Thursday, August 30, 2012

I love Portland

I really really do. I came across this blog after a friend of mine was posted on it.

I know it's poking fun at PDX, but all of these photos are why I love living here.
 My favorite:

Also, this qualifies as only in PDX.

I missed this by about an hour on my way home. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Signs you are a workaholic.....

You are always, ALWAYS the first car there.

That's ok, it's time to make the dresses.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meet the other part of Clair Vintage Inspired

That would be my Dad. (He's also to thank for the rest of the Vintage Inspired on the name -  as the state of Oregon deemed just Clair too vague.) He does the stuff that makes my brains hurt, like balancing our accounts, delivering pretty dresses, and reminding me not to go too berserk on buying pretty fabrics.

I did something mean to him this week.

I made him go with me to the Fabric Depot.

In my defense I didn't know it was 35% off coupon day. AKA sharp elbow Friday. I ran out of a small amount of lining and always puruse the outdoor and yard sales for goodies. (Like $1.50 thread cones, yeah!)

The few times a year I'll buy fabric from a retail outlet, it's all of it. Anything on the bolt and anything in the back. We filled a cart at the outdoor sale and then I left him in line to get it all counted while I went inside to finish the treasure hunt.  He found me about an hour later and a little traumatized. Apparenly he now knows what it's like to get the stank-eye from multiple senior citizens buying 1/8" yard cuts of quilting fabrics.

Friday, August 17, 2012

lookbook photoshooting

Damn it, Sarah Giffrow gave me too many good pictures again. (below are my crappy cell camera photos)

Her, Cheryl, and I shot all the images for the SP/SM'13 lookbook this week in her studio. I'm kind of in love with the pink background.

 And no day would be complete without hanging out with Max in the hammock. His grumpy little old man self loves to hop on in whenever I'm on it. We watched the meteor shower together last weekend.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Extra studio helper

Bonnie is supervising cut in the studio today. (Keely just sprung her out of "jail" yesterday)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Alley 33 - 2012

This last 30 day period has been nuts for me. This is what has been going on:

5th Birthday party for me.
5th Birthday party for Union Rose.
Alley 33 Fashion Show
Pink Carpet Project Fashion Show.

So I'm a bit behind with photos AND blogging much of anything. Here's the re-cap of Alley 33. I showed 5 pieces from the F/W 2012 line. It's already hitting stores, so get it while it's hot. 

All headwear by the lovely ElizaBeth Rohloff

(below images from Beth Olson) Full set of all photos here:

 And dang! I'm glad I met the two on the right this summer.

Here's some photobooth fun from Paper Moon Studios.