Monday, June 30, 2008
i just came in from watering my garden and pulling out the tiny weeds that had popped up since yesterday. i picked my first 2 cucumbers! they were planted late in the season and were sorry to begin with so we weren't sure they would make it.
today i am wearing cropped hemp pants, an old navy halter top and flip flops. my hair is in a ponytail. it is getting long enough that i pull it back far too often. i can't decide if i want to cut it short again or let it grow a little.
i am on my way out the door to drop off a very special swap package, and maybe stop and get a cup of coffee. no plans other than that. maybe a trip to the book store. maybe more sewing. or knitting. who knows...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
and a robert kaufman bird print on the other. this is the first carrier i have ever made and i love the way it turned out. there are a couple cosmetic things i will do differently next time, like that little gap where the strap meets the headrest, but that will be easy to modify.
and, just because i couldn't resist, cheery new cloth napkins for our table!
in the spirit of mama made visit make-baby-stuff.com for even more inspiration!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
and i also found time to make up these cute little tees for harper and esme' for a very special local news appearance tomorrow~ i will be sure to blog about that later, but i bet you can guess from the tees that we will be talking about cloth diapering!
here is the recipe i used:
4 cups crushed fresh strawberries (my 4 pounds of berries was just about 4 cups crushed, after we snacked on 6-7 berries!)
8 cups sugar
2 (1.75 ounce) package dry pectin like (sure jell)
1 1/2 cups water
Mix crushed strawberries with sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the pectin into the water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 1 minute. Stir the boiling water into the strawberries. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before pouring into jars or other storage containers.
Place tops on the containers, and leave for 24 hours. Place into freezer, and store frozen until ready to use.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
today we decided to cut a hole in the box to make the puppet theater even better. and i have volunteered to sew curtains for it. and just a few minutes ago i caught myself saying "be careful! don't rip the box!" yes, we love this box...
Friday, June 20, 2008
and look ma! no hands!
after we sufficiently stuffed ourselves with homemade pizza and cleared the table and cleaned the dishes (and the baby!) we took a little walk to dairy queen for even more deliciousness. have i mentioned how much i am loving summer?
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
i knit this cute little bag for a friend's birthday. this is the purl mc bigbottom pattern and lion brand jiffy yarn ~ super fast and super easy!
i lined it, complete with pockets and magnetic clasp and added a fabric handle and drawstring.
and a pair of soft flannel pajama pants for harper~ i have many more pairs planned for each member of the family! i traced a little pair of elastic waisted pants that fit him well and added a seam allowance and voila'! jammie pants in under an hour!
and i made this sweet little dress for a brand new little friend of the family. it is the same pattern i used for esme's birthday dress~ the two summer sundress.
today i am working on curtains for our bedroom. this is a project long, long overdue. i also have a blessing shower to attend in a couple weeks to welcome a new baby girl to the world. i think i will sew a couple cloth diapers for her. it had been a while since i have done much tiny girl sewing so all this pink has me thrilled!
Friday, June 06, 2008
it is with great joy that we celebrate the 14th anniversary of our birth~ his birth into the world and my birth into this blessed journey called motherhood.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
we spent the better part of saturday morning at toy 'r us. they had a big birthday bash for geoffery giraffe which included fun hats and sashes, whistles, a noisy parade around the store and some fun craft projects involving crayons, foam cut-outs and glue. esme' was a little star struck but we did get her to pose for this photo with geoffery. when she saw the picture she exclaimed "it looks like i am wearing high heels!"
and finally a sweet photo of harper and esme' dancing with each other at a friend's beautiful wedding this morning. this is the one and only picture i got at the event. is it murphy's law for the low battery light to appear each time we leave the house with the camera?