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.
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