Friday, April 8, 2011

A quick photo update

I finally took a photo of the dress I made! Without further ado, here it is:
I had to take it with Photo Booth, so sorry that it's not the greatest photo, but I will point out my little avocado plant that Maggy gave me on the ledge all the way to the right and the cool chair toward the left of the photo that I got for $12 at a weird second-hand type store. Making the dress was so fun and almost too easy. I can't wait to make more clothes! I have so much inspiration and motivation right now, the only thing I'm lacking is the money for the material :)

I also have to post a picture of the necklace Clint got me. I absolutely adore it and wear it all the time even if it doesn't match. He is so good at picking stuff out for me and puts a lot of thought into it. This necklace is hands down my most prized possession.

Speaking of possessions, I gave away half of my book collection yesterday. I've recently read a tiny little bit about minimalism from one of my favorite blogs in the world, and I came across this quote: "Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful of believe to be beautiful." -William Morris, 1834. With that philosophy in mind, I'm taking a second look at everything I own. I started with my books because those were easy - I can go to the library for any of the books I gave away - but I'm anxious to do a more thorough and deep minimizing in my apartment. For more great minimalist quotes, go here.

Well, there's so much more I want to tell you about, but I have to get to work. Until next time!


Maggard said...

LOVE IT. You did an awesome AWESOME job!! It looks perfect! And that necklace is way too perfect. You are right, he's an awesome picker-outer.

Sharon Telschow said...

Very cute! William Morris (fiber king) was pretty brilliant and I believe his designs are still quite popular. I love that you made your dress. It makes me so happy. I can't wait to see that apartment of yours.

Lizzie said...

Aww, thanks you two for your encouragement! I wasn't sure if I liked it till today. And Sharon, I had no idea William Morris was a fibers person - what a perfect coincidence!

Becca said...

Yay for homemade clothes!
I think it turned out so nicely.
Next up, The Etsy Dress :)