Monday, November 23, 2009

Now that I have successfully hemmed a pair of my husbands dress pants, I feel like I can do anything. I can accomplish any task! Ha! I am a taskmaster!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sewing Machine!

I now have a sewing machine, thanks to my mother in law!!! Yay!!!

This was my first project. It was something my grandma was gonna make for me as a bridal shower gift, but never got around to it so she gave it to me to make. It's a little longer/frillier/strawberrier than I would like, but it's cute and happy and just right for baking! I call it my strawberries and cream apron!

And here is something I just did. (I know this is a horrible picture) I made it out of 2 tank tops i didn't really like, and now it's a funky blouse I love! The darker purple was covered in ruffles and had a tie back, which made it look like a maternity top. But my favorite part is the shoulder embellishment. I'm really proud of it!

closer look.

Can you tell I have fashion on the brain?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some Fun Things...

dressing up like Marie Antoinette
koi fish
at the Japanese Garden
birthday dinners

little pieces of my life....
makes me smile

Here I am....

I'm not going to berate myself for being a bad blogger. I've just gotten into this weird routine...
(but if I were to give an excuse, it would be that I've been out enjoying fall...!)
Our schedules have changed lately, I work till 11 or 12 and Ez works closing shifts. So now that I have all this free time, I don't know what to do with myself! Every day kind of has this pattern and rhythm, but I think I want to get back to writing on my blog more...
I'm so bad about forgetting it and abandoning it and not posting my little bits of daily serendipity! I have been trying a lot of new things, learning a little about myself, and just learning what it means to be an adult. The best thing about being an adult (and having a lot of free time) is that I can do whatever I want! If I don't really want to do the dishes or clean the bathroom before I do something fun, I don't have to! Wow! mom isn't here to make me! Of course, being so carefree isn't so easy lol The other night I did the dishes before I went to bed and was so excited to realize I didn't have to the next day! I was telling Ez the other day that this period right now is kinda like my in-between relaxing period. When I was a teenager, I had school and chores. When we have kids and busier lives I won't be able to surf the web/read/make stuff all day. So for right now, I'm just enjoying my laid back days while I can. Maybe my apartment isn't always clean, maybe I procrastinate as long as I can, but for right now it's ok cause it's just the two of us and we're both ok with it :)So, all that being said, I am going to try my best to be diligent with this little blog-o-mine! Because Fall is my favorite time of year, and Christmas is coming, and I want to share the decorating process with you!

this is a little hummingbird shirt I made. It makes me smile :)
Wow my life has gotten really monotonous lately....