Thursday, September 16, 2010

i like ike

a certain boy is three now. and so shirts had to be made. i tried printing on fabric directly, like so, but didn't turn out so hot. i think you need a thinner fabric than i had. so i found some fabric printer sheets and used those.
and then of course, the birthday boy didn't want to put his shirt on. it was his birthday, so he got away with it.

others weren't so lucky.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

cute blog

here's the blog found via my sister.

and here's one of my favorites. i think i might replicate it with oliver. and maybe the others for a christmas card. something similar to design mom's.

Monday, August 23, 2010

hopefully kinks are worked out with video.

if not, let me know and i will do some more curses at the computer. grand fun.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

the sun is a mass of incandescent gas

this is from a year ago.

the they might be giants version

here's the original science song.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

flip flop flee

flip flop cookies that doug made for his mom for her birthday. idea from family fun magazine.

they used oval shaped cookies, which i think might have helped them look more like flip flops, but for the life of me, i could not find them.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

bow tie, tie onesie, tea party dress

bow tie tutorial here. tie onesie, i saw one in a catalog when mallory was a baby, and thought about making one for isaac when he was a baby, and actually got around to it for oliver. i wish i had done it for isaac, because i think that they are absolutely hilarious. it makes oliver look like a little old man. mallory's dress is one i made from an oliver + s pattern, the tea party dress.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

gnome towels

made oliver his bath towel. much easier this time than the last. maybe because this time i didn't try to do a tutorial. anyway, it took me less than ten minutes.
and now he can match the other gnomes.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

mei tai

this mei tai was one of the projects i frantically finished before oliver was born. very very easy, and i have loved it. i made a sling for isaac and it didn't work out very well. (i actually liked it better when the baby was older and could sit up on my hip). anyway, i based it off of this tutorial. i used quilted fabric and just edged it with bias tape. well just the main square. the straps were just zig-zagged so they wouldn't fray. i didn't want to spend the time to add the bias tape. did i mention i was having contractions while i was sewing this?
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spinach and cilantro dal

i have spinach and cilantro coming out my ears, so this was a good recipe.  i liked it, doug liked it, the kids just need to get used to cooked spinach and they would like it...maybe.

changes i made:  i have no garlic in my house.  (doug doesn't like it and i can't tolerate it while pregnant.)  so i used garlic powder.  i did have tumeric and mustard seed, but i didn't have fresh tomatoes so i used canned.

and i want to try this recipe for honey butter popovers.  yummy.

Friday, June 11, 2010


whenever oliver asks for more, this is what i am going to sing to him (doug is already sick of this song.)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

doug's garden tour, pt 1

herb garden: cilantro, sage, rosemary, and thyme. basil, lime basil, chives. strawberrries.

tomatoes and peas.
potatoes of many colors. and my hand and camera.

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Monday, June 07, 2010


what you put on the baby when the weather is not cooperating with what you thought it would be like when you pulled out baby clothes...

of course anything on a baby is cute.

tutorial here...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

oliver pictures

a friend took oliver's pictures and they are simply beautiful...

here's the link.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


oliver is here, despite his protests.
and has been a joy. more pictures and info on the family blog.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Lena Horne

I was amazed that they would cut out her parts in the movies when they showed the movies in the south.

anyway, here's the link.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

color those cheap bandaids

i saw this idea on family fun or crafty crow, i don't remember which. Anyway, instead of buying the expensive character bandaids (care bears are fine, but princesses or barbies throw me into a conniption. sorry mallory, i try.), you have the child color the bandaid, which mallory agreed would be an acceptable solution. this particular bandaid is covering a scab on her face that she picked. and she colored it with a pen, which is what you have to do when you get banned from markers.

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010

cheese puffs with chives

found this recipe on the back of a package of cheese. the kids liked it, doug liked it, i liked it-- rare when all three occur. plus the kids had fun cutting the chives from our garden.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

leg warmers

tutorial for leg warmers here.
found via marnae and homemade by jill. tutorial for lazy days skirt here.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

a man scarf, 2008

man scarf i made for my dad. this was actually the second draft. the first draft was too small and so i gave it to my mom.
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