Archive for March, 2010

It’s Heaven!  Everything is where I want it to be and I don’t have to pack it all away at the end of the day. We installed some Ikea kitchen cabinets into what used-to-be a big closet.  AZ is making some cupboard doors, so they’ll look craftsman made, rather than Swedish-made (or designed or whatever).  […]

Okay!  You get two posts today because I have to tell you about something I have been working on…  a job-thing that will hopefully generate some income and keep me fulfilled and available for my kids.  I have started an event planning business.  Left-handed Scissors.  It is basically a formal version of what I have […]

quilted gifts


How awesome is this??: Not my sewing, the idea.  I borrowed Joelle Hoverson’s Last-minute Quilted and Patchwork Gifts over a month ago.  I keep renewing it to drool over the projects. The greatest thing about this project is that the girls were able to help so much: digging through the box of pencil crayons for […]

sewing kit


For over a year, I used a canvas bag to house my sewing supplies.  This would seem a perfectly reasonable method for storing needles and scissors, but for me it was not.  I threw all sorts of garbage in there.  I couldn’t find anything and I stuck myself with errant pins on a regular basis.  […]

just in time


My kids are grubby looking.  Their pants have holes in the knees.  Shirts are stained.  Sweaters are tight.   Thankfully, my sewing space is now fully functional!  YahHOO!  Yesterday, I got to work trimming some badly frayed pants. I suppose I should wash her shoes too!  House maintenance has definitely impinged upon kid maintenance these […]



Our littlest is four.  Ack!  He has been requesting a “tiger cake” for months.  Just yesterday, he clarified that he didn’t want the one with stripes, but the one with the fur around its face.  Hmm.  A lion cake it was (no laughing! – this was my creation, not AZ’s): We had this brilliant idea […]



Such a great game.  I like SUPRHIRO in particular.