October 24, 2013

Goth Cupcakes? Is that a thing?

Apparently, it is! And what a perfect print for my birthday dress!!!
I was browsing for fabric online a few months ago, and came across this super fun Michael Miller print and just had to have it. I mean, how could anyone possibly resist this dark but whimsy goodness?
With my birthday coming up, I knew that this would become my birthday dress. I figured I'd try out McCalls M6741. While the dress was in progress, I tried on the dress and thought it was cute, but it needed a little something extra. So I drafted myself a little Peter Pan collar and am pretty pleased with the results.
One additional change I made is to move the pockets. I don't think that pockets in the princess seams would be flattering on anyone, so I stuck them in the side seams instead (I gotta have my pockets!). The skirt was pretty full to begin with, so it didn't add too much in the way of additional bulk/width. 

One thing I wish I had done different is to not cut it so short. I wanted to go a little shorter than I normally do, as I knew this dress would be worn with tights, but I completely misjudged how short it was when cutting. OOPS. Oh well, my bum is covered so I'm not all that concerned.
Sadly, I didn't get to celebrate my birthday this year on account of being sick, but I wore the dress to school this week, so that's got to count for something, right?

OH! Did you notice my hair? I had a haircut go wrong recently, so I'm rocking a short 'hawk now for a bit of a change. What do you think? Have fun with it for a while or grow it back out?

October 3, 2013


School has had me crazy busy, and to be honest, I'm getting a little burnt out. And do you know what happens when I start to get burnt out? I procrastinate. BIG TIME. And today, that happened. Want to see what I did instead of homework?

I made a few circle scarves....AND got them photographed! (That's a feat in itself!)

I also pulled out some OOAK yarn I spun a while back and started knitting an awesome OOAK scarf....will post about that when it's finished.

I've kept one of the scarves I made today for myself (I made many), but the rest have all been sent to my etsy shop to seek new homes. I have the feeling I'll be making many more of these though. They're super quick and addictive to make!

What do you do when you procrastinate?