Friday, May 14, 2010

Oil Change

One thing my dad constantly reminded me to do was getting an oil change. "Dianne, have you had your oil changed lately?" My answer, of course, was always "no dad" and his response would always be "It's the life of your car, ya know?"
I think it's man's work. I guess that excuse doesn't work when your 23 years old and don't have a husband to do it for you. Now that I'm older and married, I still do it myself, but not without constant reminders from my hubby. Why is this such a chore for me? I go to a garage where there's like 4 or 5 greasy men working on the cars and there are 4 or 5 men in the waiting room watching ESPN. Why am I the only female here? What would they think if I got up and turned the channel to Dr. Phil? Am I the only woman that has to get her own oil changed? I don't get it. How do I get out of doing this?

Enough of this rant of mine. On to more important things that I think is more suitable woman's work (I've probably just offended the feminist out there) and changing the oil in your bobbin casing.
I've been sewing alot lately and I've neglected to clean my machine between projects. I noticed it was running pretty rough and making some strange noises.

Upon closer inspection I found what looked like a mouse had nested inside my bobbin casing. Never let this happen....You should always clean your machine (I use an old tooth brush) and always re-oil afterwards. It's the life of your machine, ya know?
Now thats better. It should be good to go for another 3 months or 3000 miles.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Demon Dog

What happened to my sweet little Lucy? Where could she be?

I'm not sure, but I think this little demon dog must have eaten her.

What happened to my beautiful tulips in the foreground?
The last of them were finished off by the demon dog.
And my strawberry pot of hens and chicks that I hoped would flourish into beauty?
The destroyer of Life must have been hungry.

She was probably hungry when she ate those three frogs and the Easter Bunny's little baby too. I'm not posting those pictures. When will I ever be able to trust her not to kill everything she sees? When will she quit chewing on my ankles every time I walk by? Most important question, What was I thinking?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tulle Petticoat and Skirt

Last week Hobby Lobby had their tulle on sale for 77 cents/yard so I needed a reason to buy it. Then I found it!!! McCalls 6066

I used a cheap old t-shirt that looked like it had spaghetti sauce dripped all down the front of it and covered the stains with fabric yo-yo's and stems. Turned out kinda cute, I think.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Bible Cover

I hope you LOVE it Tina!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From Daddy to Daughter Shirt Dress

Using the tutorial I found over at MADE and a $3.50 mens shirt I picked up at the GW, I made a very inexpensive dress. Hubby might just have some shirts disappear next time he's out of town.