"Good poets borrow... great poets steal." -T.S. Eliot
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Out thrifting a few weeks ago, I spotted a $3 wool dress remarkably similar to this one from Orla Kiely's AW 11 collection.
The Wool Jersey Collar Dress ...in Olive.
My dress started out somewhat large (vtg size 10), so had to be nipped in here and there and shortened several inches. Sadly, those deep pleats were out of the question --not nearly enough fabric. But the dress was beautifully hemmed inside with a wide band of lace, which I salvaged for my new "invisible" hem.
I reattached the lace inside the skirt, a couple of inches above the original hemline. As this seam won't show, it doesn't matter that all I had on hand was contrasting thread...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Goodnight, gradebook, deep and vast;
Goodnight, finals week, at last;
Goodnight, deadline (coup de grâce)
and glitchy Blackboard interface,
And sleeping students, laissez-faire:
Goodnight, my darlings everywhere.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Pictured: sparrows, starling
Also sighted: northern mockingbird, turtledove
Sunday, December 4, 2011
"Good poets borrow, great poets steal..." -T.S. Eliot
Christmastime guarantees a few things around here: A Charlie Brown Christmas on the turntable, a pot of orange peels and cinnamon sticks on the stovetop, and this girl neck-deep in craft projects.