Monday, February 17, 2014

Handylady: How to Darn Your Socks

Hey everyone! I don't know about you guys, but I seem to have an unfortunate habit of ruining my socks. They are constantly getting holes! Whether they're getting caught on a wood splinter, run over by the vacuum, or simply worn out, their lifespan is rather limited.

Earlier this week, I decided to take it upon myself to fix my favorite pair of socks. Yes, my favorite pair. And my roommate (who has a similar sock problem) asked me how to fix them without having them get all weird and uneven.

So here is a step-by-step, pic-by-pic how-to of how to fix your socks. It's super simple and easy, though it can take awhile. Use this technique on anything you need to mend, whether it's a hole in your jeans or if you're losing the eternal battle between long fingernails and thin, cheap gloves. And please ignore my less than stellar mani.

Step 1: Put It On
Put on whatever you're mending, if possible. This makes it so much easier to see what you're doing, and you'll be able to get the proper shape and setting of your mend. It also gives you a pretty stable area to work on (though I did find my hip cramping from the odd way I had to sit!).

Step 2: Supplies
 You will need a medium-sized needle, thread in the matching color of your item, and scissors. I find embroidery thread works better than regular thread, as its sturdier and holds up to wear better, but I didn't have any this time around. Regular thread works well; it just means your mend won't last as long.

(More after the jump!)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

NOTY: Nails of the Year 2013

Hey guys! So last year I decided to keep a record of all the manicures I did throughout 2013. I had the original goal to use every nail polish I own, but that would've meant painting my nails every 2-3 days. At least. Let's be realistic. So instead, I just tried to use as many as I could, though I admit, my Zoyas got a lot of love this last year.

China Glaze 'It's a Trap-eze'

Zoya 'Erika'

Essie 'Sand Tropez' and Essie 'To Buy or Not to Buy'

Zoya 'Zuza' and Zoya 'Maisie'

Friday, February 7, 2014

Supernatural Asks

I found this tag/ask thingamabob on a Supernatural Tumblr during one of my random forays into the fandom. Yes, I love Supernatural. Yes, I'm a part of the fandom. And yes, we're all sorts of crazy. But this show is simply the greatest, so let's do this shall we?