Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!! Here is my little photo essay on my holiday experiences to live up all the fun pastimes of the season!

My Gramma Dorothy and I made this gingerbread house. We broke all the rules on the recipe for how to bake it...even though I had to bully gramma into doing it! Grampa John helped me hold everything in place while I icing-ed the pieces together; ever the carpenter, even in gingerbread! Thanks Grampa! We made the house for a gingerbread house competition and it won 1st place in the adult category and grand prize!

Then came back to New York and trimmed the tree with Jason, Mollie, Trevor, and Eric. Trevor helped me cut out all the doilies into different sizes to make snowflake ornaments. ...and then helped me wear the leftover donuts as bracelets...

Trevor made himself a doily earring.

Up go the snowflakes and glittered pinecones! This is our recession tree, we spent no money on ornaments. Pinecones were from last year, doilies are going to be part of our living room chandelier...

Ta DA!

Ginny Branch suggested a sledding day and then couldn't join! So sad. But Meggs, Haylie, Mollie and I went and thought fond thoughts of her.

My camera battery died so I've actually borrowed these photographs from Haylie. It was so wonderful to be in the park with all these people sledding and squealing and having such a blast! These are people I would normally just bustle right by on the sidewalk, but here we all were, rolling in the snow! Pretty magical what a bit of H2O can do.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

erica and chet

Halloo, world! So, I have just found that blogger doesn't drive me absolutely *bonkers* with refusing to upload my images if I resize everything to 72dpi first (ala Photoshop action tool). I've tried uploading this post multiple times with no success, and the same goes for many fallen posts of yore, and yore has been a looong time on this here blog. But! maybe I'm back in business; I have ideas for a really efficient Photoshop action tool that will make this easy peasy despite everything does against me! Ha!

Here are photos of Erica and Chet's beauuuutiful wedding. Erica commissioned me to make her wedding dress, the specifications being that it needed to be flowy, empire waisted, and have lace that didn't have flowers on it, and bridal buttons. I'll have to admit figuring out a pretty system for bridal buttons on chiffon was kind of a challenge but I was happy with the results! I got the "renaissance" lace at Sposabella lace here in the garment disctric, and the rest of my odds and ends at Brooklyn Mercantile, easily one of my favorite stores ever. The lovely photographs are by Our Labor of Love, I think they did a wonderful job of capturing the wedding between these two young architects.