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9:13pm April 22, 2014

Check in

I have so many thoughts running through my head and so many messages received…I’ve been writing down notes, but I want to update them all on here. So, on my first day off in about a week or so, I will do just that. Thoughts about my future, my plans, dreams, messages, and thoughts about people I will never get to meet.

3:06pm April 20, 2014

papavernoir:

Here’s my finished dress. I would have never thought to use this sewing pattern had it not been reviewed by Mimi G. It is a New Look Pattern. I have a “daytime” print fabric to try out next. I wan to make the next dress with one of the alternative bodices. I’ll post pictures of that soon. At the moment, I’m finishing a fleece jacket…I’m not sure if it was meant to stay with me or not…but I’ll know once I finish it.

Reblogging this because there were a few people asking to see what the last dress looked like. They are from the same pattern package, but the bodices are different.

2:55pm April 20, 2014

Easter week update:

So, here are a few pictures from this weekend. I had a lovely brunch potluck to attend on Saturday. I made the dress specifically for this occasion as the theme was Garden Tea Party and there was a hat contest. Well, I ended up decorating/creating three head pieces. The large hat was purchased by my husband and I ended up decorating it with extra netting and butterflies to go with my dress. The second hat (the saucer hat) I did myself. I purchased the materials from two etsy shops found here and here. The birdcage veil (which I wish I had another picture with a different angle) I made with the left overs from the saucer hat. It really was a lot of fun and I love to create, design, and craft when ever I get the chance. It’s therapeutic for me. The only time that I have an issue with sewing or crafting is when I am under a lot of outside pressure or if I have a horrible, awful client…which is why it is a RARE occasion when I take on a client.

The last picture is of my adorable Chewie. He’s been wearing this household out, but he’s adorable and a total sweetheart. That picture is actually from us coming home from a special night with his Tias, Tios and Madrinha. We’re part of a wonderful and powerful circle. Great medicine.

9:51pm April 14, 2014
livenedup:

Instructions for a Rustic Porch Swing
Check it out at http://www.livenedup.com/instructions-rustic-porch-swing/

I need this in my life.

livenedup:

Instructions for a Rustic Porch Swing

Check it out at http://www.livenedup.com/instructions-rustic-porch-swing/

I need this in my life.

4:17pm April 13, 2014

steampunkworldsfair:

arsenicinshell:

Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle. by 8Liru-chan8

Stunning.

OMG, I have to make this.

7:39pm April 11, 2014

fuckyeahawesomehouses:

The only thing that would make these secret room bookcases cooler is if you activate them by pulling out a special, secret book :)

Someday, I will have one of these in my dream house.

10:20pm April 10, 2014

Self Medication

I really got to keep that depression and anxiety at bay. I’ve got way too much to do and accomplish for this to slow me down. I’ve got too much to be thankful for and happy about to let this get to me. But when it all goes quiet and things slow down, sometimes I don’t think I can handle it. I guess it’s not healthy to medicate myself by being “busy,” but pills don’t work. I don’t have the funds and time for counseling right now…so, I choose projects. Let’s just hope I don’t over do it. Gotta keep myself preoccupied so that I’m at least too damned tired to be sad or panic-ridden.

9:28pm April 9, 2014

 How to Make Lavender Oil at Home

9:52pm April 8, 2014
HONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector bought a rare Ming Dynasty cup that’s touted as the “holy grail” of China’s art world for $36 million at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, smashing the previous world record price for Chinese porcelain.

HONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector bought a rare Ming Dynasty cup that’s touted as the “holy grail” of China’s art world for $36 million at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, smashing the previous world record price for Chinese porcelain.

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9:37pm April 8, 2014

Nocturne

In an attempt to write a review of Nocturne tea from Tiger Lily Tea, I’ve consumed enough to make me too drowsy to write….I think I should have thought this one through more seeing as this is my second attempt. Maybe I should only down a shot of this yummy elixir of the night. Reviews soon to come…