Monday, June 30, 2014

My Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is in 10 days so I just wanted to put my desires into the atmosphere lol
After reading so many blogs and resources and learning more and more about sewing, there are some tools and resources that I believe would be great investments into my sewing!
And I'm putting it out there just in case some of you haven't seen these things and find that they may be beneficial :-)
This is my birthday wishlist!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3 Years Post Relaxer! & Future Hair Goals

I almost always miss my anniversary.
My natural hair anniversary!
Today marks 3 years since I've had a relaxer in my hair.
(which also means my birthday is in exactly 2 weeks... but that's neither here nor there lol)

Having natural hair brings SO many emotions.
Happy, frustrated, tired, free, beautiful, annoyed, and the list goes on lol
One of the main reasons I wanted to go natural was because I saw so many women whose hair grew to lengths I'd never seen before on the majority of colored women.
And here I am today having reached another milestone!
I have finally reached bra-strap-length (BSL) hair :-D
I know last year at this time I was only a few inches away but then I got a haircut with a salon I won't name lol and I thought that I wouldn't make it by my 3 yr ann. but I did!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Leaping Leopard! - Vogue 1395

It's finally summer! My FAVORITE season of the year!!
Endless cookouts, warm mornings AND evenings, and MY BIRTHDAY!
I have this theory that I draw my energy from the sun so summer makes me super happy :-D

The one thing I don't like about summer is that it rains so randomly.
Hence why I am wearing boots in 80 degree weather lol
This is Vogue 1395
I cut a 12 in the bodice and a 10 in the skirt.
I cut a 12 at the top of the overlay and graded down to a 10 near the bottom.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Color Purple - McCall's 6752

"All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul..."
- Uniek Swain

This week I'm guest blogging over at Vintage Zest while Diane takes a small school break!

All the details about the dress will be there so head on over and read about it!

This dress is McCall's 6752 View B

Monday, June 16, 2014

Needles & Fashion Meetup!! & McCall's 6744

This weekend I met up with some ladies from the Facebook Group "Needles and Fashion"!
We met for brunch at Beacon Bar & Grill in the District of Columbia.
designed by Christina Carter

And now that I'm writing this post, I realize how "new" of a blogger I am because I have no pics of the restaurant, or the setup of the table with the gifts lol
I didn't even start taking pictures until we were done eating SMH

Experience is the best teacher right? lol anyway.

The food was GREAT: Brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas and Tequila sunrises.

But the company was even BETTER!
It ended up being nine of us ladies.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Panama Carnavales 2014

Que Sopa?!

Okay, so I know this post is SUPER late because I went to Panama in March and it's now June lol

My maternal family is Panamanian so I've pretty much been raised in the culture.
I actually lived in Panama for a brief time and went to school there as well.
I found my old school registration card
So Panama holds a huge place in my heart.
I went to Carnaval this year with a large amount of family and had and AMAZING time.
Weather in the 90's, awesome food, music everywhere, sandy beaches, nonstop dancing!
So far one of the greatest times I've had this year.

These are some of the highlights of my trip.
disclaimer: I don't have THAT many pics because I was too busy having fun and forgot lol sorry.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Telltale Tasha turns ONE! & a GIVEAWAY

The Telltale Tasha turns ONE today!!
This has been one amazing year!
I want to first thank any and everyone who has read a post, commented, shared a link or just browsed through.
I appreciate it more than you know to have people I know and don't know have a positive reaction to my ideas and creativity.
When I first started this blog last year, I did not know that there was such a HUGE sewing community online & around the world!
I have learned SO much from you all and appreciate all of the knowledge you share.
To think that this time last year I had no idea how to thread my machine and now I'm making entire outfits with serious techniques is absolutely overwhelming.
I was looking back to my first post and I am excited to say that I have not strayed too far away from my blog's original intent.
For the future, I will be adding more reconstructions though.
I have 3 trash bags full of clothes that don't fit that my mom keeps threatening to throw out lol I need to do something with them ASAP.
Also for the future, i plan to practice more photograpy skills and will be posting my progress here.
Thank you again for sticking around and supporting me :-)
And to express my gratitude I will be giving away a $25 gift card to amazon!
I wanted to give away something applicable for the sewers AND non-sewers
sn: you don't have to "register" for the giveaway. Your email is needed so that you can be contacted if you win! There are multiple chances to enter! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

It's okay if you already follow me on bloglovin' and on instagram. Just enter yourself in that entry!
Here's to many more years! *clinks glass*
xoxo, Tasha

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CPIK - Christina Carter

Remember last year when I started this "Cool People I Know" Series?
.... of course you don't, it was forever ago lol
So you can imagine how overdue this post is.
If you want to know what it's all about you can check out my first post about it here.
Anyway, people are always telling me how cute they think my blog header is.
Well let me introduce you to the designer, Christina Carter.

Christina is a full-time graphic designer.
She works for a credit union (designing) as well as does free-lance.
She went to school for it. Believe me, I know, because we were roommates lol
Not only did Christina make my blog header, but she also designed my "networking cards"

Now that I'm wanting to expand my skills in photography, she also designed my watermark!
I didn't take this pic but just an example

So let me stop blabbing and go ahead and let her tell you about herself!

Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm a Golden Princess! - New Look 6480 & Simplicity 1427

What's the number for Disney so they can sign me?
This weekend was my grandmother's 80th birthday BASH so I wanted to wear something special.