Thursday, June 9, 2011

Craft time Thursday!

I don't think I'm crafty enough to make this a weekly thing, I really just wanted to mention that it is Thursday! Woo!

Also I made a calender, inspired by Design Mom, she's super cool.

I was originally going to use a standard cork board, but I like that these could be wrapped in cool fabrics to make them even more exciting.

The things I used:
(4) 12"x12" cork board things
(4) slightly bigger pieces of fabric. I didn't measure these at all just laid the cork on top
and hacked away.
Scissors to cut the fabric. Ya know.
Random tape we had.
Lots of paint cards from Lowe's, I'm not sure if taking this many colorful cards is illegal/frowned upon, either way no one said anything to me. So heist away!

Again I used some random tap we had lying around, it was either that or Elmer's glue, which would probably have taken years to dry, so I went with the tape. The cork boards I bought were super convenient in that they came with the white sticky squares. The squares are also the worst thing ever to try and tear apart and remove the paper from, if there's another brand/better product I would recommend that.

All finished. It took me like 20 minutes, 10 of which was dealing with those stupid sticky squares.

I wasn't sure about these pins when I bought them today, but they looked nice once I got them up.

Nice and easy and created enough of an impact that I felt like I was actually making progress towards our goal of getting the house ready for the house warming party. Hooray!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Operation: Not Crappy Graduation Dress Complete!

Drum roll!

Super short drum roll!

It's a little bit baggy, but all in all I like it.
Mainly, it looks good on Hannah that's the important thing.

I'm not sure what's next on the agenda. I've got a couple of projects yet to be completed, so maybe I'll start up on those.

But first my baby sister graduates tomorrow and then husband-face and I need to care for some devil chickens this weekend.
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Hannah as a ghost!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A dress and a radish!

My sister has blackmailed me into making a dress for her. Which is surprising because I'm pretty sure I've never been involved in anything remotely blackmail worthy, either way I was flattered. Thus I started on a dress for her graduation and I've got about a week left to finish it up, but here's some pictures of the design.

This is the back piece along with the half finished zipper.

The rest of the back of the dress.

The front.

Also the front.

That's about it. I'm just hoping the whole thing fits together. I'll probably cry otherwise.

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I promised you a radish.

It came from Hylinn's parents garden and it was delicious!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


That's what I would say to you if you asked me what I was doing right now!

We're moving this weekend and I should be packing right now, in fact this is what our living room looks like.

Filled with boxes, thankfully not all of that is ours, half is our roommate's. Unfortunately, this is what I still need to pack up.

Basically all the things we own. I've made a very small dent. And what am I doing now instead of packing that is so important?

Yep... on a blanket that is supposed to be packed away, with a book that should be in a box somewhere. Oh well.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Floating Islands.

Spring always makes me so energetic, it's really hard for me to walk outside and not freak out a little. I mean come on winter is total crap. But I always get really conflicted in early spring, I've just spent four months basically hibernating and being generally grumpy and April, especially, just slaps me in the face and asks me where I've been, what I've been doing with my life. "You remember all that stuff you bookmarked and told yourself you were going to do but never got around, well get up and do it", April yells.

So I feel both guilty for letting April down, but also really happy it's here kicking my butt cause then I make stuff like floating islands!

These did not come from my brain. They came from here.

But they look super pretty and every time I look at them they make me smile. Victory!

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Small life update.

The business is still moving forward, just slowlier... yep I just typed that.
I've been doing some sewing work for other people, it's prom time in high school land!!
But I've got a really cool dress planned for my sister's graduation, so I will have original work up soon.
I've also been working on the business website layout as well as a personal website layout.
Personal website layout is for a maybe job.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


I'm not one for bringing things up before they're official. I feel like it jinxes them, cause I'm kinda crazy, but about two months ago I applied for a trade name and last week I got the letter saying it was all official! Yay!!

So now I'm officially a sole proprietor, meaning I am the only person responsible for all the stuff my business does cause I'm the only one in it. I am crazy nervous about starting a business, mainly cause I'm pretty sure I will screw something up at some point. There's a lot of paperwork and information flying around that I need to keep track of. Scary stuff, but sole proprietorship is pretty low key compared to any of the other options and it'll be a nice way for me to get a feel for running a business and keeping track of all this stuff.

If you curious about starting a sole proprietorship here's what I've done so far. I'm not sure what the rules are for other states, but all you need to do in Maryland is apply for a trade name, it could be your own name or some other name of your choosing. You can check ahead of time to see if the name you want is taken, as well as print out the application you'll need to fill out at the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. From there you can mail it in with 25 dollars and wait the six to eight weeks for approval or turn it in in person and get approval right away, that it will cost an extra 50 dollars though as it's considered expedited.

Now I need to go talk to the IRS and get what is essentially a social security number for my business, register for all my tax stuff and get a business license. I'll let you know how that goes once finished.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is what I've been working on. This dress was much harder to sew than I expected it to be, which is why it took me so long. It turned out well, though the hem is giving me problems now so I'mma lay the smack down on those hopefully next week. As well as some boring business-like things.

Speaking of business-like things I mailed out the form to secure the name I would like for my fancy business. I haven't heard anything back, but it always takes approximately 12 years for paperwork to get sorted out. Not worried yet, but you'll know when I am.

In the mean time I've got a birthday party to go to and friends to see this weekend. Hope your weekend is awesome and full of cake!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Updates! Updates!

I'm dying!

That's an exaggeration, I have a cavity.
We finally got our health insurance cards since the job switch. The needed appointments were piling up, so I've been a scheduling fiend and neglecting all other aspects of my life. Hooray!

I'll do a for reals update tomorrow with pictures and all! Le gasp. I have pretty things to show you.

Friday, February 4, 2011



I've been feeling pretty good lately.

Hylinn and I are going skiing all weekend. So I'll be dead when we get back.

Any supa exciting plans this weekend? Or even better lazy day plans?

See you Monday! Heart.
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*- As you know I save pictures and forget where they came from. Cause I suck.

Thursday, February 3, 2011



I've been flip flopping around all over this blog trying to figure out what I want from and what I want to do with it. And slowly but surely things are starting to work themselves out. So over the next couple of months I'll be rearranging, nothing drastic just tweaks here and there so everything lines up in my brain.

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*- This picture has nothing to do with my post. I just like it. Also via Design for Mankind