Saturday, July 21, 2012

Help Me Help You

Ava has taken it upon herself to improve us. She is very kindly taking the time to meticulously document our faults, in list form, so that we might better understand our foibles and mend our thoughtless ways. Of course, in true sisterly style, Cate was the first to come under the lens:

When I suggested to Ava that her lists might not be received in the same generous spirit with which they were created, she was genuinely surprised. Why wouldn't people want to know their faults? Especially when someone had been kind enough to enumerate them in painstaking detail?

I can't wait to see my list!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What Did You Do Today?

OK, time to get back in the we will kick of this re-nascence with some show and tell: namely my new favorite craft. Making nightgowns out of old pillowcases. No, not your average pillowcase nightgowns/dresses. Please. Those are so 6 months ago. No, no, no, I'm talking serious nightgowns with seam binding and sleeves even. Although I'm making more of the sleeveless versions right now, 'cause it's summer here dontchyaknow and it gets freakin' HOT. So no sleeves!

I've made several already for the girls and their friends, but here is the latest one, which I made for Lauren's daughter Violet. When I found the pillowcase I knew it had to be for her. It took me a while to find a fabric I liked for the bodice, but I think the one I finally chose really works. The bright cornflower/aqua blue is the exact same color as her eyes.....

 And here is the lovely one herself, wearing her signature nightgown:

Is she not the most beautiful babe in the world? That smile! Those curls! I just want to gobble her up!

I have several more pillowcases, as well as plans to make more nightgowns, so who knows? Maybe in a few months I'll post a few more pictures.....snicker snicker snicker.......

Also: for anyone who is interested, my friend Elise found this pattern at a blog called Sew Mama Sew! It is a free pdf pattern, and it is very very easy. I can make one in about an hour, from start to finish.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


We are in Brazil!!

I wanted to record our adventures on the blog, but I couldn´t get in, and as I became increasingly more frustrated it was clear that one of two things was going to have to happen: 1) I would have to throw the computer out the window, or 2) I would have to start a new blog. As the computer belongs to my friend Rafael, I thought it best to start a new blog. I´m going to try to link to it, but just in case Blogger won´t let me, here is the address:

Tschao! (That´s portuguese for Good-bye!)