Now that my daughter is 7, she has strong opinions about what her costume should be. When she chose Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, I agreed even if it wasn't a big costume challenge for me. Seeing the delight on her face when she put on the dress and ruby slippers made it all worthwhile.
My son, on the other hand, is only 5 and easily persuaded to wear obscure costumes. He's really been into wrestling and super heroes, so my husband had the genius idea of making him Nacho Libre this year. Tights + muscles + mask + cape was a winning combination. He fell for it.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
What is it about Fall that kicks me into full craft mode? This year in particular I am loving my domestic upgrades. I have been itching to recover our dining room chair seats for the past 2 years. I finally found a fabric with a print that I like and a pattern that will camouflage my kid's food spills. First weekend - 4 down, 2 to go! Costume season is right around the corner so I've got to switch gears after the final 2.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I recently took a class at Modern Domestic to learn how to do paper-piece quilting. The process was very technical, but the results were astonishing. This tablerunner took a good week of evening craft-time. Now I can kick up my feet and rest my cocktail without leaving rings on my table.
I used this leaf pattern Charley Harper print for the backing which will mask stains from my sloppier guests and small children.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Our backyard has an elevated level that has always been an eyesore. I consider myself quite crafty, but was not blessed with a green thumb. So this year we decided to have more fun with this dirt pit and make it fun for the kids too. My daughter loves fairies so the fairy garden was a great idea. I started with the tipped pot covered with succelents for her "home". Then the kids added their favorite stones and shells for her path. We found the fairy at our favorite toy store and plopped her inside.
In a few months the rest of the ground covering should be filled in.
Our gnome is so cute. He now protects our wildflower seeds which are growing nicely.