Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Busy Girls

We've been busy girls sewing, planting and baking. The owl stitchery is now a sling bag for Nature Girl. She loves it and proudly announced today that she will never leave home without it. We'll see how long that lasts but for today she brought it with her. She's pictured here on a bench outside our local library modeling her sling bag and her owl sticker. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It's just what I pictured for the owl stitchery.

We planted seeds yesterday using the newspaper pots from Dave's Garden. I say "we" but really Nature Girl helped plant the first eight pots then went off to ride her bike, which she informed me is good for the earth. I finished planting while she rode her bike around the driveway pretending she was visiting her friends and cousins. It was very entertaining! She looked at my bike that has been hanging in the garage since before she was born and told me I should start riding my bike too. Nice thought but not likely no matter how good it is for the planet.

I haven't posted any pictures on the Sparkle Power Sew Along Flickr Group, but I have been sewing. I made these green capri pajama pants using thrifted knit fabric and a pair of my favorite pajamas as a pattern. They're super comfy. Not bad for 50 cents worth of thrifted fabric! Sorry the picture is pretty poor but I hope you get the idea.

I whipped up this simple skirt yesterday from another thrifted fabric I bought a few weeks ago. It's not fancy but I like it. We went to see Horton Hears a Who today and I wore my new skirt. I even have a piece of the fabric left to make something for Nature Girl. I have a few other projects I've been working on that aren't finished and many more that are on my to do list. That list never gets shorter because I'm always finding something new I want to make. Check out Kerri Made for her chicken scratch gingham and her crafty tool belt tutorial.

I'll leave you with one more picture for tonight. The batter doesn't look appetizing, but this Pecan Toffee Biscotti is delicious. I'll take a few more pictures of the finished product and post the recipe tomorrow or the next day. Trust me this biscotti is so yummy it's worth checking back for the recipe. I'm enjoying a piece right now!


Anonymous said...

You HAVE been busy!!! It all sounds and looks wonderful!! Love the owl bag - too cute!!

Barb said...

The owl bag is adorable, as is Nature girl herself. I also love what you did with the thrifted fabrics. Way to go!

kerri said...

I love that little owl sling bag you made for Nature Girl. Glad you worked that embroidery into a project it's too cute!

You got so many things done, I'm feeling like a total slacker now. hehe

I have some of those toffee bits in the cupboard, maybe I'll have to break down and whip up some biscotti.

jovaliquilts said...

That owl bag is adorable! What little girl wouldn't want one? (Or little boy -- I bet they'd like a satchel for their stuff!)

Mmmmm....biscotti! I love 'em!

Karin said...

Nature Girl looks so adorable with her cute owl sling bag!

I'll be back to check out your biscotti pictures! I love biscotti :)

susan said...

wow baking and sewing!! youve been a busy girl for sure. what did you use as a pattern for the skirt? i want to make myself a skirt but i want it to be suuuuuuuuuuuper easy. i saw somewhere where the person used a sheet for a skirt, and used the hem of the sheet for the hem of the kind of skirt! hmmm was that at sewmamasew??? the owl sling bag is darn adorable!!oh yea, where do you get toffee bits? in the baking section?

Candace said...

can i use the photo of your daughter & the owl bag on the sew along blog?

please e-mail me.