Sunday, October 18, 2009

What's cookin?

Okay Seriously? Who would make these pajamas for a GUY? Puh-lease! I was just checking out Simplicity's new patterns when I came across this. I do not like their new website. I can't figure out how to copy the picture which is why I could only post a link.

So what's cooking folks? I'm trying to work on Omari's fairy costume but had my laser eye surgery on Friday and my eyes have not been that great this weekend. Healthy but a bit blurry. They've also been getting very tired, forcing me to get to bed by about 10:30 the past couple of nights. I've been wearing contacts since I was 14. It's funny, because when my vision blurred before, I'd wiggle my contacts around. I keep catching myself about to do that now! I've had to increase my computers font significantly. I understand my vision will keep getting better and better.

Here I am during the torturous week before the surgery when I had to wear glasses.

And here I am the day of the surgery when I had to wear these all day, not read, or watch tv or use the computer, keep my eyes closed as much as possible but DON'T FALL ASLEEP for the first 5 hours! Huh? Eyes closed absolutely equals sleep!

So audiobook it was. I'm listening to The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Sweet, beautiful and hilarious! I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this book. And I'm not even a dog lover. It's written from the dog's point of view. Makes me see dogs in a completely different way. You'll notice the paperback is less than $5. I paid $20 for the audio. Wasn't aware audiobooks are so expensive since I typically borrow them from the library. But these were desperate times! And it's turning out to be quite enjoyable. I can picture myself listening to it again. I don't appreciate the musical interludes however as I never compose a concerto between chapters when I'm reading the book myself.

Oh, remember that scene in Bridget Jones' Diary (I didn't read the book), when she's making dinner and she uses some blue string to tie some herbs together and the soup turns blue? Um, yeah. That's true. In my case I used a trouser sock because I ran out of soup socks. And as I was doing it, I played back that part of the movie and laughed. I was more concerned about soapy residue than actual coloring.

Here's the sock holding garlic and gloves inside and holding the dill and parsley together.

And the colored chicken. Maybe you can't tell that much, but it is black. See how it kind of looks like maybe the liver or something? Lesson learned. Next time use a white sock.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloweeny T-shirt Dresses

The girls were having some difficulty getting along. They didn't want to take pictures together. So I threatened not to take them inside the American Girl doll store to window shop.

The t-shirts are from Target. Naiobi had a FIT at home because her dress was not like her sisters and I made a dress for the wrong doll! Little Witch!!! She said she was NOT going to have a good time! Omari, Omari is just a sweet girl, happy with anything. That's why her t-shirt says Sweet.

I wasn't able to get a shot of Naiobi's shirt, but it says Wickedly Cute. She is.

Here she is in her sister's dress.

And this little thing was made for a little munchkin born just last week. Just for reference, this is a doll clothes hanger. I actually made it last month, before my kids came home from Berkeley. I shipped it off and it got returned recently. Wrong zip code. The little family is home from the hospital and will have a little gift in the mail on Monday. The momma also got a Hooter Hider and the poppa got some books to read to the baby.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Little bits

It's been a while hasn't it? I was scared about readjusting to having children again, but it's mostly gone smoothly. You do what you have to right? My baby turned 5 last week and we went to Disneyland.

We had a blast. Here she is trying a princess crown.

I've been fortunate in that I have "easy" children. But I must say that going to an amusement park without worrying about diaper changes, feeding, or peepee accidents just makes the experience wa more pleasurable.

I did sew something last month and I'll show you in an upcoming Halloween post. Last night I whipped up some Burrito Cozies.

I typically wrap the burritos in foil then wrap a potholder around and secure it with an elastic. These are cut at 8.5 x 8.5, two fashion fabrics and 1 of that insulated lining (can't remember what it's called right now). I sewed the outer and the lining together then turned it inside out. Sewed the lining right sides together and then slipped into the other piece. Then bound with Double Fold Bias Tape. Easy. This is their Friday lung. It's only lukewarm at lunchtime but they don't mind.

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