Sunday, September 21, 2008

Heaven on Earth

Early last week I went to a training class that I needed to attend for work. It was held at ESPN Zone. At the end of training, we were given game cards. I couldn't stay and play as I had to return back to work. Saturday, I took Chipmunk and JC there for lunch. Afterwards, he and JC hit the arcade. JC really had a great time. As we were heading out, Chipmunk didn't take his usual route. **SIDENOTE**I read a post on Real Life: Live & Unscripted. In it, Adrienne mentioned one of her favorite fabric spots to visit in Atlanta- Gail K Fabrics. I told Chipmunk about it and that I would like to go there one weekend. What I didn't know was that it was so close to where we had eaten lunch.

This place is AMAZING!! I walked in and was speechless. Unfortunately it was close to closing time, so I couldn't look around like I wanted to. I will definitely be going back there. It's not too far from where we live, but when I go back, I need to make sure that I have my game plan, because it's not around the corner like Jo-Ann's or Hancock Fabrics. I did find some really pretty fabric to make Simplicity 2816, View B.

Thanks Adrienne for sharing all of blog world with this piece of heaven on Earth!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What I Have Been Reading Lately

For a long time I was stuck in a rut. Didn't care about how I looked or what I even wore to work. All of this came about after having my son, because my body changed. As he got older and started participating in activities, I started noticing how the other mothers would come dressed to events. Did I look like that? I asked my husband one day this question and he answered, "Yes, unfortunately". It was right then and there that I decided that I needed to do better. That was over 4 years ago.

While I don't feel that I have fully arrived yet, I am getting closer every day to the way that I want I look. My closet isn't brimming over with clothes, and from what I have been reading, it doesn't need to. Just having the basics and filling in , can get you some great looks.

I recently purchased The Science of Sexy by Bradley Bayou. His approach is simple and easy to understand. The book was really a quick read and I found quite a few discoveries. With this knowledge, I now know "what not to wear".

So, the old me is out and I don't want her to come back, ever!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sew Much to Sew and Sew Little Time!

Okay, so I've made a few pieces to get my feet wet. And, to my DH's surprise, I haven't made any purses or hats. But, I do have one purse cut out......

Any way, I have been eyeing the latest Anthropologie, and I have figured out that I need to get on the ball. Looking through it got me to thinking of what I would like for Fall/Winter. I don't know if I will be able to sew all of these pieces, but I will definitely give it a try. Here's what I have come up w/ so far.

something in a berry color, possibly a skirt

a sweater/knit vest type, possibly in an argyle print

a pair of winter white pants, wide-leg w/ a cuff

a winter white skirt

a black jacket-there are so many great patterns out there right now, I just can't decide

Now, I know that this list is kinda ordinary, but for me and what I have in my closet, it works. I have gotten a lot patterns, some inherited, so hopefully, some things will actually make it to my closet. I have other pieces I would to add, but I think this is enough to get me started. My patterns seem pretty easy, so I hope that I don't get too confused when I get started. I have been lurking, okay, stalking, other blogs and have truly been inspired. Wish me luck and I hope to have some pics soon.