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Friday’s 5 at 5: Easy Sewing

In Friday's 5 at 5 on 07.31.09 at 5:00 am

A list of easy sewing tutorials I would like to get to one day.

  1. Fat Quarter Handbag
  2. Cloth baby teething rings
  3. Simple elastic skirt
  4. Quilted notecards
  5. Peasant blouse refashion

Friday’s 5 at 5: Lived

In Friday's 5 at 5 on 07.24.09 at 5:00 am


5 places I have lived…

  1. Taipei, Taiwan.
  2. Laie, Hawaii.
  3. Adairsville, Georgia.
  4. Provo, Utah.
  5. Westbury, New York.

I just picked 5 places I have lived, I’m not currently living in any of these places.

Friday’s 5 at 5: My Craft Skills

In Friday's 5 at 5 on 07.17.09 at 5:00 am

I’m starting a new tradition. I am a list maker. I thrive off lists. Therefore, each Friday I will post my list of 5 things at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. I am actually not awake a 5 a.m. and am usually trying to get dinner going at 5 p.m. But that’s when I’ll schedule it to be published.

This week’s 5 at 5 is a list of craft skills I have…

  1. Framing. I worked at a bookstore’s art and framing department as a framer through my 4 years of college. I loved helping people pick out mats and frames for their artwork. I loved going to work being surrounded by art and creativity. It was one of my favorite jobs.
  2. Sewing. I am an amateur seamstress. I just picked up the skill in college when, due to shortage of budget, my dance group had to make our own dance costumes. My lines were horrible, but at least no one in the audience could tell.
  3. Crocheting. My mom has always crocheted but never taught more more than doing a long, straight line. Last year, while I was pregnant with my second, I wanted to crochet matching hats for my girls. I bought a book, Googled stitches, watched tutorials on YouTube, and taught myself how to do it.
  4. Penmanship. I have great penmanship. I am also good at coming up with fun letterings for projects.
  5. Cooking. Don’t call me chef, but I can follow a recipe well. We don’t eat out much, so I am in the kitchen 7 days a week.

Friday’s 5 at 5: Repeat 1

In Friday's 5 at 5 on 07.10.09 at 5:00 am

Jack Johnson

This was hard to narrow down, but here I go. 5 songs on my iPod that I can listen to over and over again…

  1. Bubble Toes
    by Jack Johnson.
  2. Oh
    by Dave Matthews.
  3. Read My Mind
    by The Killers.
  4. Center of Attention
    by Guster.
  5. Send Me On My Way
    by Rusted Root.

Friday’s 5 at 5: 99 Cent Patterns

In Friday's 5 at 5 on 07.3.09 at 5:00 am

In my previous post I mentioned purchasing McCall’s patterns for 99 cents. I went with simple patters since this will be my first attempt at sewing with patterns. This is a list of five of the patterns I bought and can’t wait to make…

  1. Kay Whitt Design Totes.    M5598
  2. Kay Whitt Design Bags.    M5822
  3. Infant’s Lined Dresses.    M5791
  4. Pullover Dresses.               M5516
  5. Toddler’s Top, Dresses, Shorts.    M5835