Jenny La Fleur
my virtual scrapbook - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
my virtual scrapbook

Ahh... I remember the days when I enjoyed working on my website... those days are so over! I love the results but find the process so amazing tedious now. I was reminiscing with Casey the other day about those "good old days" when I would design and code websites for weeks on end. Now I'd rather be sewing or almost anything really. Not that I have that kind of time these days either...

Anyway the site is all updated with diaries, galleries and event photo albums. Most of which you, my faithful LJ readers, have already seen of course.

I do like having my site though. sadievale and her mom are creating scrapbooks of their costuming projects, with scraps of fabric and photos and pics of patterns etc. They are lovely and becoming very fun to flip through. I was beginning to lament I didn't have one too and then realized I do, it's just virtual. My website is my scrapbook and my portfolio.

I need to look at it more, more than just the quick reference when I'm working on a project. You have to know where you have been before you can appreciate where you are, and in turn realize where you want to go. I'm so glad Dad got me that original program and domain name and made me learn to code. My life is so rich because of it.

It was also a good feeling to discover this pic. I am now lacing my stays with half that gap, more at the waist. Very cool! Losing weight slow and steady has always worked best for me but sometimes it's so slow I don't see a difference. Perhaps it's time to take some new stay pics... :>

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librarianofdoom From: librarianofdoom Date: May 6th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC) (link)
I just wanted to say that I'm very grateful that you put the time and energy into updating your website. Even though I read your LJ, I'll still check out your website to look at construction details or tips, and it's much easier to find the project I'm looking for on your website than searching through LJ posts. So, thank you!
anielmom From: anielmom Date: May 6th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) (link)
I second this! Thank you for all your hard work, it is always appriciated.
Yay for the shrinking gap!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 6th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm so glad it's helpful to you!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 6th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (link)
You are very welcome! I'm glad you've found it helpful! Even with LJ tags, I use it in the same way. My LJ entries end up so sprawling sometimes. I tend to condense things on the website to make life simpler.
jehanni From: jehanni Date: May 6th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay for needing a new "gap" pic!

I'm going the other way at the moment. Coming back from CostumeCon, I'm determined to pay more attention on the exercise side of things (my job is both stressful and sedentary: bad for my eyes and my waistline!) and the food-as-reward impulses, because I don't want to loosen the stays any further. And I want to fit my oufits for Costume College!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 6th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh that must be nice! I'm still limiting soda intake, not giving into the urge to buy fresh hot donuts and eating the dreaded salads.

Still it's better than exercising - ick! :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 7th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC) (link)
I am so glad you continue to update your site. I really do use it as reference very often. And having it all there is so useful. Thank you. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome! :>
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 7th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC) (link)


this is lmcbeth, but for whatever reason I cannot log on, so I'm anonymous :/

Yes, I love that you keep up your website too, because though I cannot generally access LJ from work, I can take a peek at what you've been up to there, and alot of times I use your wonderful research and work for reference!

Congrats on your success with weight loss, a battle that I am ever struggling with! There is nothing quiet like noticing that all your hard work is paying off.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 9th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC) (link)

Re: Thanks!

Bad LJ!

Oh that is fun! I need to be better about updating more often I know...

Thanks! Yes the battle rages ever on. But we shall not give up the struggle - curvy girls unite!! *ahem*

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