Friday, September 24, 2010

KCWC: Days 3 & 4

I'm super lame.  Day 3 was spent working on the ruffle dresses.  I was up until 1 a.m. working on them.  But sadly, I didn't measure well to begin with.   I'm not using a pattern, and I'm not even clear on the process to arrive at the finished product.  So I made them too small and must now order more fabric.  I do have hope that they'll turn out well in the end, but getting to that point might be a long haul. 

There's a tiered pink satin skirt, with a neutral (white & beige) chiffon ruffle skirt over that, and a beige, pink, gray chiffon ruffle skirt on top.  The bodice will be gray-- Chick's will be drop waisted, and Monkey's will be empire waisted.  Little cap sleeves, and probably some chiffon ruffle flowery-thing up near the neckline.  Possibly a sash. 

Anyhow, KCWC day 4 was spent putzing around.  I got out a project that I came up with a year or so ago, but had stashed away before actually doing it.  It's another matchy-match thing for the girls, but won't be completely matching because Monkey has grown in the past year, so I had to alter my plan for hers.  Sewing time for yesterday and today have been ineffective cutting out & planning days.  I have yet to actually start sewing it.  I've just been tired....

HH, on the other hand, has been productive.  The "fuzzy wall" that was stripped naked over a year ago (!) is finally making progress.  My sister L came to help me mud it last week, and HH has sanded it and put a second coat on.  I'm starting to feel hopeful that it'll be a normal wall someday!! wahoo!

He also put in a new doorbell & porch light!  Yay HH!  (I bought them...can I say Yay Me?). 
Other than that, I dehydrated a bunch of bananas this week. basta.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

KCWC: Days 1 & 2

I'm participating in the Kid's Clothing Week Challenge, from over at Elsie Marley.  It is one hour each day this week spent sewing childrens clothing.

Day 1 I finally sewed this tie-dye baby gown that I've had cut out for ages.  (again, it's from THIS TUTORIAL from This Mama Makes Stuff)

Day 2 was just mending little people's clothes.  Sewing on buttons, mostly.

Day 3 (today) is yet to happen, but I get to work on the ruffle dresses that I started mid-summer.  I hope to have something to show for myself tomorrow....

Catching Up: Woodland Park Zoo

Last month we went to the zoo with my sister and her family. Here are a few pictures.

Monkey with her cousin K
my lovely sister J
One of my favorite exhibits was the old people with the baby.

We decided that flamingos are really freaky looking. 
Their legs look like rebar, and I never knew that they could sit like that.

Chick, Monkey, and goat.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Hot New Trends this week are:

tea parties

studying geography

wearing headbands as necklaces

wearing lots and lots of hairclips

and being cute.

You know you want to.  Everybody is doing it.

On an unrelated note: I finished a little crafty project.  I found number tiles for a few cents each at the thrift store a while ago.  One was broken, but they were the right numbers.  So I broke the other two and made a mosaic house number sign. 


Hopefully soon I'll post an "after" picture with a new porch light....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Hey, I just wanted to pass the word of an online auction for my friend's sister, who has cancer.
Here's the LINK.  They have so much awesome stuff!

They are also having a Bald for Becky event on September 15th, see the button in my sidebar.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Three months?  Already?!!
Well, here's my handsome little three month old. 

I just took this video.  He's rolled over several times before, but I guess it was "coincidental."  A couple of days ago he figured out rolling over, and now does it every time he's put on his back. 

Other news: A clinic visit in the US cost me $176.65.  A clinic visit in Canada cost me $75.  Either way, my ear is still plugged up.  I have hopes of being able to hear again someday....

More other news: New callings for HH and me.  HH went from scouts (yay, no Tuesday night activities!) to teaching the 14-15 year olds in Sunday School.  I went from a month of calling "vacation" to 2nd Counselor in the Relief Society.  I have yet to develope much of an opinion of my new calling...looks like I'll have to stay awake in RS now, though.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Resuming the norm...

Ok, I'm a bit backed up on my blogging. 
These pictures are from just after Moose's blessing potluck, and after our houseguests for the week had left.

You know, when we could resume our
eating-chocolate-cake-out-of-the-garbage-can-while-buck-naked routine.

Ever the good mother, I just sat and took pictures.  At least I photoshopped a skirt onto her.

Welcomed Home

We're back from our wonderful vacation in Victoria, BC.  I will, of course, be blogging about it.  But for now I wanted to share what was waiting for me when I returned home!

This beautiful star.  The Lucy Star by Kurt Knudsen (available HERE).

I won it in a giveaway!  And this was no ordinary giveaway--it's one that actually took TALENT!  Ok, not exactly, but it was based on the cleverest comment.  And I WON!  So exciting.  Thank you, Kurt! I love it. And my window loves it.

Here's my comment:
Look to your star,
now look at Me,
now back to your star,
now back to ME.
Sadly, your star isn't mine
but if you put it in a box and sent it to me, it could be mine.

Look down,
back up.
Where are you?
You're in a post office
with the star you want to send me.
Whats in your hand?
(back at me)
I have it--
it's a box with space for your star.
Look again: the space is now filled with a diamond!
Anything is possible when you give a star to me.
I'm on a computer chair.