January 2014A Right Brain Wannabe: January 2014

Jan 31, 2014

Learning to sew with a challenge

Since I got my sewing machine for Christmas I was on a mission to find something fun to do right out of the gate.  When I stumbled upon Crazy Little Projects my heart was full.  She was looking to start something new for 2014 and so she presented us with a Monthly Sewing Challenge! I signed up immediately and I was done with the project in 4 days.  Yep, January 10th...with 21 more days to wait until the next challenge.


I have decided to wait until the end of the Month to share my project outcome just so you don't have to wait as long as I did for the next challenge.

The challenge was to do something you have never done before.  There were 4 different options given (of course you could something on your own) but I chose to do the project that incorporated a FEW different things I had never tackled before.


Here enters the Pin Tuck Pouch

This tutorial was brought to us by Simple Simon and Company and I think it was a wonderful one at that.

I love the fabrics I found (and I learned that sewing is not cheap...since then I have found this website that tells me how to REALLY shop at Joann's...it has saved my life).

The one challenge I had was figuring out how to sew the second side onto the zipper...I literally took this apart 3 different times before it finally made sense!

After I made my first one I was so excited I threw out a 2nd one in about 20 minutes.  And did it so fast I put the zipper on the wrong end of the fabric. HAH! That's what I get for thinking I was the coolest thing to ever touch a sewing machine.

Either way they turned out fun and my sister is loving her new addition to her purse.  I am using the other one to keep sewing notions in.

I really can't wait until the February challenge comes out.

Stay tuned to see what I'll be learning!

Jan 30, 2014

Meet the "left-brain"


I guess I will introduced myself. 

My name is Kari. I am a left brain who wants to be a right brain (hints the title). 

My whole life I have been the smart one, the logical one, the mature one...the one who has their life all planned out.  I fought a lot of this growing up, so much so that I almost majored in something random in college just so I wouldn't follow in my Daddy's logical footsteps.

Well, I ended up a programmer anyways. Don't get me wrong I love my job. I am challenged mentally every single day. 

However, I find myself sitting at my desk wishing I could be at home doing something with color and imagination and interacting with the massive social media storm!

So, here I am. Freshly 30 and trying to branch out a little. Can I do this creative writing thing. Can I create things that are fun and not so 'logically boring' to the outside person. 

I hope I can. 

I hope I crack some creative shell and tap into whatever it is I'm looking for. 

I hope you will join me in this journey...bumps and all.  Cause lord knows it won't be smooth!