Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Anyways, the tobacco is a matte finish and it looked pretty bad. Uneven coverage and not smooth. So I glazed it again with another brown. It still didn’t look right, so I glazed it, yet again! This time with robin’s egg.
I did an even coat of robin’s egg all over and then Mrs. Susie (our instructor) helped me to drizzle (I almost said to drool it over. :) heehee) the robin’s egg over the handle slightly. I think it turned out pretty good…acceptable at least. I’m not 100% happy with it, but at this point I’m just glad it’s done.
I know not everybody likes the spoon rest. :P My mom politely informed me that it looked like a ladies’ butt.
If you are not recieving the RedPlum Coupon insert – either in the mail or newspaper – then you can request that they put you on their mailing list. Just go here and sign up. It is supposed to take 6-8 weeks, but it’s better than not at all!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So we went to pick out fabrics for our skirt sew-along today. Here is a picture of my choices. They were loosely based on the fabric on the far right. I think it will look nice! I am hoping that one blue on the left doesn’t seem as bright as it does in the picture.
Here are my cousin’s fabric choices. She is darker skinned than I am and thus chose some darker fabrics that will also work well in the fall.
I think we’re gonna try to sew tomorrow! I can’t wait! :)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
My Aunt, Cousin, and I are planning on making the Saturday Market Skirt this week before school starts. I have been thinking about it…and I think it could be made with fat quarters!
By my calculations it would take 14 Fat Quarters for one skirt. Plus fabric for the waistband. That’s not too bad. If fat quarters are $1.50 each…then that would mean that the skirt would cost about $21. Which really isn’t bad at all for a full length custom skirt.
I’m also thinking that I am going to add a zippered waist band. I have some skirts that I’ve made in the past that fit nicely and have a lined yoke with a zipper. I just don’t look good in elastic (who does really?) so I think this will be a good option for me. We shall see! I’m so excited about doing a project with somebody else too!!
(click on picture for source :) )
Sunday, August 15, 2010
|both images from Vogue|
Friday, August 13, 2010
|image from fabulousmessvintage's etsy shop|
- The sheer fabric. The chiffon is just lovely! The color is also nice and feminine as well.
- The midriff bow. Very cute. :)
- The gathered bust...which seems to be a theme here lately.
- The nice thick straps to hide bra straps.
- The soft skirt gathers.
- I don't really care for the super deep hem. I think I would like it better if it had a narrow hem.
- The weird arm sleeve thing. It just doesn't do it for me.
- Length is just a little too short.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Keep in mind that anything under $.50 doubles. The stars (or asterisks or WHATEVER!) represent the items that are participating in the Mega Event Sale. You must buy 8 to get the price that is listed.
Anyways, here are the deals.
Load (3) $0.50/2 Fruit Snacks e-coupon from Cellfire, Shortcuts, and Kroger (I only used 2)
Buy 6, use 3 printable coupons and 3 e-coupons and pay $4.44 and earn a $3.00 OYNO. So you are basically paying $1.44 for 6, which equals $0.24 each! :insert evil laugh:
Load (2) $0.50/1 Chex Mix Kroger e-coupon and Cellfire e-coupon here
FREE +$0.02 overage
Actually spending $2.09
82 percent savings!
Use (3) $0.50/1 Sweet & Salty Bars printables here, or here and here
Buy 2 Granola Thins
Use (2) $0.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Thins printable or here and here
Load $0.75/2 & (3) $0.50/1 e-coupons from Cellfire, Shortcuts, and Kroger
Pay $2.70, EARN a $3.50 OYNO. After using the OYNO you will have made $0.80!!
USE $3.00 OYNO
Actually MAKING $1.38
Use (2) $0.50/1 Printable
Watch for $1.00/2 peelie!!
$0.48 for Both with Peelie
Load (1) e-coupon $1/1
Load (1) e-coupon $1/1 Cellfire
**2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, $1.49
Use (1) $0.50/2 from 8/8 SS
Load (1) e-coupon $0.50/2 here
**1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.38
Use $0.50/1 Green Giant printable
**2 El Paso Taco Shells $0.99
Load (1) $0.60/2 e-coupon
USE $3.50 OYNO
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
WHEW! It's finished! Finally! It took long enough. Needless to say...it didn't get done by the time I wanted to wear it (boo!!!!). It turned out pretty nice in the end. I'm not 100% happy with it, but I AM glad it's done! The fabric is cotton gauze that I discharged myself.
I learned some important things from this dress!!
- DO A TISSUE FITTING!!!!!!! never again....I had a LOT of fitting issues with this pattern. If you are a C cup...then go for it! But if you are smaller than that, I recommend drafting this dress yourself.
- I had major issues with the straps covering my bra straps. I ended up adding little strips of fabric with snaps to hold my bra farther in.
- I also need to start double checking the length of dresses as well. I find that they are usually too short. I ended up adding a band of fabric on to this dress to make it 5" longer. It's much more comfortable to wear that way.
- I think it would have looked a little bit better on my body style if I had lengthened the midriff band.
- I am very happy with using cotton gauze! I will definitely try to use it in the future! It drapes so nice, but it definitely needs lined. I lined the top in this dress, but decided to skip the bottom lining since I knew that I have a half slip that I like that works just fine.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This is what I got at Target. I had to go to the Super Target because the one that is close by does not have meat and they were also out of tape and sticky notes. Go figure! :P
18.4-oz. Hormel Always Tender original pork tenderloin $5.99
(08/01 SS) save $1.00/1
Final Price, $4.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes $1.00 (Double check to make sure that these match the ones in the ad. I had issues with it and had to take it to customer service.)
Printable coupon save $1.00
Final Price, FREE
Scotch Magic Tape $0.50
(08/08 SS) save $1.00/3 (regional)
Final price, $0.17 each
Here is my trip to Walgreens. This is probably the most successful trip I have had there to date!
Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies (other Nabisco items on sale) 2/$5
$.75/2 from 8/8 SS
Final Price: 2/$4.25
Nivea Body Wash for Women $5.99, B1G1 free
Final Price: 2/$1.99
Kotex U $3.50
$2/1 from August coupon booklet
Final Price: $.50
Schick 3 Razor $7.99
$5 from 8/8 SS
Earn $2 RR
Apply for rebate of full purchase price
Final Price: FREE + $7 Rebate!
Minus Coupons: $12.75
Minue $3 RR from 1st Transaction: $3
Total: $6.73 + $2 RR to use on next Transaction! PLUS send in $7.99 rebate! This scenario actually MAKES money!! :D Ahhh...I love making money. :D heehee
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
So...being the over-achiever that I am, I decided to pull out all the frames and paint them and hang them.
Once I got those how I liked it I spray painted almost all of our frames with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint (which I LOVE). Then mom helped me finalize some pictures and put those in. Dad helped me to hang them.
The cross in the center really gives it a focal point. The table still needs a lot of work...I am thinking a cream colored runner and then some accessories on top. We used to keep about 20 frames on that table, but I don't think it looks so good like that.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
|image from Young House Love|