Friday, August 20, 2010

Gale Old Spice Parody

In honor of Mockingjay's imminent release, Gale Spice-style:

Hello, ladies. Look at your Peeta – now back to me – now back at your Peeta – now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped painting fruity little cupcakes and switched to hunting and providing for his family, he could smell like he’s me (coal dust, spice, and everything nice). Look down. Back up, where are you? You’re in the woods with the man your man could hunt like. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have it! It’s a silver parachute with that lamb and plum stew you love. Look again, the stew is now that sexy, smoldering look I keep giving you while you mess around with Peeta. Anything is possible when your man is a lithe, hot hunter and not decorating pastries like a lady. I’m on a horse.

H/T (Edited for language)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ode to Seymour

There's this one old wooden bridge that I love spotting on my drives to Seymour. It makes up one of my countdown landmarks.* I always mean to stop there and just absorb it. I finally did one time maybe a year and a half ago. And it's just lovely--rickety and weathered. And me without my camera. So this past trip, I finally had my camera, the time and the consciousness to stop. Here are the results:
The bridge in it's glory.
The Queen Anne's lace.
The picture right before the guys in the truck looked at me like I was crazy.

*Hold over from childhood where the landmarks to Grandma's were Noah's Ark Hotel, Bridge over the Missouri River (again), Highway loop and then a 5 street countdown to Grandma's house!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Easy Peasy Skirt

I've been doing much altering for a friend recently. One of her requests was to shorten a two-layer maxi dress to just above the ruffle. Easy enough. But once it was done, I had this lovely, soft cotton lawn fabric that was begging to be used. So following One Pearl Button's tutorial to make a 20 minute skirt, I created this beauty.
It took a little longer than 20 minutes due to the need to sew in that upper layer. And then the gathering didn't work so well so I fell back to my traditional "pin in quarters and pull the elastic to match the fabric" method. (Which is probably harder on my machine and the thread and the elastic, so I don't recommend it except for the fact that it is SOOO easy.)

Then there was part 2 where we realized there was a reason that green fabric was the under-layer and preference for a tighter waist cinched the deal. So seam-ripping and a lining were inserted. Then I wished I was a little more proficient at gathering. Maybe waxed thread would help. But nonetheless a very cute skirt for the cost of the elastic (roughly $1).

Good day.