April 27, 2009

Once upon a time I designed all sorts of clothing for myself. I must confess that out of those designs I probably only ever made one for real. I just finished the picture and was on to something new. If you're wondering why I haven't blogged for ages, it's mostly due to several weeks of the flu. But more recently it's due to the fact that I've been back at the design tables. This time I have already seen both designs part-way through creation as well.

The first pattern, a children's tote is cut out and by my sewing machines waiting to be made. The second pattern is a wedding dress for a friend. This has taken a lot more work. Luckily so far I haven't done any of the sewing. Each mock of the pattern (there were three of the upper half of the dress) has been made by her sister-in-law. I have yet to see the finished results of either pattern, but let tell you, they will be awesome. Beyond awesome! (My son has watched Bolt way to many times this week.)

So all of this designing has really made me want to make something for myself. I've got a few maternity patterns I might try. But you may be seeing more designs of my own in the future.

April 17, 2009

Do you ever feel inadequate around someone? I just want you to know it's OK. But that they most likely don't have it as together as you think they do. Trust me. Some people are just really good at hiding it.

Remember Pottery Barn does not show lived in houses. So it's like the fashion super model for homes. Impossible to attain for 99% of the population.

I read this post today on Light Refreshments Served that made me think a lot about how grateful I am to have wonderful friends who don't judge me. They know that I'm not perfect and they don't care. It doesn't matter who's the best housekeeper, the most loving or patient mother, whose husband makes the most money, or who has the prettiest clothes. They just love and accept me for who I am - all my craziness included. I love those friends so much and I hope they know it!

April 16, 2009

I've see a few of the auditions so far and laughed and been amazed! Here's one I couldn't resist sharing. I can't embed it in the blog but here is the link. Enjoy!
Remember these items I bought? The bird house was about $4. No offense to those that love gold, but this was just a little too gaudy for me.

It has a few broken pieces, some dents and dings, but that just makes it unique. So with a little spray paint later and I have a beautiful spring birdhouse for my front entrance!

For a total of $5 I have all new decor. I used indoor/outdoor spray paint so it would last a long time or at least until I have another $5 to replace it with something else! At wich point I'll probably remove the bird house and make it a candle stick holder.