Monday, May 23, 2011

before and after: skirt

i found this floral skirt in our old dress up clothes box from when stacia and i were little. and thought,  i would wear this for reals if it wasn't almost floor length! so i decided to hem it.

here it is before:

and after! :

this was a really easy project. good for a beginner at sewing, which i am. just measure, pin, cut, fold over and iron the seam, sew, and bam,you have a new twirly skirt.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

picnics every day

i think i want to go on a picnic every single day. today we went to a country park and brought a cookstove and ate mexican pizza/quesadilla type things. and they were so good! plus eating outside is always better.

Monday, May 16, 2011

it's true

i live in the birthplace of America.
it's finally spring and today we took a bike ride up to Big Ole.
i even got a little sunburned!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5 things

1. thrifted. and garage saled.  i think i will have to repack and get rid of all mike's stuff to make everything fit for the move to california. (jkjkjk kindof)


    pop up sewing desk

    table and chairs

               why didn't i get this pattern!

2. ate. 
    cranberry orange scones made by my mom.

3. picnicked. for a friend's birthday at our favorite spot on inspiration peak.

4. read.  L.M. Montgomery books

5. made a feathery hat. and had a kentucky derby party, and ate kentucky food.

   mint julep

pecan pie

Monday, May 2, 2011


look, i made a tote bag!
with help from my mom, i am learning to sew a few things. next on the list is a dress.
i really like this sail boat map fabric.

 this is my cat gargoyle.  she came over to say hi while we were taking pictures today.
i think she's starved for affection, since i've been gone for a few years.

 she wanted to be in every picture.