Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Although I love the cold weather, I do wish now could be spring! I’m preparing plantings and looking at all the seed packets with all the beautiful colors. I keep thinking of all the pretty dresses I want to wear this year since I’m not bedridden or wheelchair bound this year! (Knock on wood!!!)
I am drawn to a different color every year. I don’t know why. I just am. This year I can’t stop thinking about the color of most of the pansies that I am seeing all over the place. I wish I had some! I never thought of myself as a purple kinda gal, but this year I just can’t seem to get enough of it!
This week I captured a bit of that in this dress. I know I should’ve had a better shot, but I was so busy goofing off in it that almost all the pictures came out blurry. I like the dress. I do need to tighten under the arms a bit, but otherwise I am very happy with it! Sorry, no previous picture. It was just a plain broom skirt. Isn’t the umpire waist awesome?
I bought some red dye, too. I probably should have done a purple project during the Amethyst month and a red project during the Garnet month. Oh well!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sorry! No craft for yall today. I have been uber-busy all weekend! There are just some things I felt like sharing:
I finally got more reliable internet! I am so excited! Since Travis’ pdaNet quit working properly, I have noticed one thing after another blocking me from doing…well…one thing after another! LOL
The last straw was finding out I could no longer blog! Oh, uh-uh!!!
So we had our own line hooked up! While we were waiting for Monday to come, I found out I couldn’t comment or reply to comments! YIKES!!!
But all is now super groovy on that front!
For those that don’t know:
I was a Christmas Warrior for an orphan with Down Syndrome in 2010. Well, I signed back on as his New Year’s Warrior for 2011! If you would like to help Sheridan find his forever family, you can:
- Donate to his adoption fund on Sheridan’s page on Reece’s Rainbow.
- Donate to his adoption fund by mail to avoid PayPal fees by mailing a check or money order payable to Reece’s Rainbow DS Ministry, and don’t forget to make note of Sheridan (38). Don’t forget the (38). It lets them know which orphanage he is in.
PO Box 4024
Gaithersburg, MD 20885
- And a third way you can help is by FREE SEARCHING! All you have to do is download Sheridan’s free benefitbar search bar, and use it like you normally would any other search bar!
The last thing I am going to mention tonight is…BABY DUST!!!
This past Saturday, I started another round of fertility medication! This time it is something new with great reviews!
LOTS OF BABY DUST WANTED!!!
We want a boy and a girl so we don’t really care if you give pink baby dust or blue baby dust! All baby dust is accepted! LOL
(Yes! Even TWIN DUST!!!)
Friday, January 14, 2011
I’m a little later than I wanted to be in posting this week’s refashion tonight. Travis’ pdaNet quit working. So we had to go find Wi-Fi to post.
This week has been pretty chaotic, and yet, I bit off a huge chunk of a challenge! (Almost too ambitious for this week!)
And here it is:
My new leather jacket! And it was refashioned from this:
Forgive the crappy jacket picture. The pile was photographed in the daylight, and the jacket was at night. I don’t know why part is absorbing the light and part is reflecting it. Maybe it is the way I have my arms. I saw a jacket in a magazine that was one of those “not supposed to close” kinds, and I loved it. However, I’m not as excited about my version. I have more leather left, so I will probably be RE-refashioning this one. I think I like how the cuffs tie. I might keep that.
Overall: Not bad for an experimental pattern used on leather that used to be a COUCH! (The title makes more sense now, huh? LOL)
The leather cost me nothing since it was given to me some time ago by a friend of mine whom repairs furniture. Therefore, my $260 for the year has remained untouched!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
So what holiday is it today?
Friday, January 7, 2011
Some of you may have guessed what I was making by the theme. Other’s may have guessed based on Wednesday’s sneak peek. Here’s a refresher:
The starting material for this project was a dark grey blanket. I, also, used some “barberry red” bias tape that my MIL passed to me in a treasure trove of Great Grand’s old crafting supplies. I had the thread for it. So all together, this week cost me $0 of my project budget! Such a spender, huh? LOL
And here are the PJ’s:
Yup! You guessed it! PJ’s! I didn’t make a top to go with it, because I knew I wouldn’t wear it. I always wear Travis’ t-shirts with my PJ pants. For the waist, I used the same bias tape to match the mask. There is elastic hidden inside to keep them up.
Not bad for week #1, huh?
I snuggle up in my PJ’s to some classic rock (old rock) as I leave you with a project that I found online that I really felt matched the theme. It would be a great project to try next time I am robbing my bean bag toys for beans for hacky sacks! LOL
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I wanted to post the introduction to this year’s major project sooner, but I’m off to a rough start due to being struck with the PLAGUE! Everyone in our household is sick! I’ve been struck with the worst of it. Travis started having symptoms on the 4th. And the fur-babies even have it!
But sickness or no sickness, I was determined to not launch this new project on a bad note!
I’m calling it my 52 Week Wardrobe.
In the 52 weeks of 2011, I will be replacing my wardrobe one refashioned outfit at a time. I will even be making some shoes, purses, jewelry, and other accessories along the way as bonuses! I am giving myself a total budget of $260 for the year. (That comes out to $5 per week. Yep! That’s right…an entire outfit for $5!) By the end of 2011, any remaining money in the budget will be donated to charity. (The exact charity is to be voted on by you in December!)
Every Friday, I will be revealing the refashioned outfit of the week. And look for bonus refashions throughout the remaining week days.
The first week’s theme: Comfort the Sickies!
And here’s your sneak peek:
Not much, yet. Just an eye mask. Come back Friday to see the rest and what it was refashioned from!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Do keep an eye on Henthorne Handmade for future recipes for juices as well as the pulp. (Why waste those vitamins, right?)
This includes working out. An adequate work out plan is yet to be made, tho.
I know I’ll be adding to this list, but for now I wanted to try to limit myself to a small list so it doesn’t seem so overwhelming.
If you make a post about your 2011 goals, I would love to check it out!