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.