Sometimes I use the paper and ribbon that I have hoarded.


Remember this rosette? I never got around to posting the other rosettes that I made because they were all failures. I don’t know what I am doing incorrectly! I feel like I am always using too much paper.

I was at the mall last night and noticed that several stores were using rosettes in their window displays. My favorite was the J.Crew display that used colorful pages from magazines. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture. I should have though. Oh wells.

I am in the beginning stages of redoing a 10×10 bedroom. Right now, the plan is to recreate the room in Google SketchUp so I can maximize the amount of storage for all of my belongings. Or I might just draw everything on graph paper. We’ll see.


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how hot is hot glue?

Remember my sock project? I still haven’t come up with a solution for attaching the spikes to the sock. The only progress that’s been made is that I purchased a pair of knee-high socks. They aren’t red, but they were $2.

The event isn’t until four weeks away, so I don’t understand why I am panicking about this project. Last night, I thought that maybe I should hot glue the spikes while I am wearing the socks. (With some cardboard inside the sock so I don’t burn myself.)

Oh, and I decided I need googly eyes since my lower legs are now going as a pair of dragons.

I could also hand-sew the spikes onto the socks while I am wearing the socks…

So which is worse, bloodshed or burns?

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February project sneak peek

Here’s the project I have been working on for the past couple of days during my lunch hour. The idea is to make a bunch of these heart-shaped loops and string several of them together to make a banner for the month of hearts.

I’ve run into several issues already:

  • I don’t like the proportions
  • I accidentally made creases
  • Things are not even
  • It ‘s not pretty

I hope I find some time this weekend to work on this project.



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sock project brainstorming

I am trying a new work-flow process this year where I plan things out before buying materials and cutting up stuff.

This project is for my 5K new year run to welcome the Year of the Dragon. I thought maybe spiked socks would be fun to wear during the race. (There is a costume contest, but I doubt this will win me anything.)

I am running into problems already – I can’t find red knee-high socks!  I am thinking I may have to resort to getting a pair of red tights.

The other issue is figuring out how to attach the spikes to the socks/tights. Due to the stretchy nature of socks/tights, I think I might have to attach the spikes while I am wearing the socks/tights. I don’t know how to sew well. (Or at all.) I was thinking maybe if I attach the spikes to a strip of ribbon, I can attach the ribbon along the back of my calf using safety pins on race day.

So yeah…

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