Monday, February 1, 2010

february.

february is one of my favorite months. the month of looooove.



i got a bunch of beautiful, new fabric. i love fabric. it's so hard for me to cut it sometimes. however, it does get cut. i made this. it took me longer than any other dress i've made. lots of handstitching and extra details...



{love bird dress}

i spent a lovely evening with my dear friend osayi. she is such a ball of positive energy, always trying to learn and grow and i love that about her. she never stops dreaming and pushing and it's very inspiring. you should read her words, check out her blog: unblocked, she comes right through!

our conversation has me thinking about my goals. i have a lot right now, more than i've ever had in my entire life. i feel like i'm just starting to come in to my own. after years of searching i feel like i'm finding myself. deep.

i'm pretty sure it has a lot to do with this little thing:



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8 comments:

katie k said...

oh how I love getting fabric in the mail..... or getting fabric in general. but I have the same prob. as you!!! I HATE cutting into it! And because of that, I tend to use mostly the fabrics I don't really like as much, which is dumb because then I have to look at them ALL THE TIME!! Why don't i just use the stuff I like to make things for olivia and I???? do you do this???

Paula Kathlyn said...

That dress is adorable! Is the fabric from purl? You are super talented!!!

homemade grits said...

thanks so much paula! i wish it was from purl. i can't wait to visit during our trip to nyc!!!

katie--i end up succumbing, but the first cut makes me hold my breath!

McMel said...

i LOVE the lovebird dress. wonder how that would look on a 28 year old?!

Down and Out Chic said...

love the love bird dress! adorable!

Kate Kiefer said...

holy crap that picture of matilda is cute!

O. Endolyn said...

why lesley graham! my cup runneth over :) we will make our goal setting date soon, i can't wait. one day you will make faaabulous dresses for us grown-up gals. now won't that be the day.

Anonymous said...

your dresses are ridiculously gorgeous. I wish I had a little girl to dress them in! :)