22 September 2013

Aw, yiss, fall!


IT'S FALL, Y'ALL. It's my favorite time of the year! Cooler weather, leaf piles, cups of cider, the food, FOOTBALL. Well, most of that happens in El Paso. I don't think we have a Fall. We have Early Summer, Summer, Holy Crap, It's Hot, Late Summer, Monsoon Season, and OMG SNOW. Either way, I can pretend it's Fall.

Despite all the chaos that's currently going on in my life, I have been able to get a little crafting done. This, for example:

This was really fun to do! It's a mini-charm pack by Moda, Happy Go Lucky. I think it might be one of my favorite collections by them.

I was browsing through Pinterest one day, trying to figure out what to do with the mini charm packs I had just acquired. You know, there's not a lot to do with just ONE mini-charm pack. Until I came across this:

This wonderful tutorial from 627handiworks, was originally for a charm pack. You know, the 5" precuts instead of the 2.5" that I had? Well, hell, I thought. I could do this with my 2.5" squares! And so I did. The directions were easy to follow, and wonderfully illustrated. And I created this wonderful little top! I was originally going to turn it into a pillow, but my husband decided it should be a wall hanging for the kitchen, instead. So, once my chaos goes away, I will be sewing and quilting the day away. And frankly, I'm flippin' excited.

05 September 2013

Happy September!

This month, it will turn into my favorite season: FALL, Y'ALL. Well, as well as it can here in El Paso. It might start to cool down in October. Maybe. Either way, Fall brings on fabulous fashion. Which brings me to, STITCH FIX #2! Oh, it's fabulous. I requested a box full of tunics (with sleeves) and they gave me everything they had in my size.

So, as you can see, I didn't get a box full of tunics, because they only had three in my size. So, I got two extra things, that actually turned out pretty awesome.

1. ZOA Ambrosia Tab Sleeve Henley Tunic ($98)

I wanted to like this one, I really did. But, 1. Mint just doesn't work for me near my face. I can't pull it off. 2. It looked like I was wearing a giant pair of medical scrubs. Some people like the super baggy tunic look. I cannot. 3. $98. That's quite a ways out of my price range. But, I understand they were trying to comply to my request, which they did fabulously. It went back.

2. Under Skies Geena Tab-Sleeve Belted Tunic ($48)

This tunic was absolutely PERFECT. It's got just the right about of feminine touches, and ruffles that don't make my boobs look huge. It also comes with a thin, brown belt that I forgot to take a picture of. It's the perfect length, and looks fabulous on. I kept it.

3. 41Hawthorne Bird Cage & Tree Charm Necklace ($28)

This was just too adorable not to keep. I'm not a fan of the "statement" necklaces, but I love quirky ones like this.  In my collection it went.

4. 19 Cooper Emiko Long Sleeved Pocket Detail Tunic ($40)

A TUNIC WITH POCKETS. And it's also a gorgeous indigo color that looks fabulous on me. This one is definitely meant for cooler weather, but I cannot WAIT to wear it. It's actually more of a short dress length, but it's gorgeous. I kept it.

5. 41Hawthorne Flora Striped Fit & Flare Skirt ($48)

LOOK AT IT. LOOK HOW ADORABLE IT IS. It has an elastic waist (that's what the black tabs are) that's not too old person looking. It's a nice, thick material, that's not see-through at all. And it stops right above my knees. PERFECT. While trying it on and modeling it for my husband, he asked me if I was "going for the old-fashioned style." I panicked, thinking of what my grandmothers would wear, and when I thought about it, and asked him what he meant by "old fashioned." "Oh, like from the 50s" he said. The 50s? He needs a fashion education. Either way, he didn't mean I looked like my grandmothers, he just meant from another era. SOLD. The only way this skirt could have been better, is if it had pockets.

I'm very pleased with Fix #2. I'm so pleased, I schedule another. Be sure to keep a look out for it sometime later in the month. Once again, if you'd like to sign up for StitchFix, please share the love and sign up through my referral link.