and turned last night thinking of the monster I had created at my sewing desk last night - started with such good intentions then my machine's "automatic buttonholes" got the best of me.

    I'm very much looking forward to this season's Project Sewn, it is a killer cast

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    1. oh, the buttonholer boogieman. he's terrible.

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  18. So stoked! Can't wait to see your work!

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  19. wow indeed . this is going to be awesome

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  20. Woohoo!!! So many lovely women competing... and I'll be cheering for you all! What an adventure. Have fun!

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  21. couldn't believe the amazing lineup! i fear you ladies will make it impossible to choose favorites! good luck :D

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  22. Congrats Oona. How exciting!! Is this the thing you were referring to when I was visiting?

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    1. no, that was before i knew (and it was top secret to boot). was i tipsy?

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    2. lol, no. We have yet to throw back together.. very sad MUST be fixed.

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  23. Congrats Oona! I can't wait to see your work, I wish you good luck!!

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  24. You're going to do a fantastic job!

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  25. Hell yeah!!! But hell no I just looked at the roster and it's going to be REALLY hard for me to actually vote lol. So many awesome ladies competing!!!

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    1. i know how do you compete against your friends?! i mean, i do it all the time IRL but this is sewing. sewing is protected by a magic ring of fire or something.

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  26. Woo-hoo!!! You are going to rock it! And what a great lineup! Rockstars, every one of you! :)

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  27. CRAP!! THREE of my favorite ladies!! It's too much!! I wish you all so much luck!!

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  28. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  29. Whoa! That's an awesome group of competitors! (And you belong right there with them).

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  30. Oh my! How exciting! I look forward to following along!!

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  31. Im so excited we are doing this together. The line up if full of my favourite people and just make me feel completely privilege and S**** Scared! Its going to be a roller coaster ride!

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  32. Good luck girl! Can't wait to follow this x

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  33. I am SO excited for you. This season is going to be mind blowing! Cannot wait to see what you sew. Good luck!

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  34. Good luck Oona! I'm so excited to see what you create.

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  35. Woohoo!!!! Good Luck Oona! That lady chanting your name in the bleachers wearing her loudest print dress and KILLR heels?? That's me.

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  36. Good luck lady!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  37. How exciting! Best of luck to you. :)

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  38. Popping out of "lurker" status to say I can't wait to see the garments you'll come up with and I know you'll do well..

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  39. So exited to see what jazzy you make, hope you can get some z's!

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  40. It is such a fierce line-up. I can so relate to your sleeptime sewing, always so bigger, better and instant! All the best - looking forward to following along.

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  41. Ack! Congratulations! I've never heard of it before, but I'm excited to see y'all in it.

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  42. Oh, yippie! This will be fun!

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  43. Yayyy! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you and the other ladies come up with! It's exciting and completely nerve wracking, but that's what alcohol is for. All the best!

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  44. Exciting! Can't wait to see what you make.

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