Thursday, December 24, 2009


Ack, I'm sorry for the delay in posting, but it's that time of year and I've been super busy with Christmas parties and stuff (none of which I remembered to take photographs at). I hope everyone had an excellent holiday! I'm super curious to see what everyone got, but first I'll show off what I got as well. On the Sunday before Christmas the bf and I went to his mom's house for early Christmas, as she will be gone during actual Christmas. It was a really fun and relaxing time. Ate lots of food, watched some movies and, as you can guess from the title of this post, exchanged gifts. The bf and I got her a Slap Chop, which she seemed to really like (she loves to cook). She got me a really awesome present of two delicious-smelling hand soaps from Bath & Body Works, some Black Velvet Apricot body butter from the Body Shop and a gift card for Browns (one of my favourite shoe stores)! Her fiance (who lives out of town) got me these adorable Christmas chocolates. They are so cute I almost don't want to eat them!

I spent Christmas Eve with the bf (since it's his birthday), then on Christmas we seperated to visit each of our families. This year was extra-exciting, since my brother and sister-in-law came out with their four kids. Kids always make Christmas more fun! I didn't end up finishing all the pajamas, but I guess they will have to be Easter presents! I was very lucky this year and got spoiled with presents. From the bf, I got a t-shirt, a super-long black scarf and a pair of green mittens (I won't lie, I picked them all out since he didn't know what to get). From my brother I got a fancy sewing organizer and a rotary cutter, which works really well and I'm a little scared of cutting myself on since it is really sharp. From my other brother and my sister-in-law I got money (which got spent on boxing day) and a gift card to go to the movies. From my parents I got a mat to go with my rotary cutter, a scarf, gloves, mango shower gel (my favourite), a new go-cup (since my dad stole my old one) and money (which I also spent on boxing day). From my aunt, uncle and cousins I got a re-usable shopping bag and a really pretty pair of earrings that were made by my aunt's friend Joan Irvin. Add to this some other gift certificates the bf and I got from some friends and I most definately got spoilt!

I'll show off my boxing day purchases tomarrow. I also went shopping at a different mall with my mom today and bought even more! I am definately broke now, but some of the stuff was very practical (oh dear, now I'm making excuses). I guess I'm a sale-aholic...

What did everyone else get?

Friday, December 18, 2009

A change of plans

Ok, I'll admit it, I'm lazy (and busy!). I knew I would be too tired to go to the fabric store where I intially bought all my fabric after work, so I decided to go to the giant fabric depot near my work on my lunch break. I'm both amazed and intimidated whenever I go there because it's turned away in an industrial park, a bit dimly lit and I always get lost when I go upstairs (It's big and made up of different rooms, including a room full of buttons), but I remembered where the flannelette was (corner of the second room) and so got quickly in and out in about ten minutes (a record for me in a fabric store). So in the end, I just went and bought new fabric and I'm not sure what to do with the old fabric, as spray and wash could not save it. But now my niece will have a nightie with bed-time bears on it instead. I still have a lot of work ahead though, but at least it's something I enjoy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1 down, 2 to go...

So, I've finished the first of my three nieces' nighties and I'm actually quite happy with the result. Now I'm on to the 2nd , but I'm having a major issue because AFTER I cut out most of the pieces, I noticed a giant stain on the piece I had cut for the front. It's not really in a place I can hide it, so I'm off to the fabric store to see if they still have the fabric (I bought it a year ago, so fingers crossed) or buy all new fabric. Not impressed. And I'm kind of stressed because I'm should have started these earlier and Christmas is a-coming!

On another Christmas-y note, I did some baking for a potluck at work. The icing looks a little funny, but they tasted yummy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Is it too early to start thinking about next fall...

That's right, I've been checking out the Pre-Fall 2010 collections. I'm not entirely sure where pre-fall fits into most people's wardrobes. Maybe it's what you wear in August when you are a little sick of summer clothes, but it's too hot to wear fall clothes yet? I'm not sure, but I do know that I totally love the Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2010 collection. There are so many gorgeous coats and jackets! There are a lot of neutral colours that will go with most of what's already in your closet. Basically, I'm in love. (Photos from

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm crossing my fingers I make it to this one...

Sorry for the break in posting, I had a busy, snow-filled weekend (with unfortunately, no pictures). I promise I will try harder to remember to take them! Anyway, I was talking to the girl in my design class who is a handbag designer (I was supposed to go to her show, but I had my driving nightmare and couldn't make it) and she told me about a cool event that Calgary Fashion is putting on this Friday and Saturday. It looks pretty cool and I'm definately planning on checking it out! Get more details here (and that's where the picure is from too).

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Karl Squarepants?

I just wanted to share this with you. Apparently Karl Lagerfeld has designed a Spongebob Squarepants figurine that someone bought for a very large sum of money. Weird. (Photo from

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Newest Sewing Project

I thought I would share with you my lastest sewing project. I've decided to make nighties for my nieces as part of their Christmas present. I have three, so I will be busy! I had planned to make C (the white one) for my youngest niece, but I didn't have enough fabric for the ruffle (I'm using fabric I already had), so it will kind of be a combination of C and D (the pink one and the white one). I'm using this cute checked fabric I was originally going to use for pj pants for myself. I'll post up my progress as I go (I'm still cutting) and will also show the finished product. Plus I have two more to do afterwards, so I'll have to sew like crazy!
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