Thursday, April 25, 2013

Me Made Meg 2013!

I, Meg of Meg the Grand, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavor to wear only me-made or altered garments (aside from undergoodies, hosiery, and socks) for the duration of May 2013.


Who's in with me?!  Let's rock this month!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NYC: The City That Never Sleeps...

...or never lets me leave without buying fabric.  Amirite or amirite?

Friends, one month ago today, I was able to go on an adventure with the fabulous Mama Grand and my sister, Kitty Grand.  

(The family resemblance is STRONG, you guys.)

We were there to celebrate Mama Grand's birthday, and we had the chance to see many museums, tourist spots, and shady street vendors.  (I got the best bag in the whole world for $11.  Best.  Deal.  Ever.)

All in all, a great trip with my loved ones.

Once Mama Grand departed for the airport, and Kitty Grand had made her way to the bus, it was time for some fabric shopping.  Luckily, I had some AWESOME companions.

The awesome Amanda of Sewin' in the Rain, Oona, and Clio helped me navigate the wet streets of NYC with all of my luggage AND stuff fabric into already tight spaces.  True kindred spirits, y'all.

(I promise I will bring emptier suitcases next time.  We will buy out Paron's discount wall, I swear it!)

I did get some lovely goodies while I was traversing through the shops...


It was honestly the most expensive zipper I have ever purchased, but I already have a project in mind and it's going to be FANTASTIC.  

While I was trying to avoid knits, I could not resist this blue leaved delight:

The funky Monarch Butterfly fabric has a microsuede feel to it, and I could not help but picture it as a pencil skirt.  Look out, world!

Of course, there is one piece of fabric that is not pictured here, and that was a piece chosen by Miss Oona herself at Mood Fabrics.  To give you a hint, the gentleman cutting it named the fabric "Alien Seafoam."  IT'S SO INCREDIBLE.

Friends, I'm starting to get back into the sewing of things.  I managed to get most of the apartment unpacked and cleaned yesterday (HUZZAH), and I'm looking forward to putting in some quality time with my machine as the weekend approaches.  I do have a question for all of you lovelies: how do you go about taking pictures if you are on your own?  I invested in a gorillapod (the orange one - are we surprised?), but I don't know if I should be using the self timer on my camera or invest in a camera that I can operate via remote.  As you can tell, I am not technically inclined (I will consider this week a victory if I buy the correct cords for my TV), so if you have any suggestions, I would oh-so-greatly appreciate it!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your kind words on my last post.  It wasn't easy to write, and it's always strange to decide what to put on the blog and what should be left out.  I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to call you my friends, and I appreciate all of your thoughts, comments, and emails so much.  You guys made me cry, but in a good, happy, "I am so fortunate to have these people in my life" kind of way.  I am sending you all hugs, wherever you are, to say thanks for being my friend.

This song is for you lovelies:


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Meg the Grand's Guide to Changing Your Life in 3 Steps

MY FRIENDS!  I have missed you.  March was quite possibly one of the craziest months of my life, so I hope you'll forgive my absence of posts and interaction.

In my past, whenever I craved a change, I did one of three things:

1. I move apartments/change the scenery around me.

2. I cut my hair.  Drastically.

3. Started a relationship.

This step is a little different this time around.

Rob and I really gave it our best when trying to make it work, but sometimes, it just doesn't work out like you want.  And that's ok.  We're ok.  We'll probably be friends once a bit of time has passed, which is a relief, because I treasure him as a person and I want us both to be happy.

In the meantime, I have an epic support network.  And mustaches.
OK!  Now that I'm getting settled in my new place, expect some sewing posts (and my NYC recap) soon!  I've been wearing my Minoru jacket everywhere, so it was definitely worth the twenty hours of tears.

Much love to all of you, and thank you for being so patient with me :)