Friday, January 30, 2009

This month stared with great expectations and lots of hope, the fact that the nation has turn a new page in its history; a turn, that not only will change what we think about ourselves as a nation, but also how the rest of the world would look at us.
As we all know, now we have a new president, the first african-american man sitting on the oval office. Needless to say, there were lots of celebrations, parties and get together. Take all the parties, some cold weather [the temperature went down to 33 here in Miami] and what do you get? A COLD!!
I don’t get sick with colds that often after I moved to Miami; I have not had one in 3 yrs. But boy, when I get them I get them!!! I was in bed, for a week, my back is killing me, I’m tier of drinking soup; I made pancakes on Monday night, [comfort food??] Finally, I’m coming out of it.

While all this was happening I had two great gifts; first on the 20th of January [Inauguration Day] right on cue one of my orchids had bloom for the first time. I had forgotten what color it was, and to be honest I was worry it would never bloom. To my surprise, it was a beautiful Golden yellow.

The next great event was finding out I was nominated by Cindy and Christina
for a Kreativ Blogger award.

Thank you both for such an honor, and liking my blog.

Friday, January 9, 2009


I hope every one had great Holiday season. I wish I had gone to NY this year and spend some time with my Family and Friends, but in the other hand I’m glad I was in Miami where it was warmer…
Thank you all for the comments on the Valentino Dress. I much appreciated.

Going forward, I had some things that I would like do work on, so here it is my year plan [lets see how much I get to do].

Since I had some time to kill, I thought on making some dresses using some design details I found on the net.

1. I saw this very nice weave make out of bias tubes [yes I’m still fascinated by them]
I love this detail as soon as I saw it, it is simple, just a lot of hand work, and you could see I like hand workmanship.
I want to make it into a wedding dress, having had so much silk duchess satin, I don’t see why not. I do need to make some new samples, why not doing something that I like.

2. There is another dress that I would like to work on, I would like to make in Black silk georgette and chiffon… I wanted for this dress to have an evening coat, but I realized I don’t have the black Duchess Satin that I was planning on. Then it took second place.

Also, it is about time I also make something for me. Have not made me a thing in years, it so easy not to, specially leaving in a semi-tropical weather, just jeans and a T, once in a while a Jacket and you are done. But I need to make me some things.

I started with these two Burda Patterns. I will post as I progress with them:

The shirt; this I will be making about 5 on different fabrics I had already put aside to make . I do love this cut.

The suit is nice also, it comes with a long jacket [Which I prefer, but I’m making the shorter first, the fabric would be best on a shorter jacket]
And thinking about Fun, I have to star working on my Halloween custom, as any one in the USA knows, Halloween is not just for kids anymore. There are the Parades, fests parties all over. I do get into the Halo’s eves spirit once in a while, and this year or better yet last year I wanted to dress as the ‘”Let them eat cake” Queen; Marie Antoinette.
Last year I did not had the time do make it, I was really busy and I thought the summer was going to be slow, but it was not!
So I better get star it with this, I want to make it as authentic as I can make it, and it is not an easy costume to make, lots of pieces to make, thank God I have most of the fabrics.
Lets see how much I get to do.... is all good.


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