Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Things I Love

Hey look... I actually posted this on a day that starts with T! Today there was a shooting on campus, but thankfully nobody besides the perpetrator was injured. I got a text message at about 8:45 this morning from the UT Alert system saying there was an armed subject in the library, so I didn't go to class today and spent the morning watching everything unfold on the news safe in my apartment. It was pretty crazy. Classes will resume tomorrow.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lazy Sunday

etsThe weekends never last long enough. Most of the time I have no idea what I did with all of the time I had available to me. Did I really watch 4 hours of Better Off Ted last night or spend two hours debating what I wanted to eat for dinner? It's 6pm Sunday night and I'm finally starting to be (semi) productive for the first time since Thursday night. I still have loads of studying to do for my Genetics exam tomorrow but I've cleaned my room and made my bed so I feel ready to concentrate on it. I also listed a few items in my etsy store after taking forever and a day to get around to it.


I just got Photoshop and it's my first time using it so I'm still figuring everything out. I probably should have learned this stuff a long time ago, but I was too lazy to do anything more than resize my pictures in MS Paint. If I take pictures in natural light and edit them, it makes almost makes my point and shoot camera tolerable. Now instead of saving for a ridiculously expensive camera I can save for a glittery bass guitar so I can finally live out my long time fantasy of being in an all girl 90s cover band. Hey, it could happen!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Even lazy jellyfish do it.

I've had this stuck in my head all day. I fell asleep listening to Billie Holiday and woke up with this version of Let's Do It stuck in my head.

I've also been using this bag I made a few months ago lately. I was really excited about it, until I realized that I didn't have all the right components for an adjustable strap, and that I had made it a little bit too big so it doesn't sit right. I totally wrote it off and just hung it on my dressform. It's not that bad, though! I don't mind it being so slouchy. I have all the supplies to make other bags like this once I find the time, but I'll be sure to make it the right size. I also have fancy snaps and closures I will be using that I'm pretty excited about.

I am missing 30 Rock this evening because I have to get tutoring for my calculus class. Just another way this class is  clearly trying to ruin my life.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Garden update

It has been a while since I updated about the condition of my container garden, mainly because not a whole lot has been going on in that department. All of my eggplant blossoms end up dropping, and I'm just waiting for things I planted as seeds to grow.
L to R: hibiscus, eggplant, window box with spinach, radishes, and carrots, Russian heirloom tomato, red and green bell peppers(cut off). Miserable basil plant in the pot on the ledge.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things I love

Things I Love Tuesdays/Thursdays or Friday Favorites are a pretty popular blog feature, but I'm not consistent enough to do update weekly, so this is just "Things I Love Any Day". I can't even get it together enough to make a post on Saturday with all the Caturday gifs I've been saving, and to be honest, when I went to make this post I totally thought today was Tuesday.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

yo-yo headband tutorial

There was a UT football game last night (UT beat Wyoming 34-7). Because I live so close to campus, there was crazy traffic around me and the streets were crawling with dude bros looking for parties. I didn't feel like dealing with the crowds, so I decided to stay in, browse Netflix and do some crafting.

I have a ridiculous fabric stash that I've been trying to use up. Fabric yo-yo headbands are a great way to use up scraps that are too small for other projects.

Friday, September 10, 2010

apartment part 1

I've been trying to spiffy up my apartment. When I first moved in the living room walls were a dark grey, and the kitchen was brown, along with the bathroom. The bedroom was a weird sort of sea foam pastel-y green that everybody said "wasn't that bad". I'm not going for a place that's "not too bad", I want something that I will love. It took me forever and a day to prime and paint all the walls, but it's finally done. The living room is "jalapeno", the kitchen "wading pool" and the bedroom "lilac fancy". The bathroom has been spared for now, because honestly I'm pretty sick of painting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

This is why we can't have nice things

I turned my back for ONE MINUTE and find Artoo Detoo trying to shove his fat butt into a drawer that is (obviously) way too small for him. His head was in the drawer and his paws were flailing around, pushing everything inside the drawer onto the floor.

The jumper is one I started over a year ago when I first started sewing again. It's a plain dress made with an apple print corduroy I found on sale for half off, I just have to hem the seams. It looks plain, but hopefully with tights/leggings and a long sleeve shirt under it it will look cute for fall.
When I was moving back to Austin I found all the stuff I made when I started and it's neat to see how much better I've gotten. I should probably make more clothes, but it takes too long (hence why this has been unfinished for so long).