My life and other animals

general ramblings of a mum


Things I’ve learned so far

I’ve been soaking up knowledge from videos and tutorials. I’ve even made a few projects (yay). This is what I’ve learned so far.

Sewing for kids is easier than for adults, but at the same time, a little more complicated too. Especially for bigger/fancier projects.

The only way to really learn is by doing it. Going on to the sewing machine and just getting on with it. Sure, I’ve made mistakes (and really embarrassing ones), but I am learning. And starting to get somewhere with actual quality projects. Some are better than others, of course, but that’s how you learn.

Sewing is not as complicated as people make it out to be. Once you know the basics and WHY something works the way it does, then it is easy to figure out the rest of it and come up with a good project from start to finish.

My next project is to start making these kawaii (cute) bows I learned how to make (wayyyy too) early this morning. ;D

After I get my daughter to stop trying to whap the fly that’s buzzing around and sticking the flyswatter in her toy truck. LOL (she is so cute and weird, I love it…)


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YT sewing videos are a total time suck…

I have just discovered the wonder that is YouTube’s sewing section. And even more worrying is that I have discovered the DIY Lolita section. And just spent the last 6 hours watching these videos almost non-stop. I am so fucked. (but I do know how to make a cute lolita dress and bows now. LOL ^.^)

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It came!

I got my fabric today from Ichiroya and it is absolutely beautiful. Just gorgeous fabric. My quick pics on the phone don’t do it justice at all. Though it’s really hard to take photos of something like this. LOL I don’t have 13m of space just hanging around waiting for me to drape Japanese kimono fabric all over it. (well, there’s the hallway, but ew…) This is just part of the gorgeousness awaiting me. *giggles manically*

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I love it so much, it’s such a shame to have to use it now…

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Good grief

I’ve been trying for a week now to regain access to my photobucket account. It seems either someone’s taken it over (without deleting my photos), or they’ve allowed someone else to register the same name, which is causing issues. I just had to send a photo to ‘prove’ I am the owner of the account in question. I know the other person has photos all over the place and she is not me, so idek… I am getting more and more frustrated as time goes on. Are they even looking at the right account, even tho I gave them all the details? I’m starting to wonder.

(mainly cuz I wasn’t aware there were still any photos of me ON that account. I HATE having photos taken of me for any reason. To have to do this, and being certain they’re still not going to give me my photos back… *bangs head on desk* What upsets me the most is because of my hard drives both going down, I don’t have any of my photos anymore. Except on that photobucket account. So someone else can have access to 20 years of my life’s work, but I can’t, just because I can’t remember my details? (we move too much) That is just not fair. *wants to cry*)

ETA: I sent them the stupid picture they wanted (mah ugleh mug) and they gave me my account back! *shock* I downloaded most of what I needed and will delete stuff I don’t need anymore, even tho I’m well under the limit. And move stuff around cuz ppl are still hotlinking my shit. *pissed off over that yet again*

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I just found a box stuffed full of ribbon spools. I don’t remember ever having them (or this many LOL) but here they are. Some of them are gorgeous too. I am going to have a play with them soon. *grins* This is gonna be fuuuu~~n. 😀

I also found a shiny ‘cassette’ bag for Fifi to play with, but she’s still asleep with her big brother. *sighs* Too damned hot to do anything else, really. I am not fond of this 35°C weather, so can it pls stop? >.<

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Flailing all over the place…

I got 2 packages today. My order from Aroma-Zone (wow, so fast! *.*) and some treats from my friend Anya, who lives in Australia. I want to unpack my stuff, but can’t with the baby here. *sighs* She’s already tried to get into it and I had to fob her off with the packing paper. She sure does love her colourings. 😀

Not a happy bunny in other ways, tho – it’s 33°C and I’m melting into a puddle. (I had to go out this morning to get my package from Anya (aka Jin-chan LOL long story…) and it was already 30°C at 10am!) The poor baby is not happy either and doesn’t want to do anything but get into stuff and drink her juice all day. I found one of my uchiwa in my atelier room downstairs, so I brought that up, but she hates it, so ALL THE AIR FOR ME! *grins* I am hoping that my air conditioner is in the garage at Nittel since the boys are going there after work to get everything back from there. (except the cars. *sighs* another long story…) I also hope that my other kimono fabric is in the stuff he’s bringing back or I will cry. 😦

The poor choccies Anya sent got melted, so they’re in the fridge. She also sent something called ‘Tim Tams’ which I understand from hubby are a biscuit/cookie type thing that is famous there. I put them in the fridge too. >.>;

So now all I have to wait for is the kimono fabric order from the weekend, and that will be here within the month (I hope). It’s absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to play with it.