Holidays

Many Happy Returns of the Day!

Today has never been a day that has stood out to me as the occasion on which a little groundhog decides how much more winter there is; my whole life, today has stood out to me as the birthday of a most singular lady.  When I was a little girl, we could say anything and my mom…

Week One Project Run and Play

So I am a big fan of Project Run and Play, and with this new season being open to viewer participation, I decided to play too. This week the theme was pattern remix and I made Emmie a cute little Valentine’s dress with an attachable apron.   I’m calling this dress “The Love Letter Dress” This…

That’s it, we’re canceling Christmas!

So we have decided that this year there will be no Christmas in our household (well, NO is such a strong word, we will be putting up the tree and Christmas lights.) But instead of all the presents, and dinners, etc. we are going on a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas, a day at Universal Studios…

Going back in time to the beginning of summer

So at the beginning of summer I made 2 tutus for our family’s June birthday girls. My Sister Sarah wanted to wear one for her 22nd birthday in Disneyland, and asked me to make her and Emmie each a burthday girl tutu. I gathered over 90 linear yards of fabric into Sarah’s tutu, and half that…

I ♥ Shibori

So this week in my surface design class we have been working on shibori samples, (shibori is a form of Japanese tie-dye) but haven’t actually gotten around to dyeing anything yet. I really am itching to have a product, so I thought I would do a little project here at home with Miss Emmie. I…

Thanksgiving

We spent Thanksgiving volunteering at Jamestown. I made the clothes for everyone, and had a really good time. The food was awesome, our friends were fantastic, and the crowds were huge. Emmie loved carrying the water buckets around Isaac in front of the Governor’s house. Paul, Isaac, and Emmie. Me in the Governor’s house, my…

Halloween

Well, today was Halloween. While the kids were at school I finished making a doll apron for Emmie’s friend’s birthday party tomorrow. (I made the dress a few days ago) The kids only had a half day today, so they got home before 1:00 p.m. We carved pumpkins, put them on the doorstep, and the…