Friday, January 28, 2011


i graduated from iowa state with a degree in apparel design. since then, i have dabbled in custom work (some very ODD jobs, including a scary halloween costume alteration), wedding dresses (well, i do have three sisters), maternity clothing (for myself, and for a time as part of momma style), children's apparel (everything from dresses to hats), and now have gotten back into making "normal" clothing for myself. there are cycling caps for my husband and interiors sewing thrown in there, for good measure.

most recently i find myself costuming. some because it's fun, some because i have the ability, and some because the owner/teacher lets me trade for dance lessons. bonus! after doing a few costumes for "the enchanted toyshop" i volunteered to do costume design for "seussical." then i was asked to costume "comic potential" for a local high school. here are a few pictures...   

enchanted toy shop

seussical the musical



comic potential

that was 2010...getting my feet small spurts. it's disturbing how many costumes for which i do not have pictures. i only photographed one costume set of the four i did for enchanted toyshop. argh. perhaps this will be a good reminder for me in the future. TAKE PICTURES. (wishing i had done that for all the wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and even the clothing i make for myself)

it's been a fun diversion and good challenge. now, if only i could get on project runway in a few years...

a few projects

since i'm going crazy tonight (and actually have motivation and a quiet house at the SAME time) i guess i'll go ahead and put up pictures of a bunch of old projects. we'll see if you're crazy about me right off the bat. :)


the first crazy post

i guess we'll see how this goes...

rarely do i find time to put two sane thoughts together in the same sentence, much less a whole blog's worth. after browsing websites last night while waiting for photos to upload (over was a lot of browsing) i found myself jealous that other people were sharing all the amazing things they are doing. most of the time i feel like i'm not doing anything. in reality, i know this is not really true because in any given week or month there are a miriad of things going on around here...i just don't stop long enough to give myself credit for what has gotten done. it is, in light of this, my goal to chronicle parts of my crazy life...for my own sake, if no one else is reading it. hopefully there will be stories and recipes and projects and parenting and remedies and, on occasion, even sobbing interludes. perhaps it will even be cathartic. i will say it again:

i guess we'll see how this goes...