Saturday, August 20, 2011

Week two

My second week off! This week...

I put the finishing touches on my first ever sewing project! My little sewing kit (mentioned here) turned out pretty well, although if you look closely you can see that it was, in fact, done by someone who has no training whatsoever.

I'm starting sewing project number 2! This time, seat cushions for my dining room chairs (I use the term "dining room" very loosely). I have crappy IKEA wicker-seated chairs with crappy IKEA cushions, so I figure the least I can do is spruce the visible part up. My local fabric store is pretty lame and I couldn't find anything else I liked so I bought more of the same. My chairs will match my sewing kit. :/

I biked a lot and got some much needed car and bike maintenance done, with more scheduled.

I took some outfit photos for the first time in ages! Mostly to show off my Ssekos and a new tie that I learned, as well as my toenails.

after painting them, I realized they remind me of cupcake sprinkles <3
I made some delicious fattoush - recipe here! I definitely recommend it. It is vegan, delicious, fresh-tasting, way healthy, and beautiful.

I got a bit of knitting done. I made a hot drink sleeve for my pint glasses (I recently bought 2 dozen), although it's a little rough. I'm now attempting a nicer one with cabling!

my morning routine - triple espresso via Moka pot, black

I prepped some food (macarons, red velvet cake with fondant, and corn salsa) for my friend's housewarming party tonight, and in the process I made a banner for the blog! Yay progress!

I'm also tentatively planning some around the country travel for October. I'm hoping to visit friends in a lot of cities and maybe stop by some relatives' places, too. Will keep you updated, and I'll be in touch with those of you that I hope to visit!


  1. I was going to undertake a project like that to learn to sew, except it would have been for my screwdrivers to keep them organized in my toolbag. But then I didn't, and my sewing machine is back in CO. I really dig the fabric.

  2. Awww. So it's far away for 2 years or so? Get someone to ship it to you!!

  3. I LOVE the new banner. I wish I could figure that out, haha. I'm so HTML illiterate. :(