Archive | July, 2010

Flowers and Pigtails

27 Jul

No naptime today , spoiled by my decision to go do pictures instead. I won’t be doing much sewing until the sun sets. I’m not looking forward to being separated from my husband for 6 months and getting a job. But it will give me more time to sew and sleep when I want to sleep. I’m also trying to find a job that I can do from home or very part time, I don’t need a lot of money each month,but I do need SOME income. However, I havent been able to come up with anything I can do at home that would guarantee me that kind of money, so I guess I’m going to be applying at Target or something. While I go ponder my future, here are a few pictures.

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Sahara

27 Jul

Have you noticed a serious lack in creative happening on my blog recently? Well, my apologies, my husband is leaving for 6 months in a little under 2 weeks so we’ve been spending a lot of time together. And he’s not really into sewing…..  But I’ve also lost myself for hours at a time at AlphaMom.com  . I’d never heard of it until Brenda from SecretAgentJosephine wrote a guest review for them! The tab has literally been up since I found the site. I’ve read articles on postpartum hair, food craving or aversions that wont go away ( definitely related to this article lol), family budget planning. You name it theres an article about it. What a great site. I promise to have a real post for you soon, I have a project that I’ve cut out during naps and hopefully can sew it together tomorrow during nap time.

Terarium

22 Jul

I just saw the COOLEST idea! And I think itll be great for my little girl’s room, as long as I make it out of plastic! This terrarium  idea from COuntry Living looks relatively easy and freaking adorable.

 You could put plants in it, or stuffed animals, or whatever man it’s cool!

10 Days!

21 Jul

It seems like forever since I posted………. because it has been. Not that I haven’t been doing anything . Friday the 16th my husband and I went to a concert. We went to Jiffy Lube Live – I didn’t name it, to see Pepper, Offspring, and 311 !! It was awesome!  Pepper is a relatively new band ( you know only been around a few years) but not many people have heard of them, they’re kind of like Sublime lite, very enjoyable. After Pepper played we were standing outside talking to my friend Jordan when they walked by, we got them to sign a shirt, and our ticket stubs and we even got pics, but I look disgusting in them so they’re not going up! Mike wasn’t impressed with Offspring initially, he thought they were just older and going to be no fun ( he’s young  and I’m not, so naturally I was excited). But they won him over by the end. They did a great job.  

After Offspring came 311!! We’ve seen them in concert 5 times, even went to see them twice on our honeymoon, we’re not really as crazy at that sounds, it’s a long story. As always they were amazing. We were in the pit, it was packed and gross and although I took a dozen pics not a single one turned out well, so here are some bad pics: 

Doesn’t Nick look crazy in this pic?

We had a great time despite almost being crushed to death by the crowd. We spent a small fortune on shirts and drinks, but we had expected that. We won’t be doing anything like this anytime soon, so it was alright I suppose.

 
 
In a few weeks my husband is going to be leaving. He’s moving to the SF bay area to go to school. His semester begins Aug 18th.  We can’t afford to all move out there, so I’ll be staying in VA with my fam. The plan is that Mike and my little brother will move out there now and after 6 months will have a job and have found a suitable place for us to live so that Cali and I can join him. It’s going to be tough, the longest we’ve been separated since we started dating was 4 days, six months is going to be tough. I’m an Air Force brat, so I know about daddy’s going away for work/school. I know I’m not going to die but I’ve still been just living life like everything is normal. Also, I’ve been trying to find them a place to live using Craig’s list. But ( I don’t REALLY blame them) most people won’t rent to somebody they’ve never met. So it’s been difficult, they may just have to go out there and find a place which will suck.
    Also, in order to get our bills paid, I’m probably going to have to get a job. I have been unsuccessful in coming up with an at home business. I’ve been working on transcribing my father’s thesis that he wrote when I was a child. He’s hoping to add to it and maybe publish it. It’s already been referenced by anybody writing seriously on the subject of The Georgia Infantry during the civil war( so like 10 times hehe). As of right now though, at a rate of .50 a page I’m anticipating making about $53. A nice bump but not going to pay the bills.
   My brother is also writing a book and I’ve been working with him as an editor and all around advice giver. He’s writing a novel taking place in Germany during WW2. My brother tends to get bogged down in details where he doesn’t need them and neglecting them when they’re necessary, but try telling an author something like that everyday ” shrug*.
   So anyway, I’m in search of a job for the next 6 months. One thing I’m not looking forward to is the possibility of daycare……… THAT makes me want to cry. Maybe I’ll get a night job and never sleep.
   My blog is about creating huh? Well, I have made a few little skirts for my baby girl, however theyre dirty right now so once theyre out of the washing machine I’ll throw them on her and post some pics for your viewing enjoyment.

New Fabric!!!!

11 Jul

My birthday is coming up!! Since the World Cup is tomorrow and my husband is already taking Friday off so we can go to a concert, he couldn’t get off for my birthday, so we celebrated today! He woke up an hour earlier than usual ( since he works swing shift he doesn’t usually get up till 2) and he spent the whole day with Cali and I!! I went to the fabric store BY MYSELF and spent ( my husband claims an hour) calmly looking through the clearance section, strolling with my full cart through the aisles feeling all the fabrics, and day dreaming of what I could make. I left with :

  I also left with some threads but didn’t think you’d care if I didn’t include them in the pic. I’m thrilled, although I had gone with the absolute intent of getting a print with hot pink I didn’t find anything that I even liked in a pink, but I’m very happy with my finds. And since my husband has already fallen asleep from our full day ( which I will tell you more about in a sec) I might actually get to make some fancy skirts!!!!

After the fabric store we went and tried a Korean noodle place, there was one on Ocean Ave in SF that I enjoyed quite a lot. I havent been to one since, because my husband isn’t an adventurous eater . But hey it was my ” Birthday day” so we went.

 My husband doesn’t know how to take a picture to save my life, but anyway. I ordered rice noodle with beef and veggies, it was very good till it started cooling down, and then got very yucky very fast. Mike didn’t really enjoy his, and forgetting that he’d ordered his spicy, fed Cali a big fat carrot which resulted in some tears and hateful looks from a certain small person. We went to the grocery store where Cali got to push her own little cart which she loved. Then we tried to go and see Toy Story 3 ( not in 3D – we’re not that dumb). She did well for about an hour and then she did NOT want to sit anymore. The people at the Muvico customer service- I didn’t come up with that disgusting name which should be Movie Co. – were nice enough to give us passes so it wasnt a total $$ loss. We played a little soccer, came home and they both passed the F – OUT!! hehehe. It was a full day and I enjoyed it so much!! I can’t tell how you rare it is to have both of them at the same time for more than an hour at a time. So 7 hours was a dream come true. Ha!! What a long post, off to sew!! Love you all!!

More fabric please!!!!!!

9 Jul

I sat down today during my daughter’s nap to make some fancy skirts 🙂 ! I was very pleased, I’ve wanted to do this for days and the universe/my daughter have been conspiring against me. I got down to work, cut out my fabric and looked at it…..and looked at it……….and looked at it. Everything was SO pink……… don’t get me wrong I LOVE pink on my baby………but I mean I had 5 different SOLID pinks from shiny, sparkly, tulle, cotton, satin, and another sheer one that I don’t know the name for. I need some prints, desperately, and the prints I do have don’t have enough material. The need to go to the fabric store is eating at me on the inside, but I have no car! 

Through a series of unfortunate events the carpool car that takes my husband to work got in 2 accidents in 3 days. The first actually caused by the tune up shops employee, and the second while parked in front of the house. These incidents have resulted in repairs that will take more than one week to fix! So my car was recruited, and although I agree that my husband going to work IS more important than me going to the fabric store I still am :(. Oh well…………. maybe there’s something on tv!

Success!!! Sort of

7 Jul

I FINALLY finished the dress for Cali!!! Like usual she wasnt the most willing model.  The chest area of the dress is very very big on her…….. but it doesn’t hurt anything and I can’t think of a way to alter it, so I guess its going to stay that way. I figured out my own way to put the zipper in because sewing it in closed didn’t work since it was a tiny dress.  I’m not sure whats up with me and stripes, but I love small little feminine stripes. I found a ruffle trim and used it to make uneven sleeve caps, not that you can tell from this pic, which is not an accident. I used some lace ribbon in the front. I think its pretty adorable and when its not 140 degrees outside I’ll put her in her bonnet and I’m sure it’ll be more impressive lol. As soon as my child goes down for a nap I’m going to be making some fancy skirts!! I’m impatient and she’s already about 2 hours late for her nap, and boy can you  tell.

 We went to Hancock fabrics last night, I don’t usually go there, even though it is closer. Its smaller, less organized, and generally a little more expensive. Except….. they were having a half off sale. Even at half off there weren’t really any fabrics that I wanted to pay for. Then I walked by the clearance which was 50% off the 50% off. I got spools of ribbons and stuff for 25cents and some remnants that will make perfect little skirt layers. I’m almost embarrased but also a little proud to admit that I made 3 trips to the register and spent $8 hehehe.