Friday, November 6, 2009
And another thing, people stop with the hand sanitizers! You are letting these companies charge ridiculous money because they are shortages on hand sanitizers. What happened to good old fashioned washing of the hands?
Anyway, that was what I had to get out of my system today. On a positive note: I made it to the gym tonight just in time. I feel great! (That’s code for I’m heading to bed this minute)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
One thing that I don't like about the patterns in this book is that she has a list of all the materials you'll need for each project, but the amount of fabric that she has listed is incredibly exaggerated. As a beginner I take her suggestions as truth and buy all the fabric she suggests, but when I'm done with the project I have SO MUCH fabric left over. Seeing to the fact that I'm not rich right now, that's wasted money because I don't have plans for the left over fabric and I'm not much of a "stasher". On the contrary I LOVE getting to the bottom of a product and the satisfaction of knowing that none of it went to waste, but that's off topic. Anyway the point is that for this project (hanging toiletry bag) when I went to Fabric Land for the boning and Timtex I got the nicest lady, which is unusual because I always get snooty older ladies who laugh at my sad attempts at sewing, and of course why am I even trying if I don't know what Timtex is, sorry again off topic. Anywho, this lady suggested how much she thought I needed just by looking at the picture of the toiletry bag and actually she also mentioned that all of Amy Butler's patterns ask for incredible amounts of fabric (as she rolled her eyes and said, "Oh yes, Amy Butler, that young designer"). So she saved me money plus the fact that the material I'm using for the bag is coming from a pillow case I bought at Value Village.
On another topic completely, I now have only 29 lbs to go to hit my goal weight. :)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I guess I'm just really starting to feel the distance between my boyfriend and I. I think I'm just being a big baby because we talk every day on the phone and see each other at least once a month. But for the five years that we have been dating we basically saw each other almost every day. But then in October of 2008 I had to move back home for financial reasons and we are now a long distance relationship. And although I try hard not to think about it or just be happy that we do communicate as much as we do, it's really hard for me. And now that I will be moving to Toronto for at least four years for school, who knows how much longer we'll be apart. It stinks ultra bad (lol).
Wow that sounds so depressing, lol, I'm sorry guys. Okay let me try to end this on a happier note...nope I got nothing right now. I'll try again tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I've lost 3 pounds...booooo. But my boyfriend is down around 7 lbs, YEAH HIM!!!
The next blurb you may or may not find silly. Right now I am living 2 hours away from my boyfriend, so we end up seeing each other usually 1-2 a month. So we made a promise that we will be at least 5 lbs thinner each time we meet. So far he has beat me and I, sadly, couldn't even do 5 lbs. BUT this only means I just have to try harder.
So....last time I said I had a feeling I would have something exciting to share with all of you? Well it has come true! I applied to a professional school in Toronto and I got in :) Which means I start a new chapter of my life come January 2010. SO EXCITED! A bit anxious about having to do the whole study/exams/sleepless nights bit again but Lord knows I DO NOT wish to work as a cashier for life. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but it is not for me.
Life is looking up again and the sun is shinning on my world.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I am SO sorry that I have all but abandoned my poor blog. I don't even know what happened, but one day I just didn't feel like blogging and so it continued until today.
BUT I'm back :) Everything is going "well", I have finally managed to score a job, is it a job I actually want? Absolutely NOT, however I'm just thankful to have one at all. I actually just started last week and so far I think all the people there are very nice, but isn't it always like that at the beginning? haha.
Also, I want to brag, lol, that I won (!) a $25 gift card to MAC cosmetics from a contest two of the makeup "gurus" were having on YouTube. YEAH!!! (Doing a little dance) And yes I know $25 is not that much when getting things from MAC, but I'm extremely happy non the less. Plus the fact that I'm super, and I mean, super broke and I wouldn't have been shopping at the MAC counter at all if it wasn't for this gift card. So YEAH! I'll let you all know what I decided to buy once I get the card.
One of the biggest news is that my bestestest friend ever is finally coming back home, after abandoning me for almost 5 months! lol. I'm so excited to almost have her back, she won't be back until next week Wednesday. At which time I will make her go with me to Kelani class, cause I'm dying to try it out.
That last sentence brings me to another topic. So I've been dating my boyfriend for five years going on six (an eternity! lol). And from the time I started dating him I've somehow managed to gain THIRTY EIGHT (38) pounds!!! That's right people you have read that correctly! Needless to say, it's totally unacceptable and I am making a vow to lose all that weight in a healthy way. So starting yesterday I am on a full blown weight loss plan. Let the games begin!
YAHOOOO...my mail just came and I got a letter from one of my penpals!!! Kathrin if you're reading this, I LOVE getting your letters!! :)
Anywho... I can't concentrate on writing this blog post anymore because my hands are itching to open Kathrin's letter. I'll be writing more frequently, trust me, because I have a feeling I will be able to share some very good news with you all soon. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
So I'm hoping that my boyfriend gets his co-op placement closer to me. He had his interview last week so I'm crossing my fingers that he gets the job. If he does he'll only be 45 mins away from me. YEAH!!!
Oh and another update.... I finally sold items from my ArtFire store!! TWO in the same week. You can't possibly understand how exciting it was for me.
Sadly, that is all for now friends. No more news....ma vie c'est tres triste. And yes that last phrase might or might not make any sense, I forget all my French...jaja
Oh and I was cleaning out my computer the other day and I completely forgot I had this image. I can't remember where I got it from but I love it. Enjoy!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
First we have beautiful prints from bandeau.etsy.com, including this amazing Pretty Mermaid print,
Second on the list is a cute set of Apple Green Rose earrings from safarisandrainbows.etsy.com
Lastly an adorable shooting stars necklace from linhlovesyou.etsy.com,
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This weeks finds are....
from ruffydrier.etsy.com, a Learn To Live screen print, 9x 13"
uprootstudio.etsy.com, a 14x 11" print
an adorable set of earrings :)
And finally, from ChristinaRTC.etsy.com, a mini stuffed ninja, because really, who doesn't need one of these on their desk? So cute!
I hope you like them and find them as interesting as I do, and if you'd like to make these people's day, buy a little something from their shop. I'm sure they would appreciate it :)
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Alright I just needed to share this because it is too cute! I was definately never this good when I was five years old. Never mind acutally trying to sneak into my mom's bedroom to use her makeup. haha.
And in case you are all wondering, no the little girl does not wear make-up everyday. She wanted to make a how-to video for fun because her sister has a make-up channel on youtube, so they did it for fun.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Not only that but my friend is in it! YEAH KELLY! So please, please go check them out on their myspace page. And if you would like to support them and other London musicians just pick up a copy of the Oh! Compilation One CD, offered by the Open House arts collective. You can find the CD at Grooves, on 353 Clarence St in London, ON, for only $5.99!
And not only do I love them but so does The London Free Press,
"All 12 tracks have something that makes me want to shout, but right now I'm thinking of the six magical minutes it takes for The Samuel Musical's Would You Love Me to swell like a symphony and then slowly fade away in sound and emotion. It doesn't hurt that the Musical's Sam Allen is the nephew of Lambeth fiddler and Canadian country music hall of famer John P. Allen."Go check them out!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
So without further ado, the PIF item of the week....
Repeat Transfer Patterns Bedroom and Bathroom Designs- Unique brand bedroom and bathroom design repeat transfer patterns. The patterns in this sheet include hearts, flowers, love birds and shells.
Description: Suitable for embroidery or fabric paints
Size of pattern sheet 56 x 43 cm (22 x17")
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
If you want a verified account, it's $8.93 CA/month as part of their stimulus package. But there are only 326 spots left! After these spots fill the verified accounts will go up to $25.50 CA/month.
What I especially like about this site as opposed to, you know the other site (E***), is that EVERYONE gets to be on the main page. As items are posted they are featured on the main page, no extra charge!
So go check it out! If you think it's for you don't forget to fill in my name as a referral: Bodega.Alfaro or simply click on Register on ArtFire.com
Monday, March 9, 2009
I wanted to have a real bathroom with a roof! And to not feel like I was in danger everywhere I went in my relative's neighbourhood. I felt eyes on me all the time, and it was soo different from my experience visiting Mexico. There I felt welcome and at ease and enjoyed being there. I'm sad to not be able to say the same of Guatemala City. I don't know if I would give it another go. I mean I visited other little town and villages near Guatemala city which I enjoyed very much.
And if anyone out there knows of such a thing...please tell me where to go.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
When asked if I think if they have the ability to do something, and even if I might not think they do, I may say yes. Because sometimes all one needs is the support of someone else to believe in one's self.
Especially if I know that that person is delicate in the sense that other's perception or thoughts really impact their choices or decisions.
I don't lie this kind of lie often, I use it sparingly, but at times it is necessary.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I think I need a job to make myself feel like a citizen who contributes! I feel so freaking usesless!! Come on people hire me!
On another note, I received a letter today summoning me to jury duty. This should be interesting...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
And of course as soon as I finished them, I started my hat!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I went to a local bead store, which by the way is way too cute! And I got a great bargain! She had many of the things 50-75% off so the rosary in it's entirety, including a crimper, only cost $30. That includes a sterling silver crucifix, and a sterling silver Madonna rosary centre. Plus the lady working there was so nice and showed me what I would need to complete it, since I have zero experience in jewelry making, not counting of course a macaroni necklace I made in grade one.
Personally I think it looks amazing and I hope my boyfriend likes it too.
I think I might make some for my etsy shop but without the handles, which were requested by our friend. What do you think?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I got a sweet, sweet ipod nano for Christmas from the most wonderful boyfriend in the world. I wanted something cute to put it in to protect it from the 1000 items that are always in my purse. And so I made one, of course. It's made of felt and a strip of leather....and that's about it! It cost me a whopping DOLLAR to make, so I must say, it was a deal. Plus it's way more personal than those skins you can get at the stores. Loves it!
Adrianne Lee's tutorial is so easy to follow and the results are so awesome! This tshirt is a gift for someone but I'm definitely going to make one for me too. And I apologize for the horrible pictures in advance.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Whenever things don't go so well...
And you want to hit the wall and yell...
Here's a little dammit doll
That you can't do without.
Just grasp it firmly by the legs
And find a place to slam it
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell, "DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!"
I put a little "wth?" on his little leg for emphasis! haha. Now I just have to ask the recipient if it's been used yet...hmmm...
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I saw the coolest bag on ThreadBanger a long time ago on one of their podcasts and so I finally decided to make my own.
Basically it's a messenger bag made from an old men's suit jacket. I bought mine from my local second hand clothing store.
I think it turned out pretty good even though I completely forgot I needed the sleeves to make the shoulder strap and had already used that fabric to make a Christmas present. So I only had one sleeve left and I decided the best thing to do was just cut it into strips and zig-zag stitch it all together. I reinforced it with the stitches and then used that as the strap.
I'm actually really happy with the results. Although mine came out pretty big, it loo ks small in the photo but it basically covers half my body. So I think mine is more of an over nighter bag that happens to look like a sweet, sweet messenger bag! Jajaja.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The other day at work I saw the cutest foldable reusable bag. But the price was crazy expensive so I came home and started looking up patterns. Well I finally found the perfect one for me on the craftster website. So I made it and I think it came out pretty good. Of course it's not perfect but hey at least I have no excuse from now on. I will always have it in my purse and that way it will never be forgotten. But I think the best part is, is that it's washable!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
First, I confess that I fell for this scam, I allowed myself to be dragged in. All the girls at work were going on and on about it so I read it, ok fine I read all four books. And yes I bought all four books too, wasted about $75 of my hard earned dollars on trash.
Secondly, you must be asking, if it was so bad then why DID you read them, no one made you do it. My answer to you is, I just wanted to see Bella die. Come on Edward just give the whining baby what she wants already. Let it be done....oh no wait....even then it STILL doesn't end..oh Lord.
Thirdly, ok, ok they are semi addicting, and for someone who enjoys reading more serious books, these were a nice break. This is serious "fluff". But what I don't understand is the absolute OBSESSION teen girls are having over this series. I work in a bookstore and these girls are dragging their parents all over the city to get these ridiculous books for them. Then getting mad when they find out that the series is sold out. Oh let's not forget the ridiculously overpriced hoodies, tshirts, BANDAGES, bookmarks, posters, stickers, bags etc etc etc.
Come on people wake up from your comma. I did. It's harsh.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Keeping with my handmade Christmas, I made a poster for my boyfriend's brother as a gift. Of course I put my Bamboo Tablet to good use (which by the way I'm in love with). He's a Bob Marley fan and so I decided that it would be the perfect poster to put together for him. I threw some textured background, a splash of colour and the lyrics to Buffalo Soldier. I think it turned out very well, but the true test is if he'll like it. I'll find out in a week when he receives it.