"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lots to do...

I am so excited. I am going to have lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends today. I haven't seen her in years thanks to her royal asshole of an ex-husband (a long story for another day) and I am so thankful our friendship survived.
I've been getting ready for BlogHer. I decided to totally reconstruct an outfit I had been given. In it's original form it was completely unflattering. I truly do NOT need anything that makes me look any bigger than I am and it did that. I LOVE the way it looks now. Pics will come later.
I am knitting what I think will be a baby blanket. I love the colors but I have no clue who it is going to go to when I 'm done. Maybe it will go in the future present stash.
I have another dress I made back in college that I am thinking about deconstructing and then I'll use the fabric to make a dress that will flatter me now. The fabric is a gorgeous white and gold brocade with real 24 ct gold thread in it. My mom brought it back from Asia (either Japan or Taiwan) .
Am I totally crazy for thinking about making some Christening gowns and crazy quilts from my wedding dress and other formal gowns I own? I think it's a fab idea but my sister thinks I'm crazy for wanting to cut it up?


sara said...

You're not crazy, I think those all sound like really cool ideas! I'm not talented in the sewing department...but think that people who are are pretty amazing! I especially like the christening ideas :-)

Kakunaa said...

I don't understand dresses that only get worn once. So go for it! Get all crafty. Reuse like crazy!

Wishing 4 One said...

You are so damn crafty girl, I know I say this all the time, but I am so jealous in a good way. I say cut em all up, how cool does that sound? And you know Superbaby would love a blankie from his aunt Kristin, LOLLLLLL! xoxo

*Tanyetta* said...

LOVE the way you think! Why not cut it up and make sure you're able to see and use it daily as opposed to it being in the bottom of the closet somewhere.

DaisyGal said...

soooo crafty, I am soooo jealous, I have none of it.

I am going to be at blogher just for Friday around 12-3pm or so. I hope I get to hug you and say hello (and of course see that amazing outfit)

Quiet Dreams said...

I think that's a really good idea for your wedding dress. If you're sure you are ok with not keeping it as is, I think those would make amazing gifts.

battynurse said...

I think it's a fabulous idea to make a crazy quilt or something from those dresses. I will say though. I cut out the blocks of fabric from my scrub shirts yesterday and it was almost literally painful to do so. Regardless that I can't wear them any more it was really hard to cut them up. I can't wait until my quilt is done though.