Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
But I had to draw the line when he wanted "John Deer" fabric. I just couldn't bring myself to, not only buy it at $8 a yard, but then spend time sewing it into a blanket. So we compromised.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
On the way home from church today, we asked Thomas what he had learned in Sunday school about Easter. He said, "I learned that the wicked people stapled Jesus to the cross."
Gypsy 05 is a Los Angeles based clothing company owned and run by a brother and sister. They do a lot of tie dye and grunge type designs.
Friday, March 21, 2008
I was thinking today in spinning class that, damn, this is rough, but also about gumption in general. More often than not, things seem harder than they really are. Most projects worth doing may seem from the outset very complicated and time consuming. And they may be just that. But they might not.
It has been my experience (for what it's worth) that if you break something down into small steps you will be able to work through it. Now, I don't expect to be really good at many things. For instance, I suck at origami and lego construction. Try as I might, my pasta sauce is acidic. This is just to name but a small few. But I carry on, folding paper and cooking tomatoes on a regular basis, because I like to do these things.
The purpose for all this prattle is just to put out to the universe the good energy I had today as I sweated my brains out, proud of myself for making it to the gym one more day. I just want to say that if there is something you have been thinking about trying to do- for heaven's sakes, get off you kiester and do it. Start small and work your way into it. For my part, I think Sugar Daddy might put a moratorium on any new ventures in a the near future. The quilting project is still taking up most of the kitchen island.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Unfortunately, I seem to have caught the quilt bug. I made another trip to the fabric store (a very stressful trip with a four-year-old boy playing rocket with the thread and begging me to buy a flannel with a John Deer print). I am combining a little embroidery into this one. I am thinking of giving it to my niece for her birthday.
I guess after this I will be making an incredibly ugly John Deer quilt for Thomas. Don't expect a post on that one.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
— Barbara Costikyan
I like to cook. I really like to bake the most, but I have warmed up to cooking considerably over the last few years. Today's designs will perk up your kitchen and your mood. You know what they say- presentation is everything.
Whitney Smith is a potter working out of Oakland, California. Her work reminds me a little of pieces from the arts and crafts/mission era that I love so much. You can check out her work here.
One of my earliest Etsy purchases, my Sunda Rose apron, was made custom for me and came in a darling box with a bow. I thoroughly enjoy wearing it. It makes me feel pretty, even with bad hair and flour on my face. You can get your own here.
Some day I will have these napkins. I have been looking at them on and off for a while now. The problem is, I will need a whole new set of dishes (set #10) to go with them and I am really running out of space in my cabinets. I don't know how much longer I can hold out though. If you love them as much as I do, you can buy them here.
I hope these things inspire you to cook in style. Be fabulous.
Make sure to click on the cupcakes at the top of the post. The cupcakes were blogged about on Cupcake Bakeshop , one of my all-time favorite blogs. They are herbal essence cupcakes by a really fun bakery called Whiskie Bits. Check them out.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
It seems that Spring has pushed its way into our little world. I am starting to glaze longingly at my shorts and linen tops. I changed out my black purse for my new Petunia Pickle Bottom (see previous post for full view of said wonder purse). Easter is only a couple of weeks away for heaven's sake! I have been shopping here and there already for Easter basket items. If anyone out there has any great ideas for a four-year-old boys Easter basket, please let me know. I'm a little stumped. If it were up to me he would get like ten T-shirts from Dress Me, but clothes don't go over too good these days.
Maybe I have been feeling the season change.
I made this the other day.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
There seems to be some confusion in our house about where babies come from. Thomas is under the impression that all babies come from China and are then exported out, not unlike many, many other Chinese products. How do I explain that Mei Mei isn't like electronic gadgets and cocktail umbrellas?