Sunday, November 29, 2009

when men serve the pie

making pies is my favorite part of holiday dinners.
my darling husband requested a chocolate pecan pie,
which i lovingly made just for him.
he served it up (i think he
decided to be in charge for portion control)

do you see what he did to that pie? need a closer look?

he didn't cut it...
he didn't get a pie server...
he got a big spoon and started scooping.

i love him so.

hope you and your family had a wonderful thanksgiving.

when daddies watch boys

this is one of the many outcomes that are possible when you put a daddy in charge of a boy... fortunately the ink washed right off.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

raising a multicultural child

okay, so maybe taking your child to various restaurants for cultural exposure is not what it takes to raise a child who can appreciate other's culture, but its a start right? after all boy loves him some chips and salsa and he can eat with chop sticks at 16 months old!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

gettin' crafty: sweater refashion

i bought this sweater off a clearance rack for $3.
it was way too big, but i really liked the green and the hood.
i put it on and used safety pins to fit it on the sides and
shoulders. (if you turn the sweater inside out first you don't
have to move the pins to the other side before you sew.
of course i didn't think about that before i started...)

i did a straight stitch then followed it up with a zigzag stitch
to help keep it from raveling. trimmed the seams and done.

this will be swell over summer tops.
a great way to extend the wardrobe for next to nothin'!

don't sew with pins in your mouth!

i grew up watching my momma sew...
she always had a mouth full of straight pins
and i have followed in her foot steps.
this probably isn't the smartest thing to do,
but it's habit and nothing bad has happened to
me yet... until today.
i was working on a sweater refashion (more on that later).
see my pretty green sweater that is way too big?
i used safety pins to fit it then started to sew,
taking the safety pins out as i went...
not taking time to close them...
and putting them, you guessed it,
in my mouth.

i did not feel anything amiss until i went to pull
the safety pins out of my mouth and one would not come.
somehow i managed to pinch a tiny piece of my tongue
between the coils of the safety pin and it was good and stuck!

just wanted to share
1. because i would hate anyone to suffer a
sewing injury that could have been prevented
by sharing my own stupidity
and 2. because that's a pretty cool picture!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

gettin' crafty: well sister is

sister made my niece this super-cute tuxedo shirt.
i want one... the shirt... a little girl to put it in...
luckily i get to do the girl thing with sister's little ones.
anyway, if you have a cute little girl and
want to make her a cute little tuxedo shirt,
visit sister's blog to find out how.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

happy halloween

hope everyone had a safe and fun halloween...
i know boy and daddy sure did.
boy cause there is nothin' as fun as
being a cowboy and daddy cause
he had an excuse to go trick-or-treating this year...