Welcome to My Brain…

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 09:12 PM
posted by mrscaz

I should look up how to make a Dapper Snapper...

Welcome to some time well-wasted in my head. Don’t worry, you’ll question it later.

I’ve been thinking a lot. As I think, thoughts swirl around in my noggin like so many random marbles bumping haphazardly in my head making clinking noises to fill the void. So I decided to drag you around with me. Ha!

I’ve decided to make the Bug’s Christmas dress, as I do every year about 2 weeks before Christmas. She wants an “Aurora dress” (aka Sleeping Beauty). Since my main focus in sewing has been those amazing Kids Belts, Dapper Snappers, regular sewing patterns kind of freak me out.

Oh…

I wonder how the Prompt Tuesday is going at San Diego Momma’s. What’d she call that? Holiday Limericks or something. Hang on, I’ll be right back…Okay, its Bawdy Holiday Prose. I’m the only one who’s left a comment, so if you get a minute you may want to too. As well. Too many to’s. Back to the dress…

I watched some vaguely helpful youtube videos to get insight into the hieroglyphs and foreign terminology in this little package of instructions and tissue paper.

Oh that’s right…

I need to email San Diego Momma to see if I can’t get her permission to repost something. Crap! I can’t find her email address anywhere on her website. Oh wait…We follow each other on Twitter. I could DM (direct message) her to ask for her email address. Or I could just tell her what I want. Wow do I sound like a complete stalker or what in my DM? I just told her some things that would make me want to unfollow myself. Good thing she’s the forgiving type. I’m pretty sure anyway. The dress…the dress…

not directions for sewing a kids belt

huh?

After watching some videos, I think I have a handle on this thing. Only, last night, in the middle of sewing the bodice thingie, I broke a needle and the material snagged. I pulled it out so that it was fairly unnoticeable. But then I broke another needle in the same #?!…oh wait, how does that go? Using symbols to represent cuss words…hmmm. What the? What’s taking so long for these sites to come up? Alright. I think I just found a site I could love. Check out Grammar Girl. I am going to start using the terms “Grawlix”, “Disemvowel”, and “Maledicta”. So cool…

As I was saying, I broke another needle in the same *$#%!-ing spot and it snagged the garbage out of it the material. Since I had already sewn the bodice pieces together, I had to start from scratch rather than try to pull out all those tiny seams only to probably snag it even more. Scratch it is! Oh but wait! We need to back up a couple days…

I pulled out the pattern, looked at the mind-boggling amount of materials associated with making a dress of this type, and decided I would have to wait until tomorrow to work on it so I could figure out what the heck “Selvages” are. While I’m repacking everything, Super Dude says that since I’m making the Bug something, what am I going to make for him? Well, certainly not a pink dress! What can I make for a boy anyway? Heyyyyy…Maybe JoAnn’s has a vest and tie pattern I could make for him.

The next day, I drug the kids with me to Jo-Anns and for almost 2 hours they played, got bored, tried to break things, gave up and decided to nap on the bolts of materials. But I found the pattern and by golly I was going to find the right materials.

10 emails??? What in the world is going on? Okay got those taken care of. I hate unread emails. Makes me feel like I’m way behind.

Also not a pattern for sewing kids belts

Isn’t this a cool pattern? And you betcha I’m going to make matching Father/Son vest & tie combos. Hubby thinks I’m crazy. He made me the deal that he wouldn’t tease me until Friday night about my “Oh there’s 3 weeks until a major event? I have to do an impossible project that will keep me up until 2 am the night before it’s needed done!” So what if it’s true…

ZzzzZzzzZzzz…. I just got up from a power nap. Apparently all this thinking makes me tired. That and it may be 35° outside, but it’s like 90° in here. Garble. Grumble. Ugh. Midday naps are not good. This is what I get for staying up until 1:30 am. Ok, where was I?

Today I recut the pattern and sewed it back together. Now I need to get back to where I was last night, sewing the neck of the shell and lining together. But alas, I don’t have the time. I have just been informed that our Mama Snappers are going to be on BabySteals tonight. Off I go to update our website. Wish me luck!

Oh, and thanks for sticking around to listen to the marbles.

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Queen of Kids Belts

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