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New Addiction

Hi my name is Shannon and I am addicted to Pinterest.

If you don’t know what Pinterest is, go there now and i will see in a few hours. Pinterest is a way to save photos, ideas, art, recipies, weblinks and more. I love it! I could Pin stuff all day long. My mind is overflowing with ideas and this is a great way for me to organize everything I see online. I have found some awesome stuff on Pinterest.

Start following me on Pinterest and we can see what I have been pinning. I have made some stuff that I have found on Pinterest. Look for some good stuff to come.


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I’m coming back…

I’m coming back!


Yes, it has been a while since I last posted anything. Ok it’s been a long while….like 7 months. It’s been a busy 7 months, I had a great summer (very busy), I moved, I went to London and then to Germany for Oktoberfest and worked a lot. I’m back now though!


One of my New Years resolutions for 2012 is to get the blog back up and running. I’m starting early. I have a bunch of stuff to share, not all of it is sewing, but it’s going to be fun and crafty. New stuff will be coming in the next couple of days. (I am waiting for my latest project to dry and then I will share it with you.)


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I have a huge list of fashion designers that I admire and would love to meet. There is a significantly smaller list of people who do not work directly in fashion design but have a hand in the fashion industry.

The first is Tim Gunn. If you have ever seen Project Runway you know who he is. If not, Tim worked as a faculty member at Parsons The New School For Design. While there he started mentoring the contestants on Project Runway. He has since left to become the Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne. The reason I would like to meet him is because he is the icon of fashion school professors. Not having gone to school for fashion design, I would love to take classes from Tim Gunn. I always like what he has to say about taste level of an outfit. Why would you not want to meet Tim Gunn? He just seems like an awesome person. I want him to come over and critic what I am working on. With his fist to his chin, I want him to give me advice like “not let your voice get lost in blah blah blah.” or “I really like the direction you are going with this.” He can tell me anything really. Then just before he leaves, tell me to “make it work!”

Next on my list is Bill Cunningham. If you have ever read the Style Section of the sunday New York Times you will have seen a collection of photos column called On The Street. They highlight a particular fashion trend for that week. The photos are all taken by Bill Cunningham. He rides his bicycle around New York City taking photos of what people are wearing.¬† He has another photo column, Evening Hours, in which he photographs many of the parties that happen around New York. In Evening Hours, it’s mostly people at fancy parties. What I really love about Bill is his On The Street. He takes photos of people as we passes them on the street. They are not models, some people are wearing designer clothes, some are wearing thrift store closes. You can tell that some people really thought about what they put on that morning and some people just got dressed in the first thing they saw. If you ever go on the New York Times website you can see a video of the weeks On The Street section that is narrated by Bill. He talks about the pictures that took. I love it.

The third person on my list, I only recently realized who they where. I have been reading Vogue for years. My favorite part of the magazine is always the fashion spreads. I have some favorites from the past and there is always some that I like more than others. I recently watch The September Issue which is a documentary about making the September issue of Vogue Magazine. While it didn’t really change my impression of Anna Wintor, I have come to love Grace Coddington. After seeing the film I looked back at old issues and realized that most of my favorite fashion spreads, Grace had something to do with. I think she is very creative and sees fashion in a way that most people don’t.

So these are the 3 people I would like to meet. If any ones knows any of them, I will be waiting for my introduction.

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Sewing machine issues

I have not posted anything here in a while and there is a reason…one of my sewing machines is not working correctly. My serger keeps braking thread and I can’t figure out why. If you don’t know what a serger is, it a type of sewing machine that uses from 3 to 5 spoils of thread and at least 2 needles to create an overlock stitch. The overlock stitch is used to prevent fabric from fraying, it also is a very secure stitch.

So my machine will have to the sewing machine hospital to get fixed. I will miss it while it’s gone. It’s probably good that it’s going in because I haven’t had it serviced since I got it.

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Welcome! This is my first attempt at blogging so we will see what happens. I hope you will enjoy my attempts at making things.¬†Whether it’s clothing, jewelry, food, who know but I am sure that I will mostly be making a huge mess.

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