Monday, September 28, 2015

plushy macaron and 500th post!

We have survived the first few weeks of school,
there have been a lot of chances at home with
Miss C. starting middle school
and Brick Master starting high school.
Just before school started, Miss C. got her braces!
11 seems so young to wear such torture equipment
but she is mostly fine...
To cheer her up, I sewed her a plushy macaron,
hot pink, with ears and eyes, an alpaca macaron.

pattern from CholyKnight
It took me longer than I thought but it was quite doable.

She has very nicely adapted to the situation....

This post is my 500th post, I have been writing this blog for over 5 years now,
it has changed over time as I have changed, some of my and my family's interests have evolved,
 but I am planning on keeping it, just posting slowly.
There will be much less dolls sewing as Miss C. has moved on,
but there are other little girls to sew for...

Of course, the biggest change is the size of the kids,
with a teen and a tween, I will soon be the shortest one at home!

(all legs!)

Happy sewing!

Monday, September 21, 2015

recycled potting bench

Well I am back with another recycled wood project from our former deck:
a simple potting bench.

I followed this plan from Ana White, my favorite builder!
Because I used wood from the deck, it is extremely sturdy.

I used 2 x 4, 2 x 6 and 2 x 8. So yes very sturdy!
But I kind of like that, and with my neighbor's ivy taking over the fence,
it gives it a chance to stand out a little!

We have used some much of the old deck wood: a love seat, a wood and a bike storage area.
It has improved the yard and cut down on the amount of trash!

Now I have a nice place to work on my fall garden, well may be just a few mums!

Happy day!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...