My blog will have it's first birthday at the end of next month. Looking back at my last 163 posts, I realize that a) I gab a lot and b) it looks like all I ever do is sew. But that's not true (er, the sewing part. I will try to be less wordy in my tutorials). Almost every project I make is something I can do in under an hour, so I'm likely to sew two or three things in one evening then post about them all week.
See, here's a very flattering picture of me not sewing: They don't call me Employee of the Month on this blog for nothing.
And here's Little V not watching me sew/sort fabric/cut out patterns while denying her her own pair of scissors: This is why you don't see a lot of two year olds working at bakeries. We were baking Daddy a pie but she ate every last blueberry and we were left with only crust.
Now that we've been friends for a year, I think I'll start to mix in some real life posts along with the tutorials and projects. We'll get to know each other a little better. Add that personal touch that's been missing. I might even post some favorite vegan recipes or the code to my locker at the gym.
I'm shortening my blog name too, just The Sewing Dork from now on. It rolls off the tongue and I think it's catchy. I like catchy. Catchy's good.
Little V is trying to toilet train in the middle of me trying to wean her (again). I know, I know, all the books say you're not supposed to bombard a toddler with this double whammy at once. The weaning was my idea, and I'm further along than the last 5 attempts. Then without warning, she wants to wear underpants and pee all over her legs a lot (and sometimes even in the toilet). What's a mom to do? I think I'll start drinking again. Mr. Dork has several carboys of homemade port and wine on the go (he's a crafter too in his own right). See? Personal information. And gabbing too much. So I leave you with this little gem: Yep, she's serving me breakfast, toddler style. Two half eaten bananas and an empty water bottle were on the menu that day.