21 March 2007
Simplicity 3887. This pattern is suh-weet. Amy made one. Mary made one. I made mine with a crazy Amy Butler print on the collar. I think this is my favorite way to use Amy Butler prints. A little Amy Butler goes a long way, is my thinking. I'm not so sure about these elastic-gathered sleeves. It's a little...ummm...poofy. I'm hoping when I wash it the gray cotton will relax a little. [no, i do not pre-wash my fabrics. I definitely should. One day it's going to bite me in the ass. Once that happens, I will probably begin pre-washing. Or once I get a washer/dryer in the house. Whichever comes first.]
Tonight a friend and I went to a talk given by a group of NYC photobloggers. Sartorialist was there looking extremely dapper. Also a couple new-to-me bloggers. Raul Gutierrez's photography is breathtaking. Matthew Powell of MDPNY gave a really inspiring presentation about his photography. He takes candid street shots mostly around Times Square and he talked about how he first began photographing the area as a way to overcome his dislike for all the noise and bustle, which I definitely sympathize with. He captures some amazing moments, from the intimate to the absurd. I love how his photography feels so alive with people. Really really great.
And now I feel all inspired to continue with the project I started last fall in which I was going to use my camera to get chummy with NYC. You know, that project that petered out after one installment. sigh. It got cold? That is a lame excuse. But it will, at least in theory, be getting warm in NYC sometime soon, so I am resolving to recommence with the getting chummy. Wait for it.
Thanks for all the nice comments about the book cover, yall know how to make a girl feel all warm inside. Wishing you equal warmth, both literally and figuratively. Oh and happy spring equinox!