Sunday, October 07, 2007

America's Next Formica Model

Wow, life has been busy.

My first week of work I was thrown in with both feet, working on several projects right from the start. On top of learning the ropes I decided to take care of 4 chihuahuas while my friends were out of town. Don't let their cute faces fool you....they wore me out!

Daphne, the princess

Chico, the elder

Jimmy, the shaky one

Oliver, the trouble maker!

After the chihuahuas it was on to making a dress out of Formica. Yes, I said a dress out of Formica. In the first hour of my new job I was asked to fill in as a model for a fellow designer who had broke her ankle. The IIDA (International Interior Design Association) has a fashion show that consists of design teams matched up with manufacturers. We were paired with Formica. Since I had the most time and the best sewing skills I ended up making a lot of the dress myself.

I am sad to say that my dress was the most amateur dress at the event. I was disappointed that I didn't have the time to make something more spectacular but in the end I was mostly concerned about making sure that the owner's daughter, who modeled with me, had a good experience and a lot of fun.

Here are my favorites:

This is carpet!

Life isn't slowing down in October:
  • I am traveling for work the next two weeks, Indianapolis and Floridaa.
  • Oct. 20 is the third annual Tour de Moose (which will be my first! since I am not working on Saturdays anymore, woohoo!) (website built by Andrew!)
  • I am also still taking a class on Tuesday nights and doing my homework on Saturdays.
  • My maid of honor is moving into the neighborhood on Oct. 26 and we will be helping them settle in.
  • Baby Landsbaum is expected any day now! We will be cooking meals for the parents, trying to keep them strong and rested.
Enjoy your October!


chasmyn said...

For some reason the only two photos that show up for me are "Daphne, the Princess" and "This is Carpet!".

I'm glad to see you're so busy and having fun - I want to see the Formica dress!

Peg said...

Wow, they had some fancy dresses! Will the company participate every year?

Sara said...

I'm not sure but I assume so. I think the owner's daughter would like to do it again and I think we want to redeem ourselves. (or at least I do!) It was actually a really fun event. The biggest design event I've ever been to.

Anonymous said...

That is just a cool event. You and Andrew are doing fantastic!!! Keep it up!