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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Me, preparing for fittings
This is the gypsy who has been in prison for a few months

A few months back, I got asked to design the costume for a Provo Production of Frankenstein. I said 'great', and have been working on it ever since! It has been quite the endeavor, because the place we are getting costumes doesn't have a whole lot to choose from... lame, however it has been adventurous trying to get clothing from other periods to look like it belongs in the 1850's! I have also had a fun time figuring out how to distress the creature's clothing in order that he looks like he has been running around in the woods for almost a year... So yesterday I went out and bought some black tea and fake moss, and am in the process of distressing polyester... it is SO much harder than you would think... Polyester is practically indestructible, so through the use of some sand paper and a sharp knife, I am starting to get somewhere. Here is the beginnings of what will be a disgusting shirt:) Dirt, and some black tea!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Oh how I love fabric, and love my job! Isn't this last thing the most gorgeous thing that you have ever seen? this is a special way of sewing to make the fabric look like it is woven. This was part of an old scrap too! I work in a costume shop for theatrical productions ( as you have perhaps known or noticed:) and this is one of the many reasons for loving my job!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

... and sometimes I cook...

challah Bread
ratatouille for crepe filling
focaccia bread

When my cooking day roles around, nothing delights me more than kneading soft bread dough, or smelling vegetables cooking in the oven. Here are some of the recent things that I have made. Unfortunately, they look surprisingly similar. The reason behind that is that one of my roommates brought us a TON of summer squash and zucchini from her families garden and we have been trying to use it before it goes bad. Thankfully we all like it, but we have had quite a bit of it as of late. So here we have ratatouille, challah bread, focaccia bread and more ratatouille. Along with the second ratatouille, I also made a chicken pesto to fill the crepes.