4.11.2012

breaking bad


the time has come. i always knew that april was going to be a doozy of a month for me. and now that its here.... well. its a doozy!

and so the time has come, my friends, for me to take a short blog break. alas! do not fret over my absence! for i only leave for to doeth the thingseth that needeth to get done. eth.

cough. see what being strung out does to me?? it makes me talk in bad made up 15th century melodramatic speak!! and it also makes me write sentences like that last one! (get a grip sallie! get a grip!!)

okay but for realz here. april is a busy month for me at work (and i haven't done my taxes yet!!!!!!!!!!! h&r block please stop emailing me because its making me stress ooouuuutttttt!!!!) and while i really like to pretend i'm one of those superwomen who get extra motivated by a full schedule and can do things like get to the gym at 5am (gym??! who's that?) in reality i just shut down and become a mushy slushy thing with two eyeballs peeping bewilderingly around me. yes. that is an accurate description. no i'm not exaggerating.

so things will be pretty quiet around here for the next week or two. my usual mode of operation is to just go all m.i.a. on you and then reappear and be all like "sorry!!!" but this time i decided to give you fair warning and be proactive about it. (see, self, i can be proactive about something!)

in the meantime, i am actually working on some sewing. i just started my final rachel comey pattern, v1170, which is a tricksy little pattern, but i'll give full details on that when i finish it!

and in other sewing world news... i've decided to participate in me-made-may 2012! i think may will be a much quieter month than april and i think i can handle the challenge.


i, sallie of sallieoh.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of me-made-may '12. i endeavor to wear one self-made article of clothing, and to mix and match said articles of clothing to the best of my ability, each day for the duration of may 2012.

i'll be outlining my goals for the challenge closer to may.

also! did you guys see all the new colette patterns?!? i'm sure you did. and did you see that they're hosting a spring/summer palette challenge!!? i loved the fall challenge and since spring here has seriously been a blip on the ol' radar i've already been turning my thoughts to summer sewing. i think this will help me focus and edit my plans which have been a bit erratic.

well, lets close out this post and get this blog break started. final questions:

what do you do when you feel like your life is out of balance?

will you be participating in me-made-may? and if so, what are your reasons?

whats your favorite new colette pattern? mine's hazel.

and from the department of random - what do you think of hats? i've been really craving some hats lately...

well friends, i'll see you on the flip side...

xx





25 comments:

  1. Good luck getting through a crazy April.  Looking forward to having you back in May.  I'll also be participating in MMM'12, so I'll see you there!

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  2. I love your blog and only found you yesterday (I know - where have I been!) and typical now you are taking a blog break.  Look forward to seeing what you make and wear in the challenge and on hats oh i just love me a hat both wearing and creating catchya later :-)

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  3. i'm about to disappear from the blogosphere, too.. excavation time starts next week, so no mmm12 for me (well, i've never participated in any of similar challenges.. i already live me made months for the past few years, rarely wearing an outfit without at least one me made garment.. 

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  4. Blogging Bon voyage, and we'll hear from you on your return! I'm personally infatuated with the cute little sailor shorts Colette P's brought out!

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  5. Oh Sallie of sallioh.blogspot... I'll misseth youeth soeht~  However I do feel it abso-tootly necessary to say:  OMG I'VE TOTALLY BEEN DIGGING HATS LATELY!  And since you are my sister and thusly someone I can stalk without feeling like a crazy person, I fully intend to send you pictures of myself in some hats to see if I can pull it off.  What does one wear an engineer style hat with?  I think I want one.  That is all, please send notice of your return to cyber space... I'll be anxiously awaiting pics of your new sewing!  Gook Luck, the sis!  You can do it!

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  6. Oh No!!  I'm so sorry! And also  - Welcome! Glad to have you :)

    I'm pretty sure that "taking a break from blogging" may just be one more thing I HAVE to do and maybe its better to just let things happen organically. Thats to say - I don't expect it to be a very long blog break. 

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  7. Stalk away, dear one, stalk away....

    I will be expecting hat pictures on my desk(top) by 9am tomorrow.

    That is all. Dismissed.

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  8. I'm glad that you are taking care of yourself first and foremost. Most people can't do that - they just keep going and going and going and then break down. We will miss you, but I know you'll be back :)

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  9. Good luck my sweet! Remember time flies when you're having ... Oh right-o you're WORKING! Talk to you soon! Love Mom

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  10. Oh no, you haven't done your taxes yet? Girl ...  ;o)
    Hope you have a mainly stress-free April, busy at it'll be!

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  11. I love your blog! Keep up the tutorials :)
    Following, follow back 
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  12. Cat faceeeee!!!!! I actually said that out loud when I first clicked on this post haha! So cute. 
    I have a craft fair coming up in May that is putting all of my personal sewing on hold. So I may have to do a Me Made Mid-May. I'm definitely participating in the palette challenge for sure! ...after mid May. 

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  13. Yes, April is a bit of a stressful month here too, so I can feel your pain. I learned a while back that it's better to just do your taxes as soon as you start getting the paperwork for it--as a bonus, if you get a refund, you get it MUCH quicker and so you can spend it sooner....like in time to pay off your Christmas debt. Oh, you don't have Christmas debt? Must be just me then....or, if you owe (like we usually do because we've got the witholding thing figured out pretty close) then you have until April to scrounge it up.

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  14. And I can't really get into the whole Me-Made-Whatever stuff yet....I don't have enough garments to do that yet. Or maybe I'm too lazy to photograph myself every day if I do.

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  15. We'll see ya when you get back!   Hope you're able to stay cool as a cucumber while you're taking care of business!  I'm not very good at keeping my life balanced, but I'm working on recognizing my limits and trying to give myself enough time to get stuff done.  I'm thinking about doing MMM, but I'm on the fence-- I really don't have very many me-made items!  But I'm thinking about it.  As far as the new Colette patterns go, I love all three, but I think the Lily dress is my favorite.  I think hats are cute, but I can't pull them off.  The only hats I've ever really worn are slouchy knitted hats.  But I bet you'd look super cute in a straw sun hat!

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  16. Hats? Well, I once saw a guy walking down the seawall in a cream colored three piece suit and matching fedora, smoking a pipe, all of which was awesome, so I think hats are officially allowed.

    A spring/summer challenge already? I just finished a Peony I started in the fall, when I have about three weeks to wear it before summer weather sets in with a vengeance. At least I have until November or so to wear summer dresses... I'm definitely making Hazel. Eventually.

    I'd say have fun on your blog vacation but I can't really associate doing taxes with fun in my mind. I hope it isn't too awful?

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  17. March kicked my behind, so I hear you. What do I do when my life is out of balance? Well, I totally panic, run around like a chicken with its head cut off, and whine and complain a lot - yeah, I'm really an example to live up to, huh? I'm hoping April will actually be easier for us (and yes, I've filed my taxes!). Good luck with your stressful month!

    Hazel is my favorite of the new patterns too! Not that I will be sewing that up for myself anytime soon (um, hello giant pregnant belly, sigh).

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  18. I am literally about to do the same thing! Am gonna take a break in April and get back to it all in May. I wish you the absolute best in your break and I'll see you on the other side compadre!

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  19. Go getter girl! (Taxes - oof. Gross. No.) Balance? The correct answer is exercise, eating well & connecting with friends. The truth tends to be closer to binge watching bad TV (*cough* Vampire Diaries *cough*) and drinking too much wine. As for MeMade... I want to but I'm not sure I have enough sewn stuff to get through the month yet. When I go there I want to REALLY go there. And totally agree re: Hazel. I have the perfect green & white stripe I think would work, though I think I would prefer a fuller skirt for that project. See you soon Sallie!

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  20. That thou thus decideth to taketh a break ought regale us with... even more happiness when you come back. I love the Hazel dress too. Too many patterns, not enough time. Good luck with the taxes!

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  21. Ohhhh my goodness. That is a cute little kitty!

    Good luck! I'm looking forward to your posts in may - you put together some seriously fabulous outfits.

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  22. Neeno from SewMeLove.comApril 15, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    Ur kitty cat is shoooooo cuteeeeee!!!! 
    I haven't done my taxes either :( Tried to DIY it online via ATO but I kep getting errors grrrr!!!
    I want to take part in MMM, but I read somewhere that registration is now closed? Is this true??

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  23. Great taste :) my favourite is Hazel too and have just ordered. Pity we are going into winter here, gives me a few more months to procrastinate about making it

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  24. I don't think so! You should definitely do it! Head on over to http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/

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  25. thou ist smarteth.  and kitteh very animated, i can totally see him making meth on a cable channel.

    hope you kick the rest of april's ass and i'll see you for MMM... first time i'm trying :)

    when my life is out of balance i feel: MURDEROUS.
    my new fave colette: IRIS.
    i think hats are: ALWAYS TOO SMALL.

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