Saturday, July 5, 2014

Day 152

Yes again with this skirt.  It's great to travel with since the fabric is already wrinkly.  It was pretty amazing to be able to sit directly on the grass and not have a ton of bugs crawling up my legs.  Colorado is a beautiful place.  Look how GREEN the grass is there.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fort Collins

This June I went to Fort Collins for the EEEID conference.  I came back invigorated and super pumped about doing more science!

I thought I'd share some of the beautiful flowers they have. 
For the first time ever, I got to see poppies and peonies-- which just so happen to smell like Turkish delight, I'm pretty jealous that they don't grow here-- in real life. 


Monday, June 30, 2014

Haiiroookami Skirt

I made this a little while back and just hadn't had the chance to get photos taken.
So to begin the name of the skirt.  While I was doing the bulk of this skirt I was listening to a podcast of snap judgement, and I really enjoyed the story on the 06 wolf.  (I highly recommend listening to it).  The name translates to grey wolf in Japanese. Put it into Google translate, it sounds just ever so cute in Japanese. 

It's a simple skirt with an invisible zipper and a few rows of elastic in the back. 

A little closer.  The elastic makes it very comfy to wear all day and since I made it based on my measures it hits right above the knee, which I prefer since I have such short legs.

My photographer was getting fed up of my fake smile.  I had a good laugh at that. 

And of course the (photogenic) beast had to be included.

 Hope you're having a great day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

My First Quilt

So a while back I saw this tutorial for a kids sleeping bag; I shared it as a WIP a couple months ago.  While I don't have a child, I do have a dog that is need of a new bed.  I also happened to have all of the materials on hand, and really wanted my first quilt to be stress free (i.e. if I mess up it won't matter, cuz well he's a dog).

It's not perfect but I think it's pretty cute.  It might be a little effeminate but again he's a dog and I like the colors quite a bit.  Like most minpins, the beast  loves to borrow so I thought a sleeping bag would be great.  For now I think it will stay a quilt cause it's terribly hot in Florida right now and the (lazy) beast loves to sprawl all over it.

Check out the back.

I choose to do sets of three lines in a square, getting wider and wider in the center.  

The (snuggly) beast seems to love it.  He plopped down on it as soon as I gave it to him and when I took it out for photos he wouldn't let me get a picture without him in it.  

Monday, June 23, 2014


Here are 35 FREE tutorials / patterns for tops/shirts. These are ones where you don’t need a shirt to trace.
I divided them into categories.
  1.        Knits
  2.        Wovens
  3.        Cowl neck

1.     Knits

 1.   Ariadne Tunic   2.  Spring Blouse   3.  Dusty Rose tunic   4. Batwing top   

9. Sheer top   10.  Twist front top 11.   Wrap top   12.   Contrast shoulder slouch tee

2.     Wovens

3.     Cowl Neck Tops

33.   Another easy shirt   34.   Cowl-t   35.   3-in-1 blouse

#DIY #freepattern #tutorial #sewing

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 121

Spent the day working on my car with my dad.  Of course the (obnoxious) pup had to join us (my dad LOVES) dogs.  Luckily, I remembered his citronella bark collar