Archive for July, 2008

Tiny Tomatoes

I have been steadily working on my regency ensemble. The dress should be done in the next few days if all goes well. The shoes then to follow. In the meanwhile I have had little tomatoes ripen on my tomato plant. They are very small. I actually don’t care for eating tomatoes. I know it is strange but I like the blossoms and the smell of the tomato plants best. Plus everyone else I know likes tomatoes. So I can give away lots and not miss any of the tomatoes themselves. I was surprised that the tomatoes ripened at such a small size, but their cute so they can get away with it.

This is just one of the tomatoes that have ripened at a small size. I have another just this size, and two that are almost walnut sized. Considering these are supposed to be large tomatoes, I feel a little beguiled.


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I’ve Been Busy

I am slowly starting to feel better. So I have actually been doing things. Last Saturday I actually went to a steampunk party. I don’t know much about steampunk. This is my attempt at an outfit. I don’t think it’s too bad for someone never exposed to steampunk. Everything was something I already had or got from Goodwill. Shock! I didn’t sew anything for my outfit. We had a great time.


I also got around to crocheting this weekend as well. I just finished, what I call, my pretty pastels crochet socks. I like how they fit and feel. The colors are so pretty and happy. They put me in a good mood. I know that they don’t match. I had to change balls of yarn and I didn’t have enough to match up the colors. I like it that way though, makes them special.

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Well I am slowly recovering from my wisdom teeth removal. I had a small complication that I went back in today to take care of. I am trying very hard to keep doing my crafting. Sometime though it is just too hard. When I was on the pain medication, I got seasick crocheting which was a bizarre experience. I hope to be hopping along by tomorrow or the day after. On August 10th I am having a costume picnic. I have three projects I need to get done in time. My ensemble will be a from the regency period. I am recovering a pair of slippers to make them period. I am making a bonnet. My dress will be the Past Patterns Lewis and Clark Era Gown. The fabric for my dress is a ivory print cotton with light golden scroll designs. This weekend I also have a steam punk masquerade to attend. Hopefully that goes well. Amazingly I didn’t make any of my costume. I went to Goodwill and got lots of pieces and used some pieces from my collection. That’s about all that is going on. Here are some nice summer pictures to leave ya with.



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Somehow I always imagine I will get everything done in the summer months. I’m off from school, how could I not be a super crafter. Every summer though I never get close to notching everything off my list of goals. Maybe it’s the running off on trips, or the summer heat. I don’t really know what it is.


My rose has started to bloom. I was thinking that it wouldn’t bloom this summer. It is so lovely. I have been trying to keep working on projects. My pair of socks are coming along. One sock is completely done. I am also going to start on a bag for school. Also went on a lovely day vacation with my guy. We headed out of town to a park. Went and spent the day in the sun. I will be even more out of it after tomorrow. I am going in for dental surgery. Pesky wisdom teeth don’t seem to know which was is up and need to come out.


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