More Glasses Fails

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I appreciate all the feedback you awesome folks gave on my last round of glasses (in which I desperately search for the perfect glasses to wear to my wedding). Although your votes were pretty dead even between the first and second pairs, I was getting pretty convinced that the second pair (the cat-eyes with gold frames) were the best choice. Until I read one comment that they covered too much of my eyebrows. And I just couldn’t see past that!! Since none of them really truly felt perfect, I decided to order a round of try-at-home glasses from three different companies!

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The conclusion after all these glasses? I still don’t know what I want to do for glasses for my wedding! I tried a set of purple glasses since Adam will be wearing purple, but they were all too dark since everything else I’ll be wearing is pale. A couple of pairs were too dark brown. Several were the wrong shape for my face. Adam finally fold me that he doesn’t like large clear plastic frames. Which left one pair that was sooo close. Gold wire rim on the top of the frames. Simple and delicate and the same rectangular shape that I know looks good on me. But they were just a bit too wide for my narrow face. So, the search continues…

At least I think I’m narrowing in on what I do want – both pairs of top contenders were gold wire frames and delicate…

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When to Underline your Sewing

Adding an underlining is one of my favorite tools in my sewing arsenal.  It’s so simple to do  - just cut all your pieces out of two different fabrics and use them wrong sides together as one. Easy as pie (which is a phrase I’ve never quite understood because baking a good pie isn’t actually […]

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Ninja Cells Quilt

There is no way that I could have maintained the shred of sanity to which I have clung through graduate school if it wasn’t for my Girls. I’ve been meeting 5 female classmates for dinner, every other week, for the last 6 years. I cannot even begin to put words to how much support, and […]

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Pink and Black Skull Necklace

Clearly, I can’t start one project without diving into another handful at the same time. Since I had to buy some beads and dig out my beading supplies to make my pearl necklace, I clearly had to buy other beads and start making some other necklaces too! I really won’t complain about having too much […]

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Andi of Untangling Knots on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Andi of Untangling Knots. I’ve been a fan of Andi’s ever since I bought a crochet jacket pattern from her (which I did before I learned to crochet because it was just that awesome). Although […]

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How To String a Pearl Necklace

Making simple necklaces is quite easy. But, like many crafts, you can make simple projects truly special by paying attention to  craftsmanship. I wanted to make a pearl necklace to wear for my wedding so I bought some pearls and set about to learn how to string a pearl necklace in the best possible way. […]

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Pink and Green and Floral and Sexy Ceylon

The sexiest attribute that I can imagine? Self confidence. Forget body shape, size, height, musculature, eyes, lips, whatever. If I can see that someone feels confident in their own skin, I am attracted to them. This dress is my Sew Sexy Sewalong dress because I feel hot in it therefore I am hot in it. […]

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Minerva Crafts Meetup June 14th

If I actually finish graduate school in May (which is actually possible even if it’s only a little possibility), I’m going to purchase a last minute flight to England (sorry savings account) and meet up with the Minerva Crafts meetup happening on June 14th. It looks like an amazing event. If getting to the UK […]

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Frogging. And Then More Frogging.

Oh man. I may be in the middle of working myself into a tissy over trying to make waaay to many things for our wedding oh yeah and trying to finish grad school in the next couple of months and what the heck is wrong with me why can’t I just make simple choices and […]

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Heather of Closet Case Files on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Heather Lou of Closet Case Files.  I love this gal’s style. Feminine without being too girly, elegant without being too stuffy. And she rocks delicious red lipstick! My feelings for her went from blogger crush to […]

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How to Block Knit Gloves

Gloves, mittens, mitts, fingerless gloves – whatever you’re knitting to put on your hands, it will be even prettier after you have blocked it, most especially if there is any lace or cablework. In my humble opinion, every knitting project is improved by a good blocking (even if I thought it was superfluous for years, […]

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