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.)

this how i spend my time.

don't judge.

 this has been my set up for the past... almost month now. i barely have three feet knit and i've run out of yarn twice. :-/

(and yes, that is chocolate syrup next to me. again i said don't judge.)

i feel like if i had put more thought into this mess i've gotten myself in, i'd have chosen some prettier colors but when i started i wasn't thinking... oh, i'll knit a blanket. i was thinking, i wonder how this works. i should try it out.

my current goal is to get this done. and to get some fabric. maybe this weekend i can meander out into the wild fabric stores of new hampshire and find something awesome. maybe there i'll get a hankering to drop my knitting needles and start up a loving relationship with suzy sewing machine. you're right, though. there's no way i'm going to get anythign accomplished being afraid of my sewing machine.

it's a jungle out there. and i'm afraid i have the wrong shoes.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

wedding fever

so this summer my dear friend charlie is getting married and i need to figure out something amazing and awesome to get/make her with my limited amount of skills.

and i've already hinted that my other dear friend amy will be getting married next year... i will hopefully accomplish making her quilt which in my awesome thinking patterns should be a mix of embroidery/quilting magic -- my plan is to do a basic square for the top, rotating blues, then switching to greens for the bottom and covering it with a brown/green pattern to make it look like a tree. her wedding is going to be tree themed and i'm probably more excited to plan it than anything... and now that i've mentioned all this i have to find a way to hide my blog from her until that very day... hmmm.. not well thought out i guess...

but the problem with charlie is that she knows how to make all of this amazing stuff... in fact, she gave me my sewing machine and is teaching me all of the skills i have... so what can i make a person who is already out skilling me?? AND her wedding is THIS AUGUST! i need skills! i need suggestions! and thoughts. and a good boost of encouragement that my dreams will some day become realities...