Thursday, November 17, 2011


It has been a busy semester.  We went to a wedding on Friday.  James's old roommate, Lonnie, married his girlfriend, Amber.  It was really sweet.  Here is a picture that James took from before the ceremony. 
I SWEAR I was wearing make-up...
I finished the dress I mentioned earlier.  While I worked on the dress, James made this:

 It's a pot holder.  My husband has skills

The finished dress, front:
 and back:
Oh, and I defended my Plan B Report on Wednesday.  I totally passed.  Now I need to finish my re-writes. But not right now.  It's waaaaay too late for that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Do you ever feel like...

I'm halfway through my revisions of my Plan B Report in preparation for my defense on Wednesday.  So far it is 103 pages long.  As I have been working on the monster I've been thinking about next semester.  It's going to be a weird semester because for the first time since I was 5, I'm not going to be in school.  (I realize that I wasn't in school on my mission but it was kind of like school.)  I'm trying not to freak out.  It's a big deal to graduate and be DONE.  I'm planning on working next semester so I don't go crazy and so we can live comfortably.  As I have been casually job searching I feel like I have
  no skills.

I realize that's not totally true, I can make stuff.  Lots of stuff.  I know how to take a drawing of a costume and make it real: pattern and all.

But I don't have the skills to fulfill the jobs readily available.  It's kind of freaking me out.

That could also be the fact that it's 1 AM and I started working on my Plan B Report at...7?  I'm not sure.

Bedtime.  I'm sure about that one.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's been a long day but another quick month

 The semester is drawing to a close at a frightening rate.  I am going to defend my Plan B report in less than a week and there are only four more weeks of the semester left.  What have I been up to?

I have been re-vamping my porfolio:

My renderings for The Nutcracker, I would LOVE to design it!
 Exploring new parts of campus as I get paperwork signed:
Some pretty leaves by one of the Engineering buildings

Working hard on projects in the shop.  This dressing gown is for 20th Century, opening December 1st.
I also put a dress together for one of my Mom's co-workers.  Her son is getting married and this is the dress she picked out from the pattern book at the fabric store.  It looks a lot better than I was expecting. Phew.
It's not done yet, I have a fitting with her on Saturday
 And, in a first for me:
Yep, a parking ticket.  Technically James got it but it was my car so... I'm glad it's only a $12 ticket.  I swear it was $25 or so at Weber.  Awesome.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Where did October go?

I am seriously confused about how fast October passed us by.  I remember General Conference and I remember handing in my Plan B is it already November?

I defend my Plan B Report in a week and a half.  I still haven't received any feedback from my committee.  Does that mean I don't have to do any re-writes?

I still do?  I thought so.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I decided to dress up for my last Halloween in school.  I decided to be Margot Tenenbaum (from the movie The Royal Tenenbaums) because I had all of the elements I needed.  It would have been even better if the striped dress was a polo dress instead of a v-neck.  It's Halloween, not rocket science.
 Margot is the surley looking one in the fur coat.

And me:
I was just really glad that I inherited my great grandma's fur coat, it was the PERFECT color.
Fun fact: the striped dress was also from my great-grandma.  I have a picture of me as a baby and she's wearing the dress.

Margot has a fake finger and I wanted to pay homage to it:
I covered my finger in make-up primer then waterproof eye-liner followed by a dusting of eye shadow.  I washed it off after I took this picture during design studies.  It was smearing on things, I was just nervous.  And distracted.

I learned something this Halloween:
You should be something readily recognizable because otherwise you're just the weird girl wearing too much eyeliner, over heating in a fur coat.

James didn't dress up but next year he wants to go as a one armed guy riding a velociraptor.  The only problem is that the character in Jurassic Park that fits that description was played by Samuel L. Jackson.  Maybe we can figure out another, less questionable option.

I turned in my paperwork for my defense on the 16th.  I can't believe it's in two weeks!  I have just a few more tables and things to add in addition to the re-writes.  It's almost ready!