Monday, May 23, 2011

Tote Tutorial and Wedding

As the summer continues on I find myself needing to be busy doing all sorts of different things. I have been working out with my friend M for the almost 4 weeks now. We meet every morning at 8:30 to go to the gym and bust it out. This is our plan for the summer, to get healthy and get skinny. So far M has lost 37 pounds and I have lost 13 pounds. We are both far from our goals but are moving towards them at a good pace. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will be another 20 pounds lighter.

As I was reading blogs last week (I have a numerous amount to read everyday) one that I follow called Little Lizard King Sewing Patterns was asking for volunteers to test run a pattern for a tote bag. Figuring that I have the time considering its summer I decided to comment and say that I would love to test run it! I got an email the next day and was super excited to get started. It took me a little while to get started because the little girl I babysit was sick and so I spent more time at the house then planned but it was all worth it. I eventually got around to doing to tote and the end product is something I am very pleased with.

I got this fabric for my best friend's birthday present because she likes stuff like dinosaurs and I didn't use it all so I decided to make a bag out of it.

All together it took me about two good Zac Efron movies to complete the tote. I am not sure whether I am going to keep it or give it away. For now it sits in my room awaiting to be useful.

The summer seems to bring about weddings as well. A good friend of mine, Anna who is from the same hometown as me and ended up here in Saint Augustine for school the same time I did got married on Saturday. We all knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding as Anna has such a great sense of style. The whole thing was beautiful and I am amazed that I didn't cry as it was expected by many. For her gift I decided to make something as I love to do and while stumbling I came upon a tutorial for glass etching you can find it here -- -- It gave me a new craft to work on and a new trade to try out. I found out how much I loved it and will be doing more as time progresses on. Congrats to the new Zac and Anna Coleman. I pray many blessings for their marriage.

Until my next adventure....


  1. Is this the finished product (the glass)? It looks awesome! I so expected you to be making a quilt or something for them! LOVE this!

  2. Yes that is the finished product. I thought about making them a quilt but that was expected and I wanted to do something different :)