Burlingame, CA: Unexpected Beauty at Each Turn
Bua Thong Kitchen is a quiet Thai place with the most amazing food and tea (floral, yet smooth) which is totally undervalued. Go visit. The service is fantastic and they gave me LOTS of veggies. I am picky about my food and would not make a recommendation unless it was a place I'd frequent. If it was in my hometown, I'd be there regularly.
Conference Wear: Me Made
- Cardigan Pattern: Kwik Sew K3693
- Cardigan Fabric: Ponti di Roma (unsure where I bought this)
- Dress: Anne Klein (must make some like this fabric it's so comfy!)
- Shoes: Chacos (my fav!)
This time, I wanted to use prairie points. SO fun! Kind of like dragon teeth. I designed the fabric and finished look so I could wear it while performing with my dragon puppet Pi (one arm black and "invisible the other like dragon skin). I chose to hand-fold & press each and every prarie point because I was using scraps and they weren't long enough to achieve the "every third" look - purple, blue, green, repeat!
Can I tell you how much fun it was? OH MY GOSH! I loved pressing those points. I thought it would be tedious, but it was like a game! Such fun!
San Francisco, CA: City Adventures Land Ho!
- Layer easily for warmth
- Fit in my backpack if it got hot (which it was supposed to be in the 80's
- be super comfy
- allow huge freedom of movement as I would be on foot all day
- V-neck T-shirt: Ralph Lauren
- Fleece: Columbia
- Gortex Jacket: REI brand
- Jeans: Lane Bryant
- Shoes: Chacos
Here are a few observations about the items I wear over & over & chose for this trip also:
- FLEECE: I have thought a lot about making a fleece (and have fabric in my stash). I like this one, but it feels very winter patterned. I would like something that is summery and cheerful for summer adventures.
- T-SHIRTS: My T-shirts are wearing out. I need to make some. I have the fabric & now the moulage + a cool necklines craftsy class with Suzy Furrer and her Building Patterns book, plus the new Sewing Knits that Fit Craftsy Class.
- JACKET: I would like to make a Gortex jacket. The challenge intrigues me.
- JEANS: Jeans are definitely on my list, but capris might end up being first. I do have a custom drafted pattern from Kathy Ruddy + both of Sandra Betzina's Craftsy Classes on Pants. I will definitely add in Angela Wolf's Jeans class when I get there.