Friday, February 19, 2010

dancer dreams

A rented room with pealing wallpaper and a giant wardrobe and a cozy blanketed bed,
a young male cat, a small little stove with glowing coals and a ragged hooked rug,
ballet shoes scattered around the room and specific pairs hanging on pegs,
a few dreamy and worn novels, long lace curtains and mismatched cushins,
hot tea and bought cookies,painted tins of powders and "paints,"

a cheap silver painted brush and tarnished mirror,
blue satin pointe shoes,
but mostly cluttered with fabric and old costumes to be remade
and thread and buttons and ribbon
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Crafts

Well, it's been a bit of a while hasn't it? This is just going to be a crafty post since I haven't done one in a long time. I actually finished these socks a while go, but I never showed you a complete photo of them. So here they are! I was finally brave enough to just wear them and they are the most cozy things I have ever put on my feet. Which is why I started a second pair of socks!
Meet my Raspberry Float (which are very yummy, perhaps all post about them sometime) socks. This is where I'm at on the second sock, it's a hand painted super-wash wool that I'm pretty sure you can only get here in Alaska, the pattern however, is free here.
For Christmas, I made these lace pointe shoe bags for my best dance friends (and me).

See what I've done to my tree? I've been trying to do as much as I can to keep winter happy and beautiful this year. Usually about this time I just get disgusted with it and can only dream of spring and flowering trees. So please, if you have any ideas or suggestions of things to do to keep winter magical, let me know, the snow won't go away here for good three months.

I don't have much time, but I'll leave you with a hint of what I'm working on for (hopefully!) my little fashion collection. I have no clue if it will work out or not, since I've been planing these things for over a year and it's never happened. I hope you all have a lovely Friday and weekend,

much love,