Today Elizabeth and I had a photo shoot for her new soon to be released quilt pattern called “Sovereign Picnic”.
It is using Lizzy’s “castle peeps” fabric. The dress I am wearing is one that I made using the orange flags.
It is from McCall’s pattern M5801 version A.
It was very fun to make, and I love the vintage retro vibe that the dress gives – especially with Lizzy’s fabric. I am very pleased!!!!
We had fun, and we are going to have more fun because Lizzy and I are going to an amusement park tomorrow. OMGEEEE. Fiesta TX here we come. BEST WEEK EVeR!!!!!
Also everyone pray for my nephew Alton because yesterday he fractured his wrist. Everything should be okay, but he is just a little baby so please pray that everything heals nicely.
omgeee, i just got back from my family reunion in iowa. it was great to catch up with family and go to the state fair. i got to eat a turkey leg and hang out with babies so it was pretty awesome to say the least.
this is the un-devoured turkey leg.
if i look super fat in these pictures it is because i am super fat in these pictures.
my cutest babes.
this is when alton and i had to kiss and make up after alton punched me in the face…but i still love him because he is not accountable yet.
on another note, i have just been feeling the saddest lately and the most isolated and alone. not trying to be a sad sap or debby downer, but i am just feeling like a black sheep of life, and an outKast of society. not fun zone, USA.
i am not feeling ready to start my last year of school and be grown up. this means everything is real now. i am starting my senior year of nursing school and am going to be a grown up. what is going on? who let that happen without telling me about it.
also the continental united merger is just the worst. i saw the proposed logo today and i almost threw up. i feel betrayed by the world. not only because my mom might not have a job anymore, but because all this business seems under the table and dirty; nothing that continental ever was.
what is there to even rejoice about?
well the church is still true, and lizzy and i are going raw. which is supposed to make everything perfect in your life; so i am pretty excited about that. so now i need a juicer. worth it.
what do people do when they are feeling down in the dump trucks????
i don’t know, that is why i am axing you in the first place.
oh and to add insult to injury peepz have stolen lizzy’s fabric for cat collars. what????
i would really like to have something new and awesome to post that i have recently made…but alas i do not have anything awesome or new to post. although i have been working on stuff, i am making a saweet dress out of the orange flags from lizzy’s castle peeps. it is AWESOME. i can’t wait to finish it and i will post it as soon as i do.
guess what – there is a celebrity crushez guest post on its way and i know that everyone is the most excited. best guest post ever. (only guest post ever! so of course it will be the best).
although – i don’t have my very own lil’ babe to carry in an infant carrier, but i do have my very own nephew to carry. so i have been looking around to see what is the ultimate best bang for your buckz and it seems to be the bjorn infant carrier. i will probz go with the snugli carrier because it is temporary and it should be good for what i am needing in the short term. also it comes in at a reasonable $30. in the long term go with the bjorn. why i feel it is necessary to tell this tale is because it has been where my time has gone lately, and what is knowledge without sharing???? RIGHT LADIES!!?!?!?!?! RIGHT. that is what i have taken from my baby carrier investigation.
also i am knitting a pair of leg warmers for lizzy bee.
that’s what’s up.
also my new favorite thing is the cbc show by Jonathan Goldstein
“Wiretap”. it is classic dr. katz kind of slow funny. i love it. i am obsessed. i made lizzy listen to one and it wasn’t her taste, but she doesn’t like dr. katz either….so it’s alright.
lizzy is coming to baltimore tonight and i am so so so excited. even though i tried to convince her to come last night in my best ghost voice, it didn’t work, but she is coming tonight! and i don’t know if ash is coming tonight but i know at least she will be here tomorrow, with her moving bells and bows on. and she is bringing beaux to drive the u-haul that i rented, and carly to make jokes about hurricane katrina.
sisters together. HORRAY!!!!!
i feel like such an adult. i turned on the electricity and the gas in my new apartment. omgeeeee. oh seriously. there is no such thing as a free lunch. AMEN! to get my service activated for the gas and electricity there is an $80 fee. i also have to get internet service provider for my apartment and i have looked at plenty of different providers and nothing seems very reasonable or like a great deal. the providers all start out at good rates and then after 3 or 6 months they jack up the prices to $50 plus a month for internet. pah-leaz.
it is not like i am even stoked on Baltimore, but i am so excited to show elizabeth all the good things to do here. isn’t that strange? i want to show her how fun this city is, but i don’t even the care the rest of the time. i’m like, “we can go to the museum, and the harbor, and the ave, and, and, and”. even though my family members are very chill about trip taking, and not having things planned when we get somewhere, i am over-zeal about planning a great trip when lizzy gets here. i don’t think i will actually care what we do when she does arrive, because i will just be so happy that she is here. but the planning is fun.
lizzy get here already. i wish my mom was coming. i wish ashlee was staying more then a day…i wish, i wish, i wish.
happy 51st birthday as of yesterday dad.
also luke is home from iraq for a minute and our mom is the only one who will get to see him. but we all love him, and mom will bring him that love, so it’s alright.
i miss minkee. always.
i can’t wait to bring her back to her new home in my new apartment. even though she is having a great time in tx obvz.
also these are some other things that i have done in illustrator. i love them.
especially the monster.
lizzy had her wisdom teeth taken out this week and i shared water with her and now my wisdom teeth are going to have to come out because it is contagious. i have been her 24/7 nurse and had the responsibility of waking her at 4 am to take her meds because pain management is key to recovery. i have been hanging out downstairs and put a mattress in the middle of the living room floor. i know she is hurting and trying to get better but other then that i think we are having a great time. speaking of old lizard breath…she is doing this coolest thing with her castle peeps, a summer camp with cool activities for kiddie’s at home with nuttn to do. even though she was having surge she still launched camp with a great free funtivity. check it out… she is awesome.
they added seasons 1-3 of “the hills” and so what if i love it? okay i admit it, i love it, i love it. at first i was just watching it to have something to watch while i was downstairs with lizzy and now i am obsessed. i am seriously love love loving it. i wish that everyone would just be friends and love eachother.
i finished my pin cushions for the pin cushion swap last night!
this is the one that i had made originally
and i made this one too.
i am sending both. i hope my secret swap partner will love them!
also they are having an amazing McCall’s $1 pattern sale at JoAnn’s craft today and i am going to go partake of the sale. happy birthday america. jk. happy independence today.
it is raining men and cats and dogs out here in tx i bet people will be sad if there is not a fireworkz extravaganz.
i might have gotten myself a happy 21st birthday/melissa is a senior in college present…..and it might just be a bernina sewing machine…and i am probably the happiest girl on this side of the mississipi delt. those are the factx.
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honfest 2010. omgeeee, is fast approaching. i am going to make my dream of a class mate adam cooley his honfest dress. i never made a dress for a man before, but i am sure it will turn out great.
honfest in hampden in baltimore is where it’s at. hampden is what hairspray (the movie, the musical, the movie/musical) is based on. what what. it is in june, and adam is worried that i won’t make his dress in time. BUT believe you me, it will be donefest, in time for honfest. NBD. here is adam on his birthday wearing an apron that i made for him out of my dream of a sister, Elizabeth’s fabric “Lizzy Dish”.
i made the apron out of the McCall’s apron pattern M5825. Version C.
this is the fabric that I think i am going to use for the dress. i haven’t shown adam yet, but hopefully he likes it. oh well.
i am going to make it out of the retro dream butterick pattern from 1952 B5032. what what. i am going to make the dress that the sassy blue girl is wearing.
don’t think for one second that because i am making this dress for a dude, that i will not make it for myself in the future. because i totz will.
if anyone thinks that just because only my sisters, my mom, and my grandma read my blog that i will stop writing posts then whatever. i won’t because i am just having a great time. lizzy writes her favorite thing every week, so i am going to write three celebrity crushez every 2 weeks. or whenever i feel so inclined. i can’t help it that i have infinite celebrity crushez!?!?!?!?! right ladies, right!
ok. right about now i am loving adam brody. i know he hasn’t done anything cool for the past couple years…but i don’t care. i still just love love love him! i even saw that movie “In the land of women”, twice. just because it is all adam brody for an hour and half of my heart. i have been re-watching season 1 of the OC lately, and by lately i mean two months ago. i can’t help it, he is just the skinniest, most perfect dreamer. fact. and he is jewish, yes please!!!!
ryan gosling. omg. used to be mormon, i can bring him back and we can get married in the temple, NBD!!!!! i totally love him in half nelson, and lars and the real girl, and remember the titans, and the mickey mouse club, jkdc (about mickey mouse club). i still like him, even though he is from canada. that is saying a lot.
last but not least. jason lee. this is probz just because i watched all the episodes of my name is earl. fyi, seasons 1,2, and 4 are good, but season 3 is the worst. also in almost famous he is so great. i love him, and his stache.
the top three things that i miss about rexburg, idaho are as follows.
3. infinite marriage prospects.
2. the honor code.
1. quality health care.
just kidding. those are obvz not my three favorite things.
these are really my three favorite things about rexburg.
3. lack of danger after dark.
2. taco bell in safe walking distance.
1. dance parties.
i was in idaho for two and a half years. it was really not the place for me, most of the year is Xtreme winter, and you can’t wear knee shorts on campus. but dance parties, were plentiful and that was really so awesome. i also got to live in the same apartment complex as my sister Elizabeth. that was awesome too, and don’t you forget it. but 2008 was my best year there FOR SURE. best dance parties of my whole byui experience. the best thing about the dance parties, was that everyone danced, and it was the socially acceptable/the expectation that no one would be consuming alcohol. i miss that. i went to a party last weekend and i was the only one not drinking, and it weirded me out. so i danced, and everyone was like, “oh you look like you are having fun, omg you sweat when you dance…that’s weird”. i thought, well we are at a party, what else is there to do but dance, um nothing? duh.
in rexburg i danced whenever i got the opportunity showed itself, and no one thought anything of it. and if they did, they didn’t say anything about it.
(these two images are taken by willard cron…miss that dude)
my mom and sissys are all in slc right now so I am just feeling sorry for myself about it. Not really. But I just wish that I was there with them. I love them SO SO SO SO SO SO much. we are the dream team, ya know????? I feel like I have missed on a lot of fun times with them because I have been in school forever, and I will keep on being in school forever. Which is fine. I thought being an adult meant that you got to say peace out yall whenever you do what you want to do. Because you are a grown up and you call all the shots….that is not the truth. Oh brother. But they are the best, and I wish that I was there.
I made these because i love them and its funny.
i couldn’t find a pic of just my mom and all three of us girls anywhere.
if i was them right now we would just be singing in three part harmonies, and loving each other.
but alas i am here in baltimore with minkee and no one else. NBD. I pretty much don’t love SLC at all, as much as you can not love a place. I don’t look forward to going there ever, the only reason I go is to see my family, and maybe I will luck out and see an old friend or two. But I would go there even though I hate it, but just because I love them. I would even go to Rexburg, ID to see them, and that is saying SO MUCH!
love those girls. miss them more than honey bunches of oats. true story.
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