Exposed…

I’ve had some incarnation of the bob hairstyle for most of my adult life.  I’ve grown it out to a longer shoulder length, but then I just end up cutting it back to some form of a bob.  There was one,time, when I was a young mother in the 90’s, that I went really short because I was a big fan of Country Singer, Martina McBride.  We are the same age (6 months apart) and our first babies were born within days of each other.  I also thought (and still do) that she is drop dead gorgeous!  I was hoping a little bit of her gorgeousness would rub off on me through wishful thinking and getting a cut similar to hers at the time.  Here is the inspiration:

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Here I am, not quite reaching Martina’s realm of beauty, but a short cut was certainly the way to go when I had 2 young children practically back to back!

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Well, now many years later, I’m having a go with short hair again.  Who knows?  I may decide to keep some incarnation of the Pixie cut for a while.  I usually like my hair best 2 weeks after it has been initially cut.

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Not sure if it was the most practical thing to do right before it gets cooler here in Austin, TX, but one thing is for certain, I will always love tweaking my hair, whether it be color or cut.  It’s one of the great things about being female…we have so many ways to reinvent ourselves!

Finally Finished!

I started this dress project in August as part of a dress making course at The Stitch Lab in downtown Austin and didn’t finished it until well after my course had ended.  I felt totally defeated because I felt there was no way I could finish the collar and do the button holes and buttons without some serious hand holding.  The dress sat in my sewing room for a couple of weeks until I felt I could face it.  I decided that instead of button holes and buttons, I would put some pearl snaps on it since I felt I could accomplish that with some you tube help and I think it turned out quite well.  Not perfect, mind you, but acceptable enough that I have worn it out on a few occasions.

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I haven’t decided if I’m going to continue the journey in learning how to sew.  It’s very hard for me.  You see, I’m not good at following written directions or have the patience for it. It is also very time consuming.  It’s really just easier to buy something, but that defeats the original purpose in me wanting to learn to sew…to not cater to unethical fast fashion.  I must admit that it is very gratifying when a project works out, but oh….the agony of defeat!!!!!.  It’s also kind of cool wearing an item that no one else has, so there is that.  Maybe my reasons for not wanting to continue are absolutely the reasons I should stubbornly soldier on and keep trying.  Time will tell…