Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ms. Productive

So remember the post where I started everything but couldn't finish anything. Well I finished a few things and even added some stuff to my list (but seriously though does it ever end).

First off I finally finished my slippers... my first attempt. We are now calling them socks as thats what they ended up looking like. But I learned alot. My curtains are finished as well as a couple matching pillows out of the left over fabric and some old pillows that had perished (lost their "fluff). Even made the worlds largest lunch bag for my mr. man to take to daycare. I mean this baby is overnight bag size (I over estimated, oh well he can use it forever now.. it'll fit a 16 year olds lunch and seriously he's taking it to school forever... mom made it, and he will always cherish anything I've made him... right?).

Anyways first are my sock/slippers. Next time different colours and a few adjustments but at least I finished something!

Yes I am a super dork!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Sew-igasim

Sorry for anyone I've offended with my new phrase but I swear I had one the other day. Let me explain.

My old sewing machine crapped out. It was cheap but still I've only had it for 3 years. I was kinda "upset" especially since I had just finished cutting and pinning a whole pile of clothes to take in and the such. Finally I get the time to ask how much it'll cost to get fixed... $150.00!!! Minimum. What?!? I don't think I even spent $150.00 on the machine.

So now I'm in a pickle. Do I really sew enough to warrant getting a good machine or do I just buy another cheapo and cross my fingers. I'm talking to my friends we're weighing the pros and cons, finally I call the one, the only, the lady who knows it all, mom.

She says suck it up buy the good machine. So I do.

Monkey and I go off to the dealer and look at different models, makes, ask questions (yes it is like buying a car). We decide on one, swipe goes the visa (ug...) and home we go. He "helps" me set it up.. oh I'm so excited now. I run to grab some scrap material, I'm giggling now. My son is looking at me like I'm nuts. I thread the machine plug it in, place my foot on the pedal... vroom!!! OMG!!! Yes, sew-gasim. So quiet, so smooth. so amazing (yes I know it sounds like a car). I never knew sewing could be this great!

I'm now plowing through projects, not worried that I'm going to wake monkey up while he's napping from the noise. In retrospect I'm glad I had a beater and clunker to start because it has sure made me appreciate this little SUV I've now obtained.

Moral of the story, yes buy the cheaper to start if you're learning but upgrade once you can and wow!!! You'll never look back.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello World I"m back.. well today

Hey folks,

Just a little note that say I'm still alive and kicking. Well mostly (other than the sniffles). I've been super busy finally moving into my place (i've only been here since August... I'm slow). I've finally sifted through all the stuff I threw into closest (holy crap... how I have so much shit is beyond me) and organized (to the best of my unorganized abilities) and even put up some pictures! Wow! It's like me and my munchkin actually live here now.

I was hoping to be able to put up some pictures of my various attempts at being crafty but no such luck as everything is 1/2 done (and I'm being generous). I finally got the curtains all ready to go for my son's room (they've been sitting on my sewing table for 2 months) only to discover that my sewing machine has crapped out, munchkin and I painted canvases to get things to put up in the kitchen only to find out the I bought the wrong size canvas. I even managed to bungle up the slippers I was making. People I'm on a roll.

One day many moons from now I will hopefully finish them all. One day... until then its imaginary online shopping (ohh shoes..... I've found more! Even bought some... shit I have to go pick them up any idea how long post offices will hold things for? Lets hope more than a month... oops) Like I said roll people! I'm on a roll!

But all in all I'm enjoying everything. Even my soon-to-be-ex is being, dare I say, nice. (jinx?)

Yay! Go me. Anyways like I said just rambling to say I'm still alive and kicking. Kicking big and kicking hard! And loving every minute!

Peace out peeps! (ha ha I'm hilarious!)