Sunday, April 26, 2009
I adore delicious potato salad.
Recently, I started reading "A Homemade Life" my Molly Wizenberg. It's a lovely book about the influence of food and cooking on Molly's life.
The first recipe in the book is for her father's potato salad. The recipe is simple, yet yummy.
I adore how the colors blend together - the purple of the potatoes, the green of the onions and white and yellow of the eggs. I made it for Easter dinner at my dad's house. Besides needing salt, I think it was very yummy.
I can't wait to try more recipes from the book.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Recently, I ordered Weekend Sewing, by Heather Ross. I LURVE IT! It is full of fun and simple projects, including directions for making a smocked dress. My mom was out of town, so having the directions in the book was very helpful.
Sewing the elastic on. I wound it on the bobbin, by hand. Worked great! Drawing the lines on the fabric is a MUST.
My beautiful model! I did add an appliqued bird on the front, but that pic is stuck on my phone ;).
Sweet shoulder straps.
I'm considering posting a full tutorial on smocking a dress, or even a shirt. Humm...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
BTW - I blame my addiction, er, love, on my mom.
Folding up my fabulous fabric onto boards. I bought these fabric organizers from Polar Notions. The are absolutely wonderful. I love that they have them for fat quarters too!
Ah, so much better. But you can see that I still have stuff in bins. I ran out of the boards and need to order more.
After I go through these bins, I have a feeling I'll actually have empty space on my shelves!
My cutting table and more fabric to the left. Again, ran out of boards...
So, it's a start! And it's a much better family space too. Clay can work on the computer and not lean on thread and be threatened by straight pins. On the cutting table is my newest creation. I'll have pics of the finished product soon!
More to come...