August 31, 2009

B is for Bon Voyage!

This time tomorrow I will be bound for Belgium. It's a new adventure, a new chapter for Skirt Project. I'm so busy packing, and it's serious business! How many fall/winter skirts can I pack in my suitcase?

Thanks to my friend Anna for the Stella Artois skirt with a chocolate waistband and Belgian waffle lace!
Watch out Belgium, here we come!

August 28, 2009

Today's Letter of the Day Is...

Once again, brought to you by Paper Source.

Have a Beautiful day!

August 27, 2009

Today's Letter of the Day Is...

Today's letter is brought to you by Paper Source

L is for Legos

L is for Latte and Liztomania, one of my new favoite songs from Phoenix,
a subtle leftover from yesterday.

L is for love
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.

L is for lampshade
I've been taking pictures and posting them on Skirt Project without my face for the Longest time, but friends have urged me to start posting pictures with my face so...

L is for Lydia
This is an ilLustration of what I think I Look like.

And from yesterday when the letter was P:

Ah, but there is one more L.

L is for label
*hint, hint.

August 26, 2009

Today's Letter of the Day Is...

Today's letter is brought to by...

Paper Source
This is where I have been hiding, being productive and working. Paper Source is a fine paper retailer, but that's not all they sell. Custom invitations, embossers, DIY stationery, book making, scrap booking, invitations. I love the rubber stamps, inspiration for the letters above. It's been great working at Paper Source. I love coming into the shop and being among all of the colorful pieces, designs, textures, lovely smells and they play great music too... well, sometimes. I've had all about the Seal I can take for a while.

Paper Source's motto:
"Do something creative everyday."
I can live by that.

It truly is a space that inspires you. I will miss it, as there is no Paper Source in the land I am moving to.

P is for pattern
I have a pattern on my blog now. It's a vintage silk fabric I picked up from Curiosities. Drool, I ♥ gingham! Gingham is such a comforting fabric for me, it always has been. This goes back to the 1970's when little girls poured over a Sears catalogue dreaming of canopy beds with Holly Hobbie, at least I did.

3 reasons I ♥ gingham:

1. I like the checkerboard pattern with subtle variation of the same color depending on the warp and weft yarns.
2. There is no right or wrong side of the fabric.
3. It's simplicity can really add a punch of color to any wardrobe during any season.

Did you know that gingham is a Dutch word... *hint, hint.*

P is for projects
It's been over two years since I started Skirt Project, and it has really evolved. I started with skirts, moved to Mexico, came back to teach Preschool and have recently gotten into more DIY projects. I will post more on those later, but here is a sneak peak of some of the projects I've been working on.

P is for Purse on a Polka dot skirt:
This clutch is made from a vintage hardback book.

P is for plagiarism...
*sort of...
P is for Page of guilty Pleasures:
Mine is Pistacio gelato from Paciugo.
One more:

P is for a Page of Phamous Persons

From another Project:
P is for Poetry:

P is for paper

I just love this silver glitter paper from Paper Source.

P is for Photos of Paris, Texas.
Which I will Post later today...

P is also for Paris, France.
*hint, hint*

P is for possibilities!
How will P inspire you today?


I went to the passport office to pick up my passport.
It was a pleasant experience.
From left to right: new Passport, a Petite cupcake, a Pink donut, and finally a Paper cup of peach, mango, orange juice.

Oh, and for lunch I had Pork chops, Potatoes, and a glass of pink lemonade. I did, I really did!

The Rentals: Friends with P. enjoy!

August 25, 2009

Today's Letter of the Day Is...

Today's letter is brought to you by Paper Source.

Here's a fun little way to ease my way back into blogging. I've missed it, and every day that goes by, I feel more guilt about not posting. Don't worry, I am not going to go through the entire alphabet, just a few letters this week that are pertinent this time in my life. So, here goes:

J is for job.
Yup, I've been working. While it's not gainful employment, it is work none the less. I'll reveal more about that tomorrow because it has to do with tomorrow's letter of the day.

J is for Julie & Julia
The book, the movie, the authors Julie Powell and Julia Child, all of which have had a profoundly positive impact on me.

Julia Child = I like her life. I like her writing. I like her recipes.
Please excuse shotty iPhone photo.

Julie Powell = I like her project. I like her tenacity. I like her success.
From left to right: my illustration for Julie & Julia, and the actual cover of Julie & Julia.

Julie & Julia = I liked the book, but I like the movie more. See the movie, skip the book. Maybe you should read the blog instead...

J is for journalism.
Read my article here.

J is for Mr. Wonderful's first name.
I'll reveal it one of these days, but for now I'll still call him Mr. Wonderful.

J is for Jeff
Musician Jeff Tweedy of Wilco turns 42 today. Happy Birthday!

J is for journey.
It's all part of my big announcement, which I will reveal later this week.

In the meantime have a Joyful day.
How will J inspire you today?