Archive for July, 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Verdict :: Quick and Dirty Shorts

The pants turned out pretty cute.  They’re pants right now and not culottes so hopefully we’ll get at least two seasons out of them.  This year as pants and next year as highwaters :)  The shorts are just ok but that’s what you get for quick and dirty.  They’ll be just fine.  Oh, and that last picture?  That’s the I don’t like these short pants picture.  It’s to be expected at this point but I’d like to know who taught her to say short pants.  Funny.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Simplicity 3713 :: Quick and Dirty Shorts

library-0004Shorts and gauchos that is.  I stitched both of these tonight instead of watching tv although I did keep it on at, what is probably, an inappropriately loud level to keep me company.  See, now these pants are called gouchos.  So in 10 years, Chase won’t say things to her friends like ‘my mom made me wear culottes’ …right?  

No matter, how many simple pairs of shorts I buy Chase just never seems to have enough.  Right now we’re totally overrun by simple tops with nothing to wear them with.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Art Wall

library-2019It took me a while (a long while) to figure out what to do with this empty wall in Chase’s room.  After 6 months of preschool however, it suddenly became clear.  The artwork was piling up all over the place.  The fridge is covered and recently I put a bunch of pieces away in a big envelope for later which didn’t feel quite right either. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


Are you having a good week so far?  Tomorrow is already Wednesday!  We’re almost over the hump.  I’m looking forward to the weekend to because we have no plans.  NO plans.  I can’t wait.  

This past weekend we travelled Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, July 9th, 2009

That’s a Spicy Meat-ball!

library-1987One of my most powerful motivators to make dinner is a good idea (aka a craving).  Last night I tuned in to an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay who, incidentally, I have decided isn’t a total jerk that I can’t stand to watch on tv.  I am also notoriously susceptible to pasta related cravings.  Usually it has to do with something Lidia is making but since PBS cooking shows are on some kind of permanent hiatus I have to turn elsewhere.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, July 6th, 2009

Progress: Puppet Show Tunic + Shorts

library-1974Seriously, I still haven’t put in the hem or closed up the elastic casing but the whole thing is very nearly almost done.  Definitely by the weekend.  I’m really digging all the red.  I think it’s a good color for Chase.  I think she doesn’t wear enough of it and I don’t know how I didn’t notice sooner.  

I worked on these shorts all afternoon.  I cut them earlier this week or maybe last week so the actual construction took about 2 and a half hours or so maybe a little less than that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Happy 4th!


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Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Holiday Fare

library-1903Just in time for the 4th!  This one was particularly easy to put together.  Most importantly though, now the ketchup bottle has a use.  Now, Chase is looking for the ketchup… ha!  Victory! Read the rest of this entry »

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