Project 365

Project 365: Mini Photo Share

I had a post all planned for today. I had my garment all set. I had even kept my hair really great all day so pictures would look good. I set up my tripod, set the timer, stood smiling….then my battery died. So that post will have to wait.

I've been taking photos for project 365 but, as always, some are quite boring. So I'm only going to share a few from the past three weeks.

A few weeks ago, I went to a different Anthropologie to help with their display. Every morning I would pass this awesome yarn shop with the coolest window.

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The store I went to was 5th ave. This is a picture of their display:

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Next week I was back in Hoboken to help with our display. It is so inspiring to see the different interpretations of the theme.

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This past week has been somewhat of a blur. Not because I've had so much going on that I couln't keep things straight, I caught a cold. I would come home from work, sit on the couch with my tissues and sew.

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The last picture is from this weekend. I go to my parents house every weekend to work on their farm and this weekend I was greeted with snow!

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This has been a little of my year so far. I should start getting back on track with 365 postings soon.

Hope this year has been great for you so far!

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Welcome & Thank You

I have been trying to write this post in my head all day long but still don't know where to begin. Last night, Jillian over at refashionista.net shared my jacket refashion and this little blog has gotten more visitors than ever before.  So my first thank you has to go to Jillian. She is such an incredible inspiration to me and her followers are clearly amazing. For anyone visiting from her blog, thank you so much for stopping by. I am so thrilled with the love that you have shown and I hope you do take a look around at some of my work. 

If you are here from refashionista or have been reading for awhile, let me know! I would love to hear from you so I don't feel like I'm talking to myself. And if you write a blog/have a website, leave the link! I love browsing other creative sites 😉

For those that have read my blog before, you may know that I'm doing "project 365" the photo a day challenge. I haven't posted any photos from that in the past few weeks because with my work load, I honestly haven't felt like it. BUT some pretty exciting things have been going on over the last few weeks so I'm going to share some of my photos.

December 6th:

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The visual team at Anthropologie in Hoboken went on an inspiration field trip to see displays in the city. This was one of the windows at Rockefeller Center Anthropologie. Their display is unbelievable. I was in awe the whole trip.  

December 20th:

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I made a few bags for the visual team for holiday gifts. I've only  been working for Anthro for a few months but the two girls on the team have opened so many doors for me and I am incredibly grateful for the support they have given me.

December 22nd

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Went home to work om the farm. This was the last day the market was open before winter break so I washed the only eggs we had left to sell.

December 23rd:

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This looks so strange but it's actually part of Drew's Christmas gift! I still didn't get to finish this but can't wait to share it with everyone!

December 29th:

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My parents have been doing "trips" for Christmas gifts instead of physical things. This year they took Drew, myself, my sister and my brother-in-law to Mount Airy Casino in pennsylvania. We had a great weekend and managed to win some money. This is Drew and I, and I have to mention I'm wearing my handmade coat(!!)

 January 3rd:

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Painted these for work weeks ago but forgot to take a picture. My little babushka babies!

 

Most of these pictures are on my instagram account, you can follow me @trish_mcl

 

Again, thank you to everyone stopping by my little place in the world! Later this week I hope to share another refashion I'm working on so be sure to stop back!

 

 

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Project 365: Week Twenty

November 11th:

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I've been waiting for this issue. This magazine is so fantastic and I really recommend it for anyone who wants something unique. I've only read three issues so far but each one has had excellent content. It is so inspirational to flip through a magazine with enticing images and to read about people and small businesses that deserve the recognition. It has become a goal of mine to get in this magazine.

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Monday night I was invited to the Anthro "managers party" for helping with display the past few months. We went to Pilsener Haus in Hoboken. This little gem was sketchy to walk to but man, was it awesome inside and out. It was a great place for the party and I really want to go back. Hopefully I'll have a trip there in the near future.

November 12th:

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I've been seeing these leather sleeve trenches for a while now and have been itching to get one. I really don't have the funds at this point to go out and purchase a jacket that I don't really need so I took one of my old coats and one of my sister's old coats and put them together! I started this as my third project in refashioning class so I still have some work to do to finish it up but am excited for the final product.

November 13th:

I can't actually show this picture just yet because it is part of a display at Anthro. So this one will just have to wait!

November 14th:

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My first #throwbackthursday! (#tbt). I've been thinking about what to get Drew for Christmas/our Anniversary so I was looking at the past gifts I've made for him. I have an idea in mind for this year, but don't know how it's going to work, so I have some more thinking to do.

November 15th:

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My mom and I have been trying for months to work on this embroidery project but we haven't had time. I finally thought I had a chance on Friday but technical difficulties prevented me from working on this. So many ideas, not so much time to do them.

November 16th:

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Today I learned how to harvest brussel sprouts. They are grown on a log, which most people don't know and are very time consuming to take off the log. We now sell them on the log because they are in such high demand!

November 17th:

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These adorable ornaments are the newest addition in the farm market. They are a fair trade product handmade out of little gourds. We try to fill the market with handmade/fair trade products because we believe in the small companies out there that are doing good.

That's my week! What have you done this past week? Are you working on a Project 365? I would love to see!

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Project 365: Week Nineteen

One day I'll actually post this on a monday.

November 4th:

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Some mornings you just need a really great pick-me-up.  I rarely buy coffee somewhere when I can make it myself but spending $4.00 on this caramel latte was totally worth it.

November 5th:

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Second project in my refashion class. I know it isn't really showing anything right now but I will post more photos from all my refashions! I'm getting really into the class and my closet is making some sacrifices for me.

November 6th:

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These are some of the pieces for the new Anthro window. The complete window is absolutely stunning and I'm so happy that I was able to work on it. I definitely recommend going into your local anthro and looking at all the new displays!

November 7th:

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Some display from the store that I got to take home. Adding some gold to my apartment ; )

November 8th:

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I've started going to the farm on Fridays, in addition to Saturday and Sunday, and was stuck in traffic on the Pulaski Skyway for 20 minutes. I've learned to leave earlier.

November 9th:

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I found one of my favorite stuffed animals from when I was little. I used to be obsessed with Tweety bird and baby tweety is just so cute! I had to throw it away because it was in storage in the barn and didn't sit very well in there.

November 10th:

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Stormy Skies at the farm.

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Drew and I went out to dinner at the Brass Rail. The whole experience was fantastic. The food, the service, and that drink was incredible!

 

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Project 365 Week Seventeen and Eighteen

I'm starting to lose track of the days. The weeks are flying by and some days I have nothing interesting but work going on. Life needs to slow down a bit. But here we are,

October 21st:

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Started some new recycled bags. Something went wrong with the black fabric and the stripes ended up being too small to fit on the floral. Still figuring out what to do about it.

October 22nd:

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Today was my first day of Refashioning Class. I made my way into New York and found the school, and eventually found my class. Taking this class makes me miss college but it also reminds me how far I've come in the short period since graduating. I would love to take more classes and really love taking only what interests me.

October 23rd:

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Finished a few of the recycled clutches. Actually, they aren't finished because they need twist lock closures, but I ran out.

October 24th:

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These six fabrics are my favorites. The prints and colors in this collection are so stunning and I've been saving them for about 2 years now. I can't hold on to them anymore so I'm making new wrist-lets out of them.

October 25th:

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These next few pictures are really boring. I've starting working on the farm on Fridays since I haven't been scheduled in Hoboken. We were starting a new online project and needed product photos so this is one of the photos I took.

October 26th:

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This is what we primarily sell on the farm. Naturally raised meats.

October 27th:

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Drew and I went out for dinner at the Madison. It was on the other side of town but it was a nice night to walk. Food was good, not great and service (our waitress) was worse than the food. I don't think I'd go back unless I had a real reason to. (Although the mudslide I ordered was delicious)

October 28th:

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Every spare moment I got was spent sewing my costume.

October 29th:

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My first project for refashion class. This was a boyfriend cardi and a floral blouse from H&M. I love how it turned out.

October 30th:

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Getting my accessories ready for Halloween. Glitter heels and glitter tights.

October 31st:

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Happy Halloween! Rainbow Fish!

November 1st:

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November 2nd:

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Out-take from a photo session on the farm. We had customer appreciation day today and had a great turnout!

November 3rd:

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Drew and I had our semi-regular Sunday date night. We went out for subs and they wrote "His and Hers" on the bags. I thought it was so cute!

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Project 365: Week Sixteen

The past week was a rough one, and you'll be able to tell by my pictures but I'm happy to get back to some normalcy this week.

October 14th:

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Monday was getting everything prepped for the wake. I took on responsibility of putting together the picture boards. It's so hard putting 85 years of memories onto two poster boards.

October 15th:

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The wake. My grandma gave me her polka dot dress back when I was in high school. I decided to fix it up and wear it to my junior prom. It is my all time favorite dress so I wore it to the wake in honor of the amazing woman who gave it to me.

October 16th:

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Beautiful flowers from the funeral.

October 17th:

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Progress on my costume. It's just about half way done in this photo. I'm a little further now and plan to work on it some more tonight. Does my costume look a little more obvious now? Hint: it's a character from a children's book.

October 18th:

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Sometimes I get in the mood to cook. This is very rare, so when it happens, I need to act on it. I wanted soup so I made a new soup mix we got at the farm.

October 19th:

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All the little kittens have been adopted. This was the last picture I got of one on the farm. They were so adorable but I'm glad they all went to loving homes.

October 20th:

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Little baby egg! It's classified as "PeeWee" on the egg scale.

 

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Catching up with life: project 365 week fourteen & fifteen

I've missed the past two weeks. It isn't because I forgot, or hadn't wanted to blog, but there has been a very upsetting bump in my road. Last week, my grandma took a turn for the worst. Her breathing started to suffer and her body was slowly giving out. I went to work during the day then raced home to be by her side every night. We never knew if it was the last time we would be able to see her or talk to her, so every night, for a whole week, we were saying goodbye. She fought so hard to stay alive but her fight ended early sunday morning. It's been a tough couple weeks but now I'm back in hoboken with two weeks of photos to share.

We are going all the way back to September folks!

September 30th:

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Started on some new bags. I think they only have to have their button closure then they are all done!

October 1st:

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I started my halloween costume last year but never got to finish. This year I wanted to leave myself some time to finish it, but it looks like its cutting it close. Can you guess what I'm going to be?

October 2nd:

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When I got to work, my manager called me in. Personally that never sounds like a good thing, but she promoted me! I am currently the Holiday VSA. I assist display with creating structures in store etc, when I am not on the floor selling. Right now it is only for the next couple months but we will see if it continues.

October 3rd:

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With the news of my promotion, I decided to start a skirt. I've had this fabric for a few years and just wanted to see it be turned into something.

October 4th:

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One task I do very often is paint. It's now rare that I come home with clean hands.

October 5th:

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Home to the farm to work. All these little kittens were piled together!

October 6th:

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Finished the skirt just in time to wear it to Drew's sister's engagement party. I originally wanted a maxi but didn't have enough fabric. Hopefully I'll blog about this soon.

October 7th:

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This was the first day visiting my grandma for a week. My sister and I had some time alone with her so we just sat and ate some crackers. My grandma would keep these crackers on her at all times.

October 8th:

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We started preparing for my grandma's passing. One of my jobs was going through photos. This is my favorite picture.

October 9th:

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Some of the display pieces we've been using. They make simple pieces sparkle!

October 10th:

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Got to wear the mask for spray painting today.

October 11th:

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More projects at work. This week was just crazy.

October 12th:

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Beautiful fall weekend on the farm.

October 13th:

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Grandma passed away early this morning. I didn't know what to post today.

 

So there are two weeks worth of photos. I am all caught up! I hope life will be a little calmer now. I plan to catch up on sleep and some sewing and will be posting more frequently soon.