got some new things in the works. stay tuned. :)
don’t forget to check out the other crafty sewy DIY-y blog. :)
hi there! if i wasn’t moving in two months, i would absolutely love to take on this project! but with planning, and packing, and working… i doubt i’d be able to put my “all” into it. i work with a girl who makes herself super cute retro dresses all the time, i could swing it by her. she is also moving, but much sooner than i am. :( so i am not sure how that would pan-out. i’m sure there are PLENTY of local ladies who would love to do this… just not sure how to find out. :/
hi there! (and hi followers, it has been a while!)
well, i could say that it is a great school (because in some aspects, it is)… but my experience isn’t that glamourous. i was one of the few in the first-graduating class for Fashion. we were, for lack of a better term, guinea pigs. the school itself is very unorganized, for such a SMALL school, which is surprising. the price you’ll pay in tuition is HIGH so you are probably better off looking at a bigger-named school (for the same, if not less price-wise)… which will also help when trying to get a job after graduating. i don’t know much about the ID program, but as for the school itself - i am very unhappy with my experience. as with anything - staff will talk it up as some great life experience and all that. most credits do not transfer if you decide to change schools. they constantly messed up peoples financial aid. they raise the prices constantly and the building is very out-dated - which is very disheartening to the boatloads of cash you put into being there almost every hour of the week (because you will have A LOT of work, being an art major!)…. but from what i remember, the nuns had high-speed internet and cable put into their “dormitory” living area. how lovely….
wow, i sound quite bitter. but from a “professional” standpoint - the name is what gets you the job in the end. i would have been better off paying the same price, going to FIT, and getting their name on my resume for the same effort i put into villa (a seemingly “no-name” school when it comes to fashion) - if you know what i am getting at. try researching schools. i know there have to be a BUNCH of better-known establishments for ID that will be more helpful in the long run.
sorry if that isn’t the answer you were looking for. just being honest.
i know i rarely use this blog… i haven’t really decided what to do with it. everything else i use has “nightofthelivingthread” as the url or username… but i already have a personal blog and this was my “school blog”…. but i am no longer in school. so until i decide what to do with it, i will occasionally update with sewing-related posts! :)
as you may or may not know, the love of my life and i are over 600 miles apart. i am planning on moving to where he lives early next year, but until that time i need to save/raise money to fund the move. i have created a blog for our “line”/future etsy shop and i’ve posted some items i have upcycled. i will be posting everything i make on the blog before listing it on etsy to see if anyone would “call dibs” (for lack of a better term) on them, as they will all be one of a kind.
i’m visiting my wonderful boyfriend at the end of october and we are participating in his churches annual craft show. i’m really excited and nervous to finally sell something i have created… but it’s about time, huh? pictures to come! :)
hi followers! hope all is well.
as the days dwindle down until the love of my life visits, i’ve been doing a lot of cleaning. i came across a bunch of left-over fabrics from my fashion show and can’t decide if i should put them to good use, or sell it as-is.
i thought about making matte black faux-leather leggings in a few sizes (s, m, l) and putting them on etsy, but i also thought of just measuring out the fabric and selling it for half of what i paid, because i really need the money to buy tickets to see my love in the fall.
i also have a few yards/pieces of various faux leather fabrics (non-stretch) that i COULD make something out of, or just sell as-is.
on a side note, i have a ton of random fabrics that i just need to sell. i’ll eventually take pictures/measurements of everything and post something here before listing it on etsy.
let me know what i should do, and keep your eyes peeled. :)
don’t forget!! boyfriend and i have a joint upcycle/craft/sewing/diy blog! follow it here!
i have yet to decide if i am keeping this blog, but if you would like to see where the future is taking me, head on over to salvage&stitch to (eventually) see and buy hand made goodies by yours truly and my wonderful boyfriend, Christiaan.
the plan is to sell upcycled (salvage) and handmade (stitch) items ranging anywhere from guitar picks, to tote bags, to clothes, to whatever the heck we decide to make and do with our time. :) any money we make will go towards our “long distance relationship” travel needs, or towards saving for our future together, once i move.
our etsy shop is currently in the works, as is the tumblr (hence the lack of a decent theme or design…yet!), but once we get the ball rolling, you will be the first to know. :)
alright, i posted about an hour ago about a really cool new name for my sewing and such, too bad i came to find it was already taken on Etsy. so, the search for a new title has once more gone back to square one….
as i’m getting into a more serious outlook on this sewing thing, i feel the need to come up with a new etsyshop/tumblr name. as much as i love zombies, i need to find something a little less limiting in designs and i also found that “night of the living thread” is a british website already… not that i really care about sharing an awesome name, but etsy limits the number of letters in a shop name, and “nightofthelivingthre” just doesn’t seem to get the entire point across. haha.
i love a lot of themes and need to find a name that is pretty vague and to the point. suggestions are more than welcome!
what i’ve got so far is:
salvaged & stitched - my boyfriend thought of this because of the whole “upcycle” thing we are into. i’m 90% sure i’m going with that one, but if any of you lovelies think of anything, shoot me a message! :) if i do make a new blog, i will be sure to link them together so it will be easy to locate.
EDIT: welp, i should probably check these things before getting excited.. “salvaged and stitched” is already an etsy shop. now i have to re-brainstorm.. bah humbug.
oh goodness, thank you so much! keep sewing and researching new techniques! :)
can’t trust anyone now-a-days. leaving things in a security-coded room isn’t safe anymore.. even if only 5 people know the code. tsk tsk.