Archives: December2012

  • Christmas Sketch Crawl 2012 – San Francisco

    Well, I did manage during the insane rush of the holidays, to spend a couple of hours in the city drawing. (I made time after a dentist’s appointment the week before Christmas) I wish I could have done more but at least I got three decent sketches – two of Union Square and one at the Thirsty Bear pub. At Thirsty Bear, a happy (tipsy) reveler unexpectedly bought me a delicious barleywine. I love Christmas! These are done with a [...]

  • The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2012

    Well, even though my costume for this year’s Dickens Fair wasn’t as sophisticated as I’d hoped and I can see all kinds of errors on it, I’m still pretty happy that I managed to fulfill my goal of making a costume. I got a couple of compliments on it, a couple of pictures snapped by strangers and overall, I thought I looked not too shabby. My husband’s costume required much less work, but he looked pretty good too I thought, [...]

  • Corgi Christmas Capes

    In addition to using my new-found sewing skills to make costumes for me and my husband, I’m using them to embarrass my dogs. My first attempt was a fez for little Maisie (the plan was to make one for Milo too but I have yet to make the other). My second attempt entailed making Santa capes for both my fur kids. Maisie was once again less than pleased. Milo however, seemed to kind of enjoy it. What with all the [...]

  • Yay for sewing class!

    Well, three months ago I started taking sewing classes at a little boutique called Ricochet in San Mateo. It’s owned and run by designer Jill Pillot, who’s an extremely creative and warm person and a great teacher. I started with the intention of making costumes for my husband and I to go to the Dickens Fair in. We’re big fans of the event and have gone for years, and every year we lament the fact that we aren’t dressed up. [...]