Monday, January 19, 2015

January Update

Things have been moving along very quickly in my life lately. I have been extremely busy the past few weeks and enjoying every minute of it. I recently took on a third job of sorts at my friend's store. I am doing a lot of sewing and starting to get orders for my designs. It's all very encouraging and exciting to be sewing again! The store carries all sorts of alternative fashions like Rockabilly dresses, classic goth clothes, and repurposed vintage clothing. I can wear whatever I feel like that day! Lately I have been wearing my corsets...

I apologize for the crappy selfies but it's all I have for now. And here are a few velvet tops I made the past week: 

And I started working on some new corsets as well. I am having a really hard time finding the bones and grommets locally though. I will have to wait and go to Toronto or Hamilton again for supplies. 

Besides sewing like crazy this week I have started down a new path in my spiritual journey as well. I am taking a class on herbs, crystals, and candle magic at The Cat, Book, and Candle in Hespeler. I learned quite a bit in my first class. It was great to speak to other ladies that are interested in the same things. I love to read books and research different topics on Wicca and Paganism but there is still no substitute for taking a class in the community! I am really enjoying this one and I am sure there will be more in the future. 

It's been a busy, creative, and fulfilling month so far. I'm looking forward to what comes next! 


  1. That is cool, your life seems pretty awesome. :) Congratulations of the job and especially that you can make your own designs!

  2. Your sewing and outfits look great! My outfit pics are far from perfect too. The class sounds great, I am currently learning at my own slow rate.

  3. Busy! Busy! Busy! And I'll add HAPPY! You sound and look incredibly happy, and that makes the busy so much more fun. :D I've been knitting a lot, but nothing huge -- mostly scarves and the like. I'm still not ready to invest time and brain power to larger, more complicated patterns. Sewing will have to wait until I lose some of this weight so I can fit myself better.

    Congratulations, darling! Sending hugs and love.

  4. Oh, you have been busy! The velvet top is stunning.

    You look wonderful in your gorgeous outfit, and that belt is to die for.

    I love your old black mannequin <3

  5. You are so lucky to be able to wear corset to work. I wish i had your sewing skills! I remember seeing these on Facebook and really liking these photos!

  6. How exciting! You are very talented!

  7. Lookin' good! I'm envious that you can sew things to sell. I'd love to do that, or even work in a goth shop but the scene is dead around here. Hopefully you can find the notions you're looking for. I remember going to the fashion district in Toronto for ordinary belt buckles and nobody had them, I had to get them online!

  8. Such talent! I wish I could sew as good as you! I absolutely adore corset outfits, I need to wear some more myself. :)