Sunday, February 15, 2009

IT LIVES!! Again. Ahem. Excitement over.

There has been a shortage of pie and handkerchiefs in the world of late. I feel this needs to be remedied. Everyone needs pie and handkerchiefs. Handkerchiefs are useful, and pies are......well pies are pies. They need to exist just to make the world a better place. Plus my mother keeps complaining that she doesn't know what I'm doing because I haven't been blogging. I apologise profusely, Mother.

Sometimes I think this blog has had so many near-death experiences that it must be developing a pathological fear of bright lights.

Third year coursework has been busy kicking my arse, as is only fitting I suppose, and continues to do so. I was ever so slightly correct when I predicted that I had bitten off more than I could chew in the last unit. About halfway through the unit my tutors and I decided I had too much work to do so the baggy, frilly, knee-length jumpsuit got cut. Shame. Anyhoo, they did get finished:

Well. Ish. That there jacket would hang a lot better if it had actual buttons and buttonholes rather than pins, but they still haven't seen fit to teach us how to use the keyhole buttonhole machine and won't accept them with straight ones, so we have to just wait for our technician to do them for us. Which she still hasn't. *sigh*

I'm currently about a week away from finishing the first costume of two for my final major project, which is a 1930s two piece suit and shirt for a BA Acting production of 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?'. Very excited about this one, as far as I know, it's the only production that the acting course is puting on for a paying audience, in an actual Bournemouth theatre rather than university studio space, and I've somehow ended up making the costume for the male lead. There are 8 of us making costumes for this play and we're working directly with the designer and director in our own little production studio. Ah, it's almost like real life. Except I sort of hope I will be paid in real life. Our payment for this is 2 free tickets which I'm very disappointed to find I won't be able to use as I'm in America again the week the play's running. Dammit. I'm hoping to sneak into a dress rehearsal before I go.

In my very, very limited free time, there has been knitting, which I will show off at some unspecified future date. There are gifts, and warm weather woolies, and an ACTUAL GARMENT, which I have been ACTUALLY WEARING.

Exciting, huh?

Rightyho, I am off to turn up my cuffs.

My life is so fun.

1 comment:

Anushka said...

oh I LOVE that corset!
You sound madly busy - best of luck with the play and so on!