Archive for October, 2008

new fitzfab hq

We moved. It was time to downsize, time to save money and time to get away from the kind of landlord who’d chop down an ancient cherry tree in a backyard to “save” a ramshackle old garage on the property’s edge. I miss the miles of windowsill in the old place, as do my houseplants, which now are figuring out the new spot’s light situation, but the change is a good thing.

coachhouse!

Now we live on the top of a coachhouse that has oddball windows everywhere, a bigger kitchen than before and a loft where I now attempt to craft though I can’t seem to spread out enough to cut fabric. And with an Important Dress to mock up, I need me some room!

honore, inside

oddball windows on honore

how to…turn pants into a skirt

Coming so soon!

One of the few projects I finished this summer. I took the most unflattering dark jeans and turned them into a skirt I wear constantly.

End of hiatus

I gave up on crafting for a while. Had to. Life took over. I got reemployed. Traveled a bunch for work. Then we moved. It was a giant mess. Supplies and stash got jammed into seven Ziploc Big Bags. Special mister threw out things you don’t even want to know about. I lost my socks and undies for six whole days. Finally just found my jewelry in the trunk of my car.

Now we’re settled in the new little apartment, a coachhouse that could have been designed by Tim Burton, what with all kinds of weird little windows and oddball walls, and a loft with open stairs. Crafting is going to live up in the loft, with the turtle, in a bright cozy space that has closet doors to separate creative chaos from the rest of our home.

My goals are to finish and to simplify and to keep only things I like. Also to dress in a way that feels like me, not a way that simply feels easy. If I’m going to lug all these fabulous garments around, I’m going to rock them. The rest of the vintage will go thanks to etsy.