Monday, September 27, 2010

happy birthday to me

from my front step this morning
what a great way to start the day! i feel like we've been celebrating for days. there is no way i am tired of rainbows....

my best girl drew this for me
and this is me  - note the matching doll. a far cry from my usual neutral palette.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

three down, four to go

day two: finding patterns and cutting fabric - the tights are from madebyrae and the kimono top is from weekend sewing by heather ross.

day three: sewing

the kimono knit fabric is from textile clearance house and the grey tights fabric is from fabricana. i will make myself a skirt from the same grey jersey and the remaining patterned knit jersey will become a top for myself. once kids clothing week challenge is over of course. my machines may actually need some professional attention soon.

what to work on tomorrow? maybe knit a matching hat?

Monday, September 20, 2010

one down, six to go

i could only manage something simple today for kids clothes challenge week. funny how your whole day can get messed up just by not setting the alarm clock the night before... there might have been a little yelling this morning.
the bib is from bend the rules sewing by angry chicken. made for new baby maya. i think i'll be sewing for babies all week - small items, quick, and i know of 6 babies born in the last few weeks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

halloween costumes

how cute would this be for baby's first halloween? maybe i'll skip the idea of making warm clothes for my preschooler and just get a head start on halloween costumes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

i'm in

i am up for the challenge. the little one needs some warm clothes and i need to do something creative.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

stash buster = charity

from: Ten Thousand Villages
i really really need to clear out some of my stash. and what better way than to make bags and stuff them with school supplies for kids who really need them?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

back to routines

from nothingelegant on etsy

back to school for the teenager and husband today. my best girl starts tomorrow. back to routines, schedules, commitments. wouldn't this perpetual calendar be a great addition to command centre? there are a ton of other great goodies at nothingelegant. and it fulfills my lifelong wish for a 24/7 stationary store. oh how i love you internet!