Just a quick note for all of my subscribers to let you know that I’ve moved. I’m now at http://theemeraldruby.com I’ve set up an automatic redirect for now, so yeah. Hope to see you at my new internet space!
I feel like I always bitch about how sucky lighting is, and today is no exception. The weather has ruined my blog photo fun times two days in a row.
Yesterday, the clouds played havoc with how the sun was behaving (so I ducked out of the sun, and took these photos in the shade)
Then today, it rained all afternoon, meaning no outfit photos can be taken (although, I’m thinking about being a bit gross, and taking them quickly in the morning then having a shower (apologies for the tmi))
So yeah, lighting is a fun thing (not). It’s about to get better though. I’ve bought a portable light thingy to make taking photos (especially indoor ones. The lights in my house suck!)
For the last 3 or 4 years summer has been cloudy and overcast.
It usually starts with a few hot days in November, then progresses to weeks of overcast days split up by an incredibly hot day here and there.
Last year it was to the point where I hardly went to the beach. Not because I didn’t have the time, but because it was overcast, cold and wet.
I was hoping that this year would be different, but the last few days have shown the characteristics of the summer weather conspiracy.
I handed in my last bachelors assessment last week. I’ve had 4 “Last day of this education thingy ever” days. This was by far the least significant educational ending that I’ve ever experienced.
The first time I finished an education stage was year 6. The end of year 6 at my primary school was marked by a big sendoff from all the teachers and students. The next one was my final music diploma day. It was marked by a huge recital which many friends and relatives attended. The third was my last day of high school, which was marked by “year 12 muckup day”
This time around my course fizzled out, instead of ending with a bang. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, its just another one of those weirdly adult moments.
Anyway, lets catch up on my weekend!
I had quite an eventful weekend, starting Friday night with a Vanishing Shapes Gig. We opened for the second annual “Crooked Fiddle does Newcastle with the Main Guy and the Other Guys and V’Shapes” The concert went right off (which is always the best way for a concert to go)
Saturday I had a photoshoot with my friends James and Caroline. James did the photo thing, while Caroline attempted to blind me with the reflector (and make sure that my costume sat correctly, which was quite a task!) Hopefully I’ll have those photo’s up soon :3 (Shameless promotion of James’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JamesTheEnthusiast)
Sunday I had a gig with The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra. It was long and exhausting, but it was super fun. We’re like a big jazzy family 😀
So yeah, that’s why my blog has been quiet over the weekend!
I found a “new” park is Gosford yesterday. It’s a small park called Pioneer Park. As well as being a beautiful park, it also houses some really old graves (Mostly from the mid 1800’s) I didn’t take any photo’s of the graves. (It felt a little disrespectful. Also, what if there was a ghost!?)
Anyway, this is what I wore. I whipped up this fox pleated skirt Sunday afternoon because that’s the way I roll. I was going to use the fabric for some shorts, but I decided last minute that shorts were too much of a hassle to make on a Sunday afternoon.
It amazes me that one can live in an area for so long (I’ve been in the same house for 19 years) and still not know all of its secrets.
So, this is the outfit I wore Friday.
I really love wearing this dress, but I had major regrets putting it on when I arrived at uni.
The weather on friday was very very very hot, and this dress does not breathe. At all.
I really need to either a) Learn to dress for hot weather, or b) learn to read the weather report the night before. Being way too hot is zero fun 😦
I had a bit of a sewing binge this weekend. I ended up sewing a skirts, a dress (both of which you will see in the coming days) and these shorts.
I’ve had this fabric in my sewing box for ages. I think my mum might have bought it for me about 4 or 5 years ago when I was experimenting with sewing.
I’ve actively been making an effort to try and use up all of the material which I’ve been hoarding (because I obviously don’t have enough clothes :p ha ha).
Unfortunately, I didn’t use all of the green gingham for this project. It takes about 3/4 of a meter of material to make high waisted shorts, and I have about 2 meters of material left over.
Maybe I’ll try my hand at making some sort of shirt…
This is what I wore yesterday! I was in a floral-ly mood, so I wore a floral dress.
I absolutely love this dress, but unfortunately its not a great dress to play flute in (which I do a lot) It’s made from cotton, and doesn’t have much breathing room. Tuesday is my main teaching day, meaning breathing is required. Didn’t stop me from wearing it anyway.