Look up my nose. You know you love it. And you also may know, perhaps love too, that I’ve challenged myself way back in '06 when I started this blog to make everything I adorn or at least buy it buy second hand or have gifted to me. Unfortunately, making myself a decent fitting pair of jeans has been tricky and despite some heavy hinting to the Universe that I needed me some fancy pants I finally scored a pair from my friend Gemma Luna who handmade these. You know when you try something on and you hear angels? Well, I tried them on and then Gemma said something and she happens to sound like an angel because she's a songstress as well as a seamstress. And then she's angel like because when I told her about my jean making grief she floated up to my Loft Nest, looked over my slacks patterns and gave some pointers on how to whip up a pair that stay up without aid of staying up devices (ooooo... but I never thought of rainbow suspenders until now! That could be interesting.).
And the funnel necked top is the one Craig's been teasing me about and is another one I made from the Manhatten pattern again from Wenlan Chia’s Twinkle Sews. I’m making one for a friend as part of a trade and I wanted to take another practice run to be sure I got the assembly down pat. Plus you can't have too many of these awesome tunic tops!
And I wanted to share my magical night last night. I told Craig to go ahead and watch that political thriller without me because the genre doesn't particularly politically thrill me much, and instead I ran a hot bath, threw in a couple of drops of this fancy essential oil blend I splurged in and hopped into a freshly sheeted bed and whipped out my Big Idea Book outlined with the prompts from the 2012 Goddess Workbook I gushed about last post. Some of the epiphanies from the scribbles from last night:
- 2011 proud highlights include the successful launches of both Backwoods Mama Sew Camps
- Teaching Edie to write and read has been pretty tender and magical
- I pulled through the scary bits of 2011 stronger, more courageous and full of deeper gratitude for the blessings in my life
- The yoga retreat I went on by myself was a dream come true
- So was Edie and I knitting side by side
- I turned forty and it didn’t smart as much as I thought it would
- I’m going to implement Early Bath and Bed Tuesdays and Stay Unplugged Sundays this year
- I’m excited about my financial goals (Craig's going to be so pleased)
- More massages will happen this year as will water consumption
- A couple of ebooks are coming down my creativity birthing canal along with a fabulous ecourse this spring. Stay tuned!
Phew! And this is only being only halfway through the workbook. Can you imagine the fabulousness of 2012 once I'm done? Hang on to your happy pants!