Monday, June 1, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Project: Reversible bibs

Waterproof with pocket on one side for when we start him on solids, and organic cotton terry on the other side for when baby is super drooly (um, now).

Monday, May 19, 2014

My New Organic Fabric Arrived!




Gorgeous. I love the new fabric. And I love that it's all organic cotton.
Clockwise from bottom left:
1. More FANFARE by Cloud 9, but in a pink/orange color scheme. The only flannel in the group.
2. TEAR DROP GEM in sunshine, by Enchanted. A plain cotton weave.
3. BLUE YONDER CLOUDS in blue, by Cloud 9. Also a plain weave.
4. and 5. Mod Basics DOTTIE, in Pool and Grass. Same, plain cotton weave. I have to say, these were not my top choices of colors, but the one color I really wanted was sold out.

Project: Organic Pillow Cases


I'm in love with this organic cotton flannel. Fanfare. By Cloud 9. It's for the boy, who aggressively buries his face into his pillow at bedtime. Easy-peasy. The best kind of project.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bento Sunday! Spaguetti dinner with cheddar toppings.


New tradition: 
Bentos Sunday night for school on Monday
There's time for me to make them
There's something for the kids to look forward to 
going back to school on Monday

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bento Magic! Pretty Carrots



I bought these little cutters in my 20s while traveling in some developing country in South America. 
Don't remember where.
The kids won't eat carrots.
Let's see if this does the trick.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Craft Hoarding

I just haven't finished my projects yet.
I haven't decided what to make with the fabric/yarn/paper yet.
It was on super sale and a total steal!

All symptoms of craft hoarding. Apparently it's a common affliction. Once you have to buy storage equipment or extra pieces of furniture to "organize" your stash of craft supplies, I think you have to ask yourself if you're a craft hoarder. Guilty. Definitely guilty. 

There's this funny post about signs that you're a craft hoarder. Yet, while reading it, I couldn't help but wish I could lay my hands on that must-have ribbon in photo #3. 

And OH. MY. GOD. I have toyed with the idea of saving dryer lint and dog hair! I didn't know you could actually felt cat hair! Hmm... What about dog hair?

Help me, I'm sick!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Swedish Pancakes

Well, I knew that somehow I'd screw this up.

A fool-proof recipe:
1 cup flour.
2 cups milk.
4 eggs.
Mix.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

What happened? The egg separated from the rest of the batter, and it looks like a Spanish tortilla. (I also threw in some pine nuts that the kids had left uneaten on their plates). Tastes ok, but I don't know what Swedish pancake is supposed to taste like. The kids saw it and said "huevos!" and peeled off the egg layer to eat first.

T's explanation: the cast iron takes a while to heat up so the elapsed time allowed the egg to separate while in the oven. Of course he used fancier words like "thermal mass" blah, blah, blah. I love my cast iron. They take my abuses without complaints. Next time I'll pre-heat the skillet. :)



Project: Updating Exterior House Colors

First off, I did not paint the house myself. I hired professionals. I chose the colors.


BEFORE


AFTER

Second, yes, I should have taken a picture of the house from the same angle. I forgot what the old photo looked like. Duh!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To my sweet darlings

I love your sweet smell.
I love your little chubby feet.
I love watching you sleep.
I love watching you eat.
I love hearing you sing. Off-key.
I love you. I love you. I love you.
Happy birthday.


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