Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tiki Oasis: Who's a Bad Blogger?

Meeee!  I'm a bad blogger.  But you knew that.

I went to Tiki Oasis and had wonderful time.  
What I neglected to do while I was there was take a lot of photos.  
You know, like, for the blog.

It was a super fun event as always. This year's theme was Tikibilly so there was a lot of rockabilly music and really fun Country/Western-meets-Hawaiianna costumes and decorations.  Good times.

My only event photo is of the pie eating contest taken from the balcony of our room.  We were right above the stage...and yet I took no photos of the bands.  Le sigh.  Blogging is hard.

And this is one of the only photos that we took of me actually AT the event.
This is my "country-fried bikini" of faux denim shorts and an American flag halter top.  
I kind of love it.  It makes my beer gut look adorable. 

You know what I took photos of at Tiki Oasis?  THE MONKEY HUSBAND.
He is just so frickin' cute.  

He made three cabana sets to wear this year.  That's right, the Hubs can sew.  
(He made cabana sets for last year too, but I neglected to take any photos.  Uy.)

He used Kwik Sew 575 from the 1970s.

To fit the Tikibilly theme, he looked around for fabric that would combine rockabilly and Polynesian, but didn't have a lot of luck.  So, in keeping with the rockabilly side of things, he decided to go with the "Country Americana" trope of trailers, beer and BBQs. 

Here he is standing in front of Trader Mort's Liquor

in his trailer print cabana set.

And here, on the hotel grounds...

in his beer bottle print cabana set.

And finally here, posing with a newly acquired shrunken head
on the lanai of our hotel room...

in his BBQ print cabana set.

Man, that monkey is cute.  I'm so proud of his ability to sew. He's really good at it.  
I frequently ask him for help when I get stuck on a project.

Incidentally, I made a bunch of stuff for this year's Tiki Oasis, I just didn't photograph it at the event.  You know, because when having fun v. thinking about blogging, fun wins every time!

I'll post my outfits soon.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Still Has Blog?

I do?


I DO have a blog!

Gee, it's been while.  I have LOTS of stuff to post but it's all a bit outdated now, so the next few posts will be a little like going back in time.  Please be patient with me.  I hope to catch up to the present very quickly because the project I'm working on now is much different from what I usually sew and I'm looking forward to showing it to you.  Soon, I hope!

But now...

This is the last of the Hukilau-related posts.  (Yay!)  I made one more bra top to wear in Florida and it's probably my favorite because it involves BALL FRINGE.  I wore it to the vendors on the first day of the event.  They had a cute little photo booth where we got these fun photos taken.

MD is wearing two hats because he was already wearing a hat and bought another one at the vendors. It reminds me of this children's book.  Cute!  You don't really get the full frontal cuteness of the bra top in the photos above, though.

It looks like this.  The shorts are McCalls 5263

The top is Sew Lovely B70 and it ties in the back, just like all the others.  

I adore it.  I just wish it was ever hot enough in Fogville to wear a sun set like this.  I guess I'll just have to plan more exciting tropical vacations!

Next up Tiki Oasis! (No, really, I'm that far behind!)