Friday, January 30, 2009

Arg! Maternity pants.

I am just about 4 months pregnant. So far I've gained all of a half of a pound, so I'm not doing too bad in the weight department (although, I wasn't exactly what I would call 'svelte' before I got pregnant. So not gaining weight so far isn't a problem) While I'm not gaining any weight, I seem to be rapidly getting rounder in the belly area. My pants are getting tighter by the day, and I'm sure I'll be in maternity pants here soon.

So, today I'm in Target. I figure I'll take a look around and see what they have maternity wise. Can you believe they want $30 for a pair of maternity pants? Holy crap! Their regular, non-maternity pants are only $22. It seems like a racket to me.

Good thing I sew and I've got plenty of denim stash laying around. I picked up Kwik Sew 3324 from PatternReview the other day, and I'm going to make a few of these. There is NO WAY I'm paying $30 for a pair of pants that I'm only going to wear for 8 months.

I'll post progress here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year to you!

With the new year comes the dreaded resolutions. *Sigh* I don't normally make to many, because I know i'll probably break them before the first week of the new year is even over. I think i'm going to do things a bit differently this year though, I think i'm going to set myself a few goals, as opposed to the 'this is how it's going to be...' type deal of a resolution.

Things I plan to work on in 2009:

1) Get my stash counted, and get rid of at least a few things I know i'll never use. I added 177 yards of fabric to my stash last year, and only 84 yards left. Grrr. I'm sure I have over 1000 yards of fabric, and i'm sure a lot of it is crap i'll never use. So it's time to get it under control.

2) Sew more wearable clothing for me. It's really stupid to have all this stash and nothing to wear. Actually, I have plenty to wear, it's just that most of it is in the form of sweat pants and tee-shirts (complete with bleach spots). Hubby hates how I dress, and I have this feeling if I don't do something about it soon, I my get a visit from the What Not to Wear people. How embarassing!

3) Do more charity work. I don't do much now, so I think I should get going on it.

4) Keep a cleaner house. Man, this place is a mess!

That's it. I think they're attainable, don't you? Nothing stupid like "I'm gonna make a million dollars this year!" I'll keep you updated!