Sunday, February 20, 2011

Addictions

I have a few... shoes, coffee, sewing... There was a week where school was closed in order to assist in an energy crisis in Albuquerque due to frigid temperatures, some people were without power and gas. In an effort to save energy and try to extend services to those who had none, we got to stay home while campus shut down completely. I took it as an opportunity to feed into my addiction... sewing addiction, that is.

I bought this book, One Yard Wonders, a few months ago on my weekly visit to Borders. It has some super cute ideas for household items, clothing, kitchen, kids, even pets! I have used their pet jacket pattern and it fits my Min Pin, Douglas, quite well.

I took a trip to the fabric store and found some adorable items...


I used the One Yard Wonders book to make a messenger bag for my 10-year old cousin.

I also happened upon this tutorial for a boxy pouch and made a few...


Even though I have a lot of school work to do, I need to make time to sew... it makes me happy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!

The new spring semester just got into full swing. I was so surprised when I realized we were already in week 3. I have been teaching at 8am and have to be up at 5am in order to complete all my morning rituals (i.e., walking the dog, drinking my coffee, creating a wonderful outfit). I haven't had time for much else... until today!

I receive text alerts from the University on my cell phone, and at 6am today, I received word that we were on a two hour delay due to the snow and icy conditions, which meant my class would be cancelled. I wrapped Douglas up and headed outside to give him a walk.

I also had to break in my new Sorel boots.

As we were walking, I noticed it started to snow more, and just as I wondered if they would close school for the day, my cell phone beeped with a new message... NO SCHOOL TODAY! Yippee!

My friend, Nick, brought over his Wii and we're streaming movies from Netflix while enjoy Vegan treats he brought with him!

I just love snow days, don't you?!