Monday, March 25, 2013

Neckline details

As anyone who sews knows, the collar is one of the fussier components of sewing a shirt.  For that reason, when I make a blouse I often design a super simple neckline for it: sheer laziness.  I keep coming across images with interesting collars though, and it's making me think I should up my game once in a while.  Contrasting?  Lace?  Tie?  Really, for a few minutes more work, I think I'd be pretty happy with the outcome.  I've got so much fabric stashed away at work...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Get Myself Together

I'm always desperate for new music for the gym.  A good song can boost my mood, especially doing cardio.  I'm not a great runner, but last weekend I went for a run in the sun and when this Robyn song came on I started dance-running like a maniac.  It was pretty funny, especially for the families filing into the church I was running past!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ray of Light

This skirt looks almost like wide pants in these pictures!  It has a seam down the centre front...  Yesterday we had another glimpse of spring, so I figured it was time for it to come out of the closet.  I got it in September, and while I'm not afraid to break pretty much all fashion "rules", it just didn't feel right to wear it in the winter.  My new, shortest ever haircut.  I love it.  It's a little bit Joan of Arc, in my mind...

Thursday, March 7, 2013

House Plants

The sunny weather this weekend got my green thumb itching, so I spent a few hours outside cleaning up the winter debris, but it's still a little early for much more than that, which forced me to turn my attention indoors. I'm pretty bad at house plants.  Outside, I can get good results.  Inside, not so much.  I'm neglectful, lazy, and uninformed.  I've been slowly killing a jade plant for about seven years, I have something else that is mostly brown leaves, I water rarely and almost never fertilize. 

But I can do better!  I will do better!  Karl bought me a beautiful pink cyclamen for Valentines, and I got a pretty pot for it, and I did a little shopping on Sunday - nothing I love to buy more than dirt!  I even got a little shelf to try to get my new friends as much sunlight as possible.  So far, so good.  Nothing has died yet.  I'll post some pictures when there's enough light to take a couple of shots.  Below are my inspiration plants - my motivation to take care of my new additions!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bo Don in Bazaar Turkey

There's something so pretty about these shots - soft and sweet and easy.  Kind of springy.  This in between season - sunny one day, cold and rainy the next - is starting to bug me.  I'm ready for the energy of spring, ready to shed some layers and leave the house without my umbrella.  I got my spring haircut on the weekend too; it's the shortest I've ever had it, and it feels great!