Thursday, January 29, 2009

Still lazy, but trying to shake it off

First off, I just want to say thanks to all who have been stopping by (and commenting or not). I have a hard time making friends sometimes (I'm shy with new people), and it's been fun having everyone stop by. I've also expanded my blog feed by eleventy billion. All the new inspiration is glorious!

Confession time.

In addition to feeling a bit sick/lazy this week, I've also been addicted to a British tv show called Skins. It's about a group of teenagers, and I love it. I accidentally watched all of seasons 1 & 2 since Friday. Oops! I didn't even bother sharing its glory with the Chainsaw. I don't think he'd like a show about a bunch of teenagers. He might, but let's face it- I've only NOT been a teenager for just less than 3 years.

Season 3 just started, but I see that they've started it with a new cast (the other kids were done with school and scattering to Universities, etc.), and I'm not sure I really care. We'll see.

Anywho, I have barely touched my sewing machine all week. I cut some pieces out for a new purse design on Tuesday. Yesterday I cut out a few more pieces for it and sewed some of it together. That's it. I haven't been feeling it, but I should try to finish it. Finishing something always leaves me feeling triumphant!

Heather got her clothesline pouch and posted nice things about it here. I'm so glad she likes it!

Let's end this post with something weird. We were making our semi annual trip (as in, whenever we feel like, but not too often) up to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2007 when this vision greeted us from the side of the road:

Polar bear?

I rolled the window down and got this glorious picture. Weee!

I have a quick question. I checked out some old library books about bag making, and they have the teeny tiny pattern pieces that say enlarge 400% (or something else ridiculous), and I have no idea how to do this. If I scan it into my computer, it never scans it at actual size. They always end up bigger, but I have no idea what percent. Anyone have any enlarging tips for me? I don't really want to go to the copy shop, but I guess I could if I have to.

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

You got to take those patterns to you local copy center and have them enlarged. I also use my copy center to copy patterns for me so I don't mess up the originals. Like my Amy Butler Patterns or the few clothing patterns I have attempted. It costs $3-4 a copy but they have really large paper and can get several pattern pieces on one sheet.