I discovered a long time ago that having a church/dress coat alongside a play coat for each child saved me a whole lot of stress come Saturday night when I found their play coat covered in mud. Since then, I’ve maintained two coats for each child in the wintertime and it’s made my life easier. […]
Ring Sling: Done
I’ve made a lot of slings. Mei Tais, tube slings, a Moby, a couple Buddhas, and a few water ring slings. I’ve been wanting to try a linen ring sling for a while. This week, I did. Osnaburg is woven, making it ideal for baby wearing. But… it comes un-bleached, un-dyed, and un-shrunk. A bit […]
One little project deserved a bigger one…
My little two-hour sewing project and little purse made yesterday afternoon, proved I can’t leave well enough alone. I made myself a diaper bag last night. Because I can’t just sew something small and quit while my back is still fully functioning. No, I must find something else to make, dig through scraps until I […]
Projects while the sickie sleeps.
Pierce has been sick this weekend. It started Friday night. About the time he was sent to bed, he started crying. And crying. And 16 hours later, he finally quit crying and fell into an exhausted sleep. Ibuprofen didn’t even slow him down. Teething tablets did nothing. Discussions were made as to whether to take […]
Oh, for cute.
Four new circle skirts made from this pattern slightly edited on the waistband for ease of knowing where the back is (and covering my sewing machine’s hatred for sewing two piece of elastic together) and four new necklaces, made from matching fabric from this pattern, made four very happy girls. Four very cute very happy […]
Organize the big-family van.
Or organize your smaller-family car. You pick. Either way, these things have really helped me: I put bowls (because plates and cars don’t get along) and cups and spoons in the van, to stay there. Everyone has one, their name is on it, and we keep them out there. We don’t eat in the van […]
When we bought our house three years ago, it was immediately obvious that the people who owned it before us really, really liked birds. Really. With a grand total of eight birdhouses on the property, these birds were well cared for. After three years of working more on our own home and less on birds’ […]
Spring 2013 Projects: Rock Wall
I married a man of many talents. He doesn’t cook or clean if he can worm his way out of it, but he fixes things and builds things and takes fantastic photos. These photos are mine, not his, so photography judgments aside, here’s the latest thing he’s made me. After my meager attempts to begin […]
Snapshots: photos of Monday
A project in the making… A boy who found an open can of peanut butter and an open jar of jelly, climbed on up, and helped himself – deciding to skip the bread. Self-entertaining children. Realizing that the branch sways almost violently when someone swings, they decided to work together. Liberty got a free ride, […]
If you give a mouse a cookie…
A good closet cleanout always produces a pile of castoffs. A pile of castoffs requires a bit of creativity. Creativity creates a good project. One project requires another. And another. And another. And another. And pretty soon, that pile of castoffs, combined with raiding Grandma’s for unworn T-shirts, and you find yourself with four little […]