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September 28, 2011

Joinin' the Gym (again)

I finally cracked down today and joined the gym... again. I'm not getting any younger, and the metabolism really tanked after 25, so... I guess after a 3 year break from being in shape, its time to get back there, even though its going to be so much harder. Sigh... But seriously, its important to keep your body toned so you can live longer and with less pain. But getting thinner also means TAILORING!!!

Tailoring to make my clothes smaller is a real commitment. Once that serger knife slices off that seam allowance, its all over. No going back. Its the gym and salads or a whole wardrobe of ill fitting garments (Think, panty lines, cellulite and MUFFIN TOPS! Not to mention, "Back-Rack," Yuck. All of which I suffer from, at least mildly.)

I'm pretty excited for the new bod to emerge and to size down on the patterns, not so excited about the elliptical, but, such is life.

Have you already pre-ordered? I have!!

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September 22, 2011

Silk Dress Complete

I should note: I do NOT look good in this dress. The puffy sleeves work for teeny girls, not softer ones like me!

If I Don't Make My Own Wedding Dress (Someday!)...

Then I'll have to save up a ton of money to have Mary Adams make it.

She's amazing.

Check out her work:

And also, I've been eyeing her book, The Perfect Party Dress, on Amazon.

September 4, 2011

Living room curtains

Just made the apartment look a little more homey. And the curtains match my cowboy boots. I used Joel Dewberry's newer line, which I forgot the name of and the specific fabric pattern's name as well. I used 7.5 yards of 60" wide fabric. Even wider would have been a little better, but these look both modern and retro as panels.

Here's a close up of the fabric: