August 23, 2011

i haven't abandoned you

I'm waiting for my new camera to arrive! My old one died and descriptions of folding and stitching are just no fun without pictures. It should be here by the end of the week and I'll be back with pictures of grommets in a row and gores being fitted. Yea.

August 11, 2011

day job

When I'm not in front of a sewing machine I can often be found behind a camera.

The Kent State Museum has a wonderful collection and this gown is just one of the beauties that will be shown during the upcoming Civil War exhibit. I can't wait to see everything installed!

August 1, 2011

the treadle cabinet arrives

The treadle cabinet is here. Solid 1905 goodness. I couldn't resist the temptation to make it into a bar.

The half empty pitcher of white sangria fueled the bar idea. It won't stay this way forever, just until the machine is cleaned and a new belt attached. In the meantime the bottles serve as decadent clutter prevention. Also, displaying them instead of just storing them in a kitchen helped turn the apartment where I've been for the past year into my home.