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Makin’ Dolly Proud: Cambie Style

So, I’ve been doing a lot of sewing lately, but I haven’t really felt like blogging much, which is evident. Could be the undiagnosed SAD, or the -9 degree weather we had earlier this month, or the lack of sunlight after work to take photos.

I have completed around three dozen projects since I last posted about something I made, and thinking about starting to blog them where I left off was giving me the same feeling as when I take a ton of shit out to use, which gets strewn all over my sewing room, and then have to face the prospect of putting it all a way.  A mixture of anxiety and oddly placed doom.

Maybe when I have a lull in current sewing projects, I’ll jet back in time to share some of my blog-neglected makes of late 2013 and early 2014, but for now I’m just going to start up again with what I’ve just completed…

Drumroll, please…

Another Cambie!


This time in View A (here’s my first Cambie using view B).  I whipped this beauty up for my bridal shower, which just happened this weekend and was beautifully hosted by my wonderful sister, cousin, future mother in law and future sis.


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Big Apple Ramblings

So, it’s been a whole month two months since I got back, but New York, and hanging with friends S, A and M was a blast!

S and I were on the same flight to The City and got in late on a Thursday. We rode public transportation (took it back to the airport, too; it was way easier than I thought it would be!) to our hotel in the financial district, got some pizza (not the best NY pizza I’ve had, and I accidentally didn’t have anymore the rest of the trip! Boo.) and hit the hay.

Late during the night, M made her way to to hotel and we all woke up Friday morning ready for adventure, which started with a trip to the TKTS booth at South Street Seaport, where I discovered that my camera was possessed. :( We’re talking weird fuzzy display and not responding when I pressed the power button.  I got a few pictures and then abandoned all hope of it working for the rest of the trip.


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Where to begin…

Firstly, Happy New Year!  2013 was pretty awesome, and 2014 promises to be even more exciting for me (and Mr. 5).  More on both of those things at a later time.

Secondly, I’m feeling a bit really behind these days.  I’ve done a bunch of sewing, and some knitting, but zero blogging in the last couple of months, and I’m having some trouble figuring out where to begin again.  But, it’s like anything,  If I let myself get bogged down in the logistics, I’ll never start again.  So, time to jump in.

I have a backlog about a mile long, and I’m going to start with the items I made as Christmas gifts, and then share a recap of my trip to NYC in November (woot!).  Then, a parade of everything I made but didn’t blog in 2013, ending with a yearly recap, which I hope to have in the books by the end of January.  Whew.

But first, I have a decision to make and I’m just not sure which direction to go.  It’s my birthday on the 19th (31!  Egads.) and I am having trouble deciding what I should make for my birthday dress.  I already know the fabric, though:  this delicious navy blue silk twill from Fabric Mart.


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Ready for Gotham

Hey there! I don’t have anything to show you today, but I’m excited. Realllly excited.


I’m going to New York City tomorrow!  My plane takes off in T minus 24 hours, if all goes as planned.

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Hey, there!  Just wanted to share a few my favorites of the engagement photos Mr. 5 and I got back from our wonderful photographer, Chrystal, of Image Studio Photography earlier this month.

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