Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Project Runway Challenge #1

I believe I mentioned I'm a little obsessed with Project imagine my excitement when I found out there were online challenges - you can literally play along with the show! Challenge #1 was to use non-traditional materials to create your design. So I took my slightly smaller supply allowance (they gave each designer $75, I gave myself $25) and went to Long's drugstore instead of Gristede's. I'm pretty pleased with what I was able to craft out of shelf liner, an ironing board cover, some stretchy hair bands and a bbq tent (what? what is a bbq tent?!?) I'm going to do my best to stay on top of the challenges and continue to post what I come up with on here. 


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Project Runway is back!

If I could only watch one t.v. show, it would most definitely be 'Project Runway'. As soon as they started advertising for Season 5 I got a little flutter...and the wait was so worth it! Even though the judges complained about the lack of innovation from the majority of the contestants I thought the designs that came from all those disposable tablecloths were pretty amazing. How did Korto do that amazing pleating with her paper dress? And Daniel's plastic cup creation was so outside of anything I would have considered. Kelli was clearly the winner with her marbled 'fabric' vacuum cleaner bags, the studded belt-piece from thumbtacks, and that hook and eye closure from a freaking spiral notebook...
Check out the gallery from the show last night:
My favorites so far are Kenley, Emily, and that sassy Kelli - hope these gals can stay on top!
Over and Out,


Monday, July 14, 2008

Square One!

"If you want something done, ask a busy person." Lucille Ball said that and I think it's a great quote. I am a busy person and while I sometimes get overwhelmed and procrastinate, I do get things done. Getting this blog going was somewhere near the middle of a very long to-do list for alberta alberta. It seemed like more than I could tackle a few months ago, but I think now is a great time to try it and see how I do. Once I make my goals public I feel a little more accountable, and I think having feedback will help keep me focused and inspired. So hooray for alberta alberta the blog!
Thanks for checking out my little space...