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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rainbow New Year

Christmas came and went!
We tried to fight the good festive fight
and bring in the cheer.

There was mistletoe
and Santa brought roller skates
so that's all flavours of awesome.

First teeth were lost,
and fairies came.
But there was also pneumonia for me,
so cancelled parties and old timey swooning etc.
Let's shake that off and have a NEW YEAR!

And bring in more rainbows.



 all flavours of rainbow welcome.

I haven't made anything in so long

I almost forgot.

But there it is.
A Nessie shirt and a big

Mission accomplished.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I made something!
I finally made Deila's pencil skirt

Taking photos of self
But what's a girl to do
(sidebar: except never make this face again)
It has a fun kick pleat.
It has pleats
And it's made out of this amazing
velvet, octagon upholstery fabric.

I should have made a muslin,
because it turns out
this isn't the perfect length for me
and it's a little big.
As I was trying to find a place for photos
inside, it became clear we don't have one.  

After these snaps I altered my new skirt
by shortening it
and taking it in,
as is my tradition. 
I've got date night with the sweetie.
maybe I should road test it ce soir.

We will see if I murdered this effort,
or improved it.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Voodoo for You

What you lookin' at?!
Is it the eyeballs?
They're looking at you too!

Lately my creative focus has been on food.

Only because it's one of the necessities of life.

And oddly,
my children keep expecting to be fed.

I don't love to cook.
Much of the time I don't even like it.

I've decided that since I will have to do it
for a discriminating (ahem)
 family audience,
for many years to come,

I'd better find some fun and joy and
voodoo in it.

And what better time for the voodoo
than Halloween?

Also hot chocolate

and goats.
I mean, why NOT have goats
at the pumpkin patch??!
Gotta run.

Stitches to come.
(Here's hoping!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Soon back to our regularly scheduled fun...

Still Here ?
Me too.
We've had lots of awesome company.
Cooking and eating and visits.
Oh my.
And now,
I've got Delia's pencil skirt pattern
cut out and taped together.
 I've got blue & gold velvet
geometric fabric line drying in the bathroom.
I've got two stacks of lining,
folded and waiting patiently.
I've got 8 meters of black vinyl
off-gasing on the deck.
I've got duct tape pumpkin eyes
But mostly I've been doing this lately...
How about you?




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Quick Uncrafty Howdy Catch Up

Remember Me?
I remember you!

It's been busy over here in the Little World.

They have been getting bigger.

We had a 3 year old
rainbow birthday party:

And then someone else turned:

She wanted a big girl tea party,
without kids!

Fun times were had!
Not only did 5 bring birthdays,
but also Kindergarten.

5 carries a lot these days.
 the biggest girl
we took on a big girl surfing trip.

Her super fun 'fake aunty'
has been verbally bludgeoning us
since 2 seconds after Pu's birth with:
" 'bout now, how 'bout now...
is she still too young to surf?!"
Clearly the answer was not any more!

She got up first try and was
proud and pleased.
Pu is sure the sky is always falling,
so to see her surf into confidence,

There were beach s'mores,
and comets to be seen.

It rocked.
(Thanks Sio)
Now, if only
I could get all these kids into school
I will have 2.5 hours x2/ week
 of new creating time!

Oh happy day!

Hope you too have been falling
into the leaves.