Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
this and other paper lampshades
that i would love to use in ruby's closet room
maybe i could give a whirl at making one. hmmm.
*found via eatdrinkchic*
and these gorgeous kitchen towels.
i have been dreaming of a nice new clean set
of kitchen towels and then spotted these
*found via rie elise larson via eatdrinkchic*
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
so at least 6ish
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
3. cut a 5x5'' square pocket out of canvas material. sew 1/4" seam down the top of pocket. pin to the middle of one rectanctangle and sew down, leaving top open.
4. fold down top of each rectangle by 1/2 " and sew down to form and opening which will encase the drawstring eventually.
5. cut 2: 3 1/8 x 19 1/4" pieces of canvas or other neutral color for the straps. fold these in half and sew along the opening, as well as along the fold. add these straps to the rectangle with no pocket, folding over top edges and sewing onto canvas in a rectangle shape to secure strength.
6. drawstring: cut 2: 31 x 1" pieces of patterened fabric. fold in half and sew down to flatten. sew two pieces together.
7. with canvas regtangle pieces facing eachother, sew together...making sure to not sew the straps into this process. turn right side out and shimmy that drawstring on through.
*notes: i would maybe use a lighter weight than the canvas i used as it was hard to pull the backpack's drawsting tight. and the words i stamped on the outside are a french term of endearment meaning 'little cabbage'. wish i would have embroidered them but was delierious and tired at the time. next time, perhaps.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
i want to go to here.
the light.the cozy sheets.the french press.on and on.
count me in.
all photos courtesy of the talented frenchie photographer
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
- set oven rack to middle position. preheat to 300
- butter standard size 9 c. bundt pan...dust with flour
- medium bowl: wisk 2 c. flour plus 6 T. flour, bak.powder and salt
- mixer: blend eggs and sugar until thick and pale yellow...one minute
- add butter and kirsch and blend until fluffy.
- add dry ingredients (including zest if using) and process just to combine...dont overmix.
- toss berries with remaining flour. pour batter over berries and gently fold in.
- pour into pan and cook 1 hours to 1 1/4 hours.
- keeps 2-3 days.
*find the book info and even more fun on the author's blog
Thursday, June 10, 2010
how cute would they be
and some faux grass stuffing,
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
to drink, to play in, swim in, on and on.
its a cure all for so many things when it just gets too hot.
we've been spending a lot of time just playing
with buckets of water and toys in the evenings, or under the umbrella.
with a slight breeze it is quite nice.
i may have to get a cheesy blow up pool soon.
either that or start diggin....no not really.
hope your weekends were wonderful and not too hot
like it is here!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
when youre stuck inside a lot with kids and warm weather you try to come up with creative ways to make your house as messy as possible. no, not really, but that is what seems to be happening lately.
while dec was napping, ruby was helping me sew....turning nobs...pulling strings ste, so i decided we should try to make one of those darn cute dolls i always see online. it turned out pretty cute. i'll have to try for another one and give some direction.
for now, here she is.
what do you think?
names? she looks very french so maybe something frenchy. who knows.