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Separation Anxiety

March 7, 2012
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Separation Anxiety

I’ve spent the last two days in a frenzy, trying to put together my upcycled pieces and their write-ups for submission to Altered Couture Magazine, Fall/Winter issue.  The deadline is next week and I really don’t want to pay for overnight shipping, hence the rush. My problem is that I can’t bear to part...

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Out to Lunch

March 5, 2012
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Out to Lunch

A friend of ours is leaving town today to go out on the road with Usher.  We met in town for lunch, and it was cold enough for me to be able to wear my upcycled jacket, boots, and thrifted pencil skirt.  Joey was kind enough to snap a few pictures as we headed...

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Mountain View

March 1, 2012
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Mountain View

A few weeks ago we managed to get away to the mountains.  It was a beautiful day, perfect temperature as far as I was concerned (I like it cool), and a much needed break.  As I finish up a rather frenetic week, I’m choosing to post these pictures as a reminder to myself that...

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Red Carpet Ready

February 27, 2012
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Red Carpet Ready

Occasionally I have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with Joey.  It’s generally fun, assuming I have something to wear that I like.  Consequently, I try to have options available and I try to wear something I’ve made.  I recently wore this upcycled skirt for the first time when Joey performed at a...

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Here’s to Love

February 26, 2012
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Here’s to Love

My parents celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this week.  I was able to spend several days with them and one of my sisters reminiscing, looking at old pictures and marveling at all the changes.  We had a wonderful dinner and a champagne toast, lots of hugs and a few private tears. Today I’m back...

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Fifteen Minutes and Counting

February 20, 2012
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Fifteen Minutes and Counting

I didn’t plan on posting today’s outfit so quickly, but I love the red shoes so much I wanted to share them right away!  I’ve got a few minutes before I head out the door, so here goes: Red lace-up boots, woven belt, and wide leg trousers all thrifted in Portland, OR.  Vintage hat...

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Gifts

February 17, 2012
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Gifts

  I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts and just looked up “gift” in the dictionary.  It’s a beautiful word, with many variations in meaning.  I even like the legal definition: The voluntary transference of property without anything in return. I have a distinct memory of being 5 years old or so, taking some...

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Playing Miss Lady

February 12, 2012
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Playing Miss Lady

I have the best in-laws in the world.  Not only do they love me (and I them), they are exemplars for all of us, practicing what they preach with so much love and integrity, it’s humbling.  In addition, they have a sense of humor! When Ma tells a story, you want to put everything...

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Friday Flashback

February 10, 2012
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Friday Flashback

My mantra tends to be “change is the only constant”.  To me, this makes total sense in this ephemeral existence, and helps me embrace change even when I want to go kicking and screaming in the other direction. However, it’s interesting to look back, say thirty five years or so when these pictures were...

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Three in One

February 7, 2012
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Three in One

Here’s a quick look at some of the outfits I threw together this past week. Picture 1: Thrifted cardigan, Missoni for Target tunic worn inside out (I like the pattern better that way), boots from outlet sale, thrifted bracelets, earrings by Lynx. Picture 2: Maxi dress $5 at outlet sale, Target cardigan, consignment store...

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A Sneak Preview

February 2, 2012
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A Sneak Preview

The past few days have been crazy and I’m still figuring out the photo part of blogging. Which is to say, I don’t have any great outfit shots from the last few days.  Consequently, I thought I’d share  a few of my pieces that will be featured in the S/S issue of Altered Couture magazine....

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Expect the Unexpected

January 30, 2012
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Expect the Unexpected

I never anticipated spending the last four days obsessed with raccoons.  I never anticipated finding out that one had taken up residence in our attic.  I have since learned a lot about humane traps, how far you have to go before releasing raccoons so they won’t come back “home” (about 30 miles or so),...

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A Method To My Madness

January 27, 2012
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A Method To My Madness

One of the reasons I started making my own clothes was that lots of ready-made things were too short, sleeves and pants especially.  I have collected bangle bracelets for almost 30 years, prompted I suspect, by the desire to fill in the gap where the sleeves ended and my hands began. I’ve recently fallen...

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Outfit Post Day 1

January 26, 2012
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Outfit Post Day 1

I managed to get a few shots this morning as I was heading out.  I’ve decided to make an effort to wear at least one thing I’ve made every day.  Today it’s two things.  The first is the long fishtail top.  It started out as a cardigan sweater with long panels in the front....

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Start at the Beginning

January 25, 2012
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For some odd reason, I read backwards, starting at the end of a magazine for example.  I often start books in the middle, go to the beginning, and then jump to the end.  I’m not sure why.  I like beginnings.  I love Autumn, not only because I love the cooler weather, but because it...

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