Archive for October, 2009

On the Storefront

So this is kind of old news, but Forever 21 and Francesca’s Collections are now open at West Towne Mall, and Rethreads is open on State Street.  The Forever21 is ginormous, and the Francesca’s here is bigger than the one at Deerpark chez moi. Bigger is not always better, but so far the Forever 21 remains organized and has a lot of cheap and trendy items to offer; and I like seeing more of Francesca’s clothing, accessories and gifty items too. Rethreads, a buy-sell-trade clothing store has a great variety of second-hand and vintage clothing at reasonable prices. Check out what I found: This high-waisted hand-sewn skirt with a velvet yoke and trim for fifteen dollars!







And it was all yellow: Autumn in Madison


Sweet website that I thought I would share with you.

As I was lamenting my loss of online flashcards concerning seam finishes and specialty fabrics and the like (forgot to save them before moving onto my friend Kerry knocked on my door to tell me about this fabulous website! I love the inspiration boards, I love how she makes something super cool and unique  out of inexpensive materials, and I especially love the title- P.S. I made this. Whenever I wear something I’ve made, I secretly look forward to getting a compliment, so I can tack on the “I made it”.

So that made losing the flashcards less painful because I had something pretty to look at. Thanks Kerry!

I Spy… Plaid Coat.


What a nice coat, the red bag  is a great accent, and those boots -pretty sure they were Marc Jacobs.

I Spy… Black with Pops of Print.


I especially love their coats (two different stylish silhouettes), and shoes (shiny patent leather and the chain detail on the boots)

Just Stitch it.

This is my book of embroidery for Structural Enrichment I. The task at hand was to stitch sample designs of several types of line, border, open-fill, solid-fill and decorative stitching. Then we made either books or boxed to hold our work. Many people used fabric they dyed for their books/boxes, like me. IMG_4543













The Terrace.

Oh, the Memorial Union Terrace. The perfect place to sit on a sunny day. I certainly do hope we have some sunny days left! Other than lounging on Bascom Hill, The Terrace is my favorite place to be on a sunny day. It is a great place for attempting to do homework, and then getting distracted by people watching, duck watching, lake watching, ice cream eating, music-listening… etc. IMG_4417IMG_4427IMG_4430IMG_4431