Jul. 12th, 2009

iseebi: (Ewe can sew)
Patti got me these awesome sewing books ("Sew U" haha) for Christmas/my birthday last year, and I have looked them over a few times but haven't done anything. I just sat down and read them both - front to back - and am dying to make something! They both came with patterns...the first one has one for pants. I would LOVE a pair of jeans that fit my ass. When I go jeans/pants shopping I always end up taking self-esteem hits and feeling like I'm built wrong or something. So yeah, making my own sounds fantastic. It says I can sew denim on a regular machine, but I'm a little worried about it. My poor machine doesn't like thick fabrics. I can always just try, I guess. I might to get fabric to make scrubs to wear to work, so maybe I can pick up some denim remnants and test out my needle. Hm.

But then the second book is all about stuff to do with a serger. *sigh* If only. I'm far too broke to be shelling out money for that. The cheapest I can get one is probably like $200...which isn't bad, but it's not gonna happen any time soon. This one makes me drool. T_T 

Yeah so basically I really want to make something. I don't think making scrubs will be too difficult...and it's definitely going to cost less than $10 for each piece. With the rate that I seem to be spilling bleach (and tacos - don't ask) on myself, I'm going to need some more soon. =P 

iseebi: (Dog BFF)
Ok, have to post about this awesome dog toy. I decided like posting about awesome products. It's informative and non-emo. I will keep doing it.

SO - treats in a toy is a great idea. It motivates and entertains! BUT, a lot of them are made out of plastic. Which, hi, doesn't last very long and/or stabs the dog if they gnaw a piece. =P The Kong is a good toy, but not ideal for my guys. Neither Logan or Rummel is a fan of the rubber material, so they don't chew on them ever unless they're actually trying to get a treat out. That's wouldn't be so bad, if it was more challenging for Logan. She figured the thing out, and just squeezes it and tilts her head (maybe gives a shake or two) so all the treats fall out. Takes her all of 30 seconds. While I enjoy my shit-eating dog having a clever moment, I would like a toy that could entertain her for a full minute or two. And Rummel doesn't like to bite it so he just licks it until the treats inside are sopping wet and gross and then he'll throw it around the room and break something haha. I'm not a huge fan.

Then I found this! The StarMark Everlasting Beanie Ball! First of all, it's made out of a flexible plastic-y...stuff. I'm not sure what. Whatever it is, and beacause of the shape, it's really hard for the dogs to break pieces off. Awesome! And tonight I just put a bunch of treats inside and it took both dogs quite awhile to get them all out. I can probably get some odd-shaped treats or something for more of a challenge. Rummel even chews on the thing when there aren't any treats in there! Woo! They were actually cheaper than Kongs, but the refills are pricey. Oh well, it keeps Logan from chewing on her feet/screws/nails/needles/pushpins/etc so I love it! (She's actually sleeping next to it right now haha)

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