Friday, August 26, 2011

In over my head

I'm not sure if I'll make it out of this class alive.

Advanced clothing construction

(the class comes with anxiety & intimidation...for free!)

My first class was last night and I feel that for the first time since starting at MCC, I will actually be challenged. My other classes were fun and super informative but I was always confident that I could accomplish any task given to me. This class...not so much.

Our first project last night (and this was supposed to be "for fun") was to design our own fall fashion line. Design and sketch 4 full outfits, (I can't sketch) then choose one outfit from our team (teams of 3) and make our own pattern,(can't do that well either)then sew & fit our mini- dress form.

*note: Most of the students in this class are fashion degree students who know how to draft their own pattern and sketch their own designs. I felt like an idiot.

Here's what my team created and my oober amateur sketches

We could only use what was in our classroom a.k.a. a giant pile of scraps and this top print really was the only thing I felt inspired by, but it's a really sheer fabric and slips like a bi*#$.

Here's a few other groups dress forms.

Of coarse I like ours the best. I appreciate some techniques that the other teams used but as fas as style, I would never wear any of them except my teams. That's what's important, right?

I hope next week is easier. I can't sew when I have anxiety, I feel as if I've lost my mojo.

to be continued?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

back 2 skiz- zoooll

Alas, The Hon's survived the summer (just barely). School started and mama bear was blessed with a sanity. Here they are. Our 1st grader Brody and our full time kindergartener Saylee.

Brody is at Boulder Creek and his teacher is Mrs. Grentz. He is loving it so far. We've heard really good things about his teach and we're excited and convinced he'll rock our world this year. He has alot of buddies in his class including one, Brexton Colburn who he has started a blooming bromance with. They have been officially titled "b squared" and I pray they don't cause too much trouble this year. Dustin is looking foward to it, he hopes Brexton can knock the "sensitive lil' boy" out of him that apparently I gave him...pssh-whatev.

Saylee is at Greenfield Elementary and her teacher is Mrs. Wood. She is going through a giant transition this year. New school, new teach, new bus drivers and ALL day. She leaves at 8 a.m. and gets home around 4:15 p.m, needless to say, she's like a pile of goo when she get's home (cutest goo on the block). She's working very hard. Her first small accomplishment is being able to eat in the cafeteria with all the big kids. Very noisy, very over-stimulating. She has only 3 kids in her class so she's getting all the attention she needs.

Grady started his fist year of preschool! It overwhelms me that he is old enough to be in school. Grady was excited but also had a "I don't really give a crap" sort of attitude. That's just how he rolls, he's very laid back. For him it's just a fun place to hang out at for a few hours (which is fine with me). We're hoping this experience will rid him of his shyness and help increase the volume in which he speaks. (right now, only dogs can hear him)