Thursday, November 13, 2008

Everything all in one post

The camera-napper was apprehended lurking in some neighborhood bushes, but not before he sold off my camera. In any case, I'm glad he's off the streets for now.

Firstly, I dressed up Maria and Tess and tried to reenact Halloween. Maria was Little Red Riding Hood.Between the cape(red corduroy), the lining(Marcus Bros. fairytale), the pinafore(light green wool) and the petticoat(white linen) this outfit used some serious yardage. Trying to catch Maria in a still pose is seriously hard.
And not to be outdone in the difficult to photograph department, here is Tess letting it be known that she will NOT be a happy Strawberry Fairy again.
Unless she can ride on the trike.
Another major project I've had going on is this vanity that my mother-in-law gave us this summer. It was old and the finish was in pretty rough shape, so I thought I would either paint it or strip it before setting it up in the house. Never having refinished anything before, naturally that's what I decided to do. I'm glad I made the effort. It certainly wasn't as hard or time consuming as making a quilt. I'm very happy with the results.

A little bit of good luck was found at the thrift shop this week. A lovely wool granny square afghan. Absolutely perfect condition and only $16. I know this is the going price for these, but I've tried making one before and these blankets are a LOT of work. Yet another example of how handmade things are under-appreciated.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Wow! I'm so happy Obama won. I've been smitten since his keynote address in 2004 and I'm so proud that so many Americans came out and supported him for President. I don't just think he will be a good President, I think he will be a great one. I could go on all day, but I won't.

So I made a very sweet little red riding hood costume for Maria for Halloween. I'd love to put some of the beautiful photos of her wearing it right here. I would write about the lovely, soft blue wool I got for a song on E-bay (that never happens anymore). I'd show another photo of the darling fairy tale fabric I used to line the red cape. I'd even love to upload some cute photos of Tess as a Strawberry fairy and Betsy as a Princess. It would be the photo fantastic post I've been working towards for weeks! But I can't do that because somebody stole my camera out of our car in the driveway last night. Very creepy.