Sunday, March 21, 2010

Comfy Sweats and Crepe Paper Roses

You know things are bad when upon entering your closet you find that every single pair of comfy sweats (or lounge pants if you prefer) are dirty. I'll confess and share with you that I own 3 such pairs of pants. Maybe that's alot, maybe not. I don't usually make a habit of asking people how many they own.

Come to think of it, I've never asked anyone. So here's your chance to confess with me, how many do you own? But that's getting off subject.

So, what would cause me to get through all three pairs so quickly without even one pair making it through the clean laundry cycle? The answer is: a husband with bronchitis and a sinus infection, a 22-month old with the same cold and an ear infection, and an 8 yr. old with also the same cold and allergies to boot! iAy carumba!!! Is that bad or what? And just when everyone is starting to get better, I(aka mom) get sick. Life sucks, and then.... you get better, :) or mostly anyway.

So now you know why I needed more than 3 pairs of lounge pants to make it through comfortably. What you are probably wondering is what crepe paper roses have to do with anything. Well, not much truth be told. Except this project I made last Monday amidst the turmoil. It turned out so beautifully that it's hard to believe anyone was sick at my house.

I love the boldness of color combined with the softness of roses, ribbon, and lace. It is full of contradiction and yet belongs together, don't you think? And it's actually very easy to make once you get past the crepe paper roses. I'd been seeing them in quite a few places and was dieing to try it. I found two tutorials (try saying that 10 times fast ), both excellent. Thank you Danielle and Shelly; I love your blogs, so very inspiring. I wonder, how many comfy sweats do they own???

It's hard to believe that anyone you look up to could possibly own comfy sweats, but kuuumm on, they're still human right. Everyone should own at least one, right?

Thanks for stopping by peeps, I hope that even if you're not wearing your comfy pants you're still comfy and cozy.



  1. LOVE it!
    Great job, girl!
    Aren't these so fun to make! I love what you came up with. SO creative!
    Thanks for sharing your blog with me, so I could see!
    Shelley Smith
    OH! and PS... I have 4 pairs of comfy pants... and I'm wearing my LEAST fav. pair, bc the other 3 are up on my bed, in a huge heap, waiting to be folded. LOL.

  2. Wonderful work Desiree, love the colors...Happy day. Hugs Silke