Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Marlow's Bench

Great Danes need to have their food raised because they are such big babies.
Drew and I made the above bench for Marlow together.
Drew made the bench. I painted it blue and picked out the oilcloth for the top (for easy clean up).
We think it looks pretty sweet.
Marlow agrees.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

weekend sewing

I'm currently working on my second sewing project. I'm making a reversible apron out of the chocolate brown and the pink print fabric you see above. Things are going slowly. The four reversible strips you see above took me all damn day to make. Have I mentioned that sewing is hard?


My sister makes some awesome babies.

Monday, January 28, 2008

my favorite...

This is perhaps my favorite thing in the whole wide world.
My niece Abby made it for me for Xmas.
I love the look on his face.
I love how nice he feels in the palm of my hand,
and I love the fact that he jingles when I gently shake him.


Robert made us a spectacular meal last night.
He purchased the James Beard award winning Lee Brother's Southern cookbook,
and was itching to test some recipes.
He made: Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Macaroni and Cheese,
Deviled Eggs, Biscuits, and Mint Iced Tea.
I contributed to the party by making red velvet cupcakes (yum).
Robert also looked super cute wearing the apron I embroidered him for Xmas.

Friday, January 25, 2008

So pretty....

Found these beautiful "nested rose bowls" on the bluelines website.
R.I.P. Blueprint Magazine (tear).
They are made by Nancy Bauch @ White Forest Pottery,
and I find them absolutely divine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My little pony

meet marlow.
a.k.a: mister, sugar bear, my sweet baby, marlow james (when he is bad).
he is our 10 month old great dane puppy. he is 125lbs of pure snuggling love...and still growing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

abigail & lily bell

my nieces are lovely.
i embroidered the onesie lily is wearing for christmas.
hand embroidery was my gateway drug to machine sewing.
before i started embroidery i didn't even know how to properly thread a needle.
a year from now i plan on being a crafting machine.

Monday, January 21, 2008


My friend Christene is a rock star. She came over last night to show me how to properly use Betsey. We made the simple tote bags from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing book. I'm feeling less afraid of my sewing machine...which is a good thing. Although, I still feel like I'm reading a foreign language when I look at pattern instructions.


This is my new sewing machine safe in her home. Ive named her Betsey and I think that name suits her just fine. I decorated her case with pink glitter lettering to make her feel more fabulous. Hopefully we will have a long, happy life of making stuff together. As for right now....she freaks me out.