Tuesday, October 30, 2007

open letter to clothing reconstructors everywhere

look ladies (and a couple men?),
i know you're really excited about your serger. you feel really professional, and you're right, i'm really jealous.
you think that you're set. now if only you could convince the world that serged edges everywhere on a garment was classically stylish.

here's the thing: it's not a good look. i've found a couple examples of a well-placed serged edge- but for every good piece, there's a hundred ripple-edged cardigans that look like they were purchased at Rave. I'm not gonna name names, it's hard enough to be a craftsperson trying to make a living on etsy without some unproductive critic picking on you, so please just take this constructive criticism, serge that edge, then fold it under and make a decent finished garment.

your pal,

abby

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

setback

nothin that this song

and my new favorite vintage high-waisted jeans can't fix.

wine would be nice though.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

selfish ranting

much like the rest of me,
my skin is super sensitive... for days now I have been making mental notes to purchase facial moisturizer to combat the oncoming season of skin-chapping wrath. I haven't switched from my summer face scrub to a milder cleanser yet...and inevitably, my face noticed.
minutes ago, as I was washing my hands in the bathroom I looked up to see peeling dry skin on my chin and the tip of my nose. It was pretty gross, and in the midst of a myriad of questions (why there? how many people have seen me this morning (hopefully not many...) and did any of them just want to take an exfoliator to my face? will I receive an anonymous gift certificate to a microdermabrasion session?) I suddenly got really mad at my skin and just kind of wanted to shout...SUCK IT UP, SKIN! IT'S OCTOBER!!! I'm doing my freaking best here, I've already lost my youthful glow...you're lucky I pay you any attention at all! Oh hey and you wanna stop breaking out all the time...if it's a result of stress, how about transferring that energy to my metabolism? Let's work together here, see? Like BODIES ARE MEANT TO.

anyways, guess I'm heading to the mall after work today.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

why i need to go back to college

sigh.
all this time, i thought it was
"narrarator"

there is no extra 'ar'

no tv for me this week. i'll be reading the dictionary.