(also known as Tempest bites off way more than she can chew).
What do you do when you're stressed each week making something for Sew Weekly?
Well I bet any normal person would buckle down and concentrate on that challenge.
As you will have realised by now, I don't do normal or sensible. So when two more challenges came along that seemed big fun I thought I'd better join up to them as well. I mean, you only live once don't you? If I wait till next year to join in, I might not be here....or they might not happen twice.
Soooo, this Frock-tober (that's October with lots of frock-making involved), I, Tempest Devyne, will be:
- trying to keep up with the Sew Weekly challenges (we've got 'UFOs' this week, 'Fall Palette' next week, then 'Halloween' and because we make the week before they're posted about, in the last week of October I'll be doing 'Aprons' to be published in the week of Nov 5th).
- joining in with the Frosting Fortnight:
'Frosting' and 'cake' are terms that have emerged in the self-made clothing blogosphere (yeah, I said it) recently. 'Cake' refers to your staple wardrobe, the sensible clothes, the ones you might wear in an office setting or might be solid sensible colours you can mix and match easily. 'Frosting' allegedly refers to things that don't match or fit in well with the rest of your wardrobe, the extravagant items that you might wear out very rarely....yep, basically most of the things I've made this year as part of the Sew Weekly:
But as Mari on her blog Disparate Disciplines so right points out, one woman's (or man's) frosting, is another woman's/man's cake. Personally I reckon the terms should be bread and cake, as cake can never be a thing viewed as boring or regular....you just have to look at photos of me to realise I LIKE CAKE! But obviously Frosting works better for the alliteration - Frosting Fortnight......Cake Century might be a bit much even for me!
So anyway, from October 18th-31st, I'll be pulling out my less worn 'frosting' items and trying to get some fun photos of them to post on the Frosting Fortnight Flickr group....why don't you join us? You know you want to....the clothing doesn't have to be handmade (you soooooo know I'm going to try and get a pic of me in a ballgown down the supermarket don't you....)
- And finally penultimately, as I'm going to be making something for the Sew Weekly Halloween challenge, I thought it would be fun to join in Male Pattern Boldness's Halloween Sew-Along 2012:
Again, why don't you join us? People are already posting pics of patterns and hints at what they're making in the MPB Halloween Sew-Along Flickr Group.
I'll be trying to strike a balance between posting hints and teases and 'aaargh why did I decide to do this's without posting about the finished item until Sew Weekly publishes the finished articles first.....but do you want a hint at what I'm biting off more than I can chew for Halloween? Of course you do:
- And finally, I'll be trying to Halloweenify my home and garden.....because I'm very behind with my bat-making. There will obviously be photos.
Wish me luck and promise to mop my brow periodically....