Sunday, September 18, 2011

Still kicking

Oh my goodness, y'all - if I can ever catch up to myself, do I have some fun posts for you! I've got some so-called "fashion" to discuss, as well as a couple of "DIYs" to discuss. plus all the stuff I've been working on PLUS fall and Halloween and pumpkins...

I'm just going to have to focus and study hard and keep myself away from Pinterest...

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Fit to be Tied

So a few weeks ago I was thumbing through the Land's End Canvas catalog and a little something caught my eye.  In one picture, a model was showing off the company's new old chinos and she was wearing what looked like a modified neck tie for a belt.

I don't wear a lot of belts; I have an unfortunate condition called Longium Waisticus, and wearing shirts tucked in with belts just amplifies the problem.  What it usually means is that my shirt is coming untucked all day long, every time I move my arms, since a regular shirt for normal, non-afflicted people usually juuuuuuuuust covers my belly-button on any given day anyway.  It would be awesome if I were a belly-button model, but I'm not, so it's annoying.  The only time this condition has worked in my favor is while I was pregnant.  Longium Wasiticus actually helps pregnant women avoid the dreaded "Rib Monkey Bars" syndrome, as well as being able to keep their full ability to breathe for the entire pregnancy (at least for babies approximately 7.5 lbs).

Anyway, I liked how simple this belt looked, but didn't like the very limited palette or the nearly $30 price tag.  And the closer I looked at it, the more I realized I could MOST definitely make that myself.

So, of course, I did.

Perez Hilton would have a field day snarking on my hand veins.

I found some ties in fun prints and colors at the second-hand store, and picked up some D-rings at the fabric store and went to town.  Now I have three new belts that I can wear any old time.

Any old time that I have a shirt that is long enough to stay tucked into my pants, that is.

This was a simple sewing project that anyone could complete; however, if you just don't want to do the sewing, but like the idea of getting one of those belts at half the price, I am happy to whip one up for you! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Respecting Limitations

I've got to be honest with you: I've got more projects brewing in various stages of completion than I know what to do with. Some are for "ink" but most are for "pin" and I just thought I'd admit to everyone that I am pretty much a walking, talking, craftastrophe right now.

I kind of love it.

Anyway, I wanted to make something for myself and got super excited (and lucky as the dickens) when I stumble over the above pattern. It's got three pieces, and one sheet of directions.

Let me repeat that: it's got three pieces, and one sheet of directions.

Even the most sewing-challenged amongst us can manage three pieces and one sheet of directions, right?

We shall see. I have big plans for being cute with the results of my three-piece pattern.

Stay tuned.

Are you working on a craft this long weekend? Show and tell, y'all: it's the reason we loved 1st grade. So raise your hand an share with the class!

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The plot thickens

It's starting to come together, but there is still some tweaking going on. I just hope this project ends up being as cute in completion as I am imagining it along the way!