Tuesday, May 18, 2010

too many blogs...not enough time

ever since i started sewing, i've been hooked on a lot of blogs that give me inspiration, ideas and tutorials. every day i would check over 20 sewing/craft blogs and websites. i spent way too much time every single day looking at them, but then discovered google reader. it helps me organize all the sites i like and will let me know if there any new posts. i can now check each blog/website on google reader instead of going to each one separately. i can also "star" the posts that i want to come back to or archive. now my list of 20 blogs has increased to....way too many to count, but it's so much more convenient to look at google reader.

google reader recommends sites to view based on what you subscribe to. i recently subscribed to a few blogs of fashionable ladies who take pictures of themselves wearing outfits that they put together.

it's not like they made their own clothes (some have), but they're modeling clothes that are from jcrew, anthropologie, gap, etc. some model vintage clothes. i was surprised and hooked. i'm now a subscriber and are getting "tips" on how to dress and accessorize. i need help in this area. i'm horrible at color coordinating outfits.

Monday, May 17, 2010

craft sale/swapmeet

a couple of ladies at church participated in the craft sale to raise funds for the czech team. i made a few things that turned out pretty good and some that made me want to scream from the frustration. in the short amount of time, i made an apron, 3 sets of coasters, a bag, couple of drawstring pouches and card/coin holders.

this past weekend, i went to goldenwest college for their weekly swapmeet. i only walked away with 1" white elastic (5 ft long) for $1. serious score! i usually find fabric and some other things, but there wasn't much to choose from this time around. i saw quite a few sewing machines (more than usual), all in working condition. the old singer machine attached to the table was $125. i really wanted the red lantern, but didn't think that i needed it. people sell random things at the swapmeet. i found a table with a bunch of star wars toys, a box full of matchboxes and a guy selling african masks.

on sunday, a group of girls went to the long beach flea market. i ended up not buying anything. i really wanted a few things, but my wallet and conscience didn't allow me. i saw the red lantern again, but walked past it. maybe if i see it for the 3rd time, i might just buy it.