Wednesday, July 29, 2009


unfortunately, since we've been busy moving, unpacking, and cleaning all weekend, i found myself entirely unproductive last night when left to my own devices with the husband gone at band practice.

so, i wandered around and tripped out on our great new tile on the kitchen floor

...and noticed how the tile in the shower is nearly the same as at our last place,

...and became fairly unmotivated to do much of anything but laze and daydream and get nostalgic,, i looked through some old pictures,

...and flipped through a cookbook,

...and turned off the light and went to sleep.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


trying out various decreases and increases from a variety of shorts and pants patterns to figure out what i like and don't like for an upcoming pattern i have in my head:

Saturday, July 11, 2009


a gift for our favorite and most bass guitar-obsessed 3 year old:

a thunderbird he can rock to the ground (his fantastic phrase), though it's floppier than i was hoping it would be. if i can figure that out, i'll have to make a few different kinds, as they're pretty fun to dream up and make.

Monday, July 6, 2009


i've been spending a lot of time reading these two websites:

-operation NICE is absolutely beautiful and makes me want to be a better person

-improv everywhere is just hilarious and i love that they just want to bring fun to the everyday

what lovely reminders to be kind and thoughtful and interested and joyful

Sunday, July 5, 2009


more distractions:

an early semi-success with this fun pattern using test fabric and funny tension last month... (stitch magazine pattern)

led to this, but i'm not sure if the pattern on the fabric works for this skirt or not. i do love the fabric (and the skirt pattern) in general, though. both skirts still need buttons