It's been a little over a week since the dreaded day, and I have to say, it was pretty uneventful, but in a good way. The world is still turning, the sun still rises and sets, and my children still think they know more than me. I realized that "30" is only going to be as good as I make it so I better make it good. Here is a little showing of all the good loot I got.
Awesome fabric from Jacey.
Beautiful flowers from Christina.
A birthday fabric shopping trip from my Mom.
SO many lego sets and geeky goodies from my Hubby, my mom, and my sister. I was an amazing day and I love my family so much for making it special for me.
In all of the silly stress of my birthday, I set out to keep myself busy so I didn't think about it so much. I decided I wanted to have a "Handmade" birthday. I wanted special things that I could wear to make me feel better. Kind of like a hug that I could walk around in. I started with a skirt. My mom got me a shirt to wear for my birthday and I wanted something to wear with it that I would love but also something fun.
So I made a denim skirt. I agonized over patterns for days before I decided just to try and draft one myself. I am pretty happy with the end result and I am pretty sure I will be wearing it all summer. Please notice the t-shirt of awesomeness. Thanks mom :)
So after the success of the skirt, my confidence grew so much that I wanted to try and tackle a dress. I had purchased the Darling Ranges Dress pattern back in april as well as some fabric that I loved to make it. (I <3 Lizzy House) And decided to dive right in.
The pattern was surprisingly very simple to follow. The instructions are very detailed and the diagrams were easy to understand. I was pretty impressed with myself, actually. lol. The fit is perfect, although, I better not gain any weight.
I wasn't sure about the buttons at first, but I really love them now. I think they give the right pop of color that makes for a fun dress. And look, it has POCKETS!!!!
After this dress, I wanted to give one more pattern a try that I had already bought the fabric for. I have to say, that this is my most favorite thing ever. It is so comfy and looks so nice. (sorry for the crappy iphone pic)
Maxi dresses are where it's at. Who knew?!
So now onto the good stuff :) Since my birthday was so awesome, I wanted to share little of that. I made a zippy pouch with some of the birthday fabric I got and I used the letters from the Geek Sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery to add a little geek to it.
Just leave a comment telling me about your favorite birthday or...your worst or most dreaded birthday and I will randomly pick a winner on friday. Make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner!
Have a happy Wednesday!