Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oklahoma Steampunk Expo

So I've been going to planning meetings for Oklahoma's first Steampunk Expo. It has a great line up already and its not actually taking place till Apri 2011. I'm really excited it is going to be lots of fun. The hotel it's going to take place is great. I got a tour of it today, including the rooms. Lots of remodeling has been done and more to come before the event.
Check out Oklahoma Steampunk Expo's website.
Or "like" their page on Facebook Oklahoma Steampunk Exposition.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ok I usually don't talk about Project Runway

Usually I don't post about Project Runway, but yes I watch it. Season 8 has really been full of people that are more cut throat than the previous seasons. I also really haven't agreed with who has been sent home.
Episode One: McKell Maddox was sent home. WHAT. The dress she created looks like something I would see at Macys.

I mean McKell had a men's button up shirt to work with, I think it's amazing.
Who do I think should of got the "your out" episode One?
Jason Troisi. He took a kimono, turned it backwards, fitted it a little and still had to send it down the runway with staples in it.

So Gretchen Jones won with this outfit, keep in mind the only thing she used from the original garment they had two use were the two small squares on the shoulders.

Episode Two: Let's start off with all things come to those who wait. Jason Troisi was sent home for his Infinity 8 dress that was again, not completed, so it was closed with safety pins. But on a sad note, yes I teared all up, Nicholas D'Aurizio was sent home. Yes he put to many elements together, but he at least he can sew and finish something to send down the runway. I really wish he had had a chance to just tone it down and focus. I really think he would of done well.
And Gretchen Jones won again, but I don't like it. Totally reminds me of what a guy that changes my oil in my car wears, tailored for a woman. Hmmm trend at the end of Episode Two, I don't agree with the judges.
Episode Three, I dont't agree with the judges still. The contestants were sent to a party supply store for materials. Sarah Trost did not deserve to go home! Casinova has been in the bottom again and again, based on his taste level.
Andy South won, his dress took some major work, thought and talent.
I might add pic's of the outfits not pictured later.
So in the years of watching Project Runway some of my fav contestants have won.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Picnics are made of love

I was lucky enough to spend my Sunday evening relaxing with good people, lemonade, pulled pork sandwiches, and pie.

What a better setting than a lovely farm in Oklahoma to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Listening to a fiddle play, laying under the shade of a big ol' tree on antique quilts with fresh lemonade.

Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb has just had her second book published. The Perpetual Picnic. It is filled with photographs that sooth the mind and sole with poetry to match.

I met Samantha a couple of years ago and feel in love with her, her style, and her photography. She is sweet as the morning sun. I'm lucky to know her, and if you buy her book or her photography, you will be lucky to in a way know her as well.

Almost 2 months away and I already feel like I'm behind

So this year I will be making the drive up to St. Louis to go to the Strange Folk Festival again. I loved it so much last year, I just had to apply again. So I got in and now I'm already thinking, I have so much to do. But isn't it like that for all of us crafty creative types before a show?
I've been trying to focus on the first step in the process of some of my items. Such as cutting tons of squares from recycled tshirt for the coasters I make.

And doing the same with cutting out the coffee cuff shapes from recycled materials.

And in typing this I remembered a lot of people requested that I start making cuffs for their wrist in the same fashion as my coffee cuffs. And making a new pattern to the list now. I'm also hoping to whip up some tshirt skirts, which I have just made for myself and friends in the past.
Maybe a Chirp or two?

Lots to do, lots to make, and lots of fun to be had!