Monday, October 8, 2007

Dummies 101

Well I told you I was computer illiterate. See that post for Wardrobe Refashion........ down there... you don't have far to go, I have not done much blogging lately... I Well my original post saved as a draft on April 24, 2007 actually posted on that same day.... Go figure. :):) I thought, since I am so bright, that since I revised it Oct. 08, 2007 it would post on 10.08.2007 duh.. So now it looks out of context LOLO

Well I am still in school but I am full time now and I am only working three days a week, so maybe sometime soon I will be able to get back to sewing and crafting. I am keeping my fingers crossed anyways..


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Over heard...

Over the last couple of weeks there have been many ads on the radio for the Opera Romeo et Juliette. Actually we have been bombarded with them. Well I went to pick my daughter up from school the other day and she was not in a very good mood. So I asked her what was troubling her and She goes....

"We had assembly today and all we got is that awful singing You like. Damn!! I thought Oprah was coming to town and I was going to be on TV!"

Mind you, my daughter is only eleven and I should be washing her mouth out with soap for the swear word but I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath.

Kids say the darnedest things...

Wardrobe Refashion because you know I really didn't have enough to do already!

I had originally done this post back on April 24th, 2007.... Well life took over... I went back to school part time for the summer and work was overworking me by making me work 7 days straight all summer. Sometimes the tourist industy sucks when you are short staffed. So not whole lot got done with craftiness. I actually have not been in my sewing room since the spring.. :(:( it is full of dust, most of the plants died in there and many projects are waiting to still be done. :( I miss sewing :( terribly

In all fairness though, I did keep my word. I have only bought one item of clothing (we will not count the two, yes I said 2, full school bags full of books) since I originally unoffically joined in late April. there was no getting around it, My daughter needed a swiming suit... summer camp was calling me saying that DD's front acreage was not being covered by said suit and we just can not have that sort of thing at our camp and she wont be swimming till this matter is corrected... :):) Some people can be so darn offical when they are repremanding you..

Her step-mom bought her a very nice swimming suit right before summer camp but DD outgrew it two weeks later. And who's fault is this anyways.. Oh I am really not pointing a finger at you-know-who, SHE has no kids of her own how would SHE know that, You must buy said item a few sizes too big for it to fit more then a few days...

so without further adieu here is the post from April.

Well I like a good challenge and I am really going to need to save every last penny I have if I am going to be starting college in a few weeks. So I have joined this for the next 6 months. My contract doesn't start till June but I thought I better get started now. It will take me that long to figure out how to add that Wardrobe Refashion graphic to my side bar. :)

The Pledge
I ___Kelly_______________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

Signed: Kelly At Tana's Attic

The Rules
No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you've been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
You need to be honest and admit when you've fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.

PS.. I still have not figured out how to add the button in my side bar.. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Erin's Fabric

Here it is finally!!!... I am a day late and a dollar short. Well actually two days late.

Well it all started with this back on March 26th. I was planning to go to Vegas the first part of April and if I am going to look for fabric for myself might as well look for someone else too. Well I did not find her fabric or any for myself for that matter, but right after I got home I found this looking for something else. I was supposed to post this pic on Sunday for her to see it but camera batteries dead and life just sort of took over. Then first thing Monday I was supposed to mail it to her, But when I saw the line at the post office because DUH!!!! it is the day taxes are due.. and the line was out the door!!! Oh I will do it tomorrow. Sorry Erin I should not promise stuff is going to be mailed on Tax day. :)

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Hello... Dell Customer Service.. Anybody home???

Hello I made it back.... and boy do I have a story to tell you.. Well see.. it all started back in Oct. when my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her, like I always tell her, get me crafty stuff.. sewing stuff, you know that sort of thing. I would even settle for a gift card. Save on shipping costs. I think the actual things I had asked for this year were a set of wood knitting needles, a subscription to a knitting mag or fancy yarn. I gave her options this year.

Well every time I talked to her on the phone after our initial conversation... it was like what do you want for Christmas.. and I would say...didn't we already go over this? No.. what do you really want? :):):) Got to love my mom she can be funny sometimes.. Long about Dec 1 she calls me and tells me that: "you're getting a Dell for Chirstmas.. So call and pick out what you want so you can have it by Christmas"

We go through this every year.. She starts asking me what I want in Oct then she tells me in Dec what I will be getting. (see profile for other examples. :) lol)....... You know it really does not matter to me what I get for Christmas.. If you spend it with friends and family and good food.. The presents are irrelevant

So I did not order it and I did not order it.. (I was dragging my feet) My sister calls me around Dec. 12 and tells me in no uncertain terms.. "Would you just order that darn computer already so mom will stop bothering me to bother you about ordering it" (my mom is sneaky but good) My sister was 7 and a half months pregnant at the time and did not need anymore stress so I promised I would order it that day. I did order it that day.. got my confirmation email and everything.. It was on the way..

And here is where all the fun begins..

They sent the wrong one... Yes they did.. and Dell customer service is non existant.. because no one speaks Engish.. Well at least not anyone that I spoke to. Well after about 12 phone calls and 5 emails.. and then my mom calling 4 or 5 times it was straightened out.. sort of.. the flash drive and the surge protector just arrived thursday but the 70 dollars worth of ink cartridges are still MIA.

So Dell if you are reading this... Please send my ink already... I have crafty things I need to do.