Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's a......

So I found a silverware tray...

It was pretty and real wood.  But the bottom was all warped, probably water damage.  Plus none of my kitchen drawers are wide enough for a regular sized silverware tray, but that's a rant for another day.

I couldn't just let it go to waste!  Now it's a little shelf.  I totally want to get some little figurines for it!  Maybe I'll start collecting miniature porcelain cats or bunnies or something!

Now I'm actually laughing out loud, I am generally pretty anti-chotchkie.  I hate clutter and dust catchers and things that don't do anything useful.  LOL

Monday, January 23, 2012

Super Violet

We don't get TV.  I do let my kids watch educational cartoons on the internet though.  My personal favorite is Word Girl.  Word Girl and her trusty sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, go around saving the city with her amazing grammar and vocabulary.  Some of the villains are The Butcher, who likes meat and butchers the English language, The Birthday Girl, Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy, and my favorite, Lady Redundant Woman.

We also have Netflix which we download with the wii so we can watch on our regular TV.  One of the girls' favorite is Myth Busters, who have done at least a couple of super hero episodes.

Between these 2 shows Violet has become obsessed with super heroes.  She keeps drawing pictures of her super outfit for me to make for her that always include ruffly skirts, masks, crowns and capes covered in stars.


Personally, I'm not going to spend hours sewing things that I won't let my kids wear in public, but Violet needed a shirt and I wanted to make her feel special, so I came up with this toned down version.

She of course was thrilled and wears it to school every time it's clean.  Now I just need to convince her that I AM NOT going to make everything on her list!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Feelin' Bloggy

So, about a year or a year and a half ago, I made some short for a guy.
But not just any shorts.  I took apart vintage Ocean Pacific corduroy surfer shorts from the 70's, complete with 3" inseam, to re-create.
And not just any guy.  This was a 70's surfer dude complete with ultra blonde, shoulder length hair and a perma-tan.  Only, in his mid-50's.

It was quite an interesting project.

The shorts turned out great though!  Even my good friend and the best tailor I've ever met, Della, was impressed!

Friday, January 20, 2012


The same Christmas pictures I have on facebook and flickr, in case you missed them.  Merry Christmas!!!