Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I also made a polka dot bow for myself in red and white. The polka dots are actually little hearts! It's pretty cute. This is the same fabric I use to line my sock money and hedgehog zippered pouches. I keep meaning to make more of those zippered pouches, but for some reason I can't make myself sit down and focus long enough and end up making little hair bows like this instead. But I really like my bows, especially in the red and white. It's a little retro and a little Minnie Mouse but all sorts of cute. What do you think?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
candy stripe zinnia seeds a bit ago, and they've been growing and growing, and now one is about to flower! I' so excited about this. I thought it was exciting enough when the seeds germinated, but I honestly expected to kill all of them before they started to flower. I have five plants about 10" tall and it makes me so proud. My tomato plant has been pretty happy, too, and I have a bunch of tomatoes on it. Last year I had zero luck with tomatoes, so I'm hoping this year I will get a nice harvest off of my two plants. Thinking about all of the fresh produce makes me get excited for canning again. I won't have a big garden this summer so probably no more pickles, but hopefully I will get stuck with so many tomatoes that I can make pasta sauce to can, and I can take advantage of the cheap summer berry prices and make some more jams. Canning is a whole lot of fun. I love that there's always enough to go around so you can share with everybody.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
purple and blue polka dot ones, and the pink heart polka dot, but I have some other fabric lined up to make more if these get a good reception. I have them priced at $6.50 for a pair, which I think is just about what you'd pay at a large chain store for commercial made hair accessories. I think the first line of business once I make another sale will be to invest in a new stapler for my packaging.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Alright, so, I never do this, but I discovered this nail polish a couple weeks ago and it's just so amazing that I thought I MUST share! It's called Milani One Coat Glitter, and it's just that, total glitter in just one coat!
Swoon!! I found another blog that has a review for all of the colors available, right here. If I recall, this nail polish wasn't all that expensive, I think just under $4? Next time I'm back in Houston I'm definitely going to go pick up the purple glitter one! It takes about two coats to get the glitter nice and thick, but it actually stays on my nails reasonably well. Part of that is due to this awesome top coat that my mom got me. I have no clue where she found it (and she can't remember, all she remembered was that it was glittery so she "had to buy it" for me).
|I'm solid gold, I've got the goods!|
Monday, April 4, 2011
cardigan: Charlotte Russe
dress: Forever 21
tights: Target! My favorite score for only $1
I'll start off with a What I Wore post! I think this outfit ended up looking spring-time-ish, but really the only reason I threw together all of these things was because most of my laundry was still in the dryer this morning and these were the leftovers in my closet. It ended up being REALLY windy today, which is terrible for both bangs and dresses!
The reason I haven't made any posts in the last week is this little girl. I found her on March 25th, and have been running around to try to take care of her, find a new home for her, and get her to her vet appointments. This past Friday I went to Emancipet to get her spayed. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays they offer free neuterings/spays and rabies vaccines, but you have to get there incredibly early to get a spot. I ended up waking up at 4:45am to get her in the car by 5:15 so we could get in line right at 5:30am when they first start taking names. We ended up getting there at 5:32 and were number SEVEN! So it fills up really fast. After she got our names down and I filled out some paperwork, I had to wait until 7am to turn her over to the clinic, and then didn't get to pick her up until 5:30 that night. I also had them test for FIV/FELV because I was planning on fostering her until I could adopt her out (and I have another cat), and unfortunately she came back FIV+. Because of her FIV status there were some complications with her surgery, but she seems fine now. It also means that I absolutely cannot keep her, because she can give it to my cat. Cats with FIV can live pretty normal lives, and while it's related to HIV, it doesn't affect cats the same way HIV affects humans. She doesn't have to be on medication, and can live a fairly long life (10+ years), but she has to be a strictly inside only cat and an only cat (or with others cats with FIV). Since I don't have any potential adopters, I will be forced to bring her to the animal shelter later this week. I was very upset about it at first, because I spent all of this time, effort, and money to try to care for her, and now I have to put her in the place I was specifically trying to keep her out of, but the woman on the phone said they still adopt out FIV+ cats (none of the no-kill shelters I called would take her because of it) and there's a good chance she'll be adopted.
So that's pretty much all that has been going on here! Next week I'll probably be able to get back on my normal posting schedule.