|My camera died before we even got on the plane, so these are all iPhone snaps.|
In the meantime, I'm back from Seattle and missing its aggressive greenery greatly. Aggressive is the only way to describe it -- I felt like I was being visually assaulted by all the emerald-colored foliage -- but oh, it was so, so beautiful. I think if I didn't live in California, I'd be happy to live in Seattle. All of that tasty food, the walk-or-bike-whenever-you-possibly-can culture (or at least, that was the vibe I got in Capitol Hill, which is where we stayed), and the enormous thrifting potential. Seriously, I could have come home with a whole suitcase of sheets and vintage sewing patterns; it was only with great restraint (and imagining the look on my husband's face) that I managed to come home with only two sewing books, a few patterns, and a vintage buttonhook for my Astorias.
Since this was my first time visiting Seattle, we did the normal tourist things, like going to the Pike Place Market, Queen Anne Hill, Space Needle, and biking around Fremont and Ballard. And since I didn't get a chance to do Me Made May this year, I opted for a Me Made Seattle Trip. Good thing I've been working on more practical, wearable pieces lately!
|Day 1: My nautical shorts and a quick tee made from the leftovers of the coral stripe dress, at a random quilt shop.|
|I know the iPhone picture doesn't do justice to this quilt, but it was AMAZING. It almost makes me want to take up quilting.|
|I've always loved topographical maps, and this one is fantastic.|
|Day 2: My raglan sleeve top, appropriately floral in the Volunteer Park Conservatory.|
|Riding a camel at the Asian Art Museum. They had an absolutely gorgeous display of Central Asian hand-woven, historical ikat fabrics and robes, but no pictures were allowed inside.|
|Day 3: Floral dolman sleeve top, at the Dale Chihuly's Seattle Center Gardens and Glass.|
|It was, as Nikki put it, was "everything you'd ever want in a Dale Chihuly museum." I've done some lampworking myself in college, so seeing glass done at this scale was breathtaking. Seriously, go see it if you get a chance.|
|The Space Needle, as seen from the bottom through the greenhouse-y thing.|
|We went to Prospect Park at the top of Queen Anne Hill to take in the view. The Space Needle looks so tiny!|
|Day 4: Light turquoise dolman sleeve sweatshirt, which you can barely see, for biking around. This is our only picture that day, at Gasworks Park. On Day 5, I wore my Fake Renfrew to go to the airport (not pictured).|
After last year's Me Made June in England and France, it was fun doing another, shorter, me-made vacation, having since shored up some of the gaps in my wardrobe. And if you don't recognize the dolman-sleeved tops, it's because I haven't blogged them yet...but that's because I'm working on another free, printable pattern! Maybe even multi-sized!
*My hands-down, awkwardest date ever was with a physics teacher (are you sensing a theme here?). He took me on a hike of Mount Diablo, and at the top asked me to be his girlfriend. I was totally caught off-guard, awkwardly stammered out a no and some vague reasons, and then we had the whole hike back down to make stilted small talk...