Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Exhibit A: these little guys.
Yes. I am a poor excuse of a lawn.
And now a few months later in good soil look what they turned into! I'm not sure what kind of grass this is called, but at a local gardening center, they were selling little pots for $6. Now in the backyard (no I still haven't done much back there--maybe next summer), the little sprouts are back again, so this is what I'm doing:
Packaged up in origami boxes for some garden-lovin' friends. The tutorial for the boxes is here.
**Whew. That was a long-winded story for "look, I made some origami boxes for my weeds!"
p.s. I'm not sure what is going on with my email. I recently discovered that a lot of it has been landing in my junk mail folder. If you've sent me an email, please be patient for a response as I sort things out. Thanks :)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
When I take my kids with me to the fabric store, they always have opinions on what I should buy. Usually their taste in fabric is much different than mine. Most of the time I can talk them out of whatever oddball thing it is they want, but there are times where I think they should be rewarded for having to put up with wandering the aisles with me. So I buy the various half-yard of fabric to appease them. Well, I finally figured out that it only takes a half-yard to make boxer shorts. So now that fabric won't go to waste, and mama has a way to make her kiddos feel special. Bonus.
Having said that, here are a pair of 2T boxers being modeled by my 7 year old. I made these using fabric I like, and the intended recipient has all of a sudden decided he has opinions on what clothes he will and will not wear. Hmph!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I also got some insight into my sister's way of blogging. I'd see a plate of muffins and want to take a picture for the blog, and she'd say, "What does that have to do with crafting?" So now I know why her blog is so focused and mine is all over the board. :)
As if a beach and a view of Mt. Rainier wasn't enough, there was an orchard with apples, pears, plums and nectarines. The nectarines were the only fruit that were ripe for the picking. YUM! Miss you guys! Come back soon!!!!
Monday, August 04, 2008
I love weeding. Rustic baskets make it even more rewarding.
I love blueberry picking with my boys. Especially when it involves meeting up with a bloggy friend for the first time, and it turns out she's every bit as nice as you'd expect. Thanks for a fun time, Chara!