Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend blogging

I have pretty much decided that I am scheduling most of my blogging for the weekend.  Next weekend, I already have two things to share.  NEW SCRAPPING  layouts!  and a refashioned-tee.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I finally went to the restaurant T.H.R.I.V.E. here is the "tuna" wrap. In quotes because it is vegetarian. I love the atmosphere and I love the food. I am a vegetarian pate freak.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

shopping: Loehmann's

Yesterday, I went to Loehmann's. I marveled at all the ruffles and roses and beautiful things. I have been looking for a backpack purse and I found one. They had workout wear on sale too. Got my coupon going back to look for something else.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

sewing: zipper tutorial

Okay this is more like it. This is how you do a zipper.

Monday, January 24, 2011

sewing: not correct zipper

So here it is.. I kept telling the teacher the picture had an extra fold... it did on the left in the picture where the zipper is sewn on top-  that was suppose to be folded under to look like the right side.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

No more sewing lessons (at least from this teacher)

I still have to take a picture of the nightmare zipper.  When I went to class I had pre-sewn  what I thought was right from the pattern instructions and it turned out to be incorrect, so I pulled it out and did it again.  When it came to do the zipper I was really trying to follow the instructions and the instructor insisted on doing it another way.. - the results are obvious. I didn't even know it so bad until I came home.  She was asking me to sign up for more classes at the end of class, but I declined.  I was so happy to show my husband my "not yet" pants when I came home. When I took out the basting stitches  there it was  - the step they I was trying to tell the teacher I saw - that she insisted otherwise not to do- was obvious missing. I feel blessed that  I didn't have any more hours that I pre-paid of sewing lessons left. I decided to go to YouTube U for sewing lessons instead.  Picture of the zipper coming tomorrow,

Monday, January 17, 2011

sewing: muslin

Today I am preparing my muslin fabric for washing.  I am going to sew my first muslin  in preparation to make a pair of gauchos.  I am using this fabric to practice and get the fit right  before I cut my "good" fabric.  Tomorrow I go to sewing class.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

sewing: refashion shrug

This is me in my new shrug.  It doesn't have any closures though, so I don't know if it is technically a shrug.
So,  you have to imagine it the way I intended it to be worn.

For people who didn't read yesterday's post.  This white shrug is made from a white V neck tee, another white tee, and a white pillowcase. I technically don't know how to sew, I am just playing around with fabric and my machine and seeing where it takes me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

sewing: new refashion

OK  so what do you get when you take an old tight fitting v neck union bay white tee, a Ralph Lauren polo printed white  tee and a Ralph Lauren Pillow case  and combine it?  Re fashion Picture tomorrow.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ayuvedic things to do to heal.

I am finding so many things easily when I search for answers.  I thought this might help you too on some level.  I definitely going to the beach this weekend.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I am starting to do part of this routine in my life.

Monday, January 10, 2011

THRIVE is my word for 2011

So  on December 26, 2010  I blogged my word for the year "thrive".  Yesterday  I get a message in my email that a new vegan restaurant opened close to my house  (both my husband and I have been wishing for this) called T.H.R.I.V.E -  it stands for The Healthy Raw Inspired Vegan Experience.  Intention working at its best.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

sewing: refashion long sleeved shirt

Here is my refashion of my Ali Edwards shirt. (before photo is in a previous post) I cut off the front to get rid of the "life artist" writing on the front and replaced it with the front and back of another tee shirt, gathering it at the top.  It is so comfortable, like wearing pj's. This photo also shows my haircut.  I cut it shorter than I had it before.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

sewing and stuff: Today

Listening to the peaceful sounds of the birds and silence, sitting here drinking tea and composing this,  I am grateful.  This is simple, easy, wonderful to me.

I am looking over my shoulder at my shirt I still need to take a picture of, and I still have to go to the store to buy the matching's okay.  it'll get done when it gets done.

I have been reading about cloth and about fashion history.  I am looking for a fashion history book that is written like a magazine.  I love magazines and find the format so pleasing because I am a visual learner and love pictures.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

sewing: refashion

The life artist shirt from the picture in the previous post  is now refashioned..  I just have to figured out one detail and I will post a picture. I kept the sleeves, the neck, and the back of the original shirt intact.

Monday, January 3, 2011

sewing: me and my dressform

This is my dressform.  I have an Ali Edwards shirt that I no longer wear. I am probably going to refashion it very soon.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

sewing: stitching for the wash

I am preparing to sew more so I am stitching the ends of fabrics that might unravel.  Now  I am going to throw the yardage in the wash.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

sewing: completed shirt

Here it is!  My completed shirt. The hems on the sleeves aren't sewn  I chose to leave them unfinished.  I forgot to get a picture of the back detail.  I wore the shirt yesterday and it was quite comfortable (it is made of knit fabric), just don't get close enough to see the stitches.


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