Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not quite like Project Runway without Tim

Last night I watched Season 8 Episode 7 of Project Runway. I can't believe I have watched 8 seasons.

My favorite website burdastyle.com is having a Project Runway Remake Challenge and I have decided to enter. The first challenge on Project Runway this season was to take an item of clothing from another designer’s wardrobe and refashion it into a brand new garment.
(Winning design - She used a jacket to make this dress)
So for this contest the rules are to take an existing garment from your closet and turn it into something new! You are to re-purpose those old pieces into new functional, wearable garments while still utilizing as much of the original as possible.

I have a lot of clothes in my two closets that I could totally remake. I narrowed it down and I am going to use an old black skirt that I don't wear anymore and a tunic that I love, but never wear anymore. I have decided to put them together and make a dress. I will cut most the tunic off and just use the top. I will make the skirt smaller and shorter and attach the top to the bottom. Then I will cut both items down the back and add a long zipper. Hopefully this works. I will need Tim Gunn to hide in my closet and keep reminding me "To make it work!"
I have till September 30th to finish it.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Staghorn Fern Wall Mount

Your probably wondering what the heck a Staghorn Fern Wall Mount is? No it's not a new sexual position...

On Thursday evening I took the "Staghorn Fern Wall Mount" class at the Workshop. http://www.workshopsf.org/. This is where I played ping pong at a few times previously. I finally decided to take a class there. As you know, I know trees, but I don't know that much about plants. I have been wanting to start learning more about plants and gardening. So here's a start...

Staghorn Ferns (or Elkhorn Ferns) don't need soil to grow in, so they make a good medium for the wall. They also grow and look like antler's which is cool cause I don't hunt and instead of a deers dead antlers on the wall, I have a living thing that keeps on giving. :) The teachers provided the reclaimed wood and drift wood in which you use to put the Sphagnum Moss on and then the fern on top. The moss is like a sponge and holds the water in which the fern uses. I just have to take it off the wall once a week and water it. I think mine will look better once the antler's grow longer.
The couple that teach the class love plants. Check out their blog at http://www.faroutflora.com/.
You decide:

or Fern's on your wall??????