Thursday, August 30, 2012

While I was away

Ok so here's some stuff that I have been doing while not blogging. I decided that instead of just picking out a pattern and a fabric and just sewing them up, that I needed to work on actually designing the clothing and planing properly. Because I have found that I might make something and be really proud that I made it but I don't wear it. So here are some sketches that I sat down and did. I also made myself 2 different sketch books. One is a spiral notebook for designs and just ideas covered with scrapbook paper and some glitter glue, and then one is a sketch book that I made out of some pages from one of my husbands large sketch books that I hand bound. But first I have learned in the time of my husbands illness in the past 5 or so years that to take joy in the little things because nothing in (at least our) life turns out right.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Checking in

Hey yall. I didn't fall off the map I have just been a little busy going to the doctor and court for the dogs. So I went to civil court today for my neighbors dog and come to find out that the white dog that I called animal control for had not only both of his back legs broken but his back was broken as well. Unfortunately there was no reason to keep the other dog that they had from them. But the judge did state that he was afraid for the other dog because of gross negligence and animal abuse. The man has to pay $11,500 for the white dog and will be brought up on criminal charges. The man claimed that I hated him and that all of our neighbors love him. I the trial he asked me (through an interpreter) what I had against him and I told him "nothing I don't know you". The man was clearly lying and he upset the judge so much that he had to recess 3 times before we were done. An event that should have only taken 30 minutes ended up being 2 1/2 hours. So i'm keeping a good eye on that other dog because if he hurts her shes coming over and staying because everyone in the house wants her. I just wish that I could figure out how to save the white dog, but the animal control says that they are not sure if he will be able to be saved, due to the extent of the injuries. So thats what I have been up to. Something crafty will be on soon I promise. Oh I failed to mention I have no light in my bedroom any more!! My ceiling fan light electric went out and we only have one lamp with out a shade so i'm having to work with no light other than an oil lamp and the sewing (biggest problem we have blacked out the windows because of the Texas heat). Pin It

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Advanced Style

Hey yall. My mother always told me that she dreaded and cried when she turned 30. But my mother was beautiful at 35 when she had me. But my mother is not a fashionable woman at all. So I grew up thinking that wearing heels and makeup and dresses was something you do when your getting dressed up to go some where. Well ladies I want to tell you something, I turned 25 last week and I am just becoming the fashionable beautiful woman that I should have been long ago because of living with my mother in law, she always put her "face" on every day. And I learned something from that, every day you should look your best! I have always loved makeup and have always owned a hoard of purses,shoes, and makeup (at one time I had a milk crate full of makeup but now its just a drawer full). But back to the subject, aging is not something to be afraid of! Especially in our society where 50 is the new 40 and so on. Before I started my blog I read a blog called "Advanced Style", where a man named Ari Seth Cohen photographed women aged 60+ some of these women are 98-101 years old. And these ladies have some serious style and a wonderful outlook on life. This further inspired me to be beautiful and realize that age dosn't matter you can look beautiful at any age. So ladies don't dread age embrace it, and always stay stylish.

Heres Aris' trailor for his new documentary. He has also written a book titled "Advanced Style" Please go check out his site and his book. Advanced Style

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Colette Sewing Handbook

So for my birthday I purchased the Colette Sewing Handbook. I’m absolutely in love with this book! I have been sewing on and off for about 4 years now, and I wish this book was around when I started. I have read every sewing book made after 1997 that I have had access to, which is a good amount since I live in a large metropolitan city so I have access to 20+ libraries, and I have my own little library of books that I have purchased at Half Price Books or online. I do have the Burda Style Sewing Handbook also and it’s great but Sarai really went into detail on some aspects of sewing that Burda Style kind of just hinted at and then went on to another subject, like fabric.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Not Closing Just Slowing It Down

 Hey yall, I decided to not shut the blog down. I enjoy sharing with yall, and the feed back that I get, and even though it's been just a few days I feel that I have a gap in my life now. I know it's weird but it's kind of like loosing a friend and I can't do that, yall mean more to me than any frustration the blog causes me. So because of this, I have decided that I need to slow down, not post so much and I think that I will be able to sustain the blog and the quality of posts. Thank all of you who view and comment on the blog. I hope the ones who have read the last post (which is going to be removed) come by just to check in and will see that i'm still here.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lace dress diy

Hey yall this is the last tutorial I told yall I would give yall one and im not going to let yall down. So here we go, this dress was originally a lace curtain, I cut off the hemmed part because it was stained.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Prince Candle Holders

(I have no idea what that blue spot is)
Hey yall, so this is another set of items that have been sitting in my to do pile for almost a year now. I know that’s a long time but when its sitting out in the garage its “out of sight out of mind” ya know? But anyways I'm really not much one for sanding but I did a little just to rough it up grabbed what I needed and went to work. The reason these caught my eye is because they remind me of the symbol Prince changed his name to, before he changed it back. I mean come on who changes their name to a symbol? But its Prince, he can do what ever he likes, and I still love his sexy little butt. *thought* he is a little man, weird but what ever.
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Out for the day

Hey yall, well I don't have a refashion Friday project. I would but I jacked up the sewing and it took me (not kidding) from 6pm to 10pm to completely rip 2 seams. I learned 2 things, 1. I need to stop sewing my seams with my small zigzag stitch and 2. if your making a butterfly top the arm seams have to be sewn on the outside because you can not turn it right side out when your done! Argg my hands kinda hurt today. But lesson learned and moving forward, my birthday is today so im going to be out for the day so sorry for the lack of a quality post. Check yall tomorrow. But I did finish the dress before we went out so here's a picture of me in it and my glitter shoes (which did not hold up again the glitter came off so its time to soak and start over with something else), and I will post the tutorial later.
Please keep in mind this is not my house and I live with 4 grown men including my husband so the nastiness is not me it was here before me.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clothing Evaluation

So after reading the Colette Sewing Handbook I decided to actually take a look at my closet like it said and then I decided to pull out the things that I didn’t wear. I will admit I didn’t pull much out, I don’t know why I guess i'm a clothes hoarder lol who knows. But any way I also decided to take a better look at the clothing that I own, clothing that I like online, as well as the patterns I own (which is a lot since I buy Leko patterns on cd) and the fabric I have. I realized that even though I have done my best to branch out to colors (my previous wardrobe was black and blue, normally jeans and t-shirts), I just seem to still gravitate to wearing black, purple, blue and sometimes pink. But all my fabric is in all theses pretty bright colors, which makes me think I might sew them up and then they will go to “back” (actually sides) of the closet and not get worn and that’s just a waste of money and time. I really don’t know what to do, since they are patterned as well as colored so I cant just dye it. I guess I’ll just hope for the best. Bye yall  Decor Refashion tomorrow!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pinterest tryout Book Page Table Runner

Today is another Pinterest try out, the book page table runner. So I got to making the book page table runner and I chose the smallest book which was “To kill a mockingbird”, which I have never read. Well as I was assembling my table runner my husband said “what book is that” I told him what it was and he said “that book is everything we stand against”, I said ok and kept going along and he kept writing on his book. Then I noticed a specific word that I’m quite sensitive to
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Rummaged Stuff

So today I found out that the lady down the street died, I didn’t know her personally but my husband said she was a sweet lady he had know her his whole life, he would ask her if he could pick a rose from her bushes to bring to me. I saw her son moving some stuff out yesterday and then this morning I was driving to go check out the Goodwill store I have never been to, well lets just say my normal haunt is much better on prices. But when I came back home I stopped by her house and rummaged through some stuff, its amazing how much you can learn about a person just by looking through some of their belongings,
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Refashion Friday Beige Shawl

When we went on our first vacation (for the both of us as individuals and as a couple), I went shopping, now normally in my day to day clothing I’m not that fancy, I don’t wear much makeup or most of the time none at all. But when it’s a special occasion (at least in my head), I go all out. So I went shopping for outfits and bought a pretty beige shawl with iridescent sequins on it, because you never know when you need some spiffying up.
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Me Featured? Winner of the Boho Bracelet

Hey yall I just wanted to stop by and sas YAY I was featured on Refashion Friday Finds
Recycled Fashion

And the winner of the boho bracelet is Brandi Scardina. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated and there will be more giveaways I promise. Pin It

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FUGLY to Glam

Well Ok I did what I said I would… I got some stuff done. First on the list was to paint a candelabra that I bought from the thrift store about 6 months ago.. don’t judge me! Naw just kidding. I have a bad problem of buying and then throwing stuff into the “to do” box and never getting around to it.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Koozie Upgrade

Hey yall I don’t know about yall but I hate plain things especially if I use it often everything has to be customized in my world. And this drink koozie gets used often so as usual I got tired of looking at the plain blue color with the insurance label on it. So what do I do? I head for the fabric scraps and customize that baby! Here’s the drink koozie that I was creating. Not much of a verbal tutorial as it is pictorial; it’s pretty self explanatory, so here we go.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Boho Bracelet Giveaway

Hey this is the first giveaway I am doing its a bracelet that I made recently for the blog that I never posted. So here it is and here we go all you have to do is follow the blog and follow my twitter that's it, simple as pie.
Giveaway Will Close On Friday 8-10-12

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Creators Block

Hey yall, I just was thinking to myself some times I get what I want to call creators block like writers block. But the thing is, is that I have many ideas and many supplies but just lack the desire to actually get up and make something. Am I the only one that this happens to? I know normally its considered depression but I’m not depressed just bored and lazy I guess. I just sit and stare at my stuff thinking oh well I can make this or I can make that, but I don’t do it. I did get one thing accomplished yesterday; it was half off clothing at Thrift Town yay!
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Something Unique

Well hey yall. I was trolling about the city running some erronds when I stoped into 7-11 & saw this beauty when I was walking out.

This truck is owned by a former Marine named Mr. Floyd. I asked Mr. Floyd what posessed him to do this to his vehicle.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tightwad Tip of the Month

This month is about organization, now I am a pretty organized person, it comes to me easily but my husband on the other hand is the complete opposite. I have to do routine trash pickups on his side of the room because he will just throw it on a table that he has or it “falls” underneath the bed. So as I was reading The Complete Tightwad Gazette, I came across a section about organization. I’ve never personally done this but it seems pretty easy and time saving. Pin It