Squeegee Beckenheim

17 May

I tend to jump into projects with the highest of hopes and then abandon them when they get too hard.  Or if something’s good on TV. Or I hear the ice cream truck. 

Lately, though, I’ve been thinking I can change, with the help of apartment therapy.  I love the homes featured and it’s made me excited to move into my very own post-college apartment come August.  I found this great idea to make your own duvet cover.  I bought an amazing grafitti-like fabric and pulled out the sewing machine my mom gave a me a few Christmases ago, at the height of my Project Runway obesession.  At the time, I was in love with the hilarious Santino, was cursing the universe for making Daniel Vosovic gay, and coveting every item in Chloe’s wardrobe.  I harbored secret fantasies of sewing late into the night in the Parsons design studio with Tim Gunn as a mentor while my crazy designer friends pranced around in orange micro-mini shorts and cried in frustration. Note: I actually saw Andrae from Season Two at a fashion show at school and he was adorable, if a bit too verbose.

After an hour of looking for the bobbin and watching a horrible instructional DVD featuring a woman who I’m sure starred in many office sexual harassment videos, I returnd to JoAnn Fabrics where a kindly old man showed me how to begin sewing.  When asked whether my sewing machine was a problem, he responded with, “Well, it’s very cheap.  I don’t know how else to put it.”  My mom was not amused when I told her later.

Many hours later, my duvet is complete! (I gave up when the bobbin ran out of thread and I couldn’t rethread it – there’s a good chance it will fall apart soon).  But it was fun and once I learn to actually use my sewing machine, I look forward to abandoning many more projects.

My Duvet

2 Responses to “Squeegee Beckenheim”

  1. J May 17, 2009 at 7:06 am #

    dood. Daniel SAID he’s like 80-20, or some shit like that. btw, so so glad you’re blogging again. I was considering it myself.

  2. goudsneh May 17, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    do it! your tweets always leave me wanting more…

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