Tuesday, June 5

Revisiting the A-line skirt tutorial


I took new pictures and redid the A-line skirt tutorial. (link in sidebar as well) All the blurry pictures have been replaced with clear and neatly captioned photos. Yay!

(Tiarnna, time for you to get busy making skirts!!)

And here's me (fresh from a mile and a half walk, so be kind) in my new skirt.

And this picture is the perfect segue for mentioning why my crafting has slowed down lately. You see, I've been dieting. I started six weeks ago and have lost 27 pounds so far. I just made a page at SparkPeople.com. If you use their site to track as well you can find my page here if you want to be SparkPeople-friends. :-)

As of the beginning of June, I've been exercising. I've been walking after dinner. Often with the kids. And often with a stop at the playground-which just happens to be exactly 3/4 of a mile from our house.

My old routine was snuggling up next to my hubby to do some crafting while he watched tv. Yes, I watched some tv, too. But I mostly listened. But this new routine of walking all over creation has put a serious crimp in my crafting schedule.

14 comments:

katie said...

Congrats on the weight loss D. That's fantastic. I'll have to check out your sparkpeople. I need *something* to get past this 4 pound loss from 2 months ago. lol.

Way to go. :o)

Sarah and Jack said...

Congratulations! 27 lbs is quite an accomplishment. (Says she who should get her arse back on the bike. LOL)

Sabine said...

Keep on walking, exercising is the only way to lose weight, I can assure you (I did it that way, not with a diet, and the lost pounds never came back).
About the embroidery book: I bought it on ebay, the seller is: Simply Pretty Janpanese Beads Books.
ISBN4-8347-2421-2
Title of the book: Cute embroidery design collection
You can see very detailed pictures of the book!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Good for you! (The skirt AND the weight loss)

Storybook Woods said...

Yeah Dannielle, I get to see your pretty face. It is always nice to put a face to a blogger. Keep up the good work !!! xoxox Clarice

Lisa said...

What an accomplishment! WTG!

Tami said...

Great job on the weight loss! I am 80# down and roughly 35 more to go. Keep at it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the adorable tea cozy! I love it! The tea smells wonderful and the tea set is so pretty as well. I was thrilled to get your pkg. already. Thank you again. I love your banner-Becky

Bettsi McComb said...

Hi Friend! 27!!! You rock! I'm heading over there to join you. I've got 50 that need to go. My doctor said something about it to me this week and I was so mortified! Like, somehow, I thought other people couldn't notice my extra weight! LOL! Keep it up! I am so proud of you!

Tiarnna said...

W.T.G.!!!!!!! That is awesome what you are doing for your body. And how perfect with the stop at the playground. Spark people is great. Keeping yourself accountable for the things you stick in your mouth does wonders. I found that before I ever ate my first bite of food for the day, I had already consumed 500 calories!!!!!! That was from the sugar and half and half I put in my coffee. So I switched to sweetner and fat free half and half. Voila! Shaved off 500 calories right there. And it worked! Drinking water and that exercising........you're gonna be a new woman by the end of the summer........which means sew and shows of new skirts from you. ;)

Speaking of.......I got bit on the nose by a dog Wednesday, so my finals were a tad delayed thank goodness. I took one today, and take the last on Monday. After that, I am a home body. No way I'm going out in public with this wound. :cry: So sewing it is!!! Weeeeeee!!!!!!!

Patty said...

Congrats on the weight loss ! Fantastic ! You have inspired me to get back to business

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Danielle,
You are so talented and blessed. I am so glad I found you and your blog again. I remember you from somewhere else and we had some nice conversations . I love your crafts. Just had to tell you the skirt is great and congratulations on walking etc. I love to walk, run etc also.

Angel ():)

Bettsi McComb said...

I made the a-line skirt last night. I love it! I'm trying to add my photos to the flickr group right now.

Laura K said...

Congratulations on your weight loss - keep it up and please keep us posted. You are an inspiration!