Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
R u t h A n n!
Many congrats to you, and if you could please send me your address, I'll ship it off to you today when I make a run to the PO.
And to the rest of the poor unfortunate souls out there, I generally have giveaways a couple times a year, so add the blog to your favorites, or check back every now and then. But until then, may I direct your attention to a whole hoard of stuff in my online shop? These things are starting to collect dust due to the lack of use, and before I announce it to a whole sewing forum of ladies, I wanted to share the goodies with my blog readers first!
So check it out to your heart's content!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Lots of vintage rick rack; even on the pocket too. For girls approx. ages 9-12.
All you have to do to enter, is leave a comment with your name (first name and last initial, please).
You can be entered twice, by posting a link over to this post from your blog/LJ/wordpress, etc, and then leave a second comment (please be sure to leave your blog address too)!
A winner will be randomly selected by Tuesday (the 30th) noon, and will post the winner shortly thereafter.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Frippery: something trivial or nonessential
Sorry to have burst someones bubble out there, but aprons are not frippery! They are indeed very useful. While most would wear aprons in the kitchen or out in the gardens, they are ever so useful while cleaning, or painting.
(My sister wearing a Ginnie apron when painting the sewing room last month)
What a delight it was to find out that Shannon was putting together her own lovely apron design into an e-pattern for apron-savy peope like me who can download a file, print, tape, and wala! a pattern! Imagine my thrill when she was hosting a giveaway for one of these patterns, and I won it. My version of it is in my etsy shop; now that I have the real macoy. =)
While I'm in the mode of sharing links this afternoon, I was blog hopping the other day and found this clever idea of repurposing T-shirts.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
While I was away, without any consent or mentioning the idea, our sewing room was painted. Perhaps you've noticed in some of my pictures? (My poor sister picked out a lovely name on a card; "Morning Sunlight," and indeed on the card it was lovely, but some in our household dubbed the room "the baby nursery" while others say the color reminds them of lemonade.) Either way I'm learning that it is rather cheery, although I may have to find another spot in the cottage to take pictures of my sewing things -bright yellow just doesn't go with some things!
But around us there are other touches too that remind us that spring is on the way. Going through drawers or closet shelves are areas that I like to tackle. While mine hold "hope chest items," it's fun to freshen them up a bit. Somehow I'd like to create a little library in a certain area of our abode. The room would suit perfectly, but I just need to convince other people that it is a great idea too. Speaking of books, this afternoon I pulled out my Patterns of Fashion book and my eyes fell once again on this lovely chemisette.
Somehow I'd like to combine it with these lovely items, and come up with something pretty. I've had the vintage laces and buttons for awhile, but the fabric was recently taken up when it was $1.50 a yard.
Perhaps a Regency gown, another Romantic or a late Romantic dress, or just something that is simply historically inspired? What does it seem like it would look best in?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
• Cheri's Parmesan Herb Rolls •
1/2 c. wheat bran
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
2 c. milk
1 T. yeast
1-2 eggs (opt)
5 c. flour (approx.)
2 T. mixed dried herbs
Cook first column until heated. When cooled to slightly warmer than room temp, add yeast. Beat in eggs (opt.). Add flour (you can use a mixture of white and whole wheat like I did) and herbs to make a soft dough.
Knead. Let rise until doubled. Punch down. Make rolls and place inside greased muffin tins. Brush with melted butter and dust with parmesan cheese. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 350* for 18-20 minutes.
Tonight for supper I am fixing a free organic chicken, but am rather clueless as to how to fix it. The majority of us are vegetarian unless we can get organic meats every now and then. We've fixed turkey's around the holiday's, but a whole chicken? Never. I would imagine it would be sort of the same, but I'm calling up Grandma to see how she would fix it. She's so creative, and makes the best meals in the whole wide world. =) How would you ladies fix a whole chicken? or leftover chicken? or can one boil the carcass and make chicken noodle soup with the broth?
Thursday, March 04, 2010
I named her Marci for a two-fold reason: one to hopefully help keep it in connection with the adult sized (Margaret & Marci, Gracie & Molly Grace ... yes, someday I'll need to make up a smaller version of the 1930's Ginnie) and secondly after a friend of mine whose name is Marci. She is an avid seamstress who sews just about everything under the sun, I would imagine!
Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for a giveaway of this child's sized apron, but if you find that you or your daughter/sister/granddaughter can't wait for that, the very first is up in the SHOP!