I had a fantastic summer.
First, I’ve had a series of fantastic summers over the past few years working at my summer camp. However, I decided this summer I needed to try something new and something related to my field. I ended up spending the summer in the Adirondack’s at the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Its pretty awesome… you should check it out if you’re in the area.
Anyway, I was given the luxury of spending a lot of time working with my intern on a multitude of different sewing projects. I even got in a few of my own…
I bought this fabric from Fabric.com along with a couple of buttons and some fusible fleece. I found a link (to come) to a laptop case tutorial. During the tech of one of our shows (which I designed and only had one costume… so I excused myself from the third day of tech and deemed the show done!) I whipped up this little number… and its totally awesome and completely easy.
Another day, another project. One day I played host to two other interns for the day so that we could all make aprons. They succeeded… I made a brush holder roll for our carpenter because it sounded more exciting.
Onward! What to make next? Well first I had to finish the baby blanket I started way back in April. My best friend is having a baby girl in September and I had promised to make her this blanket. Charlotte (which is the baby’s name! I love it. Its so classic!) is going to have the most adorable nursery with purple and butterflies… and the blanket matches perfectly.
Who’s seen the show Firefly? I hadn’t until this past year when my New Haven roommates convinced me to watch it on Netflix. Joss Whedon wasn’t a name I was particularly familiar with, so its a good thing I watch this show or I would’ve had no idea what my friend, Scott, was talking about when he showed me this hat.
So this was my summer of personal projects. Add in ten thousand alterations, a lot of nights playing cornhole and terrorizing a cat, trips on the lake in the boat, some ice cream, and a whole lot of crazy antics and you have my summer.
It was fantastic.