Friday, May 30, 2008

My skills

And I do have some.

My sister-in-law, Chelsea, just did a post about her one skill. She was talking about french braiding hair. I pointed out to her that really she has at least two skills since she also makes beautiful babies. Sometimes I think that's my one skill- beautiful babies. Because, as shown last night, sewing is certainly NOT one of my skills - yet. I tried to make a reversible belt which basically only required sewing two ribbons together and still managed to ruin it. In the picture below you can see where my seam got a little ... shall we say... off. Oh well. I solved the problem by turning it into a non-reversible toddler-sized belt (which you can now buy on Chic Made).
Speaking of Chic Made, I just added a really cool thing - chalkboard napkin rings! Go check them out.

But there's always beading. Although I don't know if that's a skill or just an obsession. This morning Ruthie emerged from her basement bedroom/cave in a beautiful purple shirt. I love to watch what Ruthie is wearing in the mornings because she dresses all chic like I think I used to. You know, back in the day when I went somewhere other than the grocery store or Target and nobody drooled on me or poked me in the back with a macaroni-filled spoon. ... sorry, a little tangent about dinner tonight started there... Anyway. Ruthie looked fab - as always. But it just so happened that the shirt she was wearing was an exact match to some new beads I had just gotten the day before. So I whipped up some matching earrings for her in the time it took her to make a sandwich! I think that's the coolest thing ever to be able to do! I know, I know, you're getting tired of hearing about how fabulous beading is... but I reeeeaaaalllllyyyyy love it!

I'd better make a matching necklace to go with those earrings next!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

cool napkin rings! now if only we used napkins....

angela michelle said...

How are you doing all this!?

I saw chalkboard napkin rings somewhere--was it RealSimple?--and thought how cool they were. Did you just spray paint them? Love them.

chelsea said...

thanks for the compliment. although is making cute babies really a skill or just incredibly good luck? i'll call it a skill, i need all the skills i can get. would cute baby making and french braiding look good on a resume? i really like the belt, sorry it didn't work out. i wanna try it, any tips? i'm so impressed that you could make earrings in so short a time, it usually take me at least 20 minutes to round up all my stuff!

Elieson Family said...

Making beautiful babies is my skill too. That and a great cookie. I keep trying my hand at other things, but so far nothing looks like a skill, but more like an accident. Ooh, I got one! I'm skilled at reading Stephenie Meyer books with enthusiasm!!

Ruthie said...

Those were some pretty great earrings. But, lets be honest, I look a little weird in that picture...