Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Kickin' It

That's a misleading title actually. "Kickin' it" would likely imply that things have been chill, when really they've been anything but. Have I really not posted since August?!? Yipes!

We're all good, school has been great. There's lots of homework to be done, soccer balls to be kicked, food to be made, friends to play with. The hours from 3:00 to bedtime pass in a whirlwind, and for that matter the hours from breakfast to 3:00 seem to pass just as quickly. My friend Holly and I have done five (five!) Fairy Birthday Parties this past month alone. I haven't written about this secret fairy life of mine yet, and I will sometime in the future. For now we'll just say it's a very fun creative outlet and the closest I think I'll ever get to being anything remotely like a rock star. Considering we've done maybe five parties total in the past year, five in one month has been enough to make even the most orgaized fairy's head spin. But fun, they're always fun.

And I've been making skirts. The first one started off as a purse like this one, and morphed quickly and efficiently into a skirt for Zöe. Then that morphed into selling skirts to lots of girls we know. You know that patchwork thing. It's just so pleasing to sit and put different fabrics together. And I get so excited about it, each new combination better than the last. I feel like stacking them up on my head and meandering around the neighborhood, "Skirts! Skirts for sale! 50 cents a skirt!" Well...not quite like that. But you get the idea. So if you know a girl (I've done sizes one through ten so far...) who is in need of a patchwork skirt, please email me and I can give you more details. My friend Lila has requested a grown-up version, so I'm playing around with how to make that happen.

That's it, in a nutshell. Just kickin' it.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful, I just love the skirts. I swear, I could make skirts and bags all day long...probably why I now resorted to selling my bags...hehehe!

And parties? I can't wait to hear more about that! How fun...and probably a little exhausting...

textile_fetish said...

When I first started doing patchwork (the pants and then the skirts) I saw those referred to as "strip skirts." I just commented on your flickr picture ;). I like the color combo you chose!

Kai said...

I'm so glad you are back - I have missed you.

xoxo Kai

beki said...

How adorable! I love your fabric combo's - so fun.

I'm glad to hear that things are well on your end - I've missed you!

rebecca said...

such cute pics! i've been meaning to ask you . . . have you had any ghostly visits at your house recently?? hehehehehe

can we get together soon and play??

carolyn said...

What cute skirts!

capello said...

Yes! Grown-up version. MUST HAVE A GROWN UP VERSION.

And I need to hear more about these fairy parties.

And the shoes? Beyond awesomeness. I need to get me some style.

daria said...

hello -- just came across your blog while wandering through links. those skirts are too cute!

you don't happen to be the Meegan Blue who went to summer camp in Eugene lo these many years ago, do you?