Wednesday, July 25, 2007
My crafting is taking the brunt of my first-trimester neglect, I'm sad to say. I have piles upon piles of fabric begging for attention. Pages filled with sketches and ideas waiting to come to life. I usually sew during Dawson's afternoon nap but that seems to also be my sleepiest time of day and all I want to do is lie on the sofa. Then after the kids go to bed the last thing I want to do is make yet another mess that will have to be cleaned up. I just can't be bothered!
My goal this evening is to actually cook dinner (gasp!) and then SEW. Hold me to it, will you please?
Friday, July 20, 2007
This woman is pure genius in the kitchen. My absolute favorite cookie recipe is from this book. Her recipes are so sophisticated and just gorgeous but extremely well-written and easy to execute. I haven't bought this book (yet) but it's on my wish list and I'm hinting around that it would make an excellent anniversary gift. Wink, wink.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
I placed my first Superbuzzy order this morning. Oh, dear. I just kept adding and adding. And adding. I had to go back twice and remove things from my cart! I ended up with some of this absolutely darling cotton/linen blend fabric - I have in mind a patchwork blanket with some linen and some embroidered animals. I am beside myself with excitement! That combination of coffee-with-cream brown and that pale, rich blue just gets me every time. It's going to take every ounce of determination I have not to keep it for myself.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week… LOL… but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Don't forget - the gift must be handmade!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
A box of goodies from the most adorable shop, Kim & Jason's Lemonade Stand! The most hilarious gingerbread cookie cutters, water balloons, an "Escape Adulthood" sticker, a coupon for free Haagen Dazs (!!) and some lemonade! What a TREAT!
Watch for pics of the already-been-chewed gingerbread men later this week....
Monday, July 9, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Yes, he is taking a FULL POT of coffee and an entire container of creamer with him. In the car. Crazy man.
Let me just say how much I love my husband - we spent 2 1/2 hours driving around this morning in search of good yard & estate sales. We had absolutely no success but it was just the best morning! We drove around South Hills, oohing and aahing at all the beautiful homes, drinking coffee, and listening to Delaney talk to herself.
Then we had a nutritionally-complete breakfast at McDonald's and explored Kanawha City. Again, no luck on the yard-sale-ing front but we sang, pointed out cranes, trucks, balloons, butterflies, & hot tubs (my child has a strange fascination with hot tubs - go figure).
Who would have thought that we could have so much fun driving around in circles for a couple of hours?! I highly recommend it - pick a sunny day, roll your windows down, pack some snacks, and listen to your kids.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
It's the Sweet Sixteen pattern by Rosalie Quinlan of Melly & Me and I am just too happy with it! The pattern was well-written and it went really quickly. I'm going to scale the pattern up a bit and make another to use as a tote. (Also made from the linen pants!)
See you tomorrow - I have some WIPs to share!