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I think I could look at this for the rest of the evening.

Also, I know this crowns me as a total dork and possibly a pervert, but my eye always goes right to the little cap for the torsion bar access.  Just like on a Karmann Ghia!

‘What a dismal racket!’

What I say every time I hear a fart-cannon Honda Civic parping its way around the neighborhood.

When I’m not very happy with life, there’s always the Forklift song to raise my spirits right back up there like a pallet of buckets of kitty litter in Costco. 

Huzzah!

Hey-hey!

Olé! 

I kind of want this to be my ringtone.

Sometimes, when I’m in tony Johnson County, Kansas, I play a little game with myself called, “Do I Have The Shittiest Car In The Parking Lot?”

In Mission Hills and Leawood, I win allllllllll the time. 

Bonus shot of the Z3 M Coupe and the 2002, well dirty.  Looks like somebody was having a bit of fun.  

Well, here’s that Bimmer I was raving about last night.  This is essentially a direct line ancestor of the 3-series, the car that arguably defines BMW of today.  Compact, well-balanced, and sporty with an airy feeling to the passenger compartment thanks to a low beltline and generous window glass.

Well, here’s that Bimmer I was raving about last night.  This is essentially a direct line ancestor of the 3-series, the car that arguably defines BMW of today.  Compact, well-balanced, and sporty with an airy feeling to the passenger compartment thanks to a low beltline and generous window glass.

Well, here’s that Bimmer I was raving about last night.  This is essentially a direct line ancestor of the 3-series, the car that arguably defines BMW of today.  Compact, well-balanced, and sporty with an airy feeling to the passenger compartment thanks to a low beltline and generous window glass.

Well, here’s that Bimmer I was raving about last night.  This is essentially a direct line ancestor of the 3-series, the car that arguably defines BMW of today.  Compact, well-balanced, and sporty with an airy feeling to the passenger compartment thanks to a low beltline and generous window glass.

Well, here’s that Bimmer I was raving about last night.  This is essentially a direct line ancestor of the 3-series, the car that arguably defines BMW of today.  Compact, well-balanced, and sporty with an airy feeling to the passenger compartment thanks to a low beltline and generous window glass.

On year later:

one year difference

Same baby, same car-seat, same pose, one year apart. On 7-13-13, we got to bring young Joseph home. The photo on the left was from his “car-seat-challenge” at the NICU, to make sure that his heart rate or breathing wouldn’t be hampered by being positioned in the car-seat. The photo on the right was from today, when Joseph zonked out in the car on the way home from the grocery, and I let him finish off his (abbreviated) afternoon nap all buckled in five-points style.

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So, these are basically home-made Robeez. With nonskid soles, even.  I’d like to say this is because I am all craftsy and innovative and capable and shit, but to be perfectly honest, it’s largely because I somehow managed to lose my son’s actual pair of Robeez. McCall’s M6342 View I, to the rescue.

Kiddo’s got to the point where all he wants to do is walk, and by “walk,” I mean totter about like a poorly engineered wind-up toy while I hold him up under the armpits.  He’s really enthusiastic about the project, but he lacks all balance and most direction sense.  He just wants to go and lurches about at random.  It’s pretty entertaining for both of us, really.  But because of his great obsession with being up on his feet, we needed a new pair of shoes, because we do go indoor/outdoor quite a lot and my garden and patio have all sorts of scratchy debris that would be nasty to bare feet.

These booties have a layer of very heavy canvas beneath the nonskid sole, which should protect his feet from sticks, gravel, etc.  It wouldn’t fend off sharp burrs, but so far our back yard is burr-free.

In the course of making these, I somehow managed to misplace my seamripper.  Sadly, I can’t make myself a new one of those.

Do the Mashup…

sailor dress mashup
For a lark, I am creating a dress based on a mashup of these two patterns. I am using the View 3 skirt from the 1966 Simplicity 6840 and the full-length middy tunic from the 1974 Simplicity 9922. I measured the pattern pieces against one another and they are the same at the hip, so there is no reason this won’t work.

It’ll be a short-sleeved dress for summer use, navy blue, white collar, red piping. There will be a line of piping at the join of bodice and skirt, as well. I will wear it with red shoes, naturally.
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I have used the middy pattern for a maternity top, adding in a sort of a-line flare below the bust. It served me well in that capacity last year, but now, I can move on to something a little less Princess Diana Circa 1982.
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I’ve used the 6840 pattern a few times, most notably my Minnie Mouse polkadot dress and my Odoru 11 dress (inspired by the stage costumes from a Hello!Project subgroup)

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