Thursday, June 25, 2009

nothin's gonna get me like the old times

Raymond just showed me this video and I love it. It reminds me of Ginny and Ed.

Monday, June 22, 2009

mrs. moon

Okay, so this is going to be my second witchy woman post. Why is it taking so long for my personal wardrobe to actually reflect these collections that I think are so beautiful? Miss Anna Sui's latest collection is just so star-studded that I can't resist. I am going to have to own a star crown headband, even if it does hurt my wussy head and give me a headache. This all reminds me of a story in my favorite childhood book, Hubble Bubble: A Book of Withches and Wizards, by John Patience, which I think--along with Glenda the Good Witch--sparked my life-long interest in being a witch. The story that it reminds me of is about a witch that lives next door named Mrs. Moon who listens to 70's records and bakes delicious fresh bread.
I want to be Mrs. Moon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

noah and the whale

I really feel like it's important that I share this deliciousness with all you guys.  This is my favorite song currently, "Five Years' Time," by Noah and the Whale.  Here's a little video on youtube (I love the song even more now).

Monday, June 15, 2009

painting the roses red

Haylie bird, Amy Merrick and I finally got to go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens last Tuesday.  We almost got rained out; we had planned to go early in the morning and all watched the sky grow darker through our windows as the morning progressed into torrents of rain.  But!  The clouds parted, the sun came out, the birds sang, the bunnies hopped (there are real live bunnies!  oh my god ohmygod!) and the roses, well...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

circus of dreams

As my sweet Gramma Dorothy pointed out, I haven't posted anything about the wedding dress I made for my friend Halligan.  This is mostly because I didn't take any photos!  I was so good about packing my camera, my battery charger, and the battery in my duffel bag, and then brought the camera--sans battery--to the wedding.  Typical.  So, thank you Kyle Fisher, Afton Waring, Ken Brenner, and Katie Miller for these photos I have swiped from Facebook.  The requests of the bride for the dress were that it be short, poofy, and simple (no lace, no satin).  So I added a little detailing by creating this inverted scallop ruffle, the technique taken from this wonderful book The Art of Manipulating Fabric that I...borrowed from Ginny, semi-permanently...  

Oh, and here are some much better photos on Once Wed.