Friday, March 28, 2008

friday round-up

Have I taken the time to thank you guys for the compliments on my new banner? I've been so busy with skirts and museums and such, but have been meaning to say, Thank you, thank you. :) With the coming of spring, I got to thinking that it was time for a little more fun around here, and Pee Vee was bound to wind up in the middle of it. Plus, my tagline -- the fabulous rowing toward knitting and words -- called for a change. The word "knitting" seemed too exclusive, seeing as I've been dating other kinds of handwork so much. (But knitting and I are getting along fine, too. You'll see.)

Comment of the week: Ellen on yesterday's post -- "You look like America's Next Top Model (senior edition)." Ellen! That's the funniest dose of reality ever. I love it!

I have to give a shout out to Heather. Hey, Heather! I do believe today is Day 10 on the Master Cleanse for you. Yay! You go girl! (Try as I might never to use this phrase, sometimes nothing else will do -- so YOU GO!)

I'm glad you guys like my skirt! It's such a simple, fast project. My garments are pretty humble, but I aspire to this:

This just blows me away. There is nothing about it that I don't worship. I saw it on A Dress A Day, clicked on over to the site of its maker, Trista of Sugardale, and have been gaga over it ever since. I love how clean and crisp it is, its vintage flair, its gorgeous shape, and its unparalleled fit. I'm crazy for it, crazy I tell ya. (Please, God, let me sew like this some day. Please, please, please, please.)

I also want to share these gorgeous bags. They feature incredible attention to detail and truly inspired fabric choices. I'd hock a lung to get my hands on one. Her Etsy shop is empty right now, but I'm stalking it.

Finally, judging by how many of us are on it, many people already know about the Big List of Sewing Blogs. I love clicking through and finding new blogs and seeing new projects. I'll issue an unnecessary warning (because this is so obvious): It's a time sucker. A Black Hole of stitching goodness, to which I just added Purly V. The list's creator is very efficient at adding new blogs, so if you sew and have a blog, drop her a line and join the list. The bigger the better.

7 comments:

Lilia said...

That dress is just something. I had declared this the year of the dress for me. But mostly all I can wear is clogs. Can you imagine that dress with clogs? You will sew that well and you'll wear it fabulous shoes I'm sure!

Adrienne said...

You CAN do it. I have NOT gone down that list yet....I KNOW it's a time warp!

yaiAnn said...

Whoa, that dress is fab! And those bags, yeah, I heart those too... goodness.

woolanthropy said...

dude you can totally make those bags. You got bad ass bag skills. Don't be taken in by those Italian names and bright colors. Now the dress. I want me some of those skills too. That dress is devine. Ooh lala.

Nik said...

That dress is my style as well. I'm in love with those red shoes she's wearing with it. I've gotten into wearing more dresses over the past year or so. They make me feel uber feminine.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sappmama, thanks for the 'shout out', I didn't see it this morning at 2am...LOL...I am up and running again into day 11 and off to a place beyond Hamburg to go collect my newest girl a Supernova for €1.00....in a cabinet. Will post pictures in my Flickr.

I kind of feel bad for the seller so I am thinking I'll give him €10.00. DH says 5 will do...LOL....
Heather

Ellen Bloom said...

Hahahahaha! Glad you liked my comment, Dollface. If anyone's SENIOR around here, it's me!