What I’m Working On: November

I don’t know why I call this what I’m working on. Staring at at stuff wishing it would magically do what you want it to do is not exactly working on it.

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So, I finished my typewriter and its carrying case. It could be way better, but I’m honestly just happy I finished it. I’ve learned a lot about spray painting and how not to do it in the process haha.


I am trying my hardest to get this VHS/DVD player to work. I can get the DVD part to work (sometimes) but not the VHS part. I don’t know if I have the wrong wires or what. I bought a shelving unit to put it on along with the VHS tapes and DVDs.


I still am trying to figure out how to organize my craft closet. This is my second arrangement, and I’m still not quite happy with it. So much junk, so little space. Also, I’m hopeless at taking pictures.


I have a bin full of records to clean. I hate cleaning records. It’s so time consuming, especially when I have to create labels and sleeves for all of the loners. This bin has a lot of loners. I really don’t want to do this.


I’m personalizing everything. I’m more likely to use stuff if I personalize it. This is my practice run of a laptop cover (that’s my excuse for its terrible quality haha) and my desktop home screen thingy. I don’t know technical terms. It’s the background on my laptop, okay?

What I really should be doing is making a dent in all of the books I haven’t started/finished yet and cleaning my room. There’s always tomorrow!

Fare Thee Well

~Dahlia

What I’m Working On

Proverbs 6:9

How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

I’m a lazy procrastinator. I love sleep, candy, reading, and Cherry Coke. Because of this, stuff does not get done. This is what I’m ‘working’ on.

My car- Once my car is mostly finished, I will have a whole post about it, but right now, I’m working on rhinestoning the center console, making seat covers, and trying to customize it as much as possible with minimal damage, all while having a three year old climb in, out, and all around it.IMG_0425

My wardrobe- I have clothes that I’ve owned for at least ten years. It’s hard when you have a specific way you want to dress, but not enough of the particular style of clothing. I have all of these pieces I’ve planned to sew, but I hate sewing. Cutting is the absolute worst. Also I love to shop, but hate shelling out cash. On top of that, this climate change is making buying/sewing clothing difficult. I’m used to cool fall weather, not 90 degree Octobers!
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My typewriter- Throughout all my years of schooling, I was never at any particular learning institution long enough to complete their typing program. Because of this, I don’t type in proper form. By that I mean that I type with two fingers. Anyways, for Christmas a year or two ago, I got a typewriter along with a set of records to teach me how to type. I want to learn before I start school again. I also want to paint my typewriter. I thought about doing it like this or these, but considering my track record for messing things up, I decided simpler will be better.IMG_0380

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The Great Big Book of Everything– This probably deserves a post of its own. I love having references to all of the things I have enjoyed surrounding me. I remember always wanting to do things or have things that the characters in my favorite television shows had/did. One time, Playhouse Disney had this week where some lady taught you how to make crafts inspired by some of the programs. I wanted so badly to recreate the Great Big Book of Everything (but with something other than animals of course). I had been waiting all week for it, but I somehow managed to miss it. I never recovered. Now as a grown-ish person I’m finally getting to make my Great Big Book of Everything- but I’m too lazy/overwhelmed. I want it to be great (haha) but when I set the bar high, I usually don’t end up finishing the project. Or I do a terrible job. I also managed to mess up the front and back cover while moving. It’s looking bleak you guys. PS: It looks better in person, as do most things whose pictures were taken by an iPod touch haha.

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I’m working on a bunch of other things too. Most importantly learning the Turkey Lurkey Time choreography. In other words I’ve created the illusion of being busy when really I’ve just surrounded myself with an abundance of stuff.

Bonus: I’m figuring out how in the world to take pictures of myself, and also forcing myself to do it. Goodness knows I’d rather not take any pictures at all. I’m pushing my boundaries y’all. Be very proud. I still feel weird about taking pictures of myself for the sole purpose of putting them on the internet, though.

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Signing Off (I think it’s impossible for me to end these without being/feeling cheesy)

~Dahlia