March 2008

Monthly Archive

Lotsa things

Posted by on 29 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: chores, cleaning, crocheting, green, hobbies, recycle, sewing

Trying to balance cleaning and sewing this weekend.  

Got the dishes under control, and the Chez Feline is almost done. Still have to clear all my shit out of the living room, and I really don’t want to leave that for tomorrow. I won’t even consider cleaning my room until the rest of the house looks better, though I really do need to tidy up.

I made a couple cute bags today.  A couple were recycling old items–a skirt and a bag of pinto beans.  My husband commented that I’m getting better as a result of my lessons. 🙂  

Crocheted part of my Faire costume–1 of 2 hats that I’ll need. Might have a basket. I’m totally looking forward to this!! 🙂

Took a whole lot of recycling to the dump yesterday. If the cats were toilet trained, I’d probably be able to recycle a good 80% of what we use. 😉

Jeans, jeans, those magical pants…

Posted by on 27 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: hobbies, sewing

Taking it kinda easy today, ’cause I’m exhausted. Been running around a whole lot lately, and playing catchup on housework at night. I’m 33, and supposedly I’m supposed to be able to function on less sleep!

But anyway… jeans.

I’ve been telling my husband that I’d hem his jeans for years. I was always kind of intimidated to do it, ’cause I didn’t want to ruin them.
Thankfully, now that I’m taking sewing lessons, I know how to do them properly! My teacher (I’ll call her Eden) did all the cutting and sewing, but I pinned 2 of the 3 pairs of jeans that were hemmed, and did a fairly good job. Pinning hems for jeans is a bit trickier than it looks… well, at least the first time ’round.

I need to fix both pairs of old jeans I retrofitted with fabric. That’ll take quite awhile.

Something tells me I’m gonna be a Faire Geek in my 30’s…

Posted by on 23 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Faire, hobbies

Gonna work a couple days at Ren Faire this year. Decided to gab about it in this blog, ’cause it seems like it’ll be one of my hobbies every Spring! 🙂

Might as well post in March!

Posted by on 21 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: chores, family, father sun, laundry, sewing, tkd, wifehood

Let’s see. . . where do I begin?
Well, I’ve been a brown stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do for a week. Headmaster surprised me and skipped me two belts instead of one. Guess learning the 6th form paid off!

The very cool contract we had abruptly ended. Ex-client was an asshole all along, he just played the “Good Christian” act very well for many years. His stuff will get picked up next Tuesday. As a result, we’re doing eBay auctions again, and I get to go into Frugal Housewife Mode.

Taking sewing lessons from a professional costumer. Next week I get to learn how to hem jeans.

Got the flu early this month, and passed it onto my husband. Poor guy was sicker than I was. 🙁 We both seem to be on the mend.

I’m 33 now! Feels good but a little weird.

The clothesline is in use again. That’ll help keep the electric bill down to a reasonable level. (Whew!)