A Scraptastic Headband

I love, love, love fabric scraps. Well, scraps in general actually including those that don’t fall into the “fabric” category like zipper pieces, ribbon, beads, etc.

Awhile ago, I tweaked this dress top that I got at Nordstrom Rack for $2. Yes, I got a clothing item at Nordstrom Rack for only two bucks! Even better, it was on the Rack’s clearance rack sandwiched between a top that was $79 and on that was $120… they were also on “clearance.”

I actually bought the top thinking it would be cute to wear with leggings and a sweater but decided it would be much better as a work-appropriate top and don’t worry, I’ll blog about it eventually.

Anyway… the tweaking left me with a couple of fabulous seam scraps.

I felt like having a little fun with my hair the other weekend, so I curled it and wrapped it up in a scraptastic headband.

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These Boots Are Made for Singin’

Okay, so I probably butchered the titles of two songs with that blog post title. But let’s move right along… To another boot refashion! Continue reading

Wearable Technology: The Myth of One Size

Wearable technology isn’t really new (I’m not talking about my insulin pump either!). People have been running around with Bluetooth things in their ears appearing to talk to themselves for years now. But wearable tech took another great leap recently with things like smartwatches, fitness trackers and Google Glass.

The Pebble Smart Watch is not pebble size!

In general there are one, maybe two, sizes of each piece of wearable technology. Being married to Brad, I get to try out a a lot of fun tech and I’ve found that wearable technology is anything but one-size-fits all. More like one-size-fits-guys. Or maybe it’s just one-size-doesn’t fit me!

For my birthday, Brad got me a Fit Bit Flex and had to promptly return it and get me a Fit Bit One instead. He did his research and found online that the wristbands for the Flex model will fit “really tiny wrists.” We aren’t sure what the definition of “really tiny” is since it did not fit my wrist.  (I once had a watch sized and the jeweler sizing it had to come meet me to make sure he was sizing the watch for an adult and not a child.) The Fit Bit One fitness tracker clips onto my waistband or pocket making it a better option. Continue reading

Just Wear the Dress

I’ve gotten reasonably adept at pragmatically placing my pods and sensors so to that for weddings and parties, I can hide them pretty completely. I’ve also been able to covertly carry glucose tabs and a receiver when walking down the aisle.

But sometimes…

You just have to wear the dress you want to wear and accept the fact that people are going to look at  wonder about your butt.

I love my green dress and planned to wear it to my cousin’s wedding the moment I opened their invitation. I could definitely “werk” that dress (please refer to the comments on this blog post if that statement is confusing), but I had a sensor on my butt and I wasn’t about to move my Dexcom for vanity’s sake.

The best part is, no one asked about it because… who is going to approach a stranger and ask, “What’s going on with your butt?”

I quite frankly don’t care how visible my robot parts are in every day life. Sometimes you just need to wear the dress and let people wonder.

(And to be honest, it probably wasn’t even that noticeable!)

Blazer Refashion

I mentioned having developed an affinity for suits due to participating in high school speech in my post yesterday (thank you to everyone who shared kind words in the comments and on Facebook). I had this blazer hanging in my closest from back in the tournament days…

That picture is really bad… but it might be the last time I ever wore that jacket.

Sally just looks drab in this jacket

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