Week 33: Alaina’s NDAD Creation

Jun 30, 2011 | 34 Comments

OK, so the move has been more arduous than I had planned…full post pending :)  Let’s just say everything that was ‘scheduled’ in the lovely blocks of multiple hours (um, Time Warner Cable, I’m mostly talkin’ to you…) didn’t really pan out in that specific time period, however I keep saying to myself…SERENITY NOW!!  I always think of that Seinfeld ep. “Serenity now, sanity later…”

In the interim, Miss Alaina’s recreation is featured today!! Full on holiday weekend garb is getting prepped as we speak and we’ll be back on track soon!!  I loved her outcome and am totally Alaina-izing a dress like this shortly.

Her before…

Alaina - Before

Alaina - Before

Rock that pose girl!!

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Week 33: (S)mythology Winner!

Jun 28, 2011 | 11 Comments

Hope everyone’s week is off to a lovely start!  I’m smack dab in the middle of moving – the movers actually come tomorrow, so my world is still a bit chaotic…clothes are boxed up, however I’ve got some awesome pieces to finish later this week that you’ll see.  My garment rack is diagonally hanging (no pun intended, really) in my living room…

Rack Attack!

Rack Attack!

While crates and hat boxes full of clothes, hats, accessories, and other assorted goodies are chillaxing by my TV.

The Leaning Tower of Hat Boxes!

The Leaning Tower of Hat Boxes!

What a glorious day it shall be when it’s all clean.  (FYI – You’ll get a photo of that moment which I can’t really imagine happening with the current state of things!!)

Thank you for all the amazing entries into the (S)mythology contest!!

Le Book!

Le Book!

The winner is…drum roll…CAT J!!  For those of you who didn’t win, you can still grab the book HERE.  Another giveaway is headed your way next week, so stay tuned!

Tomorrow and Wednesday, because of the craziness and lack of power/internet in the new digs, I’m going to feature two more of your designs as I write away while grabbing a quick caffeine fix.  I promise to be back into a normal routine in few days :)

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Week 34: Aubrey’s NDAD Creation

Jun 27, 2011 | 18 Comments
Today’s piece comes from college gal Aubrey from TN!!  This one clicked for me this week as I finished up the second part of Teri’s mauve dress – using one piece and crafting multiple looks gets me super jazzed – and Aubrey went down that same, multiple usage path!  Probably why I LOVE ’2-fer-1′ deals at Peet’s Coffee on occasion (gratis coffee for friends rules!) or when Target gives away gift cards when a certain product is purchased…get as much as you can out of it, you know?!
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“I’m a senior at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. My roommate introduced me to your blog a few months ago and I have to say, I fell in love with it!! Your journey is incredibly inspiring, especially for someone who’s a lot better at alterations than following a pattern and has an extremely small budget when it comes to clothing (namely me) :).

My roommate and I went to Goodwill the other day, and while they don’t necessarily always have $1 deals, we went on a “half-off-green-tags” day – I got two dresses for $8 and gave them a face lift.
Aubrey - Before

Aubrey - Before

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Week 34: Teri Part II

Jun 24, 2011 | 64 Comments

I’m finally getting to re-wear the rest of the dress that Teri sent my way, which ended up working out perfectly because it’s been oh, so, warm out, and I’ve been breaking a sweat…

Week 34: Teri - Before

Week 34: Teri - Before

…from the summer weather mixed with the fact that I’m in the midst of moving!

Boxes!!

Boxes!!

This means filling these boxes, duffel bags and plastic bins, and ending up with the below….

Lots o'stuff!!

Lots o'stuff!!

…all while reapplying deodorant all day long because my lack of (current) AC :)  My arms are getting a crazy workout though!!

Watch out for the gun show!!

Watch out for the gun show!!

So, back to the outfit  – I was leftover with this after the first round…

The leftovers!

The leftovers!

Time to get crackin!!

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Week 34: (S)mythology Remake & Giveaway!

Jun 22, 2011 | 377 Comments

Today’s piece is a copycat from the amazing new book, (S)mythology. I haven’t had a lick of time to do much reading lately, however I picked this up and I just couldn’t put it down.  It’s a total modern day fairy-tale and being a complete romantic it was simply charming. I fell in love with the main character Sophie and decided to create a piece inspired by her.

(S)mythology

(S)mythology

To get a little background…the book ‘whisks you on a wild adventure from the streets of London to the far reaches of the globe – from haunted islands to African villages, from the peaks of the Alps to the depths of the Underworld. Twenty-one year old Sophie has spent her entire life in virtual seclusion in a London flat fearful that should she venture out into the world the curse that was placed on her as an infant would turn friends and lovers into stone (marble, to be exact) just by merely looking at her. But when events beyond her control drive her onto the streets of London, she must combat her fears and battle the forces that have kept her hidden away since childhood.’ The book is by first time author Jeremy Tarr, so clearly I felt inspired because his first go was so fantastic – I’m in the throws of first time author-dom right now which will be shared as we continue along…stay tuned!!

My Sophie-esque before shot…

(S)mythology - Before

(S)mythology - Before

…that will become Sophie-worthy soon.

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