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Entries from July 2008

bike hat redux

July 31st, 2008 No Comments

Tweet She will consistently fail you when you need her the most. Or at least when I depend on her the most. She whispered in my ear that everything was fine – good, even! – while I spent sweaty hours at my sewing machine figuring out what worked for the hats and what didn’t. She […]

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back at it

July 30th, 2008 No Comments

Tweet A visit to NYC, deadlines, and a promisingly huge project. Those are my excuses of the day. I have to admit, I’m excited about this project. Not the hats – that’s something small and personal (at least for now). But there’s something big starting up and it’s right down my alley. Yesterday couldn’t have […]

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Bike Fridays

July 27th, 2008 No Comments

Tweet One reason why I hate public transportation. Or more accurately, one reason I need a bike friday. And while even my own mental image of myself riding around on a folding bike is absurd, I still would have rocked that thing all over NYC yesterday when, after waiting 10-15 minutes for the 6 train, […]

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measuring up

July 24th, 2008 No Comments

Tweet Measuring up has never really been my forte. Even literally. Something’s always not right. I’ve mastered the art of miscalculation of seam allowances. Making patterns from my own measurements means drawing, cutting, sewing, making adjustments, ripping it apart, then repeating, repeating, repeating. It’s easier when you have a friend be your “model.” You don’t […]

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…still cheating

July 23rd, 2008 2 Comments

Tweet I’m still on that cheating high where you feel totally awesome because at least one person is sweating you hard enough not to care that you might actually be dating someone else. Like when you get compliments and looks because of your shiny new bike and you totally forget about your trusty old beater […]

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