Wednesday, June 29, 2011

sewing mishap, shaving mishap. . .

I am currently recovering from a shaving mishap. I was about to shave my legs when I decided to pick up the razor by the blades and cut my finger. It seemed far worse than it was, but I made D rush to my rescue to make sure I didn't need stitches. He said because I was in the shower and my finger was wet, it looked worse and I just needed a band aid. Again, down-playing my injuries. One of these days he is going to be wrong, and it is not going to be pretty. (no picture of my finger because it is gross)

4th of July weekend always feels like the ‘start’ of summer in my eyes. We haven't really had the best of weather yet, so I cannot believe it has crept up so quickly. I LOVE the 4th of July. I love that it is so relaxing and calm and there is no hustle and bustle of cooking and buying presents and so fourth. I am hoping that this weekend is very nice out, and there is no rain.

I got a manicure and pedicure on Friday and I got two different colors. The lady at the salon thought this was very peculiar and continually asked me if I was sure. Obviously I am sure, I picked out the colors. My reasoning behind it is that I am not a huge fan of red nail color, but thought it was imperative for the 4th festivities, so I got a reddish nail color and more of a pinkish toe color (cause my toe color lasts longer.)


I am still teaching myself/learning to sew. The prep work is the hardest for me, and I find that sometimes even when I cut them the appropriate sizes, they do not turn out the size I anticipate. I was SO excited about making my gift for the handmade gift exchange, and bought some festive fabric to coordinate. Well, what a let down it was. I think I got a little over-confident, because I had made the same thing twice and it came out great both times. The zipper is not properly lined up and the bottom of the bag did not even sew through. So disappointing. Back to the drawing board.

I think the whole learning to sew is far more trying than I anticipated. The act of sewing I am very comfortable with. I can thread the bobbin and the machine fine, and have no problem with the pressure of the foot and making a straight line, it is really just the prep work and making sure everything is laid out properly. I really think there needs to be an easier way. My rotary cutter (that I just bought) either doesn't work, or I don't know how to work it. It does not cut through fabric and it is extremely frustrating. I am thinking of taking it to AC Moore (where I bought it) and asking them to show me how to use it, how sad is that?!?

please disregard the dirty dishes. that is not something we really wanted to do last night, catching up on GH was WAY more important.

Our kitchen sink has been leaking now for about a month. It is a slow leak, and I was told by both my boyfriend and his father that it is not leaking enough to make a dent in the water bill, but it something we had to fix eventually. Well, that time came this weekend when the bucket of water that we had catching the leak began to smell so bad I couldn't breathe. They finally changed all the piping below and changed out the faucet and it is extremely different than our old faucet, but it is very nice. I like it. && the smell is GONE, thank goodness.

on a happier note, I am starting to profit from my photography business. I also have 3 more sessions coming up in the next few weeks, so I am pretty happy. I am debating if I should save the money for a new lens or if I should save the money for the website? what do you think? I am very conflicted about it, as I could outright buy the lens now, or I could be saving 1/10th of the money for the website. & look how cute my assistant is. Seriously, love him.

hoping to have blunder-free week, and wishing the same for you as well ;]

like that word blunder? Just looked it up. I am super smaht!

1 comment:

"D" said...

babe we have a certain image to maintain on the internet, we really should have cleaned the dishes before you took those pictures. just because we are slobs doesn't mean everyone in the world needs to find out.