Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I managed to get most of my costume done. Just didn't get a chance to finish adding the trim. Unfortunately, I was only able to wear it for a couple of hours at the first job today. The manager at the second one was rather anti-Halloween. We weren't even allowed to give out candy to the trick or treater's at the door. That is usually my favorite part of working on Halloween. The kids get so creative and the toddlers are adorable! The candy were "for customers only." So instead, we looked longingly out the door while the store was completely empty of customers. The kids did get their revenge when a group of them came by while I was on my break and grabbed handfuls of treats (cue diabolical laughter). The Dadster gave me a great idea to add on to the costume for next year. It can easily work as a Steampunk costume with an elaborate top hat and some fingerless gloves. Ooo, I can knit that! Sweet.
There are a lot of drunken revelers at the block party downstairs so I got to wait for the light next to Thing 1 and Thing 2 for Dr. Suess on the way home. Hope everyone else is having a wonderful Halloween!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Wenlan Chia Sewing Book

Another Twinkle book! It's called Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe.

Twinkle Sews

I really like the top part the the dress on the cover. I haven't been able to find any preview pics online so that means a trip to the bookstore tomorrow.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Kawaii Craft Notions

I walked into Shirokiya after work and discovered their craft section. Why didn't anybody tell me about this!? They had the cutest Little Red Riding Hood ribbon, lots of japanese print oilcloth and silly buttons. I must have spent half an hour looking at everything. The oilcloth would be perfect for a skirt guard for Carly (the bike). I just can't decide on what print to get. The price for the oilcloth is comparable to Reprodepot, too, about $14 for 1 & 1/4 yards. Everthing else was a little overpriced but sooo cuuute.