Sunday, August 23, 2009

Project Runway

In my last post I talked about Project Runway but unfortunately I was a little mixed up. On the season premiere episode they did not have a 4 outfit challenge, or the restaurant challenge...that was the special episode that came on before the season premiere. The challenge for the designers was one outfit which was appropriate for the red carpet. The girl that was sent home made an outfit that really wouldn't be red carpet material. I like what my sister called it....a dress that looked like a soccer ball. It was just a little too 'funky' for the red carpet.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Project Runway

I have to start by saying I am not one for high fashion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy knowing what is in style but I wear what I like and what I am most comfortable in. I enjoy shows like "What Not To Wear" but I am sure Stacy and Clinton would have a field day with my clothing choices. Last night I enjoyed the season premiere of Project Runway. Though the show has been on the air for several seasons now, this is only my second season watching, and I love it. I feel bad saying it, but the girl who was eliminated last night was undoubtably the one to leave. The other designers were far and above her talents. The fact that she can design, and sew 4 garments in a specified time and under the pressure shows she has talent, but it needs to be cultivated a bit more. The twist on the challenge last night was to design an outfit that consisted of 75% of materials that they were able to grab from a specific restaurant in a 5 minute period. These designers trashed that restaurant grabbing curtains, placemats, table centerpieces, and even light fixtures. The designs were surprisingly good for the most part. One of the other garments they were to design was something to be worn on the red carpet and personally, I think that is what lost it for the girl that was sent home. I have to say that I admire each and every one of the designers and their talents after I attempted to sew a dress for my granddaughter. Let's just say sewing is not my forte.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sleepless Nights

I couldn't sleep last night so I decided to make some jewelry. I figured I make a pair of earrings or two...just until I got tired. Well it turned out I made five pairs of earrings, three necklaces, and one pendant. When I finally went to bed at 3:00 A.M. I still wasn't tired but I forced myself. I will be posting these items to Etsy and Artfire today.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sale Items

sale items from my shop

Haven't posted for a while, my grandson was visiting from Alabama and I spent most of my time doing things with him. We had a great time, he is nine years old and very creative. Some of the projects that we did were sock puppets, bath salts, craft stick picture frames and the thing he enjoyed the most...scripting, filming and editing his own short movie clips. The house is so quiet now that he left and I can't wait for his next visit here or our next visit to Alabama.
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