Wednesday, June 30, 2010


OH! I forgot to show you our new-to-us couch! We got it the day before we left so not a whole lot of time spent with it. I have snuggled it up for TV since I have been home but it IS a loveseat and I would like to think its full potential is not going to be fulfilled until my love comes back to snuggle with me on it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

60 My favorites from the trip!

I had the BEST time in Milwaukee, as you may have seen in some of my past week of posts but I will show you some of the best shots we got!

Ryan and the market:

Our lovely host's lovely animals, Luna and "Milwaukee Jack"

The old Pabst Brewery and the current Pabst bar and gift shop:

The Brewer's game(they totally won!)

And the wedding!

I had so much fun! I am happy to be home!! I miss my boy though, back on the road next week!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

59 Moody!

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What does white-ish blue mean? Ryan got me this awesome vintage mood ring from a cute little Milwaukee shop for $1.75. It is pretty great, and changes color a lot more than any other mood ring I have ever owned. It will be a good thing to have around since we will be away from eachother for the next week+. Good thing I go home to Baby tomorrow too! All in all Milwaukee has been the best! I would love to come back again! I can't wait to get back in my bed!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

58 On our way to a Milwaukee wedding!

Hey! I made that tie!

Friday, June 25, 2010


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yay Milwaukee day 2! Pabst old brewery for a beer, then a Brewer's game!

56 Wild wild Midwest

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First day in Milwaukee! Here is Ry playing Atari in a grocery store!

Monday, June 21, 2010

55 tie

goodness. still working on this tie. It is not the most fun thing to sew. Especially without an iron. I will have to get creative. I hope to have more progress tomorrow. We are in Milwaukee in just a few days. I am so not prepared. I need to make a list and stick to it. Ryan is no help. Yes he is, he is at work getting money for rent so I can pay it while he is out of town. That is MUCH appreciated. And he is cute and let me cut his hair again too. I love him. We are going to be cute when we are all dressed up. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

54 made a girly shirt out of ryan's mildred tee

I have been sewing up a storm recently, as shown by my lovely altered Mildred tee. Then I hit a wall. I am mostly focused on getting Ryan and I to Milwaukee! and making sure that Baby is taken care of when we are gone. My mom suggested filling the bathtub up with water and filling my floor with dog food, but I don't know... :)

Today I bought Ryan some suspenders(his request), and some fabric to make a yellow tie. I also found the best tutorial from the Purl Bee: I can't wait to try it out. I may need to get a little more fabric, I bought a half yard and the tutorial needs 3/4 of a yard. I may try to wing it. I will let you know how it turns out.

In other news but kind of the same, I need an iron. This sewing thing requires one. I am too cheap to get it.

p.s. ignore my messy apartment. I am creating here...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

53 i shouldnt be allowed on etsy when I get paid...

Why do I want this from Posh Adornments so much?

Or this from Emandsprout?

Or even this crazy old lady stuff from SteamPunkSupply?

I will tell you why. Because its all awesome. Im so excited! It is almost my trip! And someone is staying in our apartment to take care of BABY! Yay. I CAN'T WAIT.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Yay! I always love finished projects! Especially if they put me right on target timewise for my trips!

First is my lovely dress that you saw a million times. it is actually done and has pockets. Pockets people, that doesn't happen all of the time. I like the sash too. It is very mint chocolate chip all together. I would like to make a navy blue one with red accents. I think that would be sailor-y and cute.

Then you have my hey, I already cut this fabric out before and uncovered it while moving books in my closet, but it looks easy so I will sew it up right quick skirt. I really like it. It is pretty high waisted, but I kinda love it. I finished it up while watching Dave Chapelle and Beavis and Butthead. Neither of those were my choice! I do assure you.

Tonight I am going to work on my fleece. I will probably just cut it out. I am tired of the folded up fabric moving from the chair to the bed and such so that I can sit somewhere. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I told you it was nice to have a boyfriend that worked somewhere there were flowers! I get them ALL OF THE TIME! be jealous. I also wanted to show you my functioning beaker things I got from the fair. Now they are tiny vases, and the other one holds the spoons and such.

I am going to take a nap and then finish up my dress from yesterday. I am calling it a success even though its not all the way done. It looks cool and like a dress. These are important things to me.

I think I will make one more dress or at least try to before my trip. I am SO EXCITED for my trips!!! I can't wait to eat Dino's pasta and dance at some weddings!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

50 WIP

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almost done with the ole dress, but not quite yet! Still have to sew a sash and also hem this puppy up! It looks pretty cute if I do say so myself!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

49 Busy Busy

Awww. Sometimes my boyfriend is a sweetie pie pumpkin head. Pretty flowers :)And just when I was beginning to wonder why I keep him around, just kidding! He is my best friend and he is funny that is why I keep him around...

This is how far I am on my dress. I added the midriff and all I need to do now is the skirt and the zipper and then I am on my way! It looks cute on so far, but I didn't want to show everyone until its finished. It is a great neckline!

On my way to Milwaukee in less than 2 weeks! woo hoo!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I picked up this little cutie on a trip to Fairfax with friends. My lovely friend Megan got it for me as an early birthday present. THat is right, you remember now. My birthday is in 1 month and 2 days...

i am having an anxiety day, hope the week turns out to be a sunny one.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

47 sew what?

So what do you do instead of the projects that you already have? Go out and buy a new one of course! I couldn't help it. I went into the store for other fabric, and ended up looking at the patterns and falling in love. I am working on this now. Next week, back for more. It has been really satisfying following a pattern. I make stuff from my own made up patterns so much, its fun to see that you really can take things STEP by STEP and create something awesome.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Its gonna be that kind of night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

45 WIP

gonna be a long weekend! I miss Ryan already! Thankfully I have this lovely little lady to keep me company. And more on the way!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

44 DRESS!!!

So, I made this dress. I will get a better pic I swear. But I like the fuzziness of this.

Next time, I will make it with a solid color, probably black or navy blue. or red. Those are my favorites. I will also not put darts in it until I try it on. Cause these ones are messed up. And I am not fixing them for fear of ripping the dress to shreds out of frustration. I will also wish I had a dress form. and Yes those are my socks on the ground :)

Ryan leaves tomorrow morning for a weekend trip away. This weekend is going to be FILLED with sewing. Cause this lady is not allowed to buy anything almost ever again! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

43 Twin Mermaid Madness

Another project accomplished from the weeekend, and their tails even come off for added fun!

I really love them, see?

In dress news, it is driving me crazy and looks slightly like scrubs. I am deciding if I like it or not at this moment. I have to add buttons and I will make my decision. Also, today I joined a gym. I have big plans of going in the morning before work because I am really good at getting up early. Then I will have my evenings to craft. and watch bones without worrying about sweating to the oldies at home. And I will still have my babydog walk and hopefully I can shed some of these unwanted pounds that are sneaking up on me. No that is not a cookie in my hand...anymore....