Still here – and I even managed to sew this week! Before I get to that I want to do a little mom bragging. My son has been unemployed since before the quarantine (however he does start a new job on Monday – so yay). He has been trying to stay as productive as possible, signing up for free classes to learn new skills. One of the skills he learned was how to use Illustrator – and he picked up on it pretty quick! He’s been creating lots of art which you can check out on his Instagram page @DionPrints. To earn a little spending cash he’s been creating Renaissance pet portraits which I think are hilarious!
If you are interested in a Renaissance pet portrait he charges $25 for a high quality image which you can blow up to poster size, attach to canvas, create cards from or whatever your heart desires. You can contact him at: DionRoloff@protonmail.com – tell him his mom sent you!
All right – now for what I’ve been doing this week: These leggings are the Ursula Leggings and the bra is the Calista Curvy Bra – both from Stitch Upon a Time. The fabric is from the Styled Magnolia. Can I just say I FREAKING love this outfit!
The leggings actually stay up – even though I think I could have made them a size smaller. I had a moment of panic when I realized I cut out the pattern without making my standard “Full Butt Adjustment” and half expected them to ride down in the back when I sit. But I am pleasantly surprised. I even added a bit of elastic in the waistband as added assurance that they’ll stay up … which was not necessary. Yay!!
I’ve made the Calista Curvy Bra before – but this time I lengthened the straps a bit to make it more comfortable – and to make sure the girls don’t slip out the bottom. Like my white pants from my last post – I think I’ve lost a big of weight since the last time I made this bra because it’s just a tad to big… I could have easily gone down 1/2 a size. It will work for yoga – but there will be no running in this bra! Still – I’m so freaking happy with it and the leggings.
A few months before I left Minnesota my sweet, sweet girl, Skilos passed away. I still can’t talk about her without crying – so this post is not about her. What is worse, my Fat Cat also passed away a couple of weeks before she did. I miss him too and still can’t talk about him without talking about Skilos (I got them as babies 2 weeks apart and they passed 2 weeks apart) But this post isn’t about him either.
This post is about my new dog, Grace!
After Leo and I moved into our apartment I started to feel really bad for him! He went from a house with 2 dogs, 2 boys, 1 cat and a big yard – to just him and I. I didn’t feel so bad while I wasn’t working – but once I started working he was all by himself in our apartment.
We walk everyday and on the weekends we go to the dog parks or hiking… but I still felt pretty bad for him. So I searched Craig’s List and found this sweet girl whose family felt she deserved a better life than what they could provide.
I met her and her dad at a dog park and it was love at first sight for me! She had never been to a dog park before so there was lots of barking and clinging to her dad. But I could tell she was a sweet heart and definitely deserved to have some fun in her life. She’s part Black Lab and Part ?? – but I think I see some Boston Terrier in her. She’s not as big as Leo – coming in at 49lbs, versus his 69lbs, but she’s the same age and I think makes a great companion for him.
The night I bought Grace home Leo was not happy! The only thing he liked about her was all her toys (which he set out to destroy one by one). But, he’s slowly coming around. This morning I caught him playing with her…. and tonight on our walk he fought off a small dog when it looked like Grace would need some help fending it off. (PSA: please put your dog on a leash if you can’t control them with voice commands).
Every day Grace’s little personality comes out. She is definitely a lover – LOVES to snuggle on my lap, if she can’t have the lap, she’ll snuggle up right next to me. She loves to give kisses and even though she’s not exactly thrilled with it… She appreciates my crochet skills!