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Find A Hobby

13 Oct

Until the past 5 years my hobbies consisted of my friends. Things change a bit once entering the working world, getting married and having children. Everyone is busy and it seems to be harder and harder to get together with friends on a consistent basis. I have found that even though your hobbies may change, it is important to keep something in your life you really enjoy.

I think the one hobby that I incorporate into almost everyday is sewing and crafting. I learned to sew about 6 years ago and it is something that calms and relaxes me. It’s funny because when I was growing up my mom would always be sewing. She always wanted to teach me but I never had any interest in it. I didn’t have the patience to sit down and listen long enough to gain any skill at it. I guess what really piqued my interest was when I started watching Project Runway. I found it amazing how these people could craft the most amazing outfits out of a square piece of fabric. The more I watched the more I wanted to be able to do it myself. I asked for a sewing machine for my next birthday and that’s what my mom bought me. I’m sure she was overjoyed that I had finally found some love for sewing. My mom helped me get started and showed me the basics and then I sat down with the instruction book until I had the machine figured out. I jumped right into creating clothes and trying different combinations I had in my head. They really weren’t that great:( I refused to use any patterns and just tried to draft them myself. That didn’t really make for the most flattering clothing. I think I made one pair of pants from a pattern and I was so proud of them because they looked like real pants! I don’t wear them anymore but I have held onto them so I can show Lila one day. But, based on me though, she won’t care until she is in her 20’s.

I would like to get back into sewing clothes but for now I sew and create birds for my mobiles just about everyday. I love sewing at the end of the day and creating something with my hands. Even though my job is designing and creating this is a different type of outlet for me. I forsee sewing to be a part of my life for a long time and I look forward to all the creations.

Currently

26 Jul

Loving: My new tattoo! It is almost completely healed now and I am already itching for my next one. I am going to take a break for a while though and really give it some good thought about what I what and where…no rush! In the mean time I will be enjoying this one πŸ™‚

Feeling: Blah. I just haven’t felt that great the past couple of weeks. I had written hereΒ about my dizziness and having to start a new medication in an effort to treat it. Over the past 5 weeks I have gradually been increasing my dosage of the medicine (topamax) like the dr has prescribed and it has basically made me feel like crap. I’m tingling, numb, exhausted, have no appetite, kinda weak and worst of all dizzier than I was before. It’s a pretty big bummer to say the least. I have one more week of medicine to go before I am to report back to the dr. and let her know the results and see where we go from here. Honestly, I would rather take no medicine and be dizzy with no side effects than take medicine and have all these crazy things happening. But, I guess we can’t know if something is gonna work until we try. I just want to figure it out. Some days I think I will be dizzy the rest of my life 😦

Reading: Right now I am reading Ishmael, it is more of a spiritual book about a man in search of the truth. I don’t normally read these types of things but I am trying to step outside of my comfort zone. Β I have my fun read lined up right behind this one though. Emily Giffin’s new book Where We Belong came out on Tuesday and the hub surprised me with it !

Watching:Β Now that The Bachelorette is over, go Jef and Emily….I am so excited about Breaking Bad and Project Runway. I didn’t get into Breaking Bad until last year and I sat down and basically watched all the seasons back to back. I know a show about meth-making may not sound like your thing….it wasn’t mine either, but it is so good. I have been into Project Runway from the very first season so I am thrilled they are back for their 10th season. I already have a few favorites. I actually forgot about the premiere last week and went to bed and I was so upset with myself. No worries though, I caught up. “It’s make it work time!”

Laughing At: How Lila will put on any pair of shoes that aren’t already occupied by feet. I think she may have a closet full of shoes one day. Who can blame the girl?

Wishing: I could own this chair. It was on the season finale of Design Star the other night and I have become completely obsessed over it. I know my cats would probably rip it to shreds but I still love it and want it…..

Planning: On cleaning out and organizing my closet in the near future. I have seen so many posts and pictures of cute closets lately and it has inspired me to do something with mine. I feel like that is one reason I have trouble getting dressed in the morning….things are too cluttered, I can’t see what I own, and I need to clean it out!

Listening: This song puts some pep in my step, even when I don’t feel like I have any pep πŸ˜‰

Thanks to Danielle from sometimessweet.com for providing the inspiration for this post.