Friday, July 11, 2014

May, June and July

Lots of happenings and even a little sewing. I want there to be a lot of sewing.....I WILL get better about scheduling fun as well as boring junk...I. WILL. 

Some of what's happening......

Working on a table topper...A big ol' dresden in all the greens from the circa 1934 line.



Finished an apron...have another cut out and hope to finish it this weekend



Eva Dress pattern printed, taped and cut out. 
Most of the pattern lined up well except for one tiny facing piece.....it met at four corners......really? 
That should be fixed. Will post more as I sew the pattern in the next couple of weeks.




Got prescription sunglasses. Still adjusting




Celebrated the Fourth with the hubs up in Chico area
***Warning  Selfie practice***






Lots of fruit fixin to be ripe..already eating some of the grapes  yummo




Had lots of family visiting on and off for the last few months, hospital visits for the mil have stopped since they changed her meds back to the old stuff, hot flashes have turned into hot sweats, got a smart phone, lost 11.2 pounds and have taken nearly 1,000,000 (one million) steps since I got my pedometer. A pretty full quarter of a year.

Trying to get back into blogging on a more regular basis....we shall see...


Friday, June 20, 2014

Blogging Funk and an Update

Hello all, 

Long time no blog. Have I been busy? Yessssssss  Creating and making? Yeeessssssss 
Blogging? Not so much. Haven't' had tons to say. I am purposely breaking the drought.  

First up, an update to my Nuu Mee post way back  in 2013 .

In the beginning.....




And now......
As you can see, the fit is a little bit looser. yeah me.  I can't wait until I can buy the next size down but that will be quite some time from now, because of how small their largest size is........some day, she says wistfully. Until then, my nuu muu, my fitbit and me will keep on keeping my innards on the road to good health and my outtards looking kinda cute.

Some of what's kept my busy....

I voted


I sweated


Grandbaby angel girl turned two (I made the shirt)

Learned to lace a corset so I don't need help to get in and out of it

Hemmed three bridesmaid dresses

With a helper


Planned and drooled over kitchen ideas at ikea

Changed up my style by going maxi



 Hung out with the hubs along the central California coast

 Visited a new to me quilt shop. They are a fab in person as they are online. maybe even better. awesome

Attended my aunt's 75th b-day party and mini family reunion

At said party, my aunt Allie gave me my grandmother's thimble.  


Won a chili cooked off in a sewmuch2luv apron


 Printed the Eva Dress pattern and had the cat wrinkle it all up before I could cut it out


Earned a fitbit badge or two and watched my flower grow
 


And finally.....learned how to give myself a jammicure with Jamberry nail wraps

And it's only June....what else does summer have in store for me!! Woo hooo, let's get this party started!
What have you got goin' on?



Monday, May 26, 2014

She Who Sews Challenge

Finally, project done. This month got away from me and how! Three trips to the emergency room with the mil and lots of people coming and going....I had no idea when I signed up that life would totally get in the way of my fun! 

I made a little simple something that is practical....especially since the eco-nazi bag police have invaded out little county.




Since one of my challenge fabric was the pink paper dolls, I used them them as inspiration and pieced my handles.

Go and take a peak and some of the other challengers!!
http://joystudio.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/challenge-projects/

#shewhosewschallenge

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the Sewing Horizon.............

I shouldn't have.....nope. I need another period pattern like another hole in my head but it is just soooo scrummy!


http://www.lafnmoon.com/ has some awesome patterns. I have made a few and Joann, the owner, is fab is you have any questions.

Her latest patterns................................. yummmmmmmmm






I actually have a regency dress and corset. They fit well and I am happy to say that the corset will soon be too big (yay me) and I have made this particular corset with a group of ladies as we pattern tested it....easy peasy...even if I did put the straps on the wrong way....lol

I can't wait...well, I guess I can wait since I have another one of her patterns and the fabric is all washed and pressed and ready to go...all 8 yards of it!

I just finished the corset and the undies for the above dress. It's a sickness, I know. LOL  I do not wish to be cured.

I also plan to make myself a dress for this summer and a linen shirt.....crinkly,wrinkly linen...ahhhhhhhh

What is your current sewing obsession?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Steppin Up


With a little peer pressure and a lot of need/want,  and I am getting on the wellness bandwagon. I wouldn't call it fitness because my end goal is just being a more aware and healthy me, which may not be "fit" (skinny and ab defined) in most social ideas. I'm okay with that. 

Slim is not something I ever want to be...Hot? well, yeah but at my age, that term mostly refers to personal heatwaves. lol

I treated myself to a little motivator:


I did a bit of research and looked at my old, large, square pedometer and decided on the burgundy colored Fitbit One®.  It has a flower that grows when you're active.....scientific choice, I know, but that is what sold me. LOL Also the size....smaller than a chapstick and about as thick as three keys. Even in it's case, it fits in a bra or waistband almost unnoticed and unfelt. It weighs nothing...a few grams.

It syncs with my phone and my computer and I can set it to remind me to get my behind a movin'. 


Screen shot...my best step day!



I have a March 30, 2014 start day and I have been pretty darn good so far.

What little tools do you have to keep you motivated? Not just fitness, but with anything in your life....sewing; crafting, long or short term projects, dinner....

Or are you just naturally self motivated and once you make up your mind, that's it, end of story?

I am a little of both, well, I do like my gadgets and a deadline doesn't hurt neither...what can I say.

Off to add steps to my day......


For a more in-depth review...check out this blog post...http://www.tech4mommies.com/2013/02/motivation-thy-name-is-fitbit/

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Little Easter Sewing

Yep, I did the grammy thing and made a few things for my granddaughter.


I made her a bunny and matching dresses


on the hunt


ahhhhhhhh




doesn't quite have the technique down yet. 


The whole gang at church.....4 generations in one row

Hope your Easter was a blessed as mine!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

What's your Superpower?

Welcome to the Superpowers Revealed blog hop. Host by http://www.sewwequilt.com/2014/04/revealed-superpowers-on-our-last-day.html
See each individual link below!!!

Our cheerleader is Pauline! She is fab...trust me!

My superpower #1 is misjudging how long it takes me to do stuff. lol 

Superpower #2 is corset making....





Made one for a bunny too. LOL


What can I say, I love All Hallow's Eve and period clothing. 
This one would look better on a body since the dress form is a bit small for it.
This is the Dore pattern from Lafn Moon. 
I think I may need about a million more flowers, but it looks nice this way.
I am on my iPad so I can't make this post as good as I should, but follow the link above to get to all the other Super hoppers until I can add the links. ****Update***- Links added!!
What is your superpower?