Whenever I see those cool fabric books and journals I wish I could make them. Sometimes the cool fabric artists ask me to participate in the cool fabric book and journal collaborative projects and I always say no because I am not cool or good with fabric and I can't sew and am afraid of sewing machines (uh, but I have two of them). And as I give that standard answer, I get a really weird feeling- kind of like I am not telling the truth even though I am sure that I am. I'm just going to stick to art on paper and canvas and buying Coach bags in my spare time, I tell them.
And this brings us to today. Today is Karen's birthday (the best day, EVER), so I went to Target to buy myself a little gift. I'm looking at the clothes to see if there's anything I can't live without and in a flash I had a moment that is probably similar to the moment Terri Hatcher recently had in her therapist's office. I saw the puffy skirt and it all came back to me.
I instinctively looked at the hem of this puffy skirt and thought, oh just like I used to make. WHAT? WHAAAAAAAAAT?! With the great force of a Santa Ana wind, the 80's flashed before me. I've made puffy skirts. I've made puffy curtains. I have made a puffy hat. I was the queen of puff in my college days. In fact, I went to fashion design school. I designed (and made) the dress Karen wore to her college graduation. I could totally be on Project Runway. How, How, HOW could I forget that I can sew? I rushed home and started going through the old photo albums looking for proof, or as the case may be, poof. There's me in my original puffy hat and one of those baggy t-shirts from Express (when Express made clothes that actually cover your butt) with built in puffy shoulder pads! A puffy hat, puffy shoulder pads and a puffy Papasan chair
...no wonder I blocked it all out. Puff and animal print in one phase can just be too much for anyone to handle.
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