The Big Reveal

Drumroll please!!

The day has come.  It is time.  For those of you unaware, I have had a trusty sidekick for 10+years.  She’s been forever faithful.  A little song you may know, called “Through the Years” by Kenny Rodgers, sums it up pretty nicely:

Through the years
You’ve never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I’ve found
I’ve found with you
Through the years
I’ve never been afraid
I’ve loved the life we’ve made
And I’m so glad I stayed
Right here with you
Through the years

In case you’re not familiar, I’m talking about my friend, and yours:

Camo bag!!

This trusty $2 bag has served me well through high school, college and beyond.  But alas, it is time to go.  She’s smelly and dirty and full of holes.  Her design is immaculate, though.  She looks small and delicate, but she can hold flip-flops, sandals, wallets and cameras without a zipping problem.  She will live on though.

She shall become:  A PATTERN!  Muah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

I have some new fabric, so she can bear shiny new bag-lets of all kinds.  While I knuckle down, let’s take a look back on some of the great times we’ve had together.

Bag and I go to a vineyard

Bag and I get a Taste of Elizabeth

Bag & I go to Central Park

Bag and I get caught in the rain

Bag and I get arrested!  (Just kidding…we went to Alcatraz together…on a tour!)

Ready For Bed

So what’ve I been up to?  Lots!  And my biggest recent accomplishment:  My self-designed duvet cover!  Turns out our Ikea duvet cover was yellowing.  (Yours may be too, but you don’t notice until you hold it against something really white.  Don’t worry.  I won’t judge you.)  So I went out, bought way more fabric than I needed, (Accident!  Really!) and slapped this puppy together!

Oh, wait.  Did you think I actually slapped that cute stuffed animal puppy together?  No, I just meant the duvet cover.  Pretty nice also, though, huh?  Fits perfectly!

I did make one editorial decision, though, that has The Photographer groaning.

Oh yeah!  That’s right!  Lace!  He is very upset that he was not consulted in this decision, but of all people, he should understand.  You can’t curb creative brilliance!

I would also like to give a shout out to my very cool aunt, aka. the original family seamstress, who called me during a wedding weekend to tell me about an awesome fabric sale.  If I had answered the phone, I could be halfway to another duvet cover right now.  Thank you for thinking of me!

Also, for those of you who know me personally, and see me regularly, I think you’ll be very surprised to see the big announcement I will blog tomorrow.  It may not change  your life…but, then again, it just might!  It’s sure going to change mine.  (No, really, it’s not going to change your life at all.)  (No, Dad, don’t worry…no babies!!)

And on that note…I am actually ready for bed.

Poll Time: Better Sleeping Aid? Advil PM or Margaritas?

All right folks!  As I was wrapping up a very successful sewing last night, the jack hammers started blasting away.  Some putz at the DOT gave the go-ahead to do overnight construction not one, but TWO nights on my residential block.  So last night was a night without sleep (as my Twitter fans have already learned).  But what the heck do I do about tonight?

If you have alternate suggestions or would like to expand on your vote, please leave your thoughts on the comments page below.

It’s Like Double Vision

Rent the Runway is holding an event at Yigal Azrouël next week.  Champagne and shopping (er…browsing)?  Count me in!  So I figured I’d check out the website to see what I’m in for.

Beautiful stuff!  Looks like a million bucks…with price tags to match.  One dress in particular caught my eye (because it looked familiar AND cost nearly $1,200!):

Now where have I seen that before?  Oh right…my most recent Burda magazine!

Granted, the designer dress has a fancy back cutout and zipper, but for a poor man’s version, it’s pretty darn close.

It’s too bad I just cut up my large swath of white fabric.  (I mean JUST – it’s sitting on the table as we speak.)  Should be easy enough to get some more.  I just hope the figure-hugging shape is forgiving to my soft, winterized behind.