Sunday, June 13, 2010

OMG! Lincoln Center is less then two weeks away...

Lincoln center is less then two weeks away! I am so excited and overwhelmed with to-do lists! The good news my Mom is coming in to help on Wed. But now I face the battle to keep working on the clothes for the show or clean the house for her visit. Right now I am trying to do both without much success.

I love these photos by Erin Schuler - check out her blog on my links - she is always having a giveaway! These photos are so much fun and her daughter is gorgeous! Told you - I'm totally addicted!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Busy day was planned for Saturday - two soccer games, Jessie's dance recital, and the June Fair...maybe squeeze in a Costco trip? I figured on two hours to get some work done in the morning if I rushed. Not the brightest idea when cutting fabric with a rotary cutter - ouch - let's leave it at 45 minutes later I ended up in the emergency room getting my finger wrapped and receiving a tetanus shot. Ouch!

I will spare you the details - I will be fine - but a lesson was learned. I think ancient philosophy talks about living in the moment and attaining full consciousness in everything we do. I have always tried to accomplish that when spending time with my children but perhaps life is telling me that I need to slow down. The irony is I am back to cutting and sewing - it is truly a passion for me and Lincoln Center in the 26th! DH and I went to Joanns and apparently they sell "Klutz gloves" and suction ruler handles to prevent rotary accidents like mine.

The good news is thanks to some wonderful friends I did see Jessie in her dance recital and she was wonderful. Dance is such a joy for girls at that age - they are truly in the moment on that stage!

"There is no consciousness without pain"
Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Trends come and go...but every girl loves a ruffle!

We went to the Bruce Museum Craft Show last weekend in Greenwich, CT. The grounds of the museum are filled with statues and the craft tents were not in rows but instead scattered throughout the museum grounds. But one of the coolest things was that the museum was having an antique clothing exhibition. On display were dresses and other items from the late 1800's to the flappers of the 1920s. They were gorgeous - and so well done. What is so interesting is many of the techniques popular in boutique clothing such as ruffles, ruching, bows, petticoats, fabric flower embellishments can all be found on these century old garments. These embellishments make a dress look beautiful today - just as they did then.

I was waitlisted at this Craft show - but the letter the Museum sent was so kind - I had to read it twice to realize it was a rejection - now that's class. I will reapply next year and hopefully will be able to return with an exhibitor's perspective. It was a really nice day - DJ was off with a friend - and it was just DH, Jessie and myself. Jessie rarely gets a day alone with both of us so it was a nice treat! She loved the animal bronzes at the entrance of the museum.