We had a great summer. After a hellish spring it was delightful to venture out into the scary world. We found out we can definitely handle the adventure! So, I… Read more →
The little girl spit out the warm earthen bits in her mouth. The ground was warmer than the air around her as the old brown leaves descended into the place between dirt and dancing in the treetops. There were twigs and barks and moss, and probably other things too. She shuddered and moved to draw her coat closed around her throat…. Read more →
Seven weeks later, I’m having my first full day of all three kids back at school. Instead of a massage and a haircut, I’m at home organizing closets. It feels so good. Oh my goodness. For the past seven weeks I’ve either been following sick kids around at home or at the hospital supporting my little Chickadee. I’m aware that… Read more →
We’ve been home from the hospital almost 24 hours and we’ve let three people know. Elden’s mom, my mom, and the wonderful woman who watched C&D. Why? I don’t want to tell you. But, it’s got to be done, eh? Besides, the more I go on, the worse you’ll think it is. So I’ll tell you. We’re out of options…. Read more →
I get to adapt Eva’s curriculum for her! I’m so excited. I know that this means that I am a total and complete nerd. But, I’m okay with that. This week, she is going to be working on Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle in both her inclusion kindergarten class and her special needs class. Bonus. We are using… Read more →
Yesterday I spent the day tracing off patterns and finishing off Sprout’s shorts. Then I cut out Miss’s stretch denim cropped jeans. I’m using Ottobre Design Woman 2/2013 look #5 “Sleek and Modern.” I love Ottobre Design because they send me 20-40 patterns for about $15 per magazine. I signed up for the full year as a sort of crash… Read more →
I’m busy. Pulling out teeth and zipping up flies. Button loops applied since this rendering. But-I’m busy. I’ll have to do more posts as a follow up! Lookit what I did!
For my second project, I made Miss an elastic lace overlay shirt. What can I say. It’s the THING lately. Thank goodness it was on clearance over at good ol’ Fabric.com a few weeks ago. (It’s sold out-oh you know you want it-but I linked to lace overlay) It looks awesome with her hair. We used Ottobre Design’s Woman issue for… Read more →
I’ve been making the Sprout new clothes. And everyone else too. After I discovered I could sew on knits, a whole new world opened up to me. I suddenly realized that I can sew real clothes. Not just the ruffle filled saccharine sweet dresses that kids wear a couple of times before they outgrow them. I’ve made about ten tee… Read more →
On Thursday my 10 year old asked if she could take a frying pan to school on Monday. I want you to know I didn’t laugh. As a mark of my parenting I will say that for myself. I asked why she would want to take that heavy cast iron thing to school. What she said changed my life. She… Read more →
Here are some bibs I cut out. You shall forevermore refer to them as aprons.