Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Sewing Bitch

For those of you who don't know, I'm a member of the SCA. I dress up in renaissance garb, hang out with friends, and watch my husband gear up in armor and fight his ass off.

Rather than spend exorbitant prices for my dresses, and my hubby's clothes, I've decided to sew my own garb. It has been an interesting road, one filled with beer (before I was pregnant), lots of F-bombs, and many hours of ripping out seams. It's also been fun. I've found something that I seem to have a natural talent for, and every time I make something new, I see a bit of improvement. I found the last set of dresses I made here. These internet patterns were fairly easy to read and easy to assemble. I have found a couple of things that I will change when I make the apron dress again. The underdress took me two tries, as the given measurements didn't compensate for my boobs. Luckily, it was so easy that it only took me a couple of hours to whip out after getting better fabric yesterday. Here is a pic of the two unfinished products.

I have since added straps to the outer dress, done both necklines, and hemmed both. I surprisingly got a lot accomplished today despite a case of the screaming shits that knocked me flat on my ass for a few hours.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Thoughts on Cable

I have to say, I find cable television to be a complete waste of time. So many people, even with families, go to work, come home, cook dinner, and then plop in front of the television before going to bed. I don't understand being a slave to a TV show. Or several.

I haven't had cable in 2 1/2 years. I am amazed at the number of people that don't understand what I "do." Or those that ask, "Well, what do you watch?" The answer. What ever I feel like it, when and if I feel like it. I do pay for netflix, and if I am inclined, I watch TV on there. If I watch something, it's just for an hour or so, then I move on with my life. Hell, half the time people sit in front of the TV even when there's "nothing on." Then what the hell are you doing watching it?!?!? Go outside, play with your kids or pets, talk to your spouse, have sex. There's so much more you can do with your time!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rowan says hi!

He looks so much like Kyle it's scary