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Today I feel a little bit famous

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 in Blogging, Life, the Universe, and Everything

Last year, I posted about the the Great Lakes Beer Variety Pack Costume that my friends and I dressed  up as for Halloween . This year, we sent the link to Great Lakes Brewery and they actually featured us on their facebook page!

We’re huge fans of Great Lakes Brewery and are totally honored to be featured by their marketing crew :-)

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Nice to Meet You: Tools I Can’t Live Without

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 in Blogging, Life, the Universe, and Everything

Suzannah over at Adventures in Dressmaking and some fellow bloggers are running this thing called the “Nice to Meet You” series and this week they’re asking us to chime in about our favorite tools. They asked us to name 6 but, like Haeley from Design Improvised, I just couldn’t narrow it down. So here’s my top 10:

My favorite tools

 

1. Sewing Machine! This probably comes as no surprise, but my sewing machine is, without a doubt, my all time favorite toy. My current baby is the Singer 9960, she’s only a few months old and was even given to me by the best boyfriend in the world.

2. Serger – I didn’t know that I needed a serger until I got a serger and now I’m never going back. It makes finishing a dream, saves me tons of time, and made this crinoline possible.

3. Dremel – I used it a ton to make tiny holes in Lego for Love Brick by Brick, which unfortunately is in hiatus because medical school gets in the way, but I still use it and love it!

4. My Camera – I spend a lot of time prancing around in front of this camera in my backyard – I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m crazy.

5. Giant washers – Using pattern weights was a revelation for me after pinning all my patterns for years and years. But don’t buy expensive pattern weights when you can go to a hardware store and buy giant washers – they’re so much cheaper and I think they even work better.

6. Photoshop – I used Gimp for a long time before springing for photoshop, and now I’m never going back.

7. Tiny Clamps – these are great for hold little things when making things like jewelry, and also for “pinning” bias binding and working with materials that you can’t really pin.

8. Round nose pliers – Another revelation – when I couldn’t make wire loops, I thought I was just incompetent. But really I just needed a pair of these :-)

9. Sewing Scissors – I think every seamstress has a pair of scissors to be used only for fabric (any violation of this is punishable by death). My roommates have in the past had trouble with this concept, so I tend to use relatively cheap ones.

10. Seam Ripper – If you sew and you say you don’t need one of these, you’re lying. We all make mistakes :-)

And here’s the official stuff from Suzannah:

RULES: If you’re a blogger, please include this button and a link back to this page somewhere in your post. Make sure to use the permalink for your blog post when creating your link. (In Blogger the permalink is under the scheduled posts on the right side.) The linky tool is open until the end of the day Sunday, October 27.

You must follow at least 4 of the hosts. See more about them here to help you pick out some new faves!

Jeanette @ Artchoo
Sentrell @ Suite Seven


AWARD: Each of the hosts will select one blog from the new followers who linked up to receive the “It Was Nice To Meet You Award.” You may proudly post the award on your sidebar, or in a blog post! You will be introduced in a post by the hostess that awards you. Check back with each of us next week to find out who won. 

So have fun thinking about your fave tools! Leave a comment here if you’re not up for linking or not a blogger!

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Refashion Co-op

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in Blogging, Sewing

I am delighted to announced that as of today I am officially a contributor on the super awesome Refashion Co-op blog. I’ve been following this blog for some time now and I’m so excited to be taking a role in it!

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“To Tweet” is a Ridiculous Verb.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 in Blogging

I don’t understand Twitter. I never have and I’ve been avoiding it for years.

But I’ve decided I’m willing to learn. So: @whatofaworld.

Also, I’m working on my first sewing project since I finished my boards! It has to do with Tetris. Trust me, it will be awesome.

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An update to my “internet look”

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 in Blogging

These days it seems most young professionals have websites where people can go to find a resume and a little bit of information about them. And sure, I have a lot of content all over the internet, but it’s spread out across a variety of disconnected pages. I wanted a place to tie it all together so that if someone does happen to be curious about me, they can find most of what they want to know in one place. So I spent some time revamping the crappy hub I had set up on the root of this domain name – Because The World is Round.

So go have a look :-) and while you’re there, find me two more things that that inspire me, because the list I tried to make of 10 has only blossomed into eight. And I know that there are at least ten, they’re just not coming to me right now.

 

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