i'm attempting to use google sketch up to make a working model of our bathroom.  (we're considering a remodel.)

here's as far as i got:

brain.  hurting.


as you can see, i am crazy bored. 

also, wine is delicious and i'm starting to look sleepy.

and my bangs are getting a little too long.

damn i need to paint that craft room.

things i did tonight: bought primer, painted the trim in the hall, painted over the semi-gloss samples in ant's office.

ate mac 'n cheese that i made last night.

sneezed all over my arm.


all clean, just like delicious vinegar

best advice ever:

in the top part of the dishwasher, put a small cup of white vinegar.

it gets your dishes MAGICALLYFUCKINGCLEAN.

use dishwasher soap, too, of course.

your mind?  blown.


last sewing update for a little bit

random:  not sure i like the new blogger interface.  too much white space?  icons not immediately understandable?  weird.

anyways, i finished my sorbetto top!

uhhhhhh, i think the binding ruined it.  maybe a wash will make it better?

not too shabby from here - not fully sold on the green.  the only blues they had weren't *quite* what i wanted.

 but then - wonkwonkwonk.

under the arms, the binding gets all.... flat and stiff. 

also, did i mention that i don't really know how to sew binding? 

or curves?


and here, as you notice, the binding along the top looks all wonk, too.

the directions didn't specify cutting the binding to make it lay flat, it just said to sew it on. 

sorry for the crappy pictures, by the way.  at some point i'll try and use a better camera, the one on the computer is just so convenient!!

*sigh*  anyways, enough sewing for now.  still need to sew a magnetic curtain for the door, but i think i need to take a small break and clean up my mess (you know, a curtain for the lazy movie marathon days when it's blazingly bright out and the window on the door disrupts one's television enjoyment).

*another sigh*  stupid sorbetto top.  at least i have a bunch of fabric left - i can sew maybe a double layer skirt, that's kind of easy.


sewing update

knits - not so scary anymore.  i've got to find a place that sells good quality knits with fantastic patterns, because i just filled up my virtual shopping cart at the anthro online store.  must... not... click... checkout.... 

this morning, after i woke up at 7 with a hangover, downing 2 glasses of water and passing out again, then waking at 9 and drinking more water, taking a nap until 10 then having some ibuprofen with breakfast (BACON!  EGGS!  BAGELS!  KETCHUP!  SRIRACHA!), i worked on my dress.


it fits!

it took 3 tries to get it taken in enough in the right spots.  i'm still not fully satisfied, but it will have to do.  i find that i like a lot more ruching/scrunching action with my knits.  the pattern only had 2 little pleats (in the wrong spot, since i made the larger size), so what i'm going to do is make them bigger on the pleat side, add an extra one and add buttons on top of them.  black buttons?  buttons in another color?

yea, i'm not really sure how it'll look in the end, but hey!  i'm trying!  plus, if i wear it at night, no one will be able to tell the difference (that's what i'm telling myself, at least).

see, kind of like where those colorful pin heads are.  maybe i should space them more evenly apart.  ... or maybe they look good all wonk?

i know, it's hard to concentrate looking at that picture because MY GUNS ARE SO BIG.  check out that little bicep bump!  pure muscle, my friends, pure muscle. 

did i mention on tuesdays i'm going to the free county midgie gym and taking a toning/cardio class?  it kicks my ass and i don't have time to shower afterward, but it makes me feel good.  a group of us have also been doing the stairs 3-5 times a week.  we went from 2 people to a total of 6 so far.  we struggle and huff and sweat together for 25 flights, it's pretty rad.

i never thought i'd be one of "those" people ("those" stupid people who go to the gym on their lunches and take the stairs and feel superior, but it's happening.  WTF.  i'm calling it my third-of-a-life crisis.  at least i didn't buy a red convertible.


sewing maniac

dress, fifty percent complete.

it's kinda way too big - but in some aspects that's good. the knit fabric i used is waaaay too thin to be as tight a dress as it's supposed to be. unless maybe i doubled it up.

BUT, i'm fairly certain i can adjust it to fit AND leave out the tiny cap sleeve that wasn't even in the package. thank you, vogue 2091, for being the wrong size and missing pieces.

this fabric though? heaven. it's like i'm not wearing anything. i wish wish wish i'd started this sooner so i could wear it asap - i love the way it feels.