Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh My God Dang Goodness

So we moved two weeks ago exactly and I have been sick every single day since.
The first week was nearly all bed rest and this week is all fighting the fatigue and sickliness.

Let us not forget that in one weeks time is the wedding and there is still crafting to do and altering to do and play-listing to do.

My mother is convinced that I was pushing myself too hard and fell prey to evil flu viruses.

Also my camera batteries have been dead since the move and since I have only unpacked about 1/4 of my boxes I have yet to find anymore.
I am DYING to post photos of my beautiful new bathroom and my awesome furniture recons and wedding crafts. Its driving me insane.

So expect tons of updates and photos after the big day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sleeping =/= Living

We moved all our belongings into the new house. We have slept here the last two nights, and our internet is up.
We are still not 'living' here. Its all boxes and cushionless couches facing walls. We have an uninstalled oven and pathways through hallways. The cabinets and closets are empty and the rooms are stacked full.

I feel like I am camping out in a storage facility.

I am also sick this week so the pace at which things are being unpacks is practical immobility.

I'll have updates when something changes :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

If Only I Slept 3 Hours A Night.

We will officially be in the new house on Saturday. I have so many updates and no time at all to share.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Today I Made...

The Shoes.

So this post is going to start with a short story. When I was in college and living in the dorm I met a girl named Thanh. She was the most adorable southern raised Vietnamese girl who lived down the hall from me in my second dorm. One evening I was turning a pair of pretty pink leather flats into slip ons by removing the heel. I was sitting on the edge of my bed stitching away when Thanh wandered in and with wide eyed amazement said
"Are you making SHOES!?!"
It wasn't that silly of an assumption but just the way she said it cracked me up forever and I would tell the story to people who had not met her to prepare them for her innocent and sometimes clueless cuteness.

This brings me to These shoes. I knew I wanted teal flats for the big day, but the more I looked for them the more I realized I was going to have to "make" them.

On day I was browsing a discount store [Rugged Warehouse] with my sister in law and came upon a pair of eyelet lace flats. They were sweet and ruffly and pointy toed and a 7 1/2. I wear anywhere between an 8 and 9 1/2. I tried them on anyhow [they were only $6 after all] and I could actually get my foot in. Walking would be entirely out of the question however.
In the past I had altered shoes on my own and I figured for $6 I would try. I altered the back so that they are a sling back with a ribbon closure. I think they are fabulous!

In their original state, pretty cute to begin with.




Here is the first bit of alterations - removing and reshaping the heel.




As opposed to dipping them in a dye bath I made a small cup of dye solution and painted it on. These are a few shots of the shoes while they were still wet and un-rinsed.




And here is the final product! I ADORE THEM! I can't wait for the wedding so I can start wearing them all the time.