Thursday, April 29, 2010

House. One Day

So I just got married. Which means gifts that we have NO ROOM FOR. But thank you for the gifts! We're making the 8 hour drive to Ikea next weekend to pick up some cheap Gorm bookshelves. 

We also had a store credit at VivaTerra. Eh, I'm not too impressed with them and I'll leave it at that. Farmhouse Wares has similar items at better prices. Anyway. Here are the items I bought.

The point? We have NO ROOM for these items. I mean, they will look great in my house one day, but that day is a few years off, at least! One day I will live in an awesome house in an awesome city. For now I'm stuck in Albuquerque.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The State Fair Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

The State Fair Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

How awesome is this dress. Seriously. So awesome that it's the Frock by Friday poster-child! I was just showing the boy how awesome all of her clothes are, and gearing up for the Frock by friday sew-a-long next week. Can't wait!

A Frock By Friday

A Frock By Friday

Next week should be a slow week at school (2 days of conferences, so no students, 1 field trip day), so I SHOULD have time to participate in the Grosgrain Frock by Friday sew-a-long. I think maybe I would be more successful in clothing sewing if I paced myself instead of trying to finish in 1 day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

summer projects

While I think I might partake in the Spring to Finish challenge, I have visions of new projects that I want to accomplish over summer vacation. What if I try ONE project from each of the MANY sewing books that I have? Or maybe I could do every single project from one book. 

One Yard Wonders
100 yards
100 projects

But that would be more than 1 project a day, and while most of them are short, I'm not that motivated... Plus, what would I do with all of that stuff?!

Tonight I will make a list of books I have and see what projects are doable...

365 Catch up

Day 5

Day 6

Clearly some days I take better pictures than others...


everything went wrong. 

Went to 2 JoAnn fabrics and they were both sold out of 90" Kona bleached muslin (for quilts I need to start and finish).

Went to Petco and they were sold out of the 10 gallon fish tank stand.

Went to Borders and they were sold out of Stitch magazine.

Wanted to go for a run, but it was raining. 

I treated myself to pie for dessert to make up for my wretched day. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

More positive now

Has anyone been to Pottery Barn lately? Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel really do it for me. They are both mostly out of my first-year-teacher price range. But I can idea shop there for free. And I don't feel guilt because I admit where I get the ideas.

Some eye-candy that I can make myself!

Burlap back, a wood frame, 2 metal rods, little buckets (you could get those at ikea), and a burlap sac.

Wonky stripey quilt. I need to work more color into my quilts. I've noticed that I stop at 3 colors/tones.

Wooden thread spools as wall hooks. Brilliant. I have TONS of these!

Some day

Well really, most weekends, I hate where I live. No matter how many cool gadgets I have, no matter how great my husband is, no matter how much I love where I work, I feel like I won't be completely happy.

I NEED to own a house. NEED. 

Something like one of these: (all images courtesy of Chattanooga MLS). Look at those built-ins around the fireplace. Of craftsman style, you have my heart. Or all that green, and the deliciously WHITE kitchen. 


How many more years of this shitty city?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 4

Last night I found awesome light in our dining room, so I move my cutting board in there and took a few pictures. Green limes, green avocado, green cabbage. The makings of delicious FISH TACOS! And then I thought about having a coke, so I took it's picture too. And I looked up and saw my "chandelier" and needed to photograph it too. 

On day 4 I was prolific!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So I have already missed a day of my 365 pictures for out first year married. That's right. I started on Saturday and already missed a day - Monday. If I take 2 today, does that make up for it?

I leave you with Sunday's picture. I call it "The joy of poopy wheels (and having a husband who cleans them)"

Friday, April 9, 2010

Same blog, new purpose

If you visited here before, you know that I wrote about my adventures in crafting, teaching, ranting, and wanting to get married.

Well, I did get married. 6 days ago. So I'm making all sorts of fresh starts, and this blog is included. I think I'm going to start off with wedding planning shenanigans.

I SHOULD have done the 365 picture project starting on our wedding day, but didn't think of it until today. So it will start 1 week after our wedding. Good enough for me.

I will also continue to write about my adventures in sewing. Maybe baking too.

Let's just see where this goes together, ok? Thanks for coming along for the ride!