Monday, November 8, 2010

Pray for Snow

I have to admit I've been dreading the cold weather ever since it left.  Summer was SO nice, and it has been so fun to play outside.  With the cold weather looming in the near future, all I could think of is wet feet, dirty floors, snowy roads, slushy sidewalks, and the hours and hours I'll spend dressing and undressing a certain little girl in and out of her snow clothes.  But the last couple of weeks I've been getting really, REALLY excited for winter. Crazy right? And I've begun to remember why I LOVE winter.

I love skiing, crocheted hats, cocoamotion, Christmas trees, Beaver Mountain, knit gloves, being able to bake without dying from the heat, skiing backwards, Bogus Basin, wrapping paper, ski coats, cold air, warm food, Christmas tree ornaments, skiing on Christmas day, blankets, sweatshirts, long sleeve T-shirts, all things glittery, snowflakes, fudge, snowmen, my crazy goggles,  and skiing with my favorite guy!

I may need to re-read this post come the end of February... but for now, I do love winter and I'm SO excited for Christmas. Pray for snow!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I made this fruit for The Girl a few months back, and I love it.  I've been planning to make her some more for Christmas to go with the homemade kitchen I hope to finish.... 

DUKTIG 14-piece vegetables set  DUKTIG 9-piece fruit basket set  DUKTIG 15-piece breakfast set

Then, a few days ago, I found this food at And it's Super Cheap. $8 for the veggies, $8 for the fruit basket, and $5 for the whole breakfast set.

So I have a dilema.

Do I buy fabric, make patterns and sew together a bunch of food (keeping in mind that it IS fun, and I'm quite fond and proud of the fruit I've already made, but there is ABOSULTELY NO CHANCE I'll be making a bunch of grapes, and I still have at least 12 other Christmas Gifts to figure out).

OR do I spend a quick $21 and save the time and effort?

It's called Opportunity Cost (thank you ECON 1500...).  What do YOU think?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To Do:

I bought this fabric a couple months ago, intending to make a quilt for our bed.... I KNEW it was going to be too girly for the husbands taste, but hoped that somehow I could get away with it. Not a chance. So it's been sitting in a bag ever since I brought it home, and I can't decide what I'm going to do with it.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Snow White Costume

Here is the final product. Unfortunately I never got a really good picture (too much dancing around and singing "ha ha ha" going on). I covered her fair little head with a black hat and added a headband.

I used a pattern that I've already made two other dresses with, so it all went pretty fast. I just had to modify the bodice and sleeves and make the skirt a little longer.

I spent about $8 and a couple hours making her Snow White dress. While one purchased at Walmart or on the internet would cost between $19 and $45. I think it was well worth the time I put into it!

Not to mention my skills as a seamstress are improving all the time.... Just look at the progress I've made with zippers!