November 30, 2008
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November 14, 2008
I just shipped Holiday dresses out to stores- and they are really fantastic. Sleek and fancy and sexy. I am thinking of throwing a “holiday party” just so I can wear one. Maybe an “office holiday party” because I really miss out on that type of thing.
It is a good time to support our local boutiques. We are all connected and by patronizing local businesses those people in turn have the money to support us-. I have been making an effort to buy books, art, food, and necessities from the people in my neighborhood and small companies that I like. Give to get.
And everything will be better on January 20th. Go away bad king.
November 11, 2008
The precursor to sewing- planning: picking which fabrics to use, which silhouettes to focus on, picking which colors to dye the clothes once they are sewn, settling on the overriding feeling of the collection- what is the personality and why is it relevant, and finally, starting. Last night I made a pair of pants, the first piece. Bonnie “Prince” Billy on the radio.
November 8, 2008
So here it goes again. Designing fall 2009 for the next couple of months. Forgive me for being out of touch and even slower to call back.
November 6, 2008
I don’t remember ever liking America so much.
Long live Barack Obama!
November 3, 2008
Please vote for this amazing person. And remember to do it on or before THIS TUESDAY. I am having folks over for soup and bread and crafts and radio Tuesday night…. send me to bed with a smile on.
November 3, 2008
Mattress on the floor, staring up at a new ceiling. I have moved a lot this last year. And this night was by far the most relaxed and comforting. This house is soothing. I love the sounds it makes and the way it smells. I love cooking on the gas stove and sitting at the long dinning room table to eat my meal. I am renting two rooms one small to sleep in and one big with south facing windows to design in. I like the way the design studio is coming together and I am excited to create Fall 09 in this space. I picked up a large old black wooden table and the floors are painted black. But the furniture is dull white and the walls are dusty apricot. I think the black and red accents against the neutral, muted pastel background will serve me well. Dramatic yet earthy. Severe but grounded in craft. Serious and meaningful.
It is raining here but it is ok, I am looking forward to staying in.