Sewing updates

8 07 2009

the sewing room

Since we’ve moved, I got a new sewing area!  It is much bigger and better than the corner of the guest bedroom in Owensboro.  It’s in the sunroom which gets really hot during the day but it is very well lit!


For our 1 yr anniversary I made a photo album of “hands” pictures.  Every year on our anniversary we will take a new picture and watch our hands age! (this was stolen straight from Chelsea’s 1 yr anniversary present to Tim. hahhahaha thanks Chelly!)  I already had the photo album but I made the little polka dot cover and embroidered the letters on.  Easy peesy.  (The fabric is from the Cake Rock Beach line by Joelle Hoverson of the purl bee.)

lampy lamp

Our lamp shades were $5 from Wal-Mart!!  I spruced the up a bit with some Anna Maria Horner Garden Party fabric.  It’s so beautiful.

dressy dressAnd the project I finished today is another dress!  The fabric is from Hobby Lobby clearance- $2/yd.  The pattern is Simplicity 3538 minus the sleeves and plus an elastic waist, elastic arm holes, and pockets.  It was a pretty good challenge!!  Matt’s grandma helped me put in the pockets.  The armholes without the elastic were way too big because they are made to have sleeves.  Since I left the sleeves out, there was a lot of extra room.  That’s where we decided to try elastic!  It worked really well.  The I tried the dress on and it was really super baggy so I put some elastic in the waist and TA-DA, my dress fits 🙂  Matthew and I are going to Indianapolis, IN for our 1 yr anniversary this weekend so I’ll probably wear it to dinner and feel really special.

There are two more blog posts coming soon.  1) how I make guacamole and 2) the apt. tour also found on facebook.  But now I have to go to bed so I’ll be able to wake up for my big girl job.  Night night.



3 06 2009

Hey Friends!  I haven’t blogged in a little while because Matthew and I moved to Louisville this weekend!!  We just got our internet set up yesterday.  And our A/C window units were installed today….thankfully!!!  It’s been a hot few days without AC!  We have an attic fan but when it’s 90 outside, cool air doesn’t exist.  Well, we are happy in our new home!  I’ll show pictures later and I’ll start sewing again next week in the new sewing room.

This Friday I take the Dietetic Registration Exam and if I don’t pass, I can’t start work, so I won’t be blogging anything for that reason!  Hopefully next time I blog I can write Tara Thomas, RD, LD.  Until then, say a prayer for me.  I’ve been studying!!  I also have a job, in case you didn’t find out otherwise. =)  I start Monday as long as I pass this test!

We’re going to South Carolina this weekend to celebrate Mema’s life.  She passed away last Monday night and we are going to miss her so much.  Mema is Matthew’s Great-Grandma and she was REALLY Great.  We are excited to see the Thomas family and hear even more great Mema stories.

Have a great weekend, we’ll see y’all when we return!!