Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hello! GoodStuff continues!

The 2012 Emmy's. Suburgatory actress Jane Levy. A stylish dress to add to the GoodStuff blog!!
Hello GoodStuff enthusiasts! As a fantastic woman that happens to have Bipolar disorder, I am a Woman of Many Interests. Yes, I am a WOMI!!! I have coined something in a moment, at 4:08 a.m. that could last a lifetime!!

As a WOMI, I delve into many handicrafts, look at ALL kinds o' happy joyful stuff on the internet, and in general have TONS of interests.

One of my lastest interestes that I am delving into but has been there all along, is the idea of looking fabulous, stylish and lovely on a shoestring.

So, tonight, or should I say this morning since I cannot seem to get tired enough to sleep, I looked online at a couple of sites that coincide with some reading I have been doing from ~ you guessed it, the library (the most fantastic source of free Nearly Ever).

So I share with you some of the fun!

Websites: www.Lucky.com , www.budgetfashionista.com , and Missus Smarty Pants Style blog who has a connection to www.FlyLady.org . (Web search MSP actual website).


I know I haven't blogged here in a while. I wanted to do a little update on the blog on my present interests (which are MANY!) and I think I am blissfully & blessedly getting sleepy. But I shall make an effort to return soon and write more!! :) :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I am still here and loving Good Stuff! Let's talk about Craftsy!:)

I have been very stable in my mental health recovery for a while now. Not perfect, not unbumpy this road, but stable. I have had ugly things go on in my life like many of us don't get me wrong.

I have the Good Stuff blog to tell the world about my joys and things that make me happy.  And I have been blessed to be able enjoy many crafts to make things with my own hands in this journey. I haven't stopped by the blog and talked with blogland in a while but I am still here and am proud to update you on my 'good stuff' of late today. :)

www.Craftsy.com is just THE COOLEST site!! You can take online classes there for a fee, and if you sign up for the newsletters and pay attention you can get discounts. You can also take workshops for usually less expensive on various topics. I won a T-shirt from them for taking the Stephane Japel (sp?) shrug workshop and answering some questions. I was soo excited to win something!! And I love that T-shirt.

I paid for a workshop to learn to make a cowl neck scarf that features a cable motif. For knitters, I'm telling you that the cable stitch is Not that hard. I thought for sure it was rocket science until I took a knit class from my local community college and asked my teacher to show me cables, intarsia (color knitting) and other 'complicated' stuff that I was afraid of. That teacher also encouraged me to make socks for which I am forever grateful. I didn't think I could. She/I proved myself wrong.

So back to Craftsy. I am, again, not paid or associated to shill for them, I simply adore them and love to say so. But that pattern for the cabled cowl is very easy and I am on my second one! Yes! The one I made just needs buttons and we good to go!:)

My first online class I signed up for is the sewing basics class by Debra (I believe) Rupp (I know her last name is correct). I happened to buy her book at 'Borders' before they went out of business so I was thrilled to find her on Craftsy giving a class on sewing a pillow and how to make both a muslin and real 'Naughty Secretary' skirt in her class.

I am still learning or waiting/procractinating to make the pillow. I have All the stuff to do it now - the material, thread and even the right size pillow form but have been, you guessed it, uber busy and have not done it yet. Debra walks you through it so thoroughly that I understand how to do it. I have just have been waiting until the sun, the moon and the stars align so I can sit down at my sewing machine (which I set up on my dining room table) and go at it.

Craftsy has deals to buy yarn (Yum!) and quilting fabric too, with Mystery boxes filled with yarn and needles and good stuff!!

My First Sock!!!

I am Soooo proud of it! It is large but notice the ribbing, the gussetts, the lovely color! I feel like a Gen-ius for making a SOCK!! I am working on the second one still. Good Stuff!! :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's a new year!! Welcome 2012!!

It's a New Year and I am percolating my new projects for the year, trying to think ahead to yes...wait for it.. Christmas 2012!!

Christmas 2011 was good to me, especially the Joann Fabric's gift cards I received! Yaay!

I have just a little time to post at the moment but I want to thank readers for coming here, I hope 2012 is good to us all and I wish you a wonderful day!
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