April 9, 2018.

I don’t know what the big deal is.  When I sit down to actually update the website or to post on FaceBook, it’s usually easy and it doesn’t take that long.  I have new ideas for posts almost every week so it’s not a shortage of material.  Somehow, actually sitting down to do that 5 minutes of work takes about 3 weeks of concerted mental effort (and usually some kind of deadline).  So here we are, nearly 2 months after Novel Attire 2018, and the first few pictures are just coming online.  Click on the Clothing tab to take a look.

(There are more to come, but I’m not sure when…)

December 15, 2017.

Fashion show prep is moving right along.  Deadlines are flying by and I’ve been able to keep up with most of them.  We have a name (Novel Attire), and posters, and tickets (that are also cloth bookmarks).  We have models, and props, and some of the clothing is already ready to go.  We also have dreams that have been corralled into plans without losing all of their crazy fun and excitement.  As the poster says, “fun, fashion, and perhaps of madness.”  I’m looking forward to it!


October 20, 2017.

It’s been a real struggle sorting out what to post in the Clothing gallery.  I’ve been doing some private client sewing and that wasn’t available to post.  I have also been working on prototypes and garments for the fashion show coming up in February (only 4 months away!!!!!) and I didn’t want to display those garments ahead of time.

On the other hand, if there’s nothing showing in the gallery, how will people know if they want to come see the show?  I want you to come but how will I pique your interest?

So there are now some tiny teaser photos in the Clothing gallery.  The captions won’t give away much either.  Think of it as a mystery – there are clues as to the sorts of things that might appear in the show, but you won’t actually see the garments for real until February 24, 2018 at the earliest.

It’s like a Tana Hoban picture book – can you picture the whole garment based on the little square windows I’ve opened?  Maybe we’ll have a contest…something to think about.

July 6, 2017.

I remember the first time I inherited something.  I was about 12 years old and I was given my grandfather’s tie clips.  What was a 12-year-old girl to do with tie clips?  I didn’t want to put them away and forget about them, but I wasn’t going to start wearing a tie, either.

I don’t remember how long it took for the idea to form, but I was soon wearing those clothespin-style tie clips as hair clips, almost every day.  Years later, I was in university and still pinning my hair back with Grandpa’s tie clips, remembering him long after he’d gone.

Since then, I’ve met many people who have sentimental attachments to objects they can’t readily use.  A reminder that’s tucked in a drawer for safe-keeping is out of mind as well as out of sight.  It doesn’t do much reminding.  Sometimes preserving the object is crucial, but when it’s not, it’s fun to consider how it can be adapted to become part of everyday life, or even just for special occasions.  Then it actually works as a reminder, and the memories are preserved, even as the object fades or wears.

That’s one of my favourite parts of SeeingSquared – reviving memories by re-purposing reminders.

July 1, 2017.

I hesitate to call this a blog because a blog implies frequent posts and I know that’s not going to happen.  A blog, however, is often a catch-all for the bits that don’t fit elsewhere on the site, as well as for things that are most effectively displayed in reverse chronological order.  That fits. So if you’re new to the site, take a good look around.  But if you’ve been here before and just want to see what’s new, this is where you’ll find it.  This is also where I’ll post instructions, and whatever else comes to mind. I hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve posted.  I certainly had fun making it!