passing through…

3 Aug

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so far…

25 Jul

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so far summer…

it is right at this point (having had both kids home full time for two months already, i just realized) that i find myself wishing a bit for september. i love being able to be outside, but summer feels completely nutty, like i’ve lost all control of schedules and time for work and just keeping up with basic things. one of these years i’ll learn to give into it. okay, i still have a month left…maybe even this year.

we’ve put our toes in the sand a few times, had lots of rainy day afternoons, and L has learned plenty of new words (‘bug’ and ‘candy’ among his new favorites)

everyday i feel really lucky that my kids like each other.

we are off for a bit of a family adventure ~ happy mid summer to you…

made 2…

18 Jul

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i made something else too. plus, you get to see my awkward selfies. this is my scoop top from this free pattern over here at skirt as top. my favorite thing about this shirt is that there is really nothing special about it at all. i always seem to have trouble finding really basic, well made shirts that don’t cling. this came together in under half an hour – i used a fabric that can be left raw at the edge, so there are no hems (i think hemming stretch knits can make them look really handmade, in a bad way, so i try to avoid it all together). i’m tall, so i lengthened the pattern by at least 4-5″.  i have to work on getting the necklines to lie flat, but this is a good start. another definite recommend!

made…

13 Jul

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oh hi! so, i feel a little funny creating this post about some underwear i made for my kid. but i’m doing it anyway, i think because it may have less to do with underwear, and everything to do with the fact that i made something! i consider sewing my job (the best job), but it means that i don’t often take the time to make things that stay in our own home.

i know i could have gone out to any old place and bought underwear, but girl’s underthings are strange – they don’t ever seem to fit well and it’s hard to get away from those licenced characters we all love so much. plus, i’d rather spend an hour in front of my sewing machine than an hour at, um, any shopping place. anyway, i have lots of scrap knit fabric around (and i thrifted some pieces just for the prints), found this pattern (i am always happy to buy patterns, especially printable ones. i would much rather support someone who has already figured it out than take the frustrating time to do it myself), and gave it a try. i made a very big deal about these when they were done because i think they are amazing and want a whole bunch for myself. and they actually get worn! hugely satisfying.

these are so easy, no serger required – a definite recommend…

growing…

2 Jul

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i love our yard right now. with some big projects complete i can putter a bit more and watch the green slowly creep and overgrow. the grapes tangle themselves onto anything they can find and i added strawberries and tomatoes this weekend…

us two…

26 Jun

 

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…work/play…

five good…

18 Jun

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{i find myself under some stress, so it’s time for a five good things list to even it all out a bit…}

1. we took a trip to visit my family and took in my nephew’s funny words and all the moments of pouring rain, and so many good desserts. celebrated a birthday and father’s day and enjoyed the best thrifting around (i don’t know what it is, i always leave that place with the best finds)

2. visited the camp where t and i used to work, and i like that it doesn’t feel like too much has changed. it smells the same. i remember how we all lived in a big bubble for the summer, and how amazing that would feel now, for a few weeks. oh yeah, we were married here too!

3. came home to a garden that shot up and peonies that waited for us to get here for all their crazy pink glory

4. found the perfect patio lights (i hope)

5. get to spend the week with everyone home. i wonder if it will be nice enough for a beach day…