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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time crocheting lately. If you follow me on instagram you’ve likely seen the pictures. I have a baby project that’s ongoing as well as a request from Tabitha for something that I’m still working on. One I like, the other gives me fits. One night I just wanted […]

Long night

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Chris was feeling off and went to sleep around 6:30 and here it is 9 and he’s still asleep so I think I can assume I won’t see him until tomorrow morning. He napped before lunch too so I wonder if he’s coming down with something.
I’ve got one kid in bed and another hour before […]

Brownies and ice cream

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Monday was just a day of lessons, though I did break it up with a Jack in the Box run specifically for dessert before our lunch. The kids enjoyed that and the cashier thought it was funny- probably because I ordered a Diet Coke with our cheesecake, cookies, and churros. It was a long day […]

this isn’t the post you’re looking for

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Here’s a photo to distract you from the fact that this isn’t a real post. At least my kids are cute. Plus, look at their fabulous dresses! I may be biased since I sewed them.

2 latest projects

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Daisy spied monkey fabric in my fabric bin that I had used on a dress for her over a year ago. Since it’s outgrown she said I needed to make a new one. I went with a skirt instead and then scanned one of the monkeys and used that as my pattern for the appliqued […]

Sewing Webpage

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I finally finished my sewing webpage! Well, in all honesty, it’s missing a picture I cannot find and 2 others need to be replaced with larger versions. But it’s fine for now and I’d rather get it up sooner, rather than later. It has pictures and descriptions of everything I’ve sewn since I started sewing […]

together again

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Chris came home from his guys’ weekend today. Though us girls kept busy this weekend, we were most definitely glad to get him home. One benefit though to me being sick is I was too tired to hear noises that weren’t there so I actually slept this weekend. We celebrated his homecoming by going out […]


Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Is it pink?

Is it blue?

You decide!

the pic

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

It’s very late as we just finished watching “It’s Complicated.” Loved the movie, thought it was so fun and a good time. Too late to blog, so here’s a quick post of Daisy in the dress at the Princess and the Frog birthday party.

found a cool park

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Tabitha had a birthday party to attend today for a few hours after lunch. Technically Daisy could have gone too, but it was a pool party and no way was I going to get in the pool with a bunch of splashing kids. So Daisy and I found our own fun. First we went to […]

“it’s a small world”

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Small World outfit- Done! Daisy wore it to Disneyland yesterday so I took lots of pics in front of the attraction. She’s wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath since it was cool in the morning and of course I didn’t get a single picture later after it had been taken off, but that’s okay.
I […]

nothing like the last minute

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

So I have the most intricate applique that I’ve ever attempted sitting on my table. Not to mention I haven’t appliqued anything in over a year. Yet, I didn’t even start working on it until this evening and I want it finished Saturday night. Oh, and I also need to make a pair of pants […]

busy, yet not

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

It doesn’t seem like today was busy, and yet, we did a lot of stuff. We went to lunch with my in-laws, then back to their house for visiting, then home where I finished putting the skirt on Daisy’s Small World shirt, then I ran to the fabric store for thread, quick dinner, then Lucy […]

excellent weekend

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Yesterday was a fairly leisurely morning and then off to a quick dance performance for the girls. It was a community type thing where there were booths from all sorts of businesses and programs relating to kids and they had information about what they offered. It’s not our particular city, but close enough that we […]

mmm, watermelon

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

While I work on the pictures from our weekend, here’s a quick pic of Daisy in her newest dress I sewed for her. She picked out the fabric and I already had the pattern. The hat is from a different pattern though still Burda. The hat only had 3 sizes and I made the middle […]

Dusted off the ol’ sewing skills

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Today was a Girl Scout event in which Tabitha participated in a fashion show dressed in a traditional Chinese outfit. We attempted to simply find one local to purchase but we were unsuccessful. We could have gone to Chinatown but with all the rain we’ve been having and our hectic schedules we opted for me […]

Today I sewed

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

I finished both of Lindsay’s outfits today. I really like sewing doll clothes because even if you make a monumental mistake and have to start all over from scratch, you can still finish two outfits in one day because they are small.

The Disney one is basically a t-shirt dress, except I sewed the shirt […]

Settle in, this’ll be a long one

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

I have soo much to blog about. If you’re not in the mood to read, there are pictures as well if you just want to scroll down.
So all this week Tabitha had a class at the Natural History Museum as she does every year. This year she chose a class entitled “Animal Theater.” The focus […]


Friday, June 27th, 2008

Here’s the cow dress I’ve been working on. Eventually I will add jeans sewn out of the same denim as the top of the dress. But that’s not a pressing need with it being summer right now.

Daisy has had Chris and I to herself this evening as Tabi is off to her second ever sleepover. […]

monkeying around

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Our little monkey started her new level of gymnastics today. This level really seems to focus more on being correct technically. Various things were definitely being fine-tuned as opposed to just getting something accomplished. Daisy had a good time, but as always, she didn’t like when other kids don’t listen. She has always been a […]

Piggy pics

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I finished the applique on the tank top today I still want to embellish capris and we’re waiting on accessories I ordered from ebay, but since it is a complete top and bottom, I thought I’d share pictures.

The twirl factor! It can do a full horizontal twirl, but then her undies show, lol.

These […]

I will survive

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

That was a great Survivor. No spoilers here for those who Tivo’d it, but it was a good episode to me.
Also putting me in a good mood- I finished the piggy skirt! I wanted the pic to be large so details can be seen in the fabric so I’ll just put a thumbnail for you […]


Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

We had a lovely Easter today, if a bit too hot.
Tabitha asked me last night if she could wake us up if she was the first up. I told her no earlier than 7:30am and we put her clock in her bed with her. The child knocked on my door at 5 minutes til 7 […]

Recital Dress

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

This shows a close-up of the two fabrics. As you can see, the red has many different string instruments in the design.

The recital itself went just fine. Tabitha did well without any major mistakes. She had a good time and her teacher was proud of her. After the recital we went out to lunch/dinner with […]

baskets and violin

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Last night I went to Target to finish up everything I needed for the girls’ Easter baskets. Their baskets will be very simple this year compared to past years. I’m just so burnt on buying things as that’s all we’ve done for months. There was Christmas and both birthdays and then three trips which not […]

now my sewing machine can rest

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I am officially done sewing every piece of clothing for our Disney trip. All told I sewed seven outfits for Tabitha and six for Daisy (I bought her an outfit on ebay before I started sewing). I have bows and red crocs for both of them and I am going work my camera like never […]

signed, sealed, addressed and awaiting stamps

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

I finished my Christmas cards last night and will be popping them into the mail today. I’d been putting off even thinking of cards (I did that last year too for some reason).
Yesterday Chris had his last vacation day of the year and we went to Disneyland. I took the girls in their […]

coming along

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I’m currently working on Daisy’s Christmas Eve dress. I started it on Monday and then yesterday I finished all that I could with what I had on hand. Today the girls and I went to the fabric store so I could get what I needed to finish the dress. I’ve been sewing since we got […]

33 and snowflakes

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Yesterday was Chris’s birthday so we’re caught up in ages for the next 6 months. Unfortunately the day didn’t go quite as planned. It started off pretty good. We were still up at midnight Thursday night so since it was officially Nov. 30 I gave him his present from me. I ordered him a shirt […]

Disney outfit pics

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Here’s the latest Disney outfits I was working on. I might add black rick-rack to the hem of these pants to give them a more finished look. Plus, rick-rack is a Disney-boutique staple, lol.

I shared the shirt of this one but here it is with the matching pants. I did an applique for the Mickey […]