jinxes and fabric

Ok, here are some more of those photos I mentioned. First, here’s my haul from the thrift store yesterday. First lucky thrifting day I’ve had in a looong time! You can see the latest additions up close in my vintage fabric set on flickr.

And here’s one of the self portraits I took yesterday. There is an unsettling amount of me staring out at me from my iPhoto now. yikes. So what’s the picture for… I’m going to try my best to not give in to my superstitious nature and actually mention something *before* it happens and not be one bit afraid that I’m jinxing it. (yes, of course my fingers are crossed and crossed hard) What I’m so excited (and nervous about) is that Cutting Edge Magazine is doing a little article on me in their Winter issue. I’m so thrilled about it! And there’s gonna be a fun holiday project in there too that I’m really excited about. I hate not being able to talk about things I’m working on because of fear that they won’t come to fruition. I’d for sure get online and cry in my soup about it if anything did go wrong so I might as well mention it now right?  So anyway, they wanted to include a picture of me as well so I was working on it yesterday. Tim says they all suck because they’re obviously shot by me with my arm out. yeah, yeah. So now we’re going to try him taking my picture. This hasn’t worked out so well in the past, wish us luck!

oh yeah, and thanks modish for leading me to my new favorite shirt by Sigrid Astrup!

42 thoughts on “jinxes and fabric

  1. Daphne says:

    I like your self portrait though yeah, arm out, etc. You remind me of a long-time friend in this picture, so of course I think you look totally lovely.
    Seth’s pics of me always highlight what he thinks is cute about my personality and it’s usually me concentrating on something like knitting and looking like I have 1,000,000 chins and am rather cross.

  2. Blair says:

    that is really exciting news Hillary. can’t wait to see the article. and its so fun to see YOU! i hate pics of myself. if there is ever a good one (rarely), we immediately frame it in large glossy sizes. needless to say, there’s probably one in the house. my kids will wonder what their mom looked like, i’m sure.

  3. Nena says:

    wow I love the fabric! I’m surprised by your picture. For some reason I had a completely different image of you in my head. A doll actually heehee. It’s nice to see a real person… and how exciting!!!!!!!

  4. Mary-Heather says:

    You know, you’re a DIY kind of gal so it’s appropriate that you took the pictures yourself! Or something. Thanks for posting the picture- you look great and that shirt rocks. Like Daphne from these comments, I always look cross in pictures.

  5. Amanda says:

    Oh wow! It is so nice to finally see what you look like, and after seeing pictures of your little one…he looks just like you!
    Thanks for putting a personality to a face!

  6. sara says:

    Congrats! I looked forward to reading the article. It’s nice to put a face to a blog. 😉
    I LOVE all the fabrics you picked up. For some reason I never though to look for fabrics in a thrift store but I now clearly have a good reason to look.

  7. mary b says:

    Thanks for including the picture – can finally put a face to the blog. Loved how you posed with fabric in the background – it looks fab with your shirt.

  8. jenny r says:

    That’s cool! I had to do shots of myself for a TV show taping and felt so silly suddenly posting them all on Flickr. I figured it was *something* like that!

  9. Morgan says:

    The fabric is fabulous- you are fabulous and so is that photo! WOW- great news about the article! We’d cry in our nachos with you if it didn’t turn out- but sure it all will!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  10. lla says:

    What exciting news! And it’s funny – I’ll second the voices of previous commenters…I’m not sure what I thought you would look like, but that wasn’t it. Although, I don’t know why I was surprised… you look like Oscar!

  11. stephhung says:

    that’s awesome about the article, congrats! and how DO you manage to find such great fabric at thrift stores? every time i go, i only seem to find sheets with odd stains and ciggy holes burned into them. i must be going to the wrong stores…

  12. Sally says:

    Tim’s right – it does look like you’ve taken it yourself – which MAY be a good thing as someone pointed out. You are the DIY Princess (or something like that)after all.

  13. geekxnerd says:

    Wow – I don’t know why, but I envisioned you in a completely different way…brunette, with long hair, ha!, wait that’s me! Your shirt is so cute, and I echo the comments before me, boy does Oscar look like you!

  14. Maritza says:

    Yay you! Congrats on the article!
    So that’s what the woman behind all those brilliant toys looks like!
    Great fabrics, by the way – beautiful prints.

  15. Heather Bailey says:

    It’s obnoxious to have something fabulous and fun in the works and not be able to share – it’s a lot more fun to spill the beans! And, everyone should put their picture up – you go girl.

  16. Charmaine says:

    Your picture is so nice!!!!! You look pretty much just as I thought you would! Boy – another something to be proud of yourself for! I don’t think they would have asked you if they weren’t certain, so put aside your doubts and get a girlfriend to take your pic if you have to until YOU are happy with the picture. Keep up the good work.

  17. eipwek says:

    Congrats on the magazine article! I can be the same way sometimes….with not wanting to blab good news to everyboday for fear of the good news disappearing and leaving me to look foolish. But you’re right – you’d probably share any letdowns on your blog anyway, so might as well go for it. That’s really exciting!!

  18. Veronica TM says:

    Congratulations Hillary! I am so looking forward to seeing your article!
    When my husband takes photos of me it is not very pretty {in many ways}, so good luck, though I think this pic is perfectly fine and you look great.

  19. kathy says:

    Congratulations on taking the leap to share a picture. I was practically hyperventilating when I posted my first one. Now, it’s sort of fun. You’re as lovely as the voice. Can’t wait to see the article.

  20. Alicia P. says:

    How adorable are you! Please! Love the expression — you look like you’re about to say, “If you guys don’t be quiet — this is a library, people!!!” Hee hee.
    And major congrats on the magazine article — it will totally work out! Can’t wait. xo

  21. amy k. says:

    dude!! I come back to this?! amazing!! hi hillary!! god-this is great!! I love it, arm out and all. and can’t wait to see the magazine piece-
    and the shirt is awesome-as are you. . .

  22. Mike says:

    Hillary – (1) REALLY nice fabric finds; (2) Congrats on the magazine article; and (3) the photo is great. Great facial expression with you looking over the lenses of your eyeglasses. Good luck with having your husband take some more photos. Should be interesting. 🙂

  23. hillary says:

    everyone else please excuse me taking the bait but…
    hey anonymous hater, why don’t you drop me a line at hillarylang at gmail.com and we’ll discuss further what it is you think you know about me. thx.

  24. Michele says:

    I have to say that your website is one of the nicest I’ve ever encountered. I spent hours looking at all your pics and links and lovelies!! My daughter told me I needed to go to bed just so i’d stop saying “awwww”. I love vintage fabrics, little woodland things, creative colors and shapes, embroidery, ribbon, and button cards!! I LOVE your site, too!! Congrats on a job well done, and a creative life well lived…..or expressed. You get my point. Lol……
    Thanks for sharing you. It’s inspiring.

  25. amanda says:

    I LOVE this picture of you, Hillary. (And by the way, you just *made* me by that shirt!) I’m so excited for you – can’t wait to see the article!!

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