Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So, I'm happy with this mock-up. I can alter my pattern to fix a few things and start working on a nice pair. I'm simultaneously working on a petticoat and gown for a Regency ball coming up in December. More on that later...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

art tour

Today was part of a 2 weekend event here called Portland Open Studios. It's a self guided tour of local artists, and mom and I have made it an annual tradition for the 2 of us to take part of. At the end of the day, the sun decided to pop out and offer opportunities for some glorious trees. I'm just fascinated with the colors this time of year.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Glove project

I'm attempting to make my own gloves, as I have not been able to find an appropriate pair that fits my modern hand. After 2 failed attempts with another pattern, I'm trying this one, which seems to be working so far, if I can get the measurements correct for finger length. I have some trepidation about starting the thumb, but the pattern I found online seems adequate for me to muddle through.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I've been toying with the idea of a place to post my varying interests, and so begins the experiment of keeping up a blog. I'm not one to share much about my personal interests with others, even those close to me, but this somehow seems to be a disservice to those very people, myself included. I've also been attempting to become a more social creature, so this will hopefully aid in that endeavor as well.