18 March 2007

You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

...Down

Ok, I exaggerate a bit. You certainly can. She can indeed rest-up, lay down, put her feet up spend the entire weekend between napping and recuperating...watching terribly romantic movies (I did however, stop myself from The Titanic...I have never seen that movie, and I'm not gonna' start now. Oh yes, I've seen bits and pieces, but I figured it was going to be excruciatingly sad...that the directors would indeed go for that angle, and if I want sad, I can certainly do some remembering about instances in my own life. Not that I ever almost froze in the ocean...but, well, you know)

So, laugh if you will, but this was my recuperating outfit this weekend, all snugly (and yes, that is indeed a cat in the hat tattoo on my ankle...I love it!) perfect for me...Although, I felt a little bit bored. It was really hard for me to just sit and rest...



...So, I did have to jump up and do some things around the house (Is it a family thing that I feel anxious when I rest without achieving, or is it a society thing?) But, never you fear...I did not do anything too taxing (even though when I look outside some of the windows I notice that there are piles of yard clippings, and the need to rake even more...but I did my best not to see that, just look right past and not feel guilty)

So, I reorganized my shoes, and put all the summer ones on the right shelves, and put the winter ones on their own large shelf to await next year.

OK
I like shoes.
I love them.
Very Very much...

My sister calls me the Imelda Marcos of Prescott, and no, I haven't counted how many pairs I have, and if anyone else does,

I. do. not. want. to. know.

I'd rather take bets on how long they'll all stay so nice...I do also store them in colors, shelf 1: black; shelf 2: brown; shelf 3: all other colors (pink, red, green) bottom: tennies and seasonals. Since I do own my own resale store, I want you not to panic...but realize that there are absolutely no pairs in there that I paid full price for...and most of them I bought used, or at used outlets (my shop, thrifts or yard sales) and even then, some of them were brand new...but never full price (plus, I think that styles change so fast, and often even I get sick of things after only wearing them a couple of times...so it does not often pay to buy things retail...and it does make me feel a little guilty to do so) Everything is out there, you just have to look and be patient. And those are purses on the tippy-top shelf...There used to be more vintage leather Coach bags and designer bags, but the more creative I get, the less I keep ones that I don't make myself...it's so much more fun this way...

Which led to the culling of the armoire as well...I love this time of year, because I usually have piles and piles of clothes sitting about the house, because so many people are cleaning out their own wardrobes...and I want new new new too. Things are spilling out of every drawer and all clothing storage areas, and all I can do is walk around and exclaim:

"I have nothing to wear"












...which is a sure sign that I need to take stock and organize...get rid of...and fold up...and take the seasonal stuff down to thier little bins until next year. I am not showing you the pile of jeans off to the side (as I need to try on and get opinions before they go away) and I do have a small pile of "transitional" PJ's...silly, I know, but although it's warm during the day, it still gets a bit cold at night and I need to have kind of warm ones until the heat bakes them off of me...The large baskets are full of clothing that are going to the shop to find new homes...

On Sunday, I did indeed make my way to JoAnn's where I found the most delightful iron-ons (thanks to Dina plus, snagged some more material for another skirt...what is it with this time of year that makes me want to sew and sew skirts?) and promptly had a small melt-down, as none of our coupons were current, and there were so many fun designs, it was hard to choose...and I'm still a little groggy so I had to try to focus a bit...

The first one is a wonderful skull with a crown, and what I really like about this decal, is that it is more like a dye...not an iron on Per-Se, but more like smoky ink because it's a bit transparent in places. I was not expecting that, so it was a little confusing at first, and the paper moved around quite a bit (mostly because I was thinking that it was going to stick to the tank...oops) so the image came out blurry in places, but as it is on ribbed fabric, I really like the effect...this design is on the back of the tank...

So I have wings.


The next one I attempted is a "flocked" iron on...Man was this one challenging, it took a lot of squidging around and pressing and ironing and a little exclamations under my breath...but was well worth it.

The heart is again, in the center of the back (I don't know why...a theme?) and there is also a little flower design on the left down there at the bottom, and the matching one is on the right bottom front. They are olive, so they don't show up really well, but are quite understated and lovely!

Plus, they're all fuzzy...I may have a challenge ahead of me for not rubbing myself while I'm wearing this...perhaps that's why it's better to have the bulk of the design on the back?





These were a great deal, as I believe each package was only $3, and the skull one had 2 separate transfers in it...They also sell cotton tanks for about $4 in really wonderful colors (in case you don't have your own pile at home, like um, I do)

I'm posting this early, as I'm off to do my taxes in the am (wish me luck with that) and won't have a chance to post tomorrow...

I'm off to grill a little dinner for the group right now, and put my feet up for a little while out in the sunshine...listen to some groovy tunes...

And keep on relaxin'

5 comments:

Vanessa said...

I love the tanks! Love that you got to cozy and relax...No Joann coupons!!!!!!!!!AGH!!!! Did you know that they honor Michael's coupons? at Joanns? And maybe vice versa too? I can't remember! You! I can never read your magazines. Not after they have been loed a little too mouch!! J/K That was so hilarious!!!!!! You are funny as!!Wel, funny!!! Can't wait to visit!!!!xxo, Vanessa

Wende said...

I'm glad you had a restful weekend.

Can I just say, your Joann's puts mine to SHAME. S i g h. I'm totally lusting after the iron-ons. I spent this afternoon sewing up a vintage sheet into a pair of snuggly pj bottoms (because I can't seem to figure out how to read a crochet manual) and I can just see it paired with a rocking T. I KNOW it's in complete vain, but first thing tomorrow after classes I'm running down to Joann's just to see. It could happen, right?

Oh, and don't watch Titanic. I got trapped on an 8 hour flight where they showed it. I ask you, who in their right mind shows a disaster film on an airplane? Toward the end I started gripping the armrest and saying to IZ: "I have a very bad feeling about this film. I don't think I like where this is headed." IZ just looked at me and said, "Um, you know this it Titanic, right?" SHEESH!

capello said...

cute tanks! cute!

and taxes. ahem. yeah, that needs to be done around here too. grr.

Tonya said...

I love the iron ons. I haven't seen those there. Riley and I are going there today to find some mom and daughter crafting. Have a good week.
-T

sulu-design said...

Lovin' the tanks, too!

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