Thursday, September 23, 2010

Birthday for Annie!

 I've been doing the play Annie, and it's crazy because we've had tons of  birthdays. Celeste, Heather, Haylie, and then Phoebe. Phoebe is the adorable girl who is playing Annie in our show. She turned twelve (she gets to go to BEEHIVES!) And she is just such an amazing and talented little girl on stage! Seriously an amazing little Annie! SO CUTE! Not annoying and loud like most Annies. She sits quietly off stage and never protests, takes direction very well, and has an amazing innate sense of stage acting. Anyway, so when it was Phoebe's birthday I asked her parents if I could do her cupcakes.

 I made her Annie Cupcakes!!!!

I was so happy with how these cheery little cupcakes turned out!!!! I was so worried they would look like clowns! I was right to make little peach skin colored frosting and going without a nose.

Little Phoebe loved her adorable cupcakes!

She was so cute and even came over and hugged me and said thank you! I was in Babes in Toyland with Phoebe years ago and she was just a doll then, she's still a doll now.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the cupcakes. I made about 4 dozen and by the time I looked back over at the table all but 5 were gone. (don't worry, those were gone a few minutes later)
Even Erika seemed to enjoy stuffing her face with Annie face cupcakes.

 Daddy Warbucks (Darren Saunders) Even sang a song to a cupcake he mistakenly took for Annie. They were that realistic looking. 

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHOEBE! er...Annie? Er...Whatever! 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dress Revamp #2

Well When I saw this pretty little ditty at D.I. I was like. WTF! It looked like one of those dresses you see big Tongan women wear. You know? Anyway, I stared at it for a while and I figured out what I wanted to do with it! 

First I removed the little ties on the side then took the side seams in MAJORLY. And then cut them off.

Next, the shoulders HAD to come in. They were way wide. So I added pleats

Next, the sleeves had to come up. They were like 80's long. I wanted them more 40's/50's long. So I turned the hem up and tacked it, making a cuff

Next I added a little vertical gather in the sleeve so it gathered up a bit. 
I also added some darts in the back, and some pleated darts at the waist.
Last thing I did was cut off TONS and hem it up. 
Next I added my Rome Belt, some pearls (my hair looks like that because I was on my way to the theater for the play.) And this was the end result:

A lovely little 40's reminiscent blouse. I kinda want to try wearing it tucked into a pencil skirt as well! I'm actually really pleased with the way it turned out. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Vera's present

My beautiful Holga, Vera, just keeps giving me beautiful surprises. Most currently is this beautiful little treasure:

I seriously love it! I took it at a fruit stand along Highway 89 on my way to Play rehearsal one night. I love the fluttering flags! I want to wear this picture. haha. Somehow. You know, make a dress that reminds me of this whimsical, retro look? I love it. Thanks Vera!

To see more of my holga photography, because this roll was fantastic, check out my photography blog

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bound Bound Bound & Rebound

Tonight was not really a great night at work. I won't go into detail, because that's not important. The important part was that many things have been happening and I came home tonight quite discouraged. I posted a status on my facebook after work about what had happened, of course wanting sympathy. Why else do we post the hard things of our lives on our facebooks?
Well I got up to get some kool-aid. By the time I sat back on the couch and put my mac on my lap I already had two responses. "YEESSSSS! Sympathy." One was an uplifting funny comment from my pirate, Sid. The other was from my Love Biscuit, Chad. All he said was "Bound, Bound, Bound and rebound." I knew exactly what this meant and I knew what he was telling me. And you know what? It brought a relaxed smile and a tear to my eye. Yeah. You know what? Things are not as bad as I think they are. I'm doing great. And who cares about one night at work or everything else that is happening. Because they are minute and they mean nothing.This probably means nothing to you, and I'm not feeling like I can take on the world, but I do feel a little more calm about the things I've been stressing about.

Thank goodness I have my jackalope, Chad, around.

Now Sometimes you're up, and sometimes you're down, when you find that you're down, well just look around.  You've still got a body, Good legs, and fine feet. Get your head in the right place, and hey! You're complete!