I have been procrastinating or maybe I have been multitasking? Either way, I was watching dvds this morning instead of gardening or sewing. Since I can’t sit still I made a necklace and matching earrings to go with my dress. So far I have made a dress,a purse, earrings and a necklace to go with my hat. Honestly, I had to make the purse. I lent my only evening bag out to a girlfriend, besides that bag is black. So you can see why I needed to sew a new bag, can’t you? Besides I had the fabric already, so I didn’t violate my no more fabric vow.

Chicafeliz is convinced that I will be taking up making my own shoes any day now. We passed a shop that sells supplies to cobblers and she keeps teasing me. Frankly, I am not even tempted. No, not even a little bit. Really, not the least bit intrigued….

My only sewing commitment for the fashion show that I have left is to make a plain curtain for the model’s changing room. I have the fabric, it only requires a few seams, a header and hem. Unfortunately, it also needs ironing, a crumpled curtain does not look elegant. Sigh, ironing is not my strong suite, melting things with the iron is what I do best.

I have also been touring the blogosphere and found some blogs to add to my blogroll. One of them is a travel blog called Mexico Vacation Travel Trips Tips. It isn’t a bad overview, I can see checking it out when we are ready to do some more travel. The links page has more links than I have ever seen on a blog, which could prove interesting.
I also started reading Moving to Mexico: Carielle’s Journey, she just started blogging but is exploring the possibilities of moving south. Another blog that I really like is Moving Kids to Mexico, I don’t know how I forgot to include it on my blogroll before. I love American Mommy’s style, her love for her children shines through but not in a cloying helicopter parent way. I enjoy the glimpses into a more upscale lifestyle than I live. She is someone that I would enjoy meeting. Maybe at the next Blogger meet up?

Well, I am off to iron some fabric and complete the curtain. Then I can start back up on the winter wear to send off to Xico.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Islagringo, yeah, it was a big day and now I feel good and ready for more stuff,can’t wait to see the particulars on the next blogathon!
    American mommy,you are very welcome.

  2. Ahhhh – what sweet words! I am “catching” up on my blog reading and was a nice surprise to find your post – thank you – really

  3. I was just talking about the blogger meetup today! I’ll be posting something on it later this week.

    Tomorrow is the big day! You better get a picture all gussied up in your new gear!

  4. glorv1, I had a business making costume jewelry for awhile, but I didn’t do so well on the marketing end. I have a hard time with glue guns. I keep burning myself and making a mess, these days I use the liquid silicon more.

    Paul, don’t hold your breath waiting for me to make shoes. It’s just a passing phase, I have enough to keep me interested for now.

  5. Melting things with an iron is an image I remember all too well from my ironing days. Of course Hammockman has found that hanging things up in the Merida humidity pretty well makes ironing unnecessary. Different standards I suspect.

    I anxiously await your first effort at making shoes. I would even buy a fashion show ticket then!

  6. You are a busy little lady.I too don’t care to iron, I like using my glue gun though. You made your own necklace and earrings?, now that is good. You are very talented. Have a great week ahead.

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