When my daughter turned three, I started a little mother-daughter birthday cake tradition: she gets to choose the cake mix, icing and decorations, then we make the cake together. This year she wanted cupcakes and chose Trader Joe’s cake mix and frosting, along with rainbow sprinkles.
A lot of people seemed […]
I find this time of year difficult. I love Autumn. I can’t wait for bright red and yellow leaves, crisp breezes, wool scarves and pumpkin soup. I have to stop and remind myself that the last few weeks of summer are also wonderful:
warm, sunny days without the oppressive heat cool evenings […]
So, I survived this crazy project. Actually, the only thing that was really difficult was the bias trim, especially around the corners. But I’m not very good at bias trim to begin with, so there’s that.
I was surprised how easy this insulated-plastic-foil material is to sew. I picked out the original […]
I am crazy. I normally have no problem taking a seam ripper to anything. I cut up stuff and turn it into something new all the time.
Except for this lunch bag.
It fits a little too snug in my daughter’s backpack. Her teacher mentioned a bigger backpack or smaller lunch […]
My daughter loves wearing dresses. She also loves to climb tall jungle gyms and roll around in the grass with her feet in the air. She understands the concept of modesty, but she’s too busy running, jumping and playing to be worried about such things right now. I get it. I want […]
In my creative space today I’m working on the border for the wagon wheel baby blanket. It’s been almost a year since I started this project. Yikes! I really lost momentum when it came to seaming the squares.
Now they’re all together and the first round of the border is […]
First-day-of-school bento: homemade banana muffin, strawberries, crispy snap peas, banana chips, wheat thins, pita crisps and cheddar cheese.
The past few days have been busy! Over the weekend we tried to squeeze in as much summertime fun as possible. Then, on Monday we got organized for my daughter’s first day […]