Archive | April, 2012

Easter Dress

9 Apr

I mentioned yesterday that I made a dress that was not so much to wear on easter as it was made of easter.  Still there are much worse things to be made of.  Like labour day or 70’s era polyester.

Comments I have thus far received on this dress:

“awesome”- from my sister (who is awesome, and doesn’t like to stifle my creativity, for better or worse)

“maybe you should start a line of clothing for kindergarten teachers” from my mother

“bewildered stare” from about 20 ferry passengers (please note bewildered stare was not so much a comment as an actual bewildered stare

and ‘nothing’ from my boss, although I’m sure she just too busy trying to calm her doubts about hiring a girl who would wear a yellow rabbit and easter egg dress to work like it was a just another pant suit.

dress made of easter

What I have found about wearing a dress made of easter (or, I assume, any other holiday) is that one cannot take themselves too seriously or look grumpy.  A dress made of holiday must at all times be worn with a self-depreciating smile that precludes grumpiness.  For this reason there are several people, mostly politicians, who I would like to see wear this dress.  What a terrible time not to have photoshop.  If anyone out there does have photoshop and could put this dress on Stephen Harper or Newt Gingrich I would award  you one billion cool points and a stuffed octopus*.  Thank You.


*Please note Tassie may or may not possess, or have the ability to obtain said octopus


Gratuitous Etsy Lurking Easter Fabric Post

8 Apr

Hello Internets.  First of all, happy (insert holiday here) to those of you who may observe/ celebrate/ tolerate said holiday.  Not being prone to religion myself I still try to celebrate anything celebratable that may come my way.  especially if it includes chocolate or motzo.  I did make an Easter dress this year.  (Not so much a dress to wear on Easter, but a dress covered in Easter).   However,  I have thus far been to lazy to actually photograph the durn thing despite wearing it all day Friday during which people in the Ferry stared at me and my mother suggested that I might want to start a business making clothes for kindergarten teachers.  It is coming though, I promise.  That being said here are my awesome Etsy let’s-make-a-stunt-dress fabric picks.

These bunnies look a little sad.  Maybe they would like to be a shirt dress?

Rabbit chandelier anyone?

I love toile, and I love really bad monster movies.  Clearly those giant rabbits are plotting how to best ambush and devour the inhabitants of that house.


 Jelly beans! Need I say more?


 I am in loooove with these buttons.

And there you have it.  Ridiculous dress coming soon.

Oh Right Yes I have a Blog

2 Apr

Hullo Internets!  I feel like I should post something because I generally keep abandoning this blog to do really important things like watch really old episodes of Mythbusters with my boyfriend which is clearly a) really worthwhile and b) a priority.  I am currently procrastinating feeding my frog. Yes, that is right, I have a frog and she is immortal but enough about that.  Here are some dresses:

Also this…

Sooo these are two out of three dresses that are comprising the first season of my little clothing line The Crow and Gate.  Exciting!  I am starting extremely small (were talking a company with $200 worth of start-up costs here people) and it will probably mostly be Etsy based but these dresses are going to be in Blushing Boutique a lovely Vancouver dress shop (and my former employer).  They also have a pretty cute little blog (which is the main reason this blog has been neglected)

Here’s my logo.  My very talented sister and her cohorts at Cassia Creative made it for me.  Yes she is aware she gave the crows people feet.  We both like them that way.