Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lots of firsts...certainly to be followed by seconds

I made my first bag!

N gave me this great book for Chanukah. It's Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter. And I made this bag using one of her patterns. I love the way it turned out, and will either a) use it or b) give it to someone as a present. Haven't decided. But I'm definitely going make more. I learned how to make the next one even better, and love that with every project, I'm becoming more comfortable with the sewing machine.

Also, I got my first tat!
I hope to Lord my mother doesn't read this. I haven't told her yet. But once she finds out, she'll be happy to know it's on my ankle and not somewhere all visible to the world, like my face or something. I can see why they are addictive. Once you get your first one, you're like, okay, I'm ready for another one now. That wasn't what I was thinking when I was getting it though. I was squeezing my sister's hand so tight it turned black and blue and I looked her straight in the eyes and told her I'm not doing this ever again. I'm over that now. But I'm gonna wait. At least until after the wedding.

Our store is going. Hopefully by getting our name out there we'll get some bites, but we still have a lot more items to list. It's been interesting connecting with the Central VA arts and crafts scene though, and hopefully, we'll grab more finds in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Vintage Virginia

Guess what? We opened a store. It's only online, but we are having fun with it. Check it out here. As you know, we are addicted to thrift stores, yard sales and scavenging for junk-tques, and we wanted to share our finds. We have a bunch of stuff waiting in the wings and will be listing items daily. Enjoy! Oh, and tell your friends!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Blue Mountain Brewery

A day without a buzz is a day that never was.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

It's A Brand Spankin' New Year

I have vowed not too make failure ridden resolutions, but I have made a few that I'd really like to work on.
1) Stop cursing so damn much. Seriously, I do and it's not very becoming.
2) Do one thing just for me every week that I really enjoy. And if it happens to be more often, so be it.
3) Work hard but don't let the hard work induce stress.
4) Save money towards a down-payment on a home.

Of course, there are the usuals - be healthy, lose weight, exercise more, 0declutter the home, yada yada yada. But those aren't really resolutions. They are really a bunch of reasons to feel guilty about all that you don't do, and I don't want that anymore. I'm tired of feeling guilty cause I don't make it to the gym, or because I eat a cookie, or because I acquire more junk for crafts and what not. So, I'm tired of that and that's my main resolution. Stop feeling guilty about all that I don't do.

Let's how it goes. Last night, I didn't bring work home with me, and didn't allow myself to feel guilty about that. So that's good, right?