Monthly Archives: February 2010

Spring applique

I was thrilled when I spotted some adorable purple and white baby and toddler long-sleeved shirts on sale at Target a few weeks ago. They made the perfect base for some spring time shapes made with this sweet April shower print (actually called Hushabye Droplets) from Tula Pink.

I definitely needed some spring thinking. I’m looking [...]


I’m not a contender in the Knitting Olympics (who knew there was such a thing?), but my new project does coincide with the challenge pretty nicely. Look at this very pretty wool yarn I picked up at Home Ec Workshop in Iowa City the other day.

It’s currently about 6 rows into becoming a nice, warm, very [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Nanaimo bars

I was browsing food blogs looking for inspiration for Olympic-themed cookies or cupcakes to take with me to an Opening Ceremonies gathering, when I saw a treat that looked awfully familiar.

Nanaimo bars!
Or, at least, that’s what the blogs were calling them.
To me, they looked suspiciously like Prayer Bars, one of my favorite holiday treats growing [...]

Toddler Backpack

Now that I know that this gift has arrived safely in its birthday boy recipient’s little hands, I can finally show off my (er, Colden’s) toddler backpack!
This project was so. much. fun.

The pattern is from Made By Rae. I knew I had to try it the minute I saw it on her blog. I bought [...]

Patchwork pillows

I was having a conversation with a friend a while back about our sewing styles.
She likes to take raw materials and piece together something new. No pattern. No tutorials. Just experimenting and creating.
I, on the other hand, generally like to leave the hard work up to other people. I prefer to let them take the [...]