Ahhh....Much Better

I did what I was supposed to do.

Now I feel better.

My house was actually completely clean (every room all at once) for one day. That's rare these days. I blanched and froze my broccoli, and I made something! All this food preservation has left my sewing machine (Patience) feeling very lonely. But just in time for fall I pulled out my favorite stack of fabrics and finally sat down to sew. I used Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line for the accents and some thrifted brown corduroy for the main body. I used the pleated beauty bag pattern I've become so familiar with and scaled it down to make a smaller purse sized bag. It's perfect for holding the necessities plus a diaper and even a book or a small embroidery project. I'm loving it so far and thinking it would make a great small diaper bag when I get tired of using it for my purse. I've changed the original pleated beauty bag from this book substantially. My straps are wider, I added two extra pockets for keys and cell phone, and I added a magnetic snap to keep it closed. I like it much better this way.

I also got myself a spunky new haircut. This was perhaps the best thing that happened this week. It's been 2 years since I paid for a haircut. I'm telling you...treat yourself to some pampering, friends. It'll change everything. (The pictures were requested by the family) The best thing about this haircut is that I can now let my hair dry curly and not do a single thing to it besides add goop, scrunch it up, and run. Or I can blow dry and straighten my mop and it frames my face in a very happy way. You should have seen the pile of hair on the floor. Maybe I should weigh myself again!

I have more fun stuff to share, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow....taunt, taunt...(there is nothing having to do with a baby in this taunt)

Comments

  1. Your bag is great...I love the colors, so warm. I will not mention how many times years ago that I used to cut my own hair. OOO...although it could have been worse.
    You look lovely. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I love the new 'do! So pretty and carefree! Plus, I love the bag! I have that same sewing booking have been wanting to try some sewing. I may have to try that bag!

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  3. I like the new hair! I'm off to the hairdresser next week and I'm thinking something fun. I've been in a very fall crafty mood-I love denise schmydt fabric you used!

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  4. Love the hair! So cute! The bag is FAB!!! And I know the feeling about the house...just spent the last four hours making mine a place I might like to live in! Not sure when the last time was that I got on my hands and knees and took care of my floors. Oh yikes! -S

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  5. you look great. i have negleted my house but i vaguely remember the feeling of aaahh...sooo nice.

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  6. CUTE!!! Hair and bag! I love your new do and now want a carefree one, too! Bag is totally cute -- I'm in awe that you just whip up something like that on your machine -- anything involving sewing for me involves much more work and much less cuteness. :)

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  7. Yay, new haircut!! You look great! And I love your bag so much!

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  8. Great haircut! I'm getting mine cut this week and I'm thinking of going short for the first time since I was a kid! Aaaah!

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  9. Ah, a clean house and a new bag. Lovely, Heather. And your new haircut -- DANG, lady -- you look great!!

    can't wait for more news from you. I'll stay tuned.

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  10. LOVE the hair, i like the curls, reminds me of when you were younger... your purse is adorable, you should sell them!

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  11. I love the new hair cut.
    I am so glad it is fall. I love this time of year. Your bags are really cute.

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