Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I went to NY this past weekend and had some nice chats with Abigail.
Rambling by Kristen at 1:41 PM
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Ok, I made a few more things. My sister Jenna now has a bag as well, and I finally got around to making one for myself. But what I'm really excited about is this shirt I made! I actually made something that I can wear.
Yes that's right. There's even pleating on it! Who knew I could learn how to do pleating?
My completed ensemble. I wore this to work on a Friday since we can wear jeans. It was a little chilly, so I had a black cardigan over the shirt.
Now for my next project I'll be attempting a skirt. If all goes well, I might actually try the pattern I bought for a dress. Right now I'm a little intimidated by it, but we'll see how these smaller pieces go!
Rambling by Kristen at 9:09 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
One day Dane and I will get a dog. We can't have pets in our apartment right now, so we go to the pet store and play with them instead. Sometimes it's fun, other times I'm just sad because I want to bring them all home. But we keep doing it anyway. This is a Yorkshire terrier that we played with over the weekend. He has a ton of energy and was so tiny!
Rambling by Kristen at 11:07 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
So after the success of my first tote bag, I decided to make another for my mom. She may have hinted that she wants one. I knew that would happen so I already bought fabric for her bag weeks ago. I worked on it this weekend and finally finished last night. This time I added a pocket on the front and longer straps. I also put the fabric at the bottom and the whale at the top for my Mama Bear.
The whole bag. It's the same size as the one I made for Melissa.
The little whale. Emily drew it and I cut it out of fabric. My mom will probably name it Scylla, because when we were little we adopted a whale for her and it's name was Scylla.
Look at the pocket! My mom usually carries a ton of stuff around, so I figured she's probably want an extra pocket on the front of the bag. There aren't any pockets inside. I haven't quite figured out how to make that happen yet.
Next up is a bag for Jenna. I think I'm going to use the pretty pink fabric I got at IKEA. She likes pink and I haven't figured out what else to do with that fabric yet.
Rambling by Kristen at 10:46 AM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I'm so happy that Melissa got to come up for the weekend. We had so much fun and managed to fit a lot into only about a day and a half. Still not sure how we did that.
How cool are these masks? Don't even pretend like you're not afraid. We look just like fierce sharks.
Rambling by Kristen at 10:41 AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Last weekend my parents came up to visit and to meet Dane's parents for the first time. We had a great weekend together. Here are some highlights.
Then we went down by the water before getting some cannolis in the North End. So delicious.
For anyone that doesn't know, my mom is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. Her patients are usually 75 years old and above. We passed by this sign in the North End and she was really excited. She just had to have a picture with it.
After walking around all morning on Saturday we went to the Wake Up the Earth Festival in JP right near our apartment. We were joined by Sam and Jason. Sam and I got some fried dough. It was SO good. Here we are about to enjoy our yummy treat.
Mom and I enjoyed some time just hanging out and listening to the music with Mia. Mia was so excited to see everyone and be outside on the grass.
After the festival, we all went back to our apartment for dinner. I made hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, corn, and Dad made a fruit salad. During dinner we watched the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby. Emily suggested we place some bets, so while I cooked everyone created a pool and picked horses. Jason ended up winning with Mine that Bird, the number 8 horse. It was amazing to watch the race! Jason's horse was dead last at the beginning and pulled through all the other horses to come in first by about 6 lengths.
We had such a great time with everyone! I hope they all come back to visit soon :)
Rambling by Kristen at 10:26 AM
Monday, May 11, 2009
My dear sister Melissa came to visit this weekend. We had a ton of fun (another post will follow with pictures from the weekend) and I made my first thing with my new sewing machine. I got the fabric at IKEA and the pattern here. I took my time with it since it was my first time really making something.
Rambling by Kristen at 9:33 AM