Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stuff for Me

I know what you're thinking and the answer is no. No, I do not have any idea why I thought I would applique an owl on the widest part of my body and then take a picture without any hair or makeup or gut-sucking-in-ing. I'm going to blame it on a lack of sleep. I was awake until about 1:00 this morning battling shoulder and collar bone pain from my fibromyalgia. Who knew your collarbone could ache so badly?

While I like the idea of the owl, close up, the applique looks really crappy. I think maybe I used too wide of a stitch and too big of a needle or something. I'll probably just go over it again with the proper settings because I'm way too cheap to just throw the shirt away and start over.

And speaking of cheap, lets talk about the crazy hair above. I've had short hair off and on for about 10 years now. Crafty Papa loves my short hair and I really do think I look better with it short. But being part of a one income family is apparently not compatible with the every 5 weeks hair cuts that short hair requires. I've already had to start coloring my hair at home and I just had to call my hair lady this morning to cancel my appointment for tomorrow because I can't justify spending half of my weekly grocery budget on my hair. So I've decided that if my hair is going to look bad during the growing out stage, I might as well wear a big sparkly headband and make it look really, really bad. This morning Crafty Papa said, "Sooooo, you're wearing a headband now?" and I said, "Shutty".

Ok, I'm much more excited about this next project for myself. It's a personalized, fabric covered planner/calendar. Seriously, how cute is it? I'm in love with it so much that as soon as I finished it, I had to sit down and transfer all of my birth dates from my 2008 planner to my 2009 one. Definitely going to be listing these in my shop and making a few for an event I'm doing next month. And I'll be giving some for Christmas gifts too.


Marie said...

I love short hair with a headband in it. Isabella's Kindergartener teacher (younger than me-yikes!) had her hair the same way with a variety of headbands all the time and I always thought she looked so adorable. I couldn't pull off a look like that. I have a big head.

Anyways, I love your little personalized name planner. Could you list one for me when you get around to making it for the shop?

jona said...

I'm laughing at Marie's big head comment!

You look adorable (hair band and all) and I really like the owl on the shirt idea! I hope you start feeling better!

Kristi said...

What a cute owl shirt!
Oh, and I obviously love the planner covers...just bought all three you had in your shop.

Shanna (aka sjl202) said...

OMG I love the planner . . wait, Kristi said there was 3 in your shop already? LOL!

And I love the hair! LOVE IT!

Andrea said...

Well you know Shanna, Kristi, Jen and I will all have to having matching owl shirts. What a cute planner!

Marie said...

What? You had 3 listed and I missed it?