Thursday, September 2, 2010

We were the kids that caused a commotion

It's been a long, long time since I have posted anything new- or at least it feels like it. So much has been happening that I haven't had time to make a proper compilation of all the photo adventures I have been having. Below is my newest Watercolor, I made this before going on my train trip up north.I don't know why I gave her a name, but maybe I was listening to too much Neil Diamond(I know, I like Neil Young better but the Diamond has his good ones too) and decided with Belinda. She is the first of my water colors to be named and I think last.Also, before leaving, I managed to finish a dress! He re is a picture of the finished product on my ghetto mannequin. I took it up to my trip with the intentions of wearing it but didn't get the chance to. Not to worry, for I have pictures at the very end of it's debut.
So I don't know if I had mentioned it before but i have not taken the train since I was a kid, so I was going a bit camera happy with in on the ride. Below is a picture of the famous L.A. Union train station, although this picture does no justice to the real place, as it is decked out in Art decoish style.
I was extremely excited as I had plenty room to move about and my views were coastal for quite a while. The train ride was a good 11 hours but can I just say that this was most enjoyable, better than a 1 hour flight anywhere!
The food was actually quite good. I had the Spicy Black Bean Veggie burger, it was yummy : )
As we were almost approaching my destination I had dinner and this was probably my favorite, it was some type of pasta with mushrooms in a rich cream sauce and of course, with some white wine.
Below is the only good picture I could get of that impossible cob web. The only semi good one and this kid is in the picture! I just loved it out here, Muir Woods anyone?
So, I did and went to a lot more places but didn't really have the time to snap that what happens when you are having too good of time that you don't care to reach for the camera anymore? Well, I think that says it all then : )
Below is a picture of my last day at the train station heading home, I was pretty bummed out and not ready to come back yet, but this adorable cat definitely cheered me up. He was like a little baby, reaching out to you to be picked up, no joke.And here are a few gloomy shots of my departure with some neato Carnival happenings.
And as promised the debut of my dress. Not the most professional of my pictures but I went out dancing with some friends for my pre B-day celebration and thought what better than to wear it then?
Yes, I was enjoying the tunes quite well, my hair had a good time too.
I put the below shot, not to show what a drunkie I can be, but to show my favorite detail of the dress-side buttons! I really loved the way it turned out and fit like a glove. All in all very happy with my trip, my designs and birthday.
Now I'm off to finish working on my other design, I have taken into late night owling since I can. So I will continue with the music and the cutting and frustrations of the sewing machine. Oh and I am just itching to collaborate with others on something, anything! I have all the time in the world now and think it would be wonderful to get together with some of you and help each other with our designs...I'm ooozing with want and creativity! Please let me know if you have any ideas.


  1. I came across your blog a little while ago. This dress is beautiful! I also loved the maxi skirt you made a while back. I keep trying to teach myself to sew clothes, but so far it has only resulted in disaster... I do love your style! I'm inspired to keep trying.

  2. First off, Thank You so much Gypsea Tree( love the name btw) and second, yes, keep trying! You only learn through bad designs and many a headaches but you will get better. I went to school for Fashion but the least bit of information I receivd was the sewing bit,so it was like I had to learn from scratch too.I'm actually still learning!
    Thanks so much for checking out my blog : ) very flattered. If you have any questions about sewing, with my limited expertise, I can try and help you.

  3. Looks like a great trip! I have been meaning to take a train trip for the last couple years, we are so spoiled in CA for pretty views from the rails. Your dress is beautiful, can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  4. What a wonderful olden-timey train trip! I love that dress you made, you have such talent.

  5. Thank you Cynthia! That is very sweet. I just found a great deal of lace and tulle at an estate sale the other day so now I am more inspired than ever to try sewing again...