Hello again! I needed a short break, but have been keeping tabs on what you've all been up to. I didn't feel like knitting or drawing or even eating much ice cream. I just felt like reading and being hermit-like. I think I read ten books and had a massive crush on a teenage vampire for about 36 hours...but that's over now.
I've spoken before about how much I love the work of fabric designer extraordinaire, Heather Ross. When she announced a design competition for her new book, Weekend Sewing, I knew I had to enter.
Armed with toasted slices of my first loaf of needed kneading bread, fried eggs and coffee, I got to work. I reached back to my roots, of conceptual drawing in design school, when the future was wide open and projects could have anything in them. (Not like now where I barely get to use color or imagination at all! Alas, that is what free time is for, right?)
I just had fun with this exercise, and thought up little vignettes where I would wear the clothes from Heather's book.
A Day at the Beach. Key components are sunglasses, a cover up that is easily thrown on, a big blanket, lots of sunblock, a fun hat, and a fudge banana ice cream treat from the guy named "John" if we're on the Jersey Shore. If it's Ft. Lauderdale, Coke Slurpees from the 7-11 near A1A and Las Olas are in order.
Morning at the Farmer's Market. I'd love to wear the big drapey, twirly wrap skirt from Weekend Sewing, apparently with a cropped jean vest too. I'd purchase fresh raspberries, heirloom tomatoes that may be eaten like candy, and knit a new market bag to go with my cute new imaginary shoes.
Brunch with the Girls. I'm just missing my knitting! I'd probably forget to wear the necklace, sorry Mom!
I missed you guys, and am glad to be back. xoxo.