Thursday, October 25, 2007

First secondary rejection of 2007

BU med doesn't want me. Surprise, surprise. They're lame and expensive anyway.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Getting my craft on!

So lately, I've been in a very crafty mood. I've been inspired to make something that I can actually wear, other than scarves, socks, gloves, and the such. Although I haven't mustered up enough courage to go into body shapes, I am taking on a wanna-be poncho. I'm about a third done. I have also been working on a new bathroom rug. And is finally finished!!!


It needs a bit of blocking, but it's finished and I LIKE IT!

Next on the list, my halloween costume: my dirndl - a traditional bavarian dress.

I bought it from a second-hand shop on my last trip to Europe. The dress was about 30 euros, and the tiny blouse that goes with it costs an extra 30 euros and I wasn't about to cough up that money for something that only covers my boobs. So originally, I was going to have my dad make it, but he was a bit busy when I visited and I didn't get a chance to make the request. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make it myself. Yes, that's right, I bought a sewing machine. And here are the goods:

I got so excited about making my blouse that I stayed up until 3 am finishing it. Although it's a really simple top, it took me forever to make it because I've only have one prior experience to sewing before this.
After the blouse, I thought that I might as well complete the costume by making an apron and putting some tule underneath the skirt to give it more umph.

Drum roll please...

Not bad for a first-timer, eh?
Now I gotta work on Carlos' lederhosen. Results and pictures to follow. =)