I’m blog-sitting for Meg today over at Elsie Marley because she’s in Hawaii (?!) and has asked all of her pals who live in the cold North to write about winter. I’m pretty sure she designed it this way so she would enjoy her warm vacation even more, but maybe it’s just that she was afraid she would miss it and this is her way of getting a little winter-fix. Either way, I’m sure by now she’s already forgotten what it’s like to freeze her butt off. (Meg, you can go ahead and put a whole hand in that pina colada if you need to, I won’t tell).
You’ll have to forgive us for being so last-minute about these things. We hope that some of you will still be able to come to our February meetup anyway!
This time we’ll be holding our fabulous event at Blue House in Ann Arbor next Monday, February 7th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. Bring a project to work on and a snack to share. We’re also asking crafters to throw some cash in the Blue House donation bucket to cover our location costs (suggested donation: $5).
Space is limited, so if you can come, please RSVP at our fully automated reservation site: http://craftersmeetup.eventbrite.com/. We promise you don’t REALLY have to print out your ticket in order…
After last week’s post where I may or may not have slightly bashed one of the major fabric chains (What can I say? Sometimes I grumpy-post. So here’s my official apology: Sorry JoAnn. I figure we’re cool anyway since I ended up at your store again a mere two days later..), I felt I should sit down and talk a little bit about purchasing fabric online and elsewhere. I’m guessing that many of you are in the same place I am: I don’t have a good fabric shop nearby (in a cruel twist of fate I somehow ended up living in a weird Fabric Black Hole where all the good fabric shops are at least a half hour’s drive in any direction), so…
I nearly forgot that I finished this a couple weeks ago. It’s another Pierrot top for Clementine, but this one is 18-24 months. Yes, friends, that means I have digitized/begun grading the pattern…please don’t get too hopeful as I feel like my work rate is currently roughly analogous to the flow of molasses outside. And yes, if you needed any other reminders than the fact that it’s been 15 degrees outside for the last week, it IS January…. I think I’ll make the sleeve more a 3/4 length next time rather than the 1/2 length it currently is, but other than that I think it’s…
Kids are in bed, am finally sitting down to the computer for the first time today….*sigh.* I was going to post earlier today but…that’s how that goes. Had a fun day with Karen + our littles. Coffee and open toddler gym at our local gymnastic center today. Just picture a swarm of toddlers climbing through tunnels, swinging from the ceiling, and bouncing on trampolines. It rocks.
Have been working hard on “Celebrate the BOY!” stuff so if I seem less sew-y lately, that’s why. Schedules, sorting through emails, and sewing for an entire MONTH of…
Back today from a lovely little weekend holiday with Mr Rae in San Francisco. We stayed in a little hotel off Union Square that was so close to the cable car line that you could hear the “ding ding” when our window was open. I know that sounds like it could be potentially annoying but it was actually very charming. Lovely meals without children. Our kids don’t really go for sushi (surprise!) so we took advantage of the opportunity. And it was warm, 60 degrees every day!
It’s a little pathetic really how even when you’re on vacation every toddler running around you or screaming on the plane reminds you of your own and you start to miss them. Yeah,…
The other day I was rooting through the closet looking for something new to wear when I found the yellow plaid shirt. I put it on and was pretty thrilled with the summer-turned-winter outfit and then went online to see the pictures from when I posted it. Summer Top Week ’08? WAAH?? Can it really be that old? The problem with having a blog where you catalog all the things you make is that you always know exactly how old your clothes are. This top is now 2.5 years old but I’ll wager y’all have much older stuff in your closet, am I right? Thought so. And the thing is, I do still really like the collar, it’s…
I found it pretty awesome how many of you reacted with near-outrage at my using the word “dorky” in reference to the suggestion of making matching doll PJ’s for the girl. Consider me schooled. Now Bee-Bee has jammies. And they’re pretty cute if I do say so myself. Not dorky at all.
I eyeballed these (meaning, measured Bee-Bee’s waist and height and then just started cutting out fabric) so they’re not a perfect fit but who cares? The closure is velcro and already Clementine has been testing its limits. I’m not exactly sure she gets that her doll has PJs that match hers, but we do, and that’s what’s important.
You didn’t think I forgot the E when making Christmas jammies? This mama may be negligent and unfit for parenting* but I did manage to make him pajamas out of his very favorite fabric.
Me: “Those are moons, Elliot, MOONS.”
E: “No, they’re pumpkins.”
Me: “Child, you make me CRAZY LOCO!” (what can I say I pick up the lingo when I’m in Mexico)
*Monday on a trip to the bakery I accidentally opened his car door not realizing he was leaning on it from the inside and then watched in slooooooow motion as he literally landed on his HEAD (!) on the bare concrete. Then he insisted on walking into the bakery with a cut lip,…
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This month I’ll be teaching a class called “Make a Buttercup Bag” at Blue House handmade studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a cute blue house-turned-craft-studio across from the Big House (Michigan stadium). The class will be offered twice on Saturday January 22 so you can choose between the morning class 9:30 AM -12 noon and the afternoon class 1:30-4:00 PM. Prerequisite skills: you must be able to operate your sewing machine; turn it on, thread it, wind and load your bobbin, sew backwards and forwards. It would be nice if you’ve actually sewn something before, even if it’s just…
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