Monday, July 28, 2008

A Robot and a Kitty

If you're a fan of sewing blogs, you'll know where these patterns came from. They were great fun to make...but not easy to part with!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Oilcloth Bookbag

Another project from the past...this was inspired by the charming oilcloth bookbags at Cath Kidston. My version cost less than $10 to make, and the oilcloth was surprisingly easy to work with.

Monday, July 21, 2008


It's not that I'm being unproductive; it's just that I'm busy with top secret Christmas gifts. In lieu of zucchini bread photos, I thought I'd post a few older creations...things I made before I began this blog.

For starters, here's the pink flamingo wall-hanging I made for Elizabeth's birthday last year. Iron-on fusing and machine applique. Fun! I bought the pattern at AQ a couple of years ago.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Why I Love Summer

Raspberries picked along a mountain roadside this morning.

A pie to keep and one to give away.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Carrot Cake for Breakfast

Doesn't the cake stand look lovely on my Anna Banana table runner? Problem is, my laptop has been parked at the dining room table this week, and therefore so have I. And I swear the cake keeps talking to me. I'm listening, too...I've gained two pounds in two days.

The recipe is fabulous. Secret ingredient: olive oil.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Duck, Duck, Goose

Two problems with this skirt: (1) my daughter wore it only after significant pressure from me, and (2) I couldn't get a good photo during all the whining that went on. But I guess those issues have to do with this 5-year-old diva phase we're experiencing, rather than the skirt itself. It came together in one night, and the fabric line is cute as can be. The top row features duck faces, middle row is text ("Duck, duck, goose"), and the third is duck eggs. It's an Andover line, but it's no longer featured on their website. I bought it a few months ago at the Artful Quilter.

Update: Kathleen at Grosgrain is giving away a fabulously sweet pinafore! Check it out at Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!