Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let's give this a try shall we? I have just downloaded some very excellent dictation software designed for people much worse off than myself and I'm finding that this broken arm has its conveniences.  Well, not really, but let's face it, I'm not typing this I'm speaking it with my arm propped up on a pillow  so something went right.    But what is a girl to do with a broken useless arm and no sewing capability whatsoever?  Why, tell other people what to do, of course.
 I'm not even cooking.
  So, what to do with all that downtime?  I have no freaking clue.
The other day though,  I did manage to get some presents very poorly wrapped with one hand. I did make them look a lot better by employing a few helpful tips from, yes, you guessed it, Martha Stewart.com.
Here are some really great gift tags that you can print out from  her clip-art collection:
 You can also make your presents look really fantastic by topping them with some of these great ideas for ribbons, bows, and pom-poms.

   And did presents ever look so good?
 These beaded monogram embellishments make me wish I had the use of all of my fingers right now.
Wouldn't these make great Christmas tree ornaments?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Yummy Lingerie Project

This will be short because I'm slowly and clumsily typing with one hand (blast my broken arm) but I just had to pass on this incredibly gorgeous camisole tutorial by a lovely and talented fellow military wife, Casey of Casey's Elegant Musings. You all must know by now how I feel about lingerie by now and this design makes me swoon.
Photo from http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/  
Casey, you're my new favorite blogger!
This project just made it to the top of my to do list once I get the use of my arm back. (This is going to be the longest bloody six weeks of my life.)
Photo from http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/08/1920s-chemise-inspired-top/

It comes in a really user friendly pdf format so download, enjoy, impress your friends with your mad skills, and check out Casey's gorgeous blog!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I broke my damn arm. And I can only type using one hand. Talk about crappy timing , it was 30 minutes before I was supposed to leave for my first day back at work. So for the next couple of weeks or so, till I can move my other fingers again, no blogging for me. Boo.
I'm going to look into some software that lets you dictate and types for you. I seem to hurt myself enough to make it worth the investment.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bad Anna

I know, I haven't been blogging and I feel like a jerk, especially after I vowed to make this into a cool, successful sewing blog. But Dammit, my shoulder hurts and typing makes it worse so the blog will just have to wilt for a while in my absence.
Or I could just make a few quick comments and turn you guys onto the cool things I've been finding every time I hit the "stumble" button on my browser.
Since I mostly read in my sick leave time these days, here's something useful:
Image from Woman's Day Magazine, I wish my white couch was still this white.

DIY Pocket Throw Pillows. Click on the link for the super easy tutorial.