Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Being a Produtive Member of Society

Sigh, I have to work in the morning but I just don't feel like sleeping! I'm in a better mood today; the sun was out, and my boyfriend and I bottled our second batch of home brewed beer!The first batch was a dark ale, and it came out darn well (for a first try, anyways). This one is a roasted brown ale, and was brewed on the day of Billy Mays' untimely passing =( and will be called Billy Mays Brew. After around two weeks of fermenting in the bottle, it will be finished! Although I'm not the biggest fan of beer, my boyfriend has made a hobby of it, and I have really been enjoying helping. I always feel so accomplished when I can say I've MADE something.

Speaking of making things, I just finished sewing my third sewing project (yes, ever). It came out pretty well (I think). The only issue was the gathering at the waist; the instructions I had said to make the stitch length as long as possible, and sew two parallel lines across the longer piece of fabric. Then, all you have to do is pull the strings on either side for a nice even gathering. Well, for the life of me I couldn't sew a line where I could "pull the strings" at all. I'm sure I was doing something wrong (and probably moronic). But hey I'm only learning! (By myself I might add!)

Dress: Forever 21
Apron: Made by me!
Shoes: Cheap Mudd's from TJMaxx

Erin (PS Thanks to all the lovely ladies who commented on my last post; the comments made me feel so much better and were dearly appreciated!)


  1. I love your sewing creation - very cute. Brewing beer sounds like so much fun - I have things that I do with my boyfriend like that. It always fun to share stuff like that with loved ones :)

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