Growing Avocados

June 30, 2010 § 11 Comments

Avocados are amazing. They are delicious, they are good for you, they can be a part of so many yummy dishes or just be consumed on their own. A few weeks ago, I decided to put two pits in water to see if they would grow & they’ve been making their way!



June 28, 2010 § 2 Comments

I hate letting things go to waste & I love to craft. This results in trying to find ways to use up leftover bits from projects. I had been toying with the idea of making an afghan for ages & happened to find this pattern online, “Vintage Wheel Square“, designed by Kathy North. It’s a really pretty square & very easy to make so I’ve been making them from leftover yarn & stitching them together as an afghan. I really love how it looks & I love how each square reminds me of another project, especially when it’s a project I made as a gift. I’ll be very happy when this project is complete, but until then, I’m having a lot of fun making it!

Dress Completion

June 23, 2010 § 10 Comments

Finally done! This dress took way too long to make, but it is done!!! This is the first time I have ever made a dress without a pattern, simply making it up as I went along. It does feel great to know that the design & all the work is mine, but I think I will try something simpler for my next sewing project!


June 19, 2010 § 4 Comments

One of my favorite things about where I live is this really pretty bike path that cuts through a park & can take you to the river conservancy or basically the middle of nowhere. I love it because it’s pretty quiet & you can see little rabbits & squirrels running alongside the trail. It feels a lot safer too because you aren’t in danger of getting hit by a car or anything & can just take your time simply looking.

Here are a few photos from the trail:

& this is my bike which has accompanied me on so many adventures:

Further Dress Progress

June 14, 2010 § 6 Comments

Oh hello, it’s me, the slowest seamstress you will ever meet. I have some pictures to share of the dress actually looking like a dress. I am still fine tuning the fit because I get so obsessive over that kind of thing. I’ve spent so many hours taking it off, pinning, & putting it on again. The nice thing about being your own dress form is that the dress fits you perfectly. Every unsymmetrical aspect of your body has exactly the kind of tailoring it needs! The not so nice thing about being your own dress form is being pricked repeatedly by pins. At any rate, I am pleased with the progress & found a nice yellow ribbon which I am thinking of adding to the waist.

Hopefully the next time I post about this dress, I will be saying, “hooray, I’ve a finished project to show you!”


June 9, 2010 § 3 Comments

Here are just a few little doodles I made in a journal while watching some television. I think there might have been an America’s Next Top Model marathon on, one of my favorite guilty pleasures!

While I was doodling the second one, I was thinking about this billboard on the 99 for mini horse parties. I always always always want to call the number & actually just have a party for the mini horses, even going so far as daydreaming about what kinds of cake would be appropriate to bake for them. I also happened to be wearing that coin necklace & well, my imagination always blends things together in silly ways. I am thinking of embroidering this one actually.

What you Brought Home

June 6, 2010 § 11 Comments

So I am still working on that dress but I can never resist starting another project before actually finishing one. Not too long ago, I made this painting. It basically is along the same theme as that ceramics piece I posted the other day, just in a different medium. I suppose those kinds of ideas have just been bouncing around in my head lately.

Here’s another picture without those shadows:

Here’s a picture of what it looked like while I was working on it:

& I just really like this picture. I was taking a snapshot of the painting, but this little puppy was like, “oh wait, is something getting more attention than I am? That can’t be right, let me just stick my head in here.”

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