run lucky

Today is my first 5k of the year... Run Lucky. This is the first year for this race in OKC so I'm not exactly sure what to expect, but I do know that everyone dresses up for St. Patrick's Day, all net proceeds will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and you get a beer at the finish line! I'm slightly disappointed that there's a chance of rain this afternoon and it's cloudy but I'm sure it will be be fun either way.

This race has given me the chance to be a little crafty... I decided to make skirts for Diana and I to wear. I originally went to Hobby Lobby with the intention of buying tulle to make tutus but I was distracted by this amazing dark green sequined fabric and a stretchy shiny lime green fabric. I also found a thick strip of elastic with green sequins.... reminded me of a belt I had back when I was a little girl... in the 80's!

I got a few weird looks at the fabric counter but my fabric selection sparked a little conversation about what we were all making. I found myself surrounded by sewers with amazing projects, like diaper bags and baby clothes. and there I stood with 6 yards of 3 loud fabrics that I didn't even plan on sewing! Not that I don't have a sewing machine, because I do. I got it as a christmas present 4 years ago after hand sewing a huge red fleece sack for 'santa' with a pretty braided rope to cinch it closed. My Brother machine is pretty and shiny and white... and still in the box. I've taken it out a few times but I honestly cannot figure out how to even thread it. But that's a whole other post in itself... back to the skirts.
So I spent all afternoon cutting thin strips of fabric and then looping them around a piece of ribbon and here's the end result....

 I'm going to sew the ends together right before the race but I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt. I already have green tights and a green shirt to wear to complete my outfit. I've learned two very important lessons while making this project....
  1. buy way more tulle than you think you need. because you will need it. and then some.
  2. maybe I'd sew more if I had a sewing/craft table. kitchen tables are the wrong height for cutting fabric.
 I'll post pictures of the race either later today or tomorrow :)


  1. Good luck in the 5K! And cute skirt, I like it. :)

    By the way, I posted your treasury on my blog today! :D


    Taylor Lynn <3

  2. Good luck on your run!

    Your skirt is totally adorable, I wish I could sew!
    Take Care,

  3. Good luck and stay safe! The skirt is fabulous btw!!!! Wonderful job ;) Have loads of fun....


  4. Have Fun today! The skirts are beautimous!! Remind me when I come down to show you how to thread your machine. You're going to love sewing on a it. It opens up a whole other world of creativity!


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