"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, February 11, 2011

Projects Galore or can I have more time?

First of all, sorry I've been scarce...with both the posting and the commenting. These wild weather swings have been doing a number on my head. A couple of times in the past few days my head has felt eeeeevil bad enough that I resorted to some *Vitamin V. When my head is that bad, it zaps all my energy and I just feel totally drained. I finally started feeling a lot better late today and, well, I'm here.

Since I'm feeling so much better, I've decided I need a few new projects. To complete them all I figure I'll need to add about 6 or 7 hours to my day. I'm going to be making roman shades for our living room, the master bedroom, and Gabe's room. I have no clue what color they are going to be. Eventually, I'm going to paint our walls and I was fretting about making that decision so the shades would coordinate. Then I decided, what the hell, pick fabric I like and coordinate wall color to the existing shade color. It may be b-ass-ackwards but it works for me.

I also think I am going to end up making my new bras. Yeah, you read that right...making bras. See, until last year, I had mine custom made. Then, I thought I hit pay dirt because there are a few companies that actually make bras in my size and they are available through many online stores.  The custom made company was pretty fast but was **pricey. The commercially available ones were half the price of the custom made ones but, it was a crap shoot as to when you would get them after ordering.  See, the online stores don't keep my bra size in stock and, while they would accept an order, they wouldn't actually order the bras until the company placed it's next big order...it could be tomorrow or it could be months. I need new bras and was going to go with the custom company but, sadly, the Suzanne Collection is no longer being manufactured unless they find a buyer (fuck the economy). They still have a retail operation selling and customizing other bras but they are no longer making their own bras. I do NOT want to wait months for new bras so I started thinking and looking at my bras. So, I decided they looked fairly easy to make if you had a pattern (and, the bras fit so they are their own patterns) and I even found a web site that explains how to reverse engineer a pattern from an existing bra.  I may just end up doing this.

*Vitamin V = vicodin
**I've since found out that, while expensive, the bras were cheap for custom made items.


Lynn said...

Glad you're feeling somewhat better! Headaches are the worst. I get migraines, so I can sympathize. Roman shades sound awesome! And I think the idea of getting fabric you love and coordinating the walls with it is the best way to go.

Oooh, I can't wait to see how the bra-making goes! If it works the way you want, I may hire you myself ;D

Alana said...

Catching up...

WAY cool that you will be making Roman shades, can't wait to see pics!

I covet your new fridge--it looks spacious AND pretty! (And made me giggle that hubby thought it was open from computer-reflecting on it.)

Loved seeing your hats and quilting project. You rock! :)

battynurse said...

Wow. Making your own bras. That's ambitious. I hope it goes well or that you can find another source soon.

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