Wednesday, November 30, 2011

when your set design is a-wash

Hey, do you think Roger and Shirley will show up for cards?

There's nothing like flood waters to keep your cola cold!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


So technically I'm into the 1970's for my 8/100 Project, but I am having a LOT of trouble finding a pattern from the 70's that I like.

So tell me, what is iconic in fashion from the 70's?  Is the bell bottoms, the peasant dresses, the mini skirts & vest combos with platform shoes?  What screams 70's to you?

Friday, November 11, 2011

blue glass

I have, for a long time, loved mason jars - especially the blue ones.  They have been something of a trend in recent years in weddings and decor, most popularly used as vases and lighting fixtures.  

When we visited the in-laws this summer, my love of blue mason jars came up and I was promptly lavished with an assortment of sizes and brands that made this girls' heart go pitter-pat.

On the piano.

Mine right now sit prettily in a location where they are visible through most of our living space.  They gently emphasize a vintage blue colour that is a running theme throughout, and until I find a use for them that inspires, I'm content to have them rest as a generous gift that brings me endless amounts of visual pleasure.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I have about 15 posts currently in draft form, but generally have had little energy (or nerve?) to hit publish.  Soon.

In other news I have decided that markers, washable or not, are the devil, and consequently I think we will become a crayon/pencil house only.  I'm hoping that that will significantly reduce the amount of time I spend scrubbing walls/cupboards/counters/floors/children, and contribute to my sanity and well-being.

So sorry markers.  You were colourful and provocative, but you are going the way of glitter and toys with batteries that only play one song over and over again.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So whatever happened to that summer dress I was working on with my friend, Nathalie?  Well, it's currently in pieces in a brown paper bag - the languishing of a garment unfinished before school started.  That and I have made so many mistakes on this dress that now I'm feeling weak-kneed about finishing it. But now that we're in the swing of things, I might just have a regular day to sew - Thursdays (which is tomorrow) and I thought, what a good day to keep working on the dress!

And then it rained.

And all I wanted to do was curl up in a window seat somewhere with a cup of Earl Grey and read a book, ala Anne of Green Gables.

Lesendes M├Ądchen - Otto Scholderer - 1883

It is so very hard to want to sew a summer dress with it is nippy and wet out, but I might just make myself.  (Then next on the list, a white gown with a copper sash...)

Monday, October 3, 2011

We are huge fans of the Take Away shows at our house.  Here is one that has sparked our imaginations recently.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Friday

School started this week - I have two in school now so it makes for a little more coordination and planning, especially with a toddler!  So at the end of a big week, I was quite cheered to find this video show up in my reader via A Cup of Jo.  I hope it cheers you too!