Posts made in October, 2014

Ava Dress, Part II – Fashion Fabric

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ava Dress, Part II – Fashion Fabric

Ava Dress, Part II – Fashion Fabric

I was trying to get this dress done really quickly, so I had about 2 hours to shop for fabric.  Sometimes I shop for fabric online – assuming I know exactly what kind of fabric I want – but that was definitely not going to work this time.  So I had to work with the local big-box fabric store and a little fabric warehouse nearby.   I have to say that choosing fabric is my least favorite part of sewing.  I still don’t have a great handle on how a particular fabric behaves and I most certainly can’t tell what something is just by looking at it.  But mostly, it’s because I’m cheap.  I know what the best fabric IS, I just don’t want to spend the money on it.

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Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Sewing | Comments Off on Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

Sewing the Ava Dress: Part One

So we went to Mickey’s Halloween party at Disneyland, and of course I wanted to wear a costume.  But they have specific rules about when and where adults can wear costumes, and I didn’t really want to get in trouble if I went a few hours early or wanted to go across to California Adventure, so I was worried about how to manage that.  I decided the best route might be to make a dress that wouldn’t look completely out of place as day-to-day wear, but still gave a nod to a disney character.   This is referred to as “disneybounding”, a practice which started with the Disney Bound Tumblr blog of Leslie Kay.  If you’ve never seen it in action, you really should check out the Tumblr!

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Tofu “Sausage” with Caramelized Apples and Onions

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Cooking | Comments Off on Tofu “Sausage” with Caramelized Apples and Onions

Tofu “Sausage” with Caramelized Apples and Onions

Does everyone get completely weepy when tired or is it just me? Because we went to Mickey’s Halloween Party last night and all I want to do today is cry.  I was completely cranky in class today and then I spent the rest of the morning wandering aimlessly through Target.  Thank goodness I had the presence of mind not to spend my entire life savings, because being sad makes me want to buy myself things.  And eat junk food.  I should really take a nap.  One thing I most definitely do not want to do is cook dinner tonight. 

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