12 January 2011

yesterday + some sneaky peeks

while it's been snowing like mad out there, i've been sewing up a storm in here.

that was remarkably less clever once it left my head, but moving on. many of the projects i'm stitching up are baby gifts for friends and such:

[sneak peek for tara] [okay. it looks kinda frumpled-ugly here, but i promise it's cute, tara]




[and for emi]




[and for elliott]




and also, i finished up a dress for elle.



this one's a classic party dress, full skirt, with a buttoned-up back. the original notion was to make it entirely one print, but in the end i caved to a band of minty floral at the hemline.



[floral print: wash day ticking by heather bailey, mint trim: bliss fresh aqua by bonnie&camille. pink pearl buttons are from grandma owens's jar of vintage buttons. oh, how i love bits of nostalgia stitched in.]





in our spare time, we are savoring many a bowl of pozole. [incidentally, this is my first experience purchasing whole hominy, a food i've firmly decided is like hydrated popcorn. which would be weird if it weren't so busy being delicious.]

i'm pretty certain i could happily slurp this soup come breakfast, lunch, and dinner from now till armageddon.



[disclosure: this picture is lying to you a little bit. usually i sprinkle a handful of tortilla chips over the top, which lends a lovely crunch to the whole experience. go and do likewise.]




also in our spare time we've been playing lots of this here twins matching game, where i'm sorry to report that elle has smoked my tail over and again because she is an evil genius like that.



you'd think she'd cut her old mum a break now and then, but no. she's ruthless, that kid.

ah well, happy wednesday, friends. be nice to your mothers.

16 comments:

alisa greig said...

love all your creations!! you are mad talented, in so many ways!!

Jenny said...

Adorable! All of the sneaky peeks!! And the fact that you used Grandma's buttons puts it over the top. I miss those long days at home with my little girls.

Laurie said...

Love the dress.......the trim just makes it all the more cute!

kendal said...

such talent! i've basically read and written for the snow days. i must get in some school work. tomorrow?

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You did the right thing by caving.

ps - Sewing Lessons? Anyone? Anyone? I need help.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I want to SEW!!!!! I really do. It's on my all time list of things I want to be able to do, and it even trumps flossing regularly and exercising. Those are third and second respectively.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Are you stitching that name by hand??? I'm in total awe...

I am suppose to be starting "sewing" lessons soon. (my friend from church is a great teacher) Maybe she can show me how to do that! :o)

you are so talented! Reading your posts brighten my day and I'm glad I found your blog.

Mary said...

Your soup looks wonderful. I am new to your blog and really love what I've found here. Your photos are wonderful. I'll definitely be back. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Raechel said...

It looks like baby Koen is in for something good!!

I love Elle's dress. I love that fabric. I have a few yards of it here and it's waiting for me to be inspired, energetic, and free from responsibilities all at the same time. Perhaps when both kids start school full time! :)

You are such a good baby gifter!

Kimberly said...

I shall be content not to have your skills and just sit here and drink them in with my eyes. Mmm.

lulu and family said...

elliot's bear is oh, so adorable! fun, fun sewing projects! and do i see green olives in your pozole? i really like hominy, too. i would NOT recommend my husband's favorite menudo, but it has hominy in it. i prefer to enjoy that dish hominy and broth ONLY. i am thinking pozole is pretty much that--menudo minus the grossness.=) but i should look it up just to be sure because it looks great, especially sprinkled with cilantro--umm.

Rhembein said...

Love the dress and all the delicious bits to look at. And as always love your way with words. Xo
-gillian

Kelly said...

That bear! So adorable. You are so talented!

Kelly said...

That bear! So adorable. You are so talented!

Mary said...

Your soup looks wonderful. I am new to your blog and really love what I've found here. Your photos are wonderful. I'll definitely be back. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Laurie said...

Love the dress.......the trim just makes it all the more cute!