Archive for May, 2008

At long last…a new sewing post.

I know, I know!  It’s been forever and a day since I posted something new that I’ve sewn.  Yesterday I attacked my bin of knit scraps and sewed them up into new undies for my girlies.  This is my own pattern, both the girls like the way these fit.  They’re super comfy (so they say) because they have no elastic, only cotton/lycra bands at the waist and legs that keep them in place.  I sewed up this whole stack assembly-line style, and made so many I probably won’t have to sew any more undies until these ones are outgrown.

Some pictures from this week.

Really, I’ve been taking pictures this week and thinking I should blog them, but not getting around to it.  So, here they are, all together, just to catch up.  I have guilty blogger syndrome, since I keep meaning to post but have put it off.  Until now.


This is one of my favorite lunches!  Home-made soup and a grilled cheese-tomato-onion sandwich.  Yum!  The soup is simple, I slice some veggies (onion, garlic, celery, carrots) and saute them in a bit of butter.  When they’re tender, I sprinkle some flour over the veggies, then add in chicken stock, a can of chunk chicken meat, and a can of diced tomatoes.  If I add some pasta, even the kids will eat this soup.


I’m so glad the weather is warming up!  I got my little garden planted in the back yard, and have had plenty of help from the kids with keeping the little plants watered.  E. actually had brought home a little bean plant from school which seemed to flourish while kept on the kitchen counter, but didn’t handle the transplant to the garden patch as well.  I had to take out her poor withered plant, and allowed her to “adopt” one of mommy’s plants.  She chose the biggest one, but tonight she told me that she was thinking of switching for “this one with the bug on it”.  Given my poor track record with plants, I’m glad she is flexible in which plant she wants to care for.


And here’s my little guy.  He fell asleep on the couch one morning this week, apparently tuckered out from all his playing.  Do you see he’s wearing undies!  Yes, we are working on the potty-training bit here.  Maybe by the end of Summer, we’ll be through with diapers.  Here’s hoping…

And the winner is…

Thanks for all your replies to my 100th post giveaway.  I’m pleased to present to you the winner…

Ruth, from SewChic, who wrote, “My favorite color for right now is brown. And pink. Oh, wait, that’s two favorite colors!”

Ruth, your wallet will be on its way later this week.  To everyone else who commented, thanks for playing.  I’ll host another giveaway sometime…maybe before the 200 post milestone.

A Note About Etsy.

I’ve responded to many e-mails about this recently, most on the lines of “I’d love to buy your pattern, but I went to your Etsy shop and it’s sold out!”  Don’t panic!  If it is indeed sold out, I’ll relist it as soon as I notice.  However, it may not actually be sold out.  For some reason, when I use the “relist” feature on etsy, my item gets a new item number.  Therefore, the old link to the sold out pattern, still shows up as sold out even though there are more in my shop.  What you can do if you click on a link that takes you to a “sold out” page is look in the shop itself.  If indeed, the top pattern is not there, feel free to drop me an e-mail about it, or just check back later to see if I’ve restocked.  I have no intention of keeping my pattern out of your hot little hands.

And for those of you who have older girls, I am working on drafting a larger range of sizes for this pattern, so keep your eyes open for an 8-10-12-14 size range coming soon.  I doubt I’ll make it in grown-up sizes, though.

Somebody’s Growing Up.

I guess that’s what kids do, whether we give them permission to do it or not. 



Last night, E, my middle child, lost her very first tooth.  It’s been wiggly for quite some time, but last night daddy (the official tooth-puller in our family) decided it was “ready”.  Of course, mommy (the official family photographer) had to properly document this rite of passage.

 

Have I Turned Into A Cooking Blog?

It sure looks like it, eh?  I promise, sewing is still my first love, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking (with the help of my mother’s day gift).  Yesterday, I baked up some yummy Cinnamon Raisin Bread.  Luckily the recipe made three loaves, so even though my family has already devoured a loaf and a half, I still have one to share with my Wednesday Morning friends.  Yummy!  Here’s another picture so you can admire the swirl:

And I had a craving for some chocolate-peanut-butter-chip cookies, so here’s what we had for dessert tonight, served warm over vanilla ice cream.  Double-yummy!  If you make these, save yourself some trouble and double the recipe, it’s a small batch.

It’s my 100th post!

Time for a giveaway!

In honor of my 100th post, you, my loyal blog-reader, will have the chance to win one of my fabulous quilted fabric wallets, at absolutely no cost to you.  Here’s how it will work:  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, telling me what your favorite color is.  Next Saturday, I’ll choose one winner at random.  The winner will be posted on the blog, and I’ll e-mail you for your shipping address.  I get to choose your free wallet, but I know you’ll love it!  For those of you who read my blog daily and never leave me a comment (you know who you are) this is a good time to start commenting.