What I’m up to, #5

March 22nd, 2015 by Cat

It’s been a while since I did one of these entries! It’s mainly because I haven’t used my sewing room in several months. I just haven’t been motivated to work on anything new.

However, on Friday, I cleaned my sewing room, and then yesterday, I helped a friend with a small sewing project. I think that gave me the push I needed because I’m itching to start on a new sewing project now.

What I’m Sewing

I’m finally going to turn this fabric into some curtains for our game room:

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I bought it last year at the same time as the green fabric I used for our guest room curtains. I just procrastinated on making another curtain because they are soooo boring to make. Fortunately, they’re easy to make. It’s just not very exciting ^^;;

Then I’m going to work on a couple new cosplays. I’ve mentioned these two before, which are Phi (Zero Escape) and Misao (Rurouni Kenshin). Both are fairly easy to pattern and make, so I hope they won’t take me too long!

Oh, and it’s been a while since I showed my sewing room. Some of you might remember when I gave my sewing room a make-over a couple years ago. Here’s how it looks now! It’s pretty much the same, but the walls are filled in now, and I have a cutting mat to work on the floor.

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Birthday and hackathon recap

March 16th, 2015 by Cat

Aahh, it feels good to be able to sit here and blog. The past few days, I’ve been fighting a stomach bug and have been confined to lying on the couch because sitting or standing for long periods of time felt uncomfortable. Fortunately, I had a whole season of Top Chef recorded to catch up on, which you know, is the perfect thing to watch when I can’t eat anything… (I make great decisions sometimes.) I’ve been a bit behind on returning blog comments because of this too :(

This actually started on my birthday. The thing with being born on March 13th is that sometimes it falls on a Friday the 13th… like this year! I turned the big three-oh (30) last Friday, and I suppose it cursed me with a stomach bug.

But it wasn’t all bad! First, I got great gifts from my husband and friend. My husband got me Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, a Mario amiibo, and a cupid Kirby plush. My friend got me The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and three more amiibos (Mario, Luigi, Bowser). These were all things I wanted! (I’ll have to exchange one of the Mario amiibos though.)

Updated photo of my Kirby collection! Cupid Kirby is on the top left.

Updated photo of my Kirby collection! Cupid Kirby is on the top right.

Current amiibos collection! The left 3 are the newest ones.

Current amiibos collection! The left 3 are the newest ones.

My coworkers were also super sweet and surprised me at work. They got me two cakes and one even made brownies. (Sadly I wasn’t able to enjoy them due to my stomach issues, but I appreciated the thought!)

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My Favorite Things: March 2015

March 7th, 2015 by Cat

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Another month, another entry to the My Favorite Things link up! This entry comes at a good time because it’s been a very frustrating week. It feels good to think about things that have made me happy lately instead of the negativity that has been happening (which I unfortunately cannot talk about).

Forest app

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At work, I use Simple Blocker in Chrome to block distracting websites during times when I need to focus. Last month, I took it a step further and got the Forest app for my phone too. It’s a very simple and cute app that helps you stay away from your phone.

You plant a seed, and if you close/minimize the app to check other things on your phone before it grows, the tree dies! And that’s sad! Each seed takes half an hour to grow, so you can plant multiple seeds to increase the timer. After using this app for about a week, I broke my habit of always reaching for my phone. I still use the app during busy times, but I no longer need it to keep myself away for long periods of time.


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