Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008



Warm Artichoke-Crab Dip
Vegetable tray with sliced bell pepper, cucumber, bell pepper, baby carrots & radish
Assorted Crackers
Smoked Nova Salmon
Neufchatel cheese

Main Dish

Turkey with
Bread Stuffing
and Gravy

Side Dishes

Mashed Potatoes
Baked Yams
Petite Peas
Mixed Green Salad with
Olive Oil, Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette
Whole Cranberry - Cherry Relish


It wouldn't be a Pouschine feast without multiple desserts!

Poached Pears in wine sauce
Ice cream cake to celebrate Dzed's birthday from Mom Pouschine
Pumpkin pie from Casey
Chocolate selection courtesy of Andrea.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Doppelganger - Part Deux

I gave up on my UY dress form, aka Doppelganger, aka DG during the month of October while I worked on my entry for PatternReview's annual Costume Contest. Different post to come later on THAT one!

But with November, I tried another tactic to muscle her into shape.

Nylon strapping.

I bought 5 yards of it at JoAnn's with my mailer 40% off coupon, and used swimsuit bra hooks - salvaged off the kid's skating dresses - to hold them closed.

This tactic mostly seemed to work. DG is STILL bigger than me in some key measurements - the above bust measurement is still INFURIATING me, as is the shoulder width - but I swear I will get this form to work for me!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Inspired by Design History

My next project - recreating this Design History shirt. Sherril Miller recently posted a tutorial on converting a TNT tee shirt to mimic a Cold Water Creek shirt, which got my juices flowing.