Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What to do with vintage supplies

Originally uploaded by ritualbath

My mother and I often pick up craft and sewing supplies at thrift stores. Sometimes I come across some gems, like the engraved pearl buttons that would be lovely on some elegant silk something.

Other times I get just regular supplies like buttons and zippers. I love finding fabric but with all the bad double knit out there it doesn't happen much any more.

Now I have this great heavy brass separating zipper.

I was going to make a great overnight bag with it but then noticed it was separating, and now I am wondering if it shouldn't be some garment to use that separating feature.

Its about sixteen inches long.

What do you think?

Head Bather

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My craft/sewing room redo

I rearranged things, still not like in the magazines but way more functional.

The work desk right next to the sewing machine so the kiddo can craft with me.

Shelves over my head while sewing have notions that I might need. While my patterns, books and magazines are all organized on the bookshelf.

My warm and natural up as a design wall, and all my rubbermaid bins have labels on them by fabric. There is one of each of quilting, upholstery, suiting, shirting, and knits.

I hope you get the chance to be creative this weekend,
Head Bather

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I need a new hair cut

Calm detangler spray 4oz 11
Originally uploaded by ritualbath

I have been hesitant to find a new stylist, which means I don't have one. But for now I can use my detangler spray to help comb the long mass of hair on my head. Soon soon my split ends will be trimmed away for a long layered mane.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Are you a level four mage?

Games are part of my life. My husband is a game designer, and I use the console to check Netflix. It’s a perfect balance of loves gaming, and “eh I’ll play you don’t know jack if you want”. I could take it or leave it. But I have been reading and listening lately and game theory is really starting to interest me. Not in a way that I will be creating a dark elf in WOW anytime soon, but using it in my business and mothering, heck even my marriage. Check out the book Forty Beads for the marriage one.

For my business it’s as easy as a shorter to do list. One that is accomplish able in a six hour work day (whatever day or hours that happens to be for your situation) being able to complete that list gives me a sense of defeating one level and moving to the next. Sure I have more things I could do, and sure I might continue to work after completing that to do list but having that list done is a great boost.

With my kid she is just now getting to the age of understanding you do X you get Y, though her understanding of money has not gone past “I need a quarter for a gum ball”. So maybe she gets a silly band, or new art supply when she accomplishes a agreed on goal. Like right now if she sleeps in her own room all night she can choose a reward, but I don’t reward her for making up her bed, that is just one of the chores she has as part of this family.

So look around you, you might be surprised at how many ways you use game theory in some for in your everyday life.
Head Bather
P.S. I have not read the book or affiliated in any way with the author or publisher, I was working on this post and the Today show was on and had a package about this "fun way to spice up your marriage". It was like a game! Kismet, love it!