Archive For 28 December 2011

American Girl Doll Clothes–a handful is all

American Girl Doll Clothes–a handful is all

I was able to make a few little outfits for the friend’s daughter, too. Well, for her American Girl doll, to be honest. The pattern, Simplicity 4654 was easy to use and pieces were simple to put together. I like that there are facings and double-turned hems that make the clothes look more finished. Simplicity…

Behold the Creeper

Behold the Creeper

If you’ve got a kid anywhere around the tween age, you probably know all about Minecraft. My kids were all gung-ho into it more than a year ago, but the phase was relatively short-lived. For others, it’s lasted much longer–including for my friend’s son who is still going strong with the Minecraft love. I’ve known…

Boys like Creepers, right?

Boys like Creepers, right?

It’s time to make Xmas gifts. Okay, long past time, but life’s been wonky for a while. I just recently got started on gifts for my best bud’s kids. For his daughter (the one who got the owl coat), I decided to make doll clothes. I’ve whipped up a couple of things, but don’t love…

I love a good swap

I love a good swap

I joined up with Victoria Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes Play swap this month, my first in so many years that I can’t really remember the last time I swapped fabrics with a stranger. We set up swap partners in the first week of December and I’ve been gathering bits and pieces here and there. My swapper…

the rare treat–gluten free pizza

the rare treat–gluten free pizza

Okay, so this is my favoritest pizza ever and it really has to do with the delicious pesto sauce. A friend of mine introduced it to me last year and I have loved it since. Prado’s Pesto 2/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts 5 garlic cloves, chopped and…

Next, we’ll try electric shock therapy.

Next, we’ll try electric shock therapy.

As if sticking needles in my back wasn’t fun enough, the chiropractor suggested we try a little electric stimulus for my back pain. Now that sounds awesome and all, but I still remember a dozen-plus years ago when my then-husband was playing with a little Jacob’s Ladder he’d made. It left burn-holes in his t-shirt…

quilting right along

quilting right along

I love a good expanse of solid white, especially in a baby quilt. Maybe it has something to do with newness and purity and all that. Maybe not. I just know I like it. And that’s probably why I loved Thomas Knauer‘s Growth Chart quilt pattern as soon as I saw it.

good morning

good morning

Some days I really don’t mind the commute.

It’s all up to me, it seems.

It’s all up to me, it seems.

Nearly two years after we’d started dating, it has come to an end. The split had taken me by surprise and I’m still trying to pull my heart back together two months later. It’s taken a toll on me and my moxie, and the Universe seems to know it. Unpacking more boxes this past week,…

Poking me is gonna help?

Poking me is gonna help?

That’s what they said. I’d complained posted on Facebook about the continued pain and a friend-of-a-friend suggested acupuncture. A friend gave it a hearty amen. Then the chiropractor suggested I try it out along with massage therapy. So with more curiosity than faith I scheduled a visit with the acupuncturist and spent two hours last…

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