03 March 2011

a furry coat (plus, my 'about me' page)

Remember that red plaid dress I made way back when? If I had just thought to pair it with a big furry coat and jaunty-angled hat I could have made it on The Sartorialist.  Next time...

(Photo by The Sartorialist)

 (Photo by me, February 2009)

Meanwhile, what is it with me and plaid dresses? I can't get enough of them.  I just picked up a few new sewing patterns, and while I've already designated one to be made from a hilarious nautical print I have in my stash, it's increasingly looking like the other pattern will become... another plaid dress.

You may have noticed that posting has been a little light lately, but that's only because I've got lots going on at work and haven't had my usual energy to finish my posts in the early mornings. What's that, you thought I just sat around and looked up pretty pictures and tried out tasty recipes all day? I understand how you got that impression :) Click over to my About Me page to get the facts. It's been up there on the top of the page for about a month now. It's a work-in-progress, but I hope it shines a little light on my life beyond staging photo shoots with my dinner and knitting hats for everyone I know.  Though, of course, photographing my food is still a top priority...


  1. I'm so envious that you find the time to sew. Someday, someday...

  2. Ha, I just wrote over at Whole Living how I wish I made more time for sewing. I don't think I've sewn a fun project just for me in... oh, 6 months or more. I've got my fabric and patterns waiting for me though, in plain sight, so I'm hoping that works as motivation :)

  3. What, you actually care that all the housing, community development, and service programs are being cut/eliminated?

    Work has been pretty intense over in Michigan too. But then I got the flu so I have a couple days of sort of vacation, or at least lying on the couch reading blogs.

    I like your about me page. I think there definitely is a connection between what you do in your home and how you create better communities.

  4. I know, the governor's proposed budget actually eliminated the primary program that funds our members. Eliminated. Yikes! Hope your work is going well in Michigan, I think I heard you on an NLIHC conference call awhile ago and meant to shoot you an email to say hi!

  5. Just saying...you're a woman who walks the talk over and over again. Pretty amazing, if you ask me!


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