In which I choose the practical option and become a gummy gnasher - Tactical Ninja
Mar. 30th, 2012
09:16 am - In which I choose the practical option and become a gummy gnasher
I now have the cleanest teeth in Wellington and I might be turning into my Dad. Although, he was allergic to dentists and I am never ever going to leave it that long again. Ever. SRSLY people, get your teeth cleaned because if you don't there will be PAIN and BLOOD and BEARS!
(I might be lying about the bears)
Anyway, I had my bottom two wisdom teeth removed at 26 and so the top two are more decorations than anything, having nothing to bite against. One has a gap that gets food in it every single time I eat and the other is showing signs of decay. I have no fillings and am not about to start now, so in good Allison family style, I'm having them removed. Next week. I will be spending the easter break all puffy faced and living on ice cream, but I will never have to pick crap out of that gap again and I'll maintain my fillingless record. Win! Last time they had to take a hunk of jawbone out as well but they tell me top ones are simpler?
In Things I Won't Be Eating Post Extraction news, last night I made pie. Can some cooky experty person please explain to me what went wrong here?
This is my pie. There are many others like it, but this one is mine.
It's a chicken, spinach and feta pie and it was dead tasty. This is the recipe I used. In the oven the top came apart from the rest and started floating, and the whole thing was more like stew in consistency than pie.
I did vent the top but the vents appear to have got blocked, and there seems to be more liquid in the pie than there was before I put it in the oven. I would like the pie to have filling that isn't swimming and for the top to stay attached. Thoughts I've had:
1. Maybe it's designed to be more cottagey/shepherdy than pie-ey, and I should have listened when it said just put a top on.
2. Maybe bigger vents would help?
3. Maybe reducing the amount of stock would give me less runniness.
4. It would actually make quite an awesome stewy thing without the pastry.
Anyway, pie experts? Anyone? Bueller?
With my post-dental-trauma afternoon off, I finished my essay and then got stuck into the dress. Progress update:
These are the ruffled sleeve bits with assembly instructions. This was probably the most complicated bit so far. I know I said I wasn't going to put them on but because of the contrast of plain colours I figured it'd need them for balance, otherwise there'd be a massive expanse of nothing but purple.
The other bit of prep was sewing the dress part together. One day I will get myself a dressmaker's dummy but right now I have myself and the floor. The floor is less fussy about when you stick pins in it.
Here's the assembled sleeve bits being pinned into the dress part. Can you spot my
Yes, that's right. When you're working with a lining, if you sew up the armholes while the dress is still inside out you will end up with a big tangle of incomprehensible fabric that in no way resembles a dress when you try to flip it right way out. Then you will end up unpicking the armholes and the side seams in order to get it to do what it's supposed to. You will cuss a lot. You will stick pins in yourself, end up repressing a bunch of seams and lose a couple of hours repeating work already done. You will cuss some more. Eventually you will achieve VICTORY and it will really feel like it.
And then I added the zip (zips are easy) and started on the Ruffle O Rama. At this point the bottom bobbin ran out of thread and when that happens the top arrangement often gets fussy about its tension, requiring several goes at rethreading and usually a bird's nest or two. Consequently, I only got one ruffle on and the next tier of skirt, to which the next ruffle will be sewn, before having to stop. So here's where it's at:
It'll definitely be finished this weekend, at which point I'll scratch my head and go "Where on earth will I wear this?" I was thinking it might be fun to use some of the tubular crin to make a hair thing to go with it..
Also, in Folkwear it seems I"m actually a small/extra small rather than a medium. Hmm...
Heeey, this weekend I have no assignments due, no shearing to do, no commitments and no extra work. I can literally spend my weekend doing whatever I want! OMGOMGOMG!
Bioshock? Mass Effect? Sewing? *censored*? Whatever shall I do with myself?
I will be at Fidels briefly tonight but have to leave early to go home and pretend I know what I'm doing with making finger food n stuff. See you there?