Monday, April 19, 2010

I Made a Skirt!

I'm VERY proud of myself for finally branching out into clothes!!! Yes, it was just a 2 year old's skirt, and yes it was from a free Oliver+S tutorial that did not involve a pattern, but I did it! I love it, and especially love how the yellow ribbon "glows" at the bottom. Double click photos to see better.

Before I started I got out the beginner's sewing machine that my mom gave me years ago and I actually opened the box and tried to get it sewing. Yeah. Didn't work. I have no idea how you people do that, it's very confusing, lots of threads everywhere and dials and such. So I just sewed it by hand. I'm going to try their other free pattern, the Popover Sundress next, and this one does have a pattern, so we'll see how it goes.

By the way, Gigi is sick this week, so above you see the rare paci-during-the day and the grumpy face that only happens when she's sick.

Yes, SHE is very grumpy.

Wolf wanted me to show you the "pillbug amusement park" that he and his friends made for their pet pillbugs. He was very proud also. I love how "boy" he is, always dirty and grass stained and sweaty-haired, running the neighborhood with his friends.

Forgot to show you, check out the sweet swag my sister sent me! These are vintage cutter quilt blocks made into pillows, and a gorgeous wallet using Nicey Jane fabrics. Thanks Heidi! Gigi's dolls are enjoying the pillows.

And lastly, I have some bread to show off! I'm trying out the new book Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. The whole concept is that you make up a batch of bread and keep the dough in the fridge. Then when you want a pizza crust or a cinnamon roll or a loaf of bread for dinner, you just lop off a chunk and rise it, then bake. Voila, fresh bread every day. It's pretty good, not life changing, but I bake almost every day anyway, so it would be more life changing for someone who rarely bakes.

What are you up to lately?


Katie B. said...

Cute skirt!

That bread looks delish. It would be life-changing for me to have fresh bread every day!

Stephanie in Michigan said...

MMMMM....I love the idea of fresh bread every day. What a great concept to keep it fresh in the fridge. That would get me baking every day, too. Thanks for the reference!

Wendy said...

Ahhh!!! Adorable skirt! See, how fun was that, now that you've started you'll be sewing a dress in no time!
Did you get my package yet?

ROZ said...

What cute children! And the skirt is adorable

Denise :) said...

Awww, I'm sorry your little girl isn't feeling well; but she looks adorable in her new skirt! :)


Great skirt Wendy! And you'll love the bread. My daughter makes and keeps this recipe. She loves it! Sorry for your sick little one. That is NEVER any fun.

Jen said...

I so love that little skirt pattern! I just recently read about the artisan bread that you keep in the fridge. I really need to get my hands on that book!