Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 271, 272 & 273

If it seems like you're seeing the same clothes over and over again this week it's because you are. I only brought a limited selection of "winter" clothes with me to Calgary thinking (recklessly) that late May and early June would be warm-ish here. They say that next week will be warmer but in the meantime I'll keep wearing all my jackets to work.

I do have new shoes though, that's something. I just finished them yesterday. I made them using the same technique as the yellow ones (foam with a line cut all the way around and the leather glued in the cut). I will walk to work in them today to test them. Wish me luck.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Day 270

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 269 - Weather

Somehow, every time I come to Calgary, Alberta I'm fooled into believing that it won't snow while I'm here. Here it is, almost June, and there's snow in the forecast for this weekend. I'll probably be so busy while I'm here that I won't even notice. That's the logic I'm trying to use on myself at least. I'm here to continue working on costumes for the dance show (Wiseapple) that I was here working on about a month ago. I'm staying for a couple of weeks so I'll try to include some rehearsal photos at some point. Maybe even tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 268 - back in Calgary

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 267

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 266

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Days 263, 264 & 265

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 262

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 261

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 260 - Super! Surprise! pick up day!

It's the first day of Round 4 Super! Surprise! pick ups at Makeshift today! Come by between 4 and 7pm to collect your "goods". I will also be there on Thursday from 4 to 7pm and Saturday from 1 to 5pm. See you soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 259

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Days 257 & 258

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 256

Thursday, May 13, 2010

day 255

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 254

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 253

Monday, May 10, 2010

Days 251 & 252

Quick and easy new shoes! I made these by incorporating a technique for making christmas ornaments that my friend Etsuko in Japan taught me. She is a quilter and to make the ornaments you start with a foam ball and draw your design on it. You then cut the line out with an exacto and take a piece of fabric that is about the same size and with glue on it, squeeze it into the cut line. In the end you have a kind of quilted looking ball. So for these shoes, I cut a line with an exacto knife into the (fake woodgrain) foam and the sqeezed the leather (with glue on it) into the incision. So easy! I'm hoping to make a pair of running shoes using the same technique.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

day 250

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 249

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 248

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 247 - new pants

I made a new pair of pants yesterday. The funny part is that I forgot that I used the same fabric to line my spring boots so it kind of looks like my pants are growing out of my leafy boots. I'm ok with it. I'm growing a new fondness for certain kinds of matchy-matching.

By the way, I'm extending Super! Surprise! until the end of today since Paypal wasn't working for some people yesterday. I guess there are still issues. Feel free to email me to work out an alternative payment method if it's not working for you. But don't worry, if you paid with Paypal and received a confirmation, everything is a-ok. It is still working for most people.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 246 - Last Day for Super! Surprise! Round 4!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Days 243, 244 & 245