Saturday, August 14, 2010

Not to be left out....

We are an equal opportunity "strange clothes that Mom made" house....which means that Ezra isn't missing out on my creations.

While at Mom's a couple of weeks ago, I partook in "Goods Exchange Day", which is code for "put your junk out at the curb, and crazy people will drive around for hours picking through it for treasures". Well, I found an old beach bag that someone had made, it was falling apart-needing some sewing TLC. I decided that I did not need any more bags, so I ripped it completely apart and started over....

I made them extra long, with a light blue lining that shows when we roll them up. That way he can wear these odd pants for many months to come!

Stay tuned for the overalls that are my current project!!

My newest project....

I have just finished a new dress for Peekaboo...It is a variation on the reversible dress I made her last year (which she is still wearing!)
This has the same bodice, with little gold buttons. The difference is that the skirt is made up of 80-ish 4" squares! Yup! I didn't think this through very well before starting! That is A LOT of cutting!
I bought 5 'fat squares' at Len's Mill and started cutting. There are 4 rows of squares, each one 1 1/2 x bigger than the row before. That means that I also had to gather each row before sewing it!! It was a lot of work, but well worth it-she loves it! Because of the amount of fabric, when she twirls it goes straight out! I will have to make matching panties for the next one!! (Next one?!?! Am I mad!?!?!)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Peek 'n Ezee with their #1 hit single....

"We drive Mom CRAZEEEEE!" tops the charts this week!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Tim!!

On the 1st of August it was Tim's birthday!
We had his sister over for supper and a chat. Made a fantastic dinner of chicken korma, paneer darbari, naan, raosted carrots and basmati rice. Thank goodness the weather was a little cooler (not 30 + degrees out) or we would have been having cold sandwiches!!

The cake was an apple spice with buttercream...the Bulk Barn was awesome for the 'bits' on top for decorating! Red chocolate wafers for pepperoni, dried apples for mushrooms (only on half!) green gummies for green peppers!

Happy Birthday Hunny!!