DIY – apron!

Well … maybe I can’t really call this a “DIY” since I did use a pattern.  Although I guess I did DO IT MYSELF, so I’m going to count it.

Is it just me, or are patterns written in greek?  Maybe I just need to learn more sewing lingo.

I bought this pattern at Walmart for $1!  I figured I could just wing it without a pattern, but for something large, I assumed it was worth the splurge.  I was totally right! I’m getting my moneys worth out of this baby!

Apron #1:
I made it for me! I found this polka dot fabric at Walmart and the coordinating pink as well. It’s a little bold for my regular style, so I figured it would be perfect for an apron.
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Apron #2:
I made this for my roomate for her b-day. She’s on a cruise right now with no internet connection, so hopefully she doesn’t see this post until she gets back on Saturday. 🙂 She doesn’t cook much, but maybe this will give her some motivation! It’s the pinkest thing in the entire world. Notice the pink ruffle on the pocket? ❤ And that green stuff … it's an old SHOWER curtain!
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Her’s is a size bigger than mine (another plus for the pattern) since she’s got boobs and I don’t.
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Apron #3:
Superman apron for Max’s birthday. What 32 year old boy (or maybe 33?) doesn’t want a Superman apron. Name one …

I’m sure he’ll use it alllllllllll the time.
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Pintrest SUCCESS – how to clean your bath tub/shower

My tub is gross. Ick.
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I found this on pintrest, so I figured, why not?!?
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1 cup vinegar – heat up in the microwave for 2 min
4 TBSP of baking soda – add it to the vinegar SLOWLY! I mean, mega slow. Otherwise you’ll have a volcano on your hands. Mix well.
1 cup dish wash soap (like Dawn). Mix again.

Yummy!
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Pour into bathtub.

Let sit for 2 hours.

Can you see the clean splotches where I poured it?
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I was hoping to not scrub at all, but I had to a little.

It totally worked!

SUCCESS!!!!

MegaCon

So I attended my first MegaCon last Saturday and I discovered something … I’m not a nerd.

Or maybe I’m just too old.

I actually really enjoyed making my silly costume, but the crowds and the weirdos … I think I’ll pass on MegaCon 2015.

Left-Right – my roommate Drew, an ACTUAL Delorian that we saw in the Ale House parking lot and me!
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Boltie t-shirt

Time to craft my Boltie t-shirt.

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Step 1 – buy a gold t-shirt. This was harder than I thought! I finally found one at Walmart.

Step 2 – google the Super logo and print it out. Cut out the pieces and pin on your felt.
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(you can see my mask in this photo)
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Step 3 – sew logo pieces together!

Step 4 – pin on to shirt and start sewing!
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Step 5 – sew some bias tape ($1.90 at Walmart) around the neckline. I did a pretty horrible job at the V part of the neck, but it’s just a silly costume.
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That’s it! It’s a piece of cake.

MegaCon costume!

In case you were wondering why I made a green felt mask (St. Patrick’s Day?) or a green skirt (she got a great deal on green fabric?) … I’m actually crafting a costume for MegaCon.

I’ve never been before, but I’m assuming it’s like the San Diego Comic Con, only about 50X less cool.

My friend Max goes every year and he dresses up. At first I thought that’s a lame idea and there’s no way I’m dressing up.

Then I thought, “What the hell? I’ve got some times on my hands.”

(I’m not calling it “cosplay” though … I just can’t bring myself to that.)

I’m dressing up as Boltie, from the movie Super.

Ellen Page as Boltie:
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The Rainn Wilson movie, Super from 2010:
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Up next, I need a shirt!