Archive for January, 2009

30
Jan
09

Faux Moby

So the faux moby was MUCH easier then expected. I didn’t even have to sew it, if I hadn’t wanted to. No pictures, yet. The spool inside my machine ran out of thread and I didn’t have the time to reload it, so I haven’t finished it yet. However, it turns out, if you just cut some stretchy fabric (I found some red jersey knit on clearance) to about 20″ wide by  5 or 6 yards, all you have to do is learn how to tie it. I trimmed in the ends on mine to make it easier to tie and less bulky, but it works wonderfully! I used this youtube video to teach myself how to tie it.

Last night I got a bit adventurous and made the girls hats, too. It took about an hour and they look ridiculous, but Ophelia seems to like hers. 🙂

Ophelia and Mira

Ophelia and Mira

26
Jan
09

toddler scarf

Whenever I sit down to make something of the crafty sort, B always comes and asks if it’s for her. As I’ve started making stuff for little Junebaby, I’ve been noticing her reactions when I tell her that no, it’s for Junebaby. She hasn’t shown any signs of jealousy yet, but I’m trying to avoid that for a while yet and so I’ve been diligently making things for her too. The other day a yarny fever overcame me and I rifled through my crocheting basket and found some grey wool yarn to make a little scarf with. B approved, so I took advantage of her naptime to put this scarf together.
scarf
The grey isn’t very girly, but I think it’ll go better with her green coat than the other colors I had to choose from would have. In an effort to “girl it up” a bit, I added this little crocheted flower which was a huge hit with the Little Chica.
scarf-flower

23
Jan
09

Happy Birthday, Ophelia Grace!

You are my sunshine, Tootelpip!

You are my sunshine, Tootelpip!

22
Jan
09

Faux Moby

I’m going to attempt to make my own Moby style baby wrap. I bought a pattern off Etsy (I know, most seamstresses wouldn’t need a pattern, but I am no seamstress and it was only $4.50).  I’m sure it will take several attempts for me, but does anyone have words of wisdom before I start?

14
Jan
09

Pocketbook Friendly Meals

Kat and I were compiling a list of the most inexpensive dinners we could think of.  So far we’ve got:

  • Nachos on flour tortillas (tortillas are  a nice economical substitute for chips)
  • $5.00 pizza from Little Ceasars
  • Hamburgers (Try  making the patties with just sea salt and fresh thyme)
  • Spaghetti with salad (You can even put together the sauce in the afternoon and let it simmer it the crockpot until dinner time)
  • Steak fajitas
  • Beans in crock pot (I cook my beans with turkey broth I have frozen from Thanksgiving. Kat cooks her’s with a hambone.)
  • Leftover beans with rice. (You could always add some sort of ham or chicken for extra protein.)
  • Tuna salad sandwiches

What would you add on?

14
Jan
09

makes me want to squeal!

I am in love again. Well, again and again. First, we found out yesterday that we’re having another little girl, Miss Evangeline Audrey (Eva). So first of all I’m in love with her, and the idea of two girls. I am, however, a little scared of the idea of “sisters” because I never had sisters and the whole relationship just kind of freaks me out. I have no experience with the “sister dynamic” and all sorts of scenarios are running through my head along with a bunch of preggo emotions and making me want to faint. But hey, all that is a long way off and I’m sure that God will equip me for it when it shows up. So that’s taken care of. Sisters. Check.

Second, I just checked out Anna Maria Horner’s new fabric line, and it just makes me all giddy inside! This fabric, combined with a little girl due at the beginning of summer just brings to mind all sorts of lovely cheery things to be made. I want blankets, dresses, sheets, curtains (for our new house up in Spokane, have I mentioned that yet?), and tablecloths galore out of this stuff. These prints are just plain cheerful. Now I just have to get my hands on some….

12
Jan
09

“mocktails”

I’m not usually a huge fan of cocktails. I’ll enjoy an occasional cosmo and a really good dirty martini (with blue cheese stuffed olives…yummmmm), but beyond that I’m more likely to stick with a glass of wine or champagne. But I am human, and when there is something that I can’t have, I am naturally inclined to want it more. This applies to cocktails, and I’ve been craving cosmos, margaritas, and mojitos lately. I bought a mojito mix and added club soda and it was okay, but not good. I tried a “gentle sea breeze” that was just cranberry and grapefruit juice mixed with club soda, and that was also okay but not good. So I made up my own recipe involving lots of cranberry juice, a little lemon lime soda, and the pulp/juice from half a lime shaken well in a cocktail shaker. I put it in a margarita glass and garnished it with a lime and it hit the spot. Very tasty with a good balance of flavors that didn’t leave me thinking that it just wanted for a bit of alcohol.
cranberry




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