I’ve been so busy crafting away that I didn’t post any updates yesterday. Ooops! I did, however, get a chance to pick up fabric and play with my sewing machine. I haven’t pulled out a sewing machine in years, so I was a little bit rusty at first, but I finally got the hang of things after a few mistakes here and there.
Both my family and friends were asking, “Are you sewing up a ‘Sarah’ shirt?” They were absolutely right! I was sewing up a top that looks like something you’d catch me wearing on a typical day. I bought a pattern for it, but only used it half way through the process. I then altered the design to make the sleeves look the way I wanted them to look. The fabric I used on this shirt was just a striped green and white pattern, which I found on clearance for $2 per yard! When added all up, I probably spent less than $5 on this shirt! I totally loved the way it came out, and I look forward to wearing it when I go to Hawaii!
With my free time, I also finished sewing up a cute bag for myself. I bought a pattern for this one as well, but again, I slightly altered parts here and there to get it the way I wanted it to look. The fabric on this project was also in the clearance section – $2.50 per yard! It’s a brown small checkered pattern, which I absolutely love, and the inside lining is just plain brown fabric. I loved how it turned out; it’s simple and cute, and I can’t wait to use it some time this weekend!
All of this free time has gotten me into the groove with the sewing machine, but it also allowed me to finally finish the puzzle! It took me and Gloria a few days, but we didn’t give up. I really like this vintage painting of the city of San Francisco. It has all the prominent locations back in the early 1900s, and it shows a lot of history.
This is going to be totally random, but while at the store this week, I saw the cutest bathtub accessory. I had to buy it! For some reason, I think that hippos are incredibly cute, so I could not resist this. To make it even better, he’s green, my favorite color! I had to share it with everyone.
Last but not least, after anxiously waiting, we did hear back from the vet about Maui’s lump. The nurse called us and told us that Maui’s lump is not a cancerous tumor. *sigh of relief* It turns out that the lump is an allergic reaction to the rabies vaccine, and the tissue just grew excessively to heal causing a lump. That makes a lot of sense because after she was innoculated with the rabies vaccine, she broke out with fever and didn’t want to move. Anyway, the doctor wants us to put heated pads on her lump to try to decrease the size. If that doesn’t work, they encouraged us to get it removed by way of surgery. ACK! Let’s hope it decreases. Other than that, she’s happy and sleeping right now. I took a couple of pictures of her, and she got so annoyed with me, haha!
Now, I have to get ready. We plan on taking Maui to the beach today. It’s a warm enough day in the city to have a picnic on the beach. Plus, it’ll give the little rascal of a dog enough time to run around free on the sand meeting new people and other dogs.
Have a wonderful and RELAXED Saturday!