So, a couple years ago I had this great idea that Dan and I should watch all of the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. We love movies, we eat them up like they're going out of style, so I though it would be a fun project..
Then we got to Rocky... and I really didn't want to watch Rocky, so we put it to the wayside for about a year. Well, Saturday night we got caught up and watched Rocky (I loved it!), then Annie Hall (already one of my favourites), then both promptly came down with the FLU! UGH. You did not want to step foot in this house the last couple of days.
Anyway, I am glad to say, we have watched every Oscar's Best Picture, save for 2 early ones we are having hard time finding, up to 1977. It has been a really fun project, very inspiring design-wise, and it's been a great way to see movies we wouldn't have other wise watched... some we were surprised to have liked, like the Sound of Music (I hate musicals), and we even found some new favourites, like The Apartment.
Yesterday was a much better day. I spent a chunk of time disinfecting anything that might potentially have a flu germ on it, washed all the sheets, every article of clothing, did all the dishes... Then got back to work!
I was super excited to see a nice review from the Lingerie Lesbian. If you don't follow her, you really should. If you love lingerie, she posts some of the most wonderful things... very inspiring!
I am torn at where I stand on reading reviews of my own garments. On one hand, it's a learning experience. If there is something that isn't liked, then I can learn to make it better. If there is something that some one loves, then maybe I can incorporate that into more of my designs. However, I'm always afraid of feeling too swayed in my design decisions by the reaction of others. I really want to keep my design process 'pure'... plus, I'm sensitive! I have resolved that from well-read sources like The Lingerie Addict, or the Lingerie Lesbian, it is good to read the reviews.
In other news, I simply cannot believe how busy I am. I keep talking about releasing a bandeau bra pattern, but I can't seem to step out from beneath my pile of lacy bras and panties! Not a bad thing at all, I am quite content, amazed, and grateful!