Sunday, August 31, 2008

Another skirt. A bit shorter than the last. Love those penguins!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Super quick! I learned a lot about not using a pattern for this one. Not exactly the flared A-line I was hoping for, but she likes it. The top waistband is brown, which matches part of the print. The bottom is a bit more flared than it appears. I think I am going to stick with shorter skirts for a while, at least until I can take the time to come up with a 'pattern'. Not too bad for 20 minutes from start to finish.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

These may look simply like 9" squares sewn and topstitched. But really- they are 25 lovely napkins! The exciting part is if you've ever eaten at our house, and you know what we are replacing. Years ago I thought to make some cloth napkins but instead I bought a huge pack of washcloths from K-mart. Those things are old and tattered, and welcome retirement. Now our table has a beautiful addition.

Friday, August 15, 2008

An 'unfinished' project finally complete. I started this many months ago and left it in the drawer. What a good feeling to get it done while it still fits.

This is the third batch of homemade ice cream. First was banana- not too good. Second was strawberry- delicious and fresh tasting. Third was blueberry- so good that by the time I took a picture, it was gone. So beautiful and purple and tasty!