I Took It Apart!

There are lots of things in this world that I really hate, but wasting money is probably in my top ten. I hate spending money that I don’t need to spend. I don’t like paying someone to do something that I could do myself (unless I really don’t want take the time to do it, but who hasn’t been there?). It’s why I taught myself how to sew. It’s why I found copycat recipes of my favorite meals at my favorite restaurants and have nearly perfected them.

And it’s why I took apart my washing machine last week. Continue reading “I Took It Apart!”

Made From Scratch – My First Dress

My younger sister is graduating this year (eeek!!), and she asked me to make her a dress to wear. Her party is on saturday, so I had a week to get it done.

I’ve never made a dress before, so I said, “yes,” when she asked because I like to try new things. That’s why I haven’t blogged for a few days.

I bought a pattern and planned on following it, but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to change, so I probably used 40% of the pattern and did the rest myself. It was a challenge and made me a little crazy at times, but I think it turned out really great!