I have enjoyed a completely lazy, only do what I want to do, kinda day. So, what, you may ask, does a person do on a completely lazy, only do what I want to do, kinda day? Well, I don't know what other people do, but for me it consisted of not getting out of bed when I thought I should. Instead, I ignored that nagging voice in my head that says "you really need to get up" and snuggled deeper under the covers for another 45 minutes.
Once I got up, I decided it was a perfect day for backing up old home videos. I'm slowly putting all our old vhs home videos onto dvd's with a Dazzle video creator. While I was waiting for the video's to record onto the dvd's, I looked through boxes of old sewing patterns. I've been in a creative mood lately. I've been getting tons of inspiration from a young girl named Olivia. She has a great blog called Eager Hands.
I have several projects I want to start. The two main projects that I'm centering my focus on is a modest swimsuit for Bethany and a dress. For the swimsuit I am thinking of making my own design rather than following a specific pattern. I really don't like patterns and I usually don't follow them anyway. : ) For the dress, I'm thinking something with a zipper. I've never sewn an outfit with a zipper before and I feel the need to learn the skill. Surely it won't be that hard. In case it is, I don't have to worry, I know I can call on my mom if I run into trouble. So anyways, I'm looking through old patterns in search for pieces that catch my eye that I can use. For example, maybe the bodice of one, the skirt layout of another. If I'm lucky I'll be able to put them together and the outcome will be a masterpiece.
Looking at all the patterns made me decide to get my sewing machine out. Usually, I leave it out, but I decided to put it away during Christmas break this year. I quick converted a pair of Capri's into a denim skirt for my niece Katy, and then I mended a few articles of clothing that were starting to pile up.
I finished the day with some homemade hot cocoa and movies with the kids. Ahhh, If only every day could be a lazy day or a Saturday.