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Me Made May 2014 is Winning…

So I have discovered that for as crafty as I am I have very few me mades that work for this season/whole/pieces of an outfit.  Luckily my pledge hasn’t been the most difficult to keep but sometimes I feel like it is winning.

Last week I traveled to Minnesota with my parents to watch my brother and sister graduate from their band instrument repair tech program.  It was exciting!  I don’t remember the last time I’ve been in a car for that many miles, even going to Alabama in March only took one day of driving.  I was very good and planned ahead by making a trip to the yarn store so I would have a project to work on.  I bought this beautiful variegated yarn for a tank top that I hope to finish by the end of the month.

The week before our trip I was able to attend the theatre awards at my alma mater, Fairmont State.  These awards are called the Pappy’s after a member of the faculty from some years ago.  While I had plenty of dresses that could work, I hadn’t refashioned anything in a while and knew I could fulfill part of my MMM14 pledge while I was at it.  Unfortunately I was so excited I only have one before picture, after a cut had been made…

One day I'll remember the before shot...

One day I’ll remember the before shot…

As you can see it was a full length spaghetti strap gown which I shortened, but don’t worry I used that bottom portion to add sleeves!

Pose, pose, pose!

Pose, pose, pose!

As you can see a great time was had by all!  And the night got sillier as it went on, ending with an impromptu photo shoot at my friend Tyler’s house.   I think this dress makes a wonderful addition to my refashioned wardrobe and I had a fun time making it.  I hope to refashion some more outfits soon, I have a stack of clothes waiting for me to get my mojo back.

I’ve been a little hard on myself with the pledge, which is not what it’s about at all and I want to start having more fun with it.  This dress definitely helped with the fun part.


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Blue & Gold Mine Sale

I’m in the process of moving to Morgantown, home of West Virginia University and the Mountaineers for those unfamiliar with the area.  Last night I was hanging out in my new apartment with my friend Ryan when I found out about the….

But, wait!  Just what is this Blue & Gold Mine Sale?  Well, according to the website:

Students and community members donate good, usable items to sell to the public at large. Visit the sale for great bargains on wonderful treasures! All proceeds are donated to the United Way as part of WVU’s annual campaign.

I couldn’t resist going and I’m glad I didn’t miss it!  I went with Ryan and helped him decide on a mattress, and wandered around searching through books, clothes, kitchen items…you name it, it was there.

While there I bought

  • Two Books: An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski and Why Do We Say It? The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use which doesn’t have an author listed
  • A yellow bangle bracelet with elephants and deer/rabbit looking creatures on it
  • A creamy white comfy cotton openish weave blanket
  • And…a comfy pair of black moccasins


All together I paid a measly $4.25 for my treasures.  I was pretty stoked!  I have already worn the shoes today; they are so super comfy.

After the sale, I drove back to Fairmont and met up with Ava, one of my sisters, who kept me on task while packing up my apartment, which is always good because I’m am easily distracted…not to mention a pack rat (inherited from my mother, of course).  So far the packing is going great, I can actually just load up boxes tomorrow and take some big furniture up to the new place.

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