June 24, 2010

I Guess Im a Runner!

I did it! I ran the Baltimore 10 miler last weekend, and I loved it! I didn't train as much as I should have, and I was really feeling it at mile 8, but I did it.

I was at the back of the pack

An accidental picture, but I like it. See my cute new shoes with yellow laces?

Perfect weather!

I used my phone to time my miles. I didnt always hit the "lap" button right as you can see. I had some false alarms and I forgot to clock mile 9. But it looks like I averaged about 13 min miles. Some were faster and some were hill filled, so they were slower.

I met a good running partner, Cami, during the run. She was funny and we ran together for about 4 miles. Her pace was good and we laughed at the same people.
There are some strange people out there!

I got a really cool pull over after the race that would be perfect for winter running. But since Im moving to Hawaii where there is no winter, I will have to save it.

My feet were really tired and my legs were weak at the end but I felt good. Turns out I really love running. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth.

June 14, 2010

A New Dress

One of my recent creations:

I picked up the fabric at G Street clearance section. Im not sure what the fabric is made of, but is stretchy, feels nice and it hangs really well. It was really easy to sew with too.

I used a shirt and a skirt that I know fit well as my pattern. It was actually really simple to make. Just a front piece, a back piece and some trim! Next time I will do a step by step post so you can see it really was pretty easy.

June 09, 2010

Laptop Love

I was in Florida last week for work (rough, I know) and brought my laptop with me. I needed to check blogs (duh!), watch No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency on the plane ride, and video chat with my boys at night. Its a must have for a solo traveler.

Literally on my way out the door I decided I need to make a snuggie for the laptop. My husband is usually the carrier of the laptop. He has his manly Patagonia bag that it fits in nicely. I didnt want to take the manly bag, I would rather travel with my favorite gigantic yellow purse. So instead of just sticking the laptop into my purse I whipped up this little number to keep it safe.

Its pretty simple, just some minky fabric on the inside and some retro computerish looking fabric from Joann on the outside. It only took me about 15 minutes to sew it up. I was afraid I would be late for my flight so I pretty much ran the entire way and was sweaty by the time I got to my gate. Turns out I got my flight times mixed up and was actually about 2 hours early. Nice. But at least my laptop looked cute. I even got a compliment from a fellow traveler!

If you have a laptop, show it some love. Make it a snuggie.

June 01, 2010

V Neck T

The sale section at G street fabrics is dangerous. I found yards and yards of fabric I wanted. And I made friends with two hilairous ladies that were actually draping fabric on me and designing a beach wrap. It was awesome. I came out with some great finds, including the softest cream colored knit fabric and turned it into a V neck T-shirt.

Im tired of having to wear two shirts, one on top to look cute, and one underneath. Most V neck shirts I find are too low, and hardly ever long enough, so I decided to make my own!

Turns out this cream fabric is kind of sheer so I have to wear a shirt underneath anyway. Next time I will choose a darker or thicker fabric.

I used one of my favorite shirts as a pattern. It was a little tricky, but I did alot of thinking and a lot of re-pinning, but finally figured it out!

It was my first attempt at 1. a shirt, 2. sleeves, and 3. elastic thread (which I LOVE)

The ruffle is more super soft knit sewn with elastic thread then added to the neckline. I think it looks like whipped cream!

And it fits perfect. This is the joy of sewing it myself!

I'm a Winner!

And I owe it all to you, Design Mom!!

Until now the only things I have every won are: a Sprite basketball in 1997 and $25 on a quarter slot machine at a smoke filled casino on the indian reservation when I was 18.

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