Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This is how I roll...(or confessions of a messy seamstress)

What do things look like when you decide to get creative?

This is my kitchen table where I've been sewing slip dresses.

To get my creative juices flowing, I need to be able to see all of the possible elements that could go into a slip. It never looks neat or organized.

I've been busy lately and haven't kept up on my blog. Thank heavens I have my sister to nicely remind nag me to keep my blog updated.

I've been working on my grad school application which is due February 15th.

wish me luck

My one and two-year-old have special talents for creating havoc all over my house. Their favorite game is to wait until I am occupied with a sewing project or dishes or something and unroll all of the toilet paper from the rolls and continue to flush until the toilet overflows with all the bits of toilet paper. Then they come upstairs crying because they are wet and the game is over until next week or whenever the urge strikes them again.

Today, they pulled a gallon of milk out of the fridge, causing it to split on the bottom. While I cleaned up the mess, they snuck into my bedroom (where they are not usually allowed unless invited, I have to have some place I can keep my sanity) and got into the boxes I had prepared for the Valentines swap. They unwrapped mostly everything and pulled all the petals off the lovely rose soap.

Despite this small setback, I will mail my package by Friday.

Oh, and I made this:
Every last one of my black slips have sold in the shop and at Dear Lizzie. This one will likely be going to Dear Lizzie, but I hope to have a good selection for the Pocatello Co-op Event on February 7th. I also would like to get more in the shop as they have been flying out the door quickly.


  1. Just found your lovely lovely blog...I am so happy I did. I do create a mess when I try to create...I adore your sweet dress..sigh! Off to read some more of this amazing inspiring blog! xo

  2. Good Luck on your grad School App!!!!!! Beautiful slip!!! I do so remember the one and two year old years, as you know, this too shall pass! Keep your sanity! Love to read your blog and hope to make it to your shop this summer!!!!
    Hang in there!
    Many Hugs,

  3. Your little black slip dress is to die for. Oh....if only I were skinny! ;)
    I love your "mess" because I love the idea that you are creating. A neat space is a show space and not much production comes out of it. I love yours!!!!
    You make having a one and two year old sound easy. I can't imagine that...it's been a long time since mine, much less two!!!!
    Good luck on your grad app!!! Keep us posted and I wish you the best~
    everything vintage

  4. in LOVE with the slip dress!!! and yep...that's how i roll too. my desks look about the same...maybe a couple more layers for me! i have a little pin that i've had for years (it's somewhere around here!) that says "i'm not messy, i'm creative"! yeah!


  5. Melissa,
    The vase is beautiful, but your photo is even more incredible. I just looked at your last few posts (I guess I missed a couple) & I love your style of photographing. Do you use photoshop or picnik? Really cool. And the post at the antique mall...you picked the COOLEST things to photo. Those shabby shoes need to be in my studio! Love em. Lisa

  6. Oh, I love all of you guys, thanks for the words of encouragement! My blog friends are the BEST.



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