I would love to say the third time is the charm...but it wasn't. I am determined to find the right fit for me with the Cleo Skirt. I realize it is meant to be a full skirt (lots of pleats, etc), but I can't get the sizing right. My first Cleo was done strictly by … Continue reading Cleo #3
Another birthday, a need for a new Thomas the Tank Engine Cake (here is last years cake). Eamon LOVES Thomas and it was the only cake I could possibly make. Onto Pinterest I went. Then, I attempted. It all starts with 2 8 inch round cakes. Straw to hold the layers together. Was going to … Continue reading Pinterest Win!
This week, I finished A Place for Us. A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, … Continue reading Book Date
Two items on my Year Of Projects list are to make a new work tote and complete my stitch sampler wrap. This week I worked on both. First, my tote bag. A few weeks ago I saw a YouTube video by Midnight Quilt Show about using stash fabric to create a tote. Turns out, the … Continue reading Works In Progress
We spend a lot of time at home. It is just easier...it is difficult for me to take both kids to a non-fenced playground as my son is a bolter/safety risk. So I try to make our back yard cute and fun. Friends donated no longer used sand boxes, I found the slide/climber at a … Continue reading Budget Landscape
For the past two years I have really loved participating in the Ravelry group Year of Projects. It is a great way to motivate yourself to finish projects, try something new or difficult and gather inspiration from others posts. I have put things such as "learn to knit socks", "take a sewing class", "refurbish a … Continue reading Year of Projects 2018-2019
Ok, so I was totally going to be a grown up and make a legit muslin of the Made by Rae Cleo Skirt....but, I was/am too impatient. My first Cleo was a great learning experience, but the skirt was too big and did not flatter me. So for my second one, I once again chose … Continue reading Cleo #2