I found this cute typewriter key fabric at Jo Ann last summer, but for some reason I only bought half a yard. When in doubt, make a throw pillow.
It's certainly not perfect, but it was nice to start and complete a project in the same day and make some room in my fabric stash for the next thing that catches my eye. So many delightful fabrics out there...
Hey there, blog. I haven't forgotten about you, I've just been busy doing other things. Like watching this lovely dog roll around in the grass.
December was a whirlwind. I decided to use January as a recovery month, and my medicine was six seasons' worth of Bones on Netflix. In February I started working (hooray!), and I'm just now starting to feel creative again. The hint of seasonal change in the air coupled with lots of color in spring fashion editorials is making me itchy to start sewing again. Let's go spring!
Martin and I spent some time running around town today, and it was nice to get out and explore a bit. We went thrift store hunting, and I found a pretty sweet 1970s button-up for $5.00.
Poorly lit iPhone photo:
Wait for the close-up: tiny Volkswagen Bugs!
In case you ever ask yourself, "Where can I find a replica of an Olmec head?" the answer is HemisFair Park.
HemisFair Park was built to host the 1968 World's Fair, and it is also home to the Tower of the Americas.
The tower is 750 feet tall, and it provides some pretty spectacular views of the city.
We took a trip to the top and then headed down to the River Walk to take in the lights. Each year the city strings thousands of lights in the trees lining the River Walk, and it was a beautiful sight to take in.
Some of the buildings downtown were also lit up.
It was a really nice afternoon-into-evening. I'm still getting used to the idea of living in Texas, but getting out and exploring helps it feel more real.
Hello there! My apologies for the lapse. I've been wearing pants - I'm no Winnie the Pooh. I am, however, freaking out about the holidays and making peace with the fact that I will not be finished with some of the items I was planning for the holidays. Eh, c'est la vie. They will get finished; I'm just not in the mood to stress about it.
Behold: I'm wearing clothing!
Contemplative fashion blogger pose:
Meet my very close friend Nadine. We have great conversations.
Occasionally we even dance.
Yes, I've been spending faaaaaaarrrrrr too much time in my craft room. It's exploded. I've also discovered I have an abnormally large amount of elastic.
It's still cold in San Antonio. It's nothing compared to my home state of Michigan, but after living in Arizona for seven years my tolerance for winter weather has really dropped. I still love cool weather though - you can curl up in sweaters and wear striped socks.
Luckily I have my friendship with Nadine to keep me warm.
Ohmygoodness I hope I get a job or volunteer opportunity soon.
Whoops. I missed a few days, but rest assured I did manage to get dressed. With Christmas just around the corner and a job interview coming up this week, I've been channeling my energy into other areas. Here is a quick recap:
Don't worry, my bottom half was covered. I wore the same pair of rather unremarkable jeans both days as I sat at the kitchen table and reviewed which medications were most effective in treating delusions.
Tank top: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Pink Studio
And because I cut my feet off:
These shoes make me really happy.
I'm going to get back to the grind. I hope you are having a great Sunday!
Paper - I recommend 12" x 12" scrapbooking paper (yields 8 diamonds)
Cutting implements - scissors or rotary cutter w/mat
Take your 12" x 12" piece of paper and cut it into quarters. You will have four 6" x 6" squares.
Take one of the squares and fold it in half. Keep the folded side at the top.
Fold one of the flaps back up.
Fold the other side up also.
It will look like you have a 'W'.
Keep the top of the W upright and mark the center of the rectangle at the top.
Now cut from the lower outer corners to the top center point, as if you are making a triangle. Boom! This will give you two diamonds.
Take one of the diamonds and begin cutting into the diamond from the fold. I made cuts about 1/4" wide, but feel free to experiment with different widths. Cut out smaller triangles as you reach the points.
You are almost done! Now, open the diamond, straighten out the cuts, and alternate pushing the cuts forward and backward. Either punch a hole at the top for stringing, or run the thread through the triangle cut-out, and hang!
Congratulations. You are a budget-conscious holiday decorating genius.