Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for submitting your tops! The judges are right now as we speak (OK, maybe not all of them) scoring your tops.
We’ll take the Top 50 and post those next week for your votes. You may vote once each day of the week, Monday through Friday, but each batch will be voted on for ONE DAY only. The top five tops will then have a final vote the following week to determine the Reader’s Favorite.
The judges‘ scores will also be used to determine the Judges’ Favorite. Two winners!
Almost everything you ever wanted to know about me can be found in an interview on luvinthemommyhood. Shannon puts together some really neat interviews of mommybloggers called “moms in the mommyhood” that the voyeur in me finds oh-so-fascinating and this month she’s got one of me.
- how I both love and hate blogging (oops, did I really say that…ack)
- my strong opinions about menswear (bring back the puffy shirt!)
- what I don’t do around the house
- what is probably the cutest picture ever of my kids
- a picture of MR RAE
- a slightly embarrassing shot of my sewing room (honestly it’s usually even more messy than that)
Warning: this post is about food and not at all about sewing (I know, right? where did THAT come from?)
On Monday, in a not entirely unprecedented flurry of domesticity I decided to make whole wheat crackers. I know, strange. I’m not a huge cook, although baking is a little more up my alley. But you’re still thinking, crackers? Let’s just say my kids (yes, both of them) eat about a metric ton of crackers each week and as most store-bought crackers have next to no nutritional merit I’ve been looking for a heathier replacement. Also: I always keep a box of flaxseed meal in the house and this seemed like a decent way to get it into our bodies where it could do some…
Just have to show you these. I bought them all spur-of-the-moment one day a couple weeks ago and they arrived last week. I’m pretty geeked.
I saw these at Sarah+Abraham and after discovering that you could custom build each child (hair, eye, skin color) I had to have them. I guess I just love those little retro-cartoony faces. Almost as cute as my babies themselves. I should have put less hair on Clementine but whatevs, maybe it will grow in this summer and look just like that. Her roots are threatening to be blond though so we’ll see.
These would have made a great Mother’s Day gift but I already…
Just to give you a feel for the effort that’s happening here behind the scenes, in addition to the judges and sponsors, we also have a very capable set of moderators who are checking, stamping, and entering your tops. So if you wondered who that person is who put the “entered!” stamp on your top or pestered you about putting your name in the title, they are:
These women have been so on top of things (haha, no pun intended there!), pouncing on every new top that gets posted and whisking it off to the main spreadsheet. It’s really made my…
If it seems quiet around here lately, it’s because I really am working on my Spring Tops (can you hear the humming of my machine?) I am hoping to have five new tops to show off and maybe this is a bit ambitious, but yesterday I started dreaming (and drafting) a new tutorial to post too. It will have to be a sew-along (meaning it happens over a few days) but I’m really really hoping it will get off the ground in time. If you’re interested, here’s the one I did last year to launch top week. It’s funny how I look at it now and have about a bajillion things I’d change about it, but lots of you seem to like it,…
Here’s what I’ve been obsessed with lately. I had seen Zazzle over a year ago and thought I’d try it someday, but seeing Heather Ross’ awesome shoes that she posted the other day really lit a fire under my rear. Just wish I had half the design talent she has, but oh well. These are all blog header graphics or fabric designs I’ve been meaning to get digitally printed, just uploaded onto a shoe. Anyway, you can make your own too (or buy these if you want). You can even change the colors of the laces, trim, insoles…so much fun. There goes YOUR spare time (hnah-hnah!).
You might be thinking, shouldn’t she be sewing her own tops? You know, for that Spring Thing happening soon? I don’t know what happened. Somehow another one appeared. The red-striped tights needed something to go with them? It’s just so hard to selfish-sew when you have a cute little goober to churn stuff out for. And itty-bitty stuff, so it only takes ONE nap, instead of FOUR.
You might also be thinking, shouldn’t she at least strap said goober into her high chair? And you know, that’s just what responsible parents would do. We, obviously, are not those people.
Dress Details: The fabric is plain blue chambray from who-knows-where, the sort you can get…
WINNER: Best Top Readers Choice
gift certificate from American Sewing Expo
2 yards of any Little Folks Voile from Fabricworm
2 yards of any fabric from Crafty Girl’s Workshop
Book: “Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist” signed by the author
3 Sew Liberated Sewing patterns
Gourmet Fudge Gift Box from Z. Cioccolato
WINNER: Best Top Judges Choice
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