A few weeks ago, I wanted to see all the excitement about Burda Magazine. I have been reading blogs and sewing pattern review with people talking about creating clothes from Burda Magazine with patterns that comes with each month. I decided to inquiry about subscribing to the magazine, and so I received a free May issue magazine yesterday in the mail. Now I see what the excitement is about. It’s a very trendy (in a good way) and stylish fashion that would be the envy of all your friends. I like the accessories article in the magazine, and seeing all of the new sunglasses that would make you glamorous for the summer. Of course, tracing a pattern will probably seem a little foreign to me, but I probably will figure it out and check the Yahoo group Burdg English to get some ideas as the best way to trace. I think it’s also worth the $80 to subscribe because you get a lot of patterns with each month. Of course, one may sew everything in the month, but it’s nice to choose from an array of patterns. I will start out with a six-month subscription, but committing to a year.
I picked up the new Belle Armoire Art to Wear – May/June issue. There is an article about Joan McGowan, owner of White Lies Designs and author of Knitting with Style. I love her designs and how she manages to knit and creates style for all women from 2 to 32. There is another good article about making hats, nice flapper-inspired hats with a modern flair. I also have my summer issue of Interweave Knits to see all the knit designs. There are times when I wish I was independently wealthy and not work again, then I can stay home and knit, sew, and do other creative projects.
On the changing my eating habits front. I managed to transition from drinking soda to drinking tea and juice and milk. Yes, I drink juice and milk because they are packed with nutrients like vitamins, calcium, and antioxidants which soda does not have. I do drink water, but not eight glasses because tea has water as I do not use sugar, milk is made up of 80% of water and fruit juices as well. Since, I eat more fruit and vegetables, they are packed with a lot of water. I make sure that I eat breakfast if it only means me picking up yogurt with fresh berries and granola on top, and eating an oz of nuts mid-morning. I am also intentionally having vegetarian meals two or three times a week, and adding fish into my diet at least three times a week. Once, I have a regular eating routine, then it’s on to exercise. I am walking for the time being, but need to add things like weight training and pilates or yoga into the mix.
Where I guess that’s all I have for today. Have a good day everyone!