Saturday, January 23, 2010


This week has been very stressful. I've been working many late hours, and am even stuck at the office this weekend. So it was more than necessary for me to reward myself without depleting my wallet or gaining three pounds. My reward - these cute dusty rose-colored flats from Target. They even have some padding in the sole, making them very comfortable on this working girl's tired feet.

Lovely, pretty shoes. :)

Crazy for Coco

Last night was Conan's last time hosting the Tonight's Show. I admit I might have gotten a little misty-eyed while watching him, Andy, Max, La Bamba and the rest of the crew doing their final comedy bits. I am going to miss unraveling at night with a glass of my favorite wine and my buddy Coco.
NBC has made a huge mistake. I am definitely boycotting anything Jay Leno. And I will be looking forward to what Conan will come up with next.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I'll trade my MBA homework for sewing class homework any day

A few years ago, my parents bought me a sewing machine that I played with occasionally. I really wanted to learn the craft so I enrolled into a sewing class for beginners. My teacher is a petite, no-nonsense, skilled seamstress who told us, in all seriousness, that our first project is going to be a baby dress, and we will start this dress by sewing in a zipper. I love a challenge.
Our first homework was to buy a yard of cotton woven fabric, sew the cut edges, wash, dry and press the fabric, and then pin the pattern. I was pretty excited to get the machine set up and ready for class. Check out my creative corner that my husband set up for me in the guest room. He is a doll.
My stitches look good, even though my line is not quite even. I am hoping to have more control over that with practice.
I made sure to lay out the pattern right (the instructor demonstrated this to us at the end of class). I had no idea about grain line, selvage, and cross line - key to getting a functional garment. These are the small details that I couldn't have learned on my own. So I am really glad I am taking this class. We will see how it goes with the zipper next week. :)