Today was actually incredibly productive. I dropped by Fabric Warehouse, Haberman’s and Joann’s and finally bought fabric for my Apparel Production 1 class which cost about $100 total. It was a nice little adventure to get out of the house. Then I came home and made the halfscale skirts for Fashion Design 2 and thought about doing the sketches for AP1, but I got sidetracked and ended up cleaning out my closet, vacuuming (finally!) and putting clothes back into my closet/Ikea boxes. Now my room looks 7x cleaner than before. And there’s room to set stuff down in the cubbies in my bookcases/dressers.
That said and done, I started watching Hello, Dolly! on Netflix but then my mom came in my room and said An Idiot Abroad was on so I was like maaaan, that’s why I started watching Hello, Dolly! Because I knew An Idiot Abroad’s new episode was on at 10, but they were having a recap from last week, so I watched that episode with my mom, then an episode of Ancient Aliens, and finally to new episode of An Idiot Abroad. Which was hilarious, regardless of the fact that it wasn’t a normal episode. Ricky finally had Karl get a prostrate examination and he was hidden camera watching/listening in on the procedure and giggling the whole time. I laughed so hard. I love Ricky Gervais so damn much.
Lastly, I promised a picture of the pumpkin pastry last night, so here it is!
Let me just thank sweet baby Jesus right here and right now for the time that I have after work on Tuesday/Thursdays this term. Were it not for that and the fact that I get to wake up late Monday/Wednesdays, I’m not sure how well I would’ve cranked out photos tonight for Vivography. Speaking of which, there’s two new posts over there since I last talked about it. Tonight’s includes this wonderful photo that I will post here too:
I found these cuties at Joann’s in the home decor section and I couldn’t not buy them. Plus, I had (and still have) Coupon Commotion coupons, so I got them for almost $2 less than the ticketed price. As I said on Vivography, I fully intend to wear them in my hair as soon as possible. I’ll wear them tomorrow if I don’t decide to wear the felt hat I got at JCP for $1.00 last Friday. Although I might end up wearing that cause it’s gonna be a sweltering 63 degrees tomorrow and this girl right here is breaking out the jean shorts, fishnet stockings, and kickin’ it in my Converse with a baggy tee and a pleather jacket. It’s gonna be one of those days. With my hipster/jewish hat. Most likely.
That’s pretty much it for tonight. I here an episode of Felicity calling my name and I’m going to go answer it. Night!
I had planned for today to be a “I will get some homework done!” kind of day but it turned out to be a “I’m gonna go spend my money on cardigans and fabric and then take pictures of pretty flowers and sweat it out with Zumba” day. It was also a day full of hope for motherfucking chinese food, only to find out my mom’s like THOU SHALL NOT HAVETH CHINESE and because I spent like $55 at Nordstrom Rack today plus the $180 I spent on that coat + a book on Amazon, I’m not about to pay for everyone’s dinner. Even though I would genuinely like to. Also, my dad’s back hurts pretty bad, so it’s not like he’s up for going out anyway.
So speaking of buying fabrics, my first stop today was Haberman’s in downtown Royal Oak. I got half a yard of this beautiful J. Crew orange with white polka dots silk charmeuse for the seam binding on my couture dress. I also picked some zippers cause they’re ridic cheap there. And I found really nice, thick silk for my draping final in the clearance section! Also, Haberman’s has some really nice employees. I wish Joann’s workers were that nice.
Yesterday I bought 2 yards each of cotton fabric from Joann’s in yellow with funky watermelon slices and dark mustard with what looks like graphic pictures of cotton all over. I plan on making circle or flare skirts for myself with both of them. I also picked up some Rit sunshine orange dye to dye some muslin strips like in this tutorial. I was originally going to get the red, but I’m attracted to yellows. I have a lot of things I want to do, and not enough time to do them. Life!
I still have to do my 8 page research paper for my psychology class and fix samples for couture. But I suppose if I used my time “wisely” I wouldn’t be worrying about either of these. Except that I’d rather enjoy my weekends doing what I like. You know?