Friday, June 3, 2011

again with my obsession with blogs

so today while i should be doing excellent workingness at my boring day job i am again instead working by reading and wishing blogging was my life like linda's at rosealamode!

she is giving away a pair of KM2shoes on her blog and since i am going to charlie's bridal shower tomorrow and we spend all day trying to figure out what amazing shoes she should wear to her wedding and have not yet come to a perfect pair, i thought why not try to win them for her? yes, i really am that nice in real life. they don't make em like this anymore.

check these out:
aren't they pretty?
my plan is to paint her and her soon to be husband a picture for their new log cabin that they're building (hence no money for pretty shoes) which should be done just after the wedding... but a girl should have something pretty and fun for her bridal shower/wedding to call her own.

and seriously, she's like 5'2" and her husband to be is 6'4". she needs all the height she can get.

Monday, May 23, 2011

i should get paid for this...

oh wait, i do get paid for this.

i had a discussion with my dear friend charlie today about how we should get paid to read blogs because we have excellent taste in blogs. it's true. we like blogs. and we have great taste. and i'm wasting time. because right now. i'm getting paid to blog. WHAT? yes, because i'm sitting at my desk writing this not becuase i'm home in my pjs on this dreary day reading blogs like i would like to. this is how i spend most of my work days. don't tell my boss.

anyhow. i pulled this off of today. way to cute not to share.

i know i've sworn so many times that i would actually get back to sewing so i've semi given up saying it. truth of the matter though, when i was sick last week i did find myself roaming around benjamin franklin (yes we still have one of those up in here) and i got some super sweet fabrics. i'm planning on starting with curtains for our bedroom (i will notify you with pictures if/when this actually comes to be) and i want to cover our ugly pillows as well. we have an orange one and a red one. who does that? they match with nothing. maybe that's why i like them so much. like them enough to cover them up that is...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Eclectic Living Room with Pops of Color eclectic living room
eclectic living room design

anyone who would like to take over my living room and change it to look like this, i give you full permission.

in the mean time i think starting some sewing projects to make my life somewhat like my fantasies are desperately in order.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

so we just moved...

across the hall. big step, i know. but seriously. we have a washer/dryer. that's right folks. i'm living the dream.

here's the thing. the entire apartment is one color. one cream yellow/dirt color. so i'm looking for some inspiration. i'm looking for some decorating/sewing/crafting ideas... and i'm looking for some presents. bring 'em on!

i'm mildly obsessed with my bedroom at the moment. i want a headboard. i want a grown up bed. and i  want pretty walls and a room that i don't want to leave. the living room can be next so keep your eyes open but i've wanted a new bedspread for a while and i think a cover for my current brown and blue mess is going to be first up on my sewing project list. the following were all taken from i love them. if they wanted to, i'd totally let them redecorate my whole place.

there isn't anything i don't like about this room.
i love the headboard. the details. the colors.
i LOVE the wallpaper. good. all good.

this one's a little festive for my taste but i love the detail and attention it gets. i want that.

i love this night stand. and the wall color. and the light.
i'm mildly obsessed with green.

this one i added mainly for the wall color. that's
kinda what i was thinking of. i like how our current
color keeps things bright and the sun looks amazing
on it but ... maybe it's too matchy?

this is a little dreamboaty for me but it fits in with the
current colors of the room. peaceful. calm. pretty.
i want a little more pizazz.

this room i could not stop staring at. i think i'm in love.
i love the detail and lines in the bed. i love the waves.
i LOVE the coloring. and contemporary. cleaness
of it all. i'm not sold on the wall color. but it fits.
ok. that's it for my dreaming for now. hopefully i'll be able to check out some fabrics tomorrow and therefore be able to start stuff up again. i've been lazy. super lazy. i haven't even finished my knitting! i'm such a bum.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

dinner date with miss jenn greene

this is what women do who don't celebrate easter. we went out to portsmouth. we were going to go to agave which a wonderful mexican restaurant but for some reason they don't believe in allowing people who don't celebrate easter to have loads of tequila. (aka they observe the holiday) so we went across the street where i ran into my dear friend hans. which is amusing because i run past a road that has the same name as him. which conincidently happens to be named after him. which is amusing because he's actually going to work at a restaurant in wolfeboro this summer and his cousin is a rival lawyer in this town. his cousin. yay!
don't be afraid of my sexy face
or my gigantic arm. trust me.
gym is getting done.
we are the sexiest women in the world.
yes i am the most beautiful woman you've ever seen.
* be warned this post was created while intoxicated. *

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

apartment therapy

i know this blog is about my sewing adventures and recently hasn't even been about that... more so my knitting adventures and i SWEAR that is to change... but the truth of the matter is i'm completely distracted... you see i may soon (as in the end of this month) have a brand new apartment which is actually right across the hall from my current apartment. BUT this apartment has a WASHER/DRYER. and therefore, i'll be able to wash my fabrics in the comfort of my own home... how stinkin' fabulous is that?

so in light of this recent news, i found this picture at (ok so i actually got it from the email i lovingly signed up for)
things i love so much about this picture:
  • bold colors. i absolutely love bold colors. problem is i'm a bit of a commitment phob when it comes to them. i want them but i want to be able to change them out every day. or every time i think of it. or every time is see a color that i'm like wow that's fabulous. -- side note: our apartment right now is a complete mess of this crazy fleshy color. it's like a pink but kinda peach but kinda brown but kinda your grandma's bathroom. but it's ALL OVER OUR APARTMENT. in the bathroom, in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the living room... ok that's all the rooms we have. it's a small place but covered in the same color all over. i'm hoping with the new place, we'll not only have color in our stuff but we'll also be able to paint!
  • books. i love books. i love bookshelves. books from school. books that maybe i haven't read yet but if i keep them in a place that i see them maybe i will.. i love that you can color code them. i love alphabetizing them. i love looking back on what i've done... oh. hello degree in art history. where have you been?
  • and i love CLUTTER. which is strange for a organization lover. i absolutely love organizing but i love organizing things more. like having things around. knick-knacks. things from days of fun. and then putting them together in different ways. maybe i should have had a career in marketing? [random side note: erik HATES clutter. he hates things. my opinion. he can't stand having anything on counter space or things on dressers... or coffee tables. how did i fall in love with this man? our decorating styles are completely different... my ideal - vintagey, warm, boldly colored, filled with fun and awesome. his - stark, modern, clean. boring. :)]
  • i love the frames. i want a bunch of random things framed and set up like that in the new place... but all we have are pictures of erik and i kissing. which is weird.
ok that's it for now. i promise to return when i have more insightful information to share about my crafting habits. book club starts friday. we'll see how that goes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


 i don't know if i've ever wanted anything more in my life but right now (i'm at work) and all i want is to run out and buy fabrics and sign up for this AMAZING E-COURSE!
Home Ec Online

this is exactly what i need. that and to figure out how much thread and fabric i need for these projects. this will DEFINITELY get me started in the right direction. out of my knitting slump. and into ACTUALLY SEWING!

and seriously, have you checked out these courses? what's entailed? it's quite possibly the most fabulous mess of everything i could ever want to know. i seriously feel like by taking this course i will be able to conquer the world and then some. AHHH!! i'm so excited.

(and can i seriously use the word seriously anymore? my goodness.)