Binder notebook - ✔
Lunchbox - ✔
Cute writing instruments - ✔
Went for my first lesson today in Beading and Embellishment: The Secrets of Haute Couture (sounds kinda posh but I don't know if it will be...yet) - a six-week evening course that I signed up for about a month ago at the local ESMOD.
I thought I should make good use of my state of jobless-ness and go polish up my self-taught embroidery skills and, at the same time, learn something new like beading. All of which will come in useful one day should I decide to add some bling to the jewels. Or if I want to present my yet-to-be-wed pals with an embellished heirloom wedding dress. And their first-born with a hand-beaded christening gown. You know, that sort of thing.
Anyway, the two-hour class went well. Our teacher has really good credentials - a textile graduate with years of experience in the industry (Versace and McQueen were two of the houses he worked at) and in teaching. Class size is a tiny seven - loads of attention from the teacher for each student. Everyone is really nice except for one Miss Perky-Know-It-All-Self-Appointed-Class-Monitor (every class that I've been to seems to have one) who did my head in in the first five minutes already.
We went back to basics starting with the running stitch and there's already homework to be done! Starting with a research paper due next week on the theme for our final design and more papers on other related topics have to be handed in each week. It sure is not going to be as cruise-y as I thought it'd be, this going-back-to-school business!