Here’s the thing about moving:
It’s expensive and it requires a ridiculous amount of work.
But the great news is, once you get settled and into your routine, there’s a complete repression of those moving memories. Because every time I’m getting ready to move… I’m giddy excited. And then you start packing. And keep packing. And find a moving van. And forward your mail. And move the boxes. And unloaded the boxes. And change your utilities. And find a trash service. And buy curtains…
All of that whining aside – I have EXCELLENT news:
I am OUT of the apartment. And into the most wonderful little home! A home!
So my evenings of late have been spent unloading boxes of junk (also, when did I accumulate so much stuff?), getting curtains and organizing.
And learning to sew.
That’s right. I said it.
This girl can now use a sewing machine – without breaking anything. Or losing any fingers.
I was inspired as my cute little house has the ugliest sink the bathroom. Maybe ever. It’s basically a basin sitting on top of plywood. That’s been painted white. And after looking at it and cringing, I thought… “I bet I could make something for that…”
Yes. I thought that.
And then I turned to Pinterest, where I found this picture:
And in my brain I was like – “no really, I can make that… I just need a sewing machine and some Velcro.” So I emailed my amazing friend Emily (because she’s crafty and awesome) and asked if: 1) she had a sewing machine and 2) if I could borrow it after she gives me a mini lesson on how to use the sucker.
The crazy lady agreed.
Also, she’s insanely smart and brought pins.
So, I cut a white sheet that I already had (and don’t use because it was like $5 from Walmart and itchy) in half (length wise) and folded pleats into it and secured those with pins.
And then I just sewed it. It really was that easy.
Then I cut one inch pieces of adhesive Velcro – put one side on the sink… one side on the fabric (it just stayed – I thought I was going to have to sew it on!) … and BAM! ugliest sink of all times covered right up!
Let’s just say – It’s come a long way from where we started:
I still need to hem it.. and sew the two pieces together…
Because as soon as Emily
left me unsupervised left, I broke the sewing machine. As in, there’s no more thread in the needle and I don’t know how to get it back in…
So maybe saying “I know how to sew” is a bit strong.
But if someone else does all of the setup work, I can absolutely just push the fabric through the machine. So, you know, whatever you’d call that.
The rest of the week/weekend will be filled with fun other home projects – so stay tuned for:
- Hunting down and painting a desk
- Organizing my office
- Putting together a bedroom
And then when it’s “all together” I promise to put up photos for a mini house tour!