Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vintage Pattern Ladies #2 in series.

Here is #2 of the Vintage pattern ladies. I love this one. Love her little belt.This pic was taken at my Chicago Modern Quilting Group last Sunday.

Baby Torture

"REALLY, MOM???REALLY????? You're going to put this outfit on me and expect me to be happy about it???"

My friend, Kristyn's sweet babe, Harper. I'm thinking she wasn't up for a photo shoot that day...or for wearing a tutu:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vintage Pattern Ladies #1 in series.

The inspiration: 

The art Quilt:

This was really fun to make. I have another 2 in the works. There are a lot of errors on this one but it was a great learning piece. It measures 14 in X 21 in. I added the black tulle over the dress because I didn't like how the skirt turned out. I had tried a few differnt techniques while trying to make the creases and the shadows on the skirt. The tulle was a perfect way to hide the flaws :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Purple Baby Scale

For Sale: gender-neutral baby weighing scale.
$12.00 + 3.00 shipping =$15.00

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Soup and my friend Stephanie and bread.

This is my new friend and co-worker, Stephanie. She has joined Christina's practice, Genesis Family Midwifery, as a midwife and we'll be catching babies and teaching child birth classes together. Here she is at a birth we were at yesterday weighing the baby using the new scale I made for her.

Stephanie and her husband recently moved to Elgin. They're about a mile from me, so Steph and I have been driving to births together when we can. We've also been getting together to craft, plan our classes and lunch together. On Tuesday, she had made some butternut squash soup which was so yummy! I was quite inspired, so today I made some acorn/butternut squash soup myself.

I topped it with a bit of greek yogurt. WOW! It is so good! I have a loaf of bread baking right now and when its done, I shall have myself another bowl with some homemade bread.

hhhhmmm....I'm quite the homemaker today:)

Here's the recipe for the soup which I kinda made up as I went along:)

Cut one acorn squash and one butternut squash in half. Sprinkle with Pumpkin Pie spice(which is just a mixture of cinnamon,ginger and nutmeg). Bake face down on a tray for about 40 mins at 375. Bake til soft. When cool, scoop out squash and blend in blender or food processor with:
1/8 c brown sugar
1 c plain yogurt or sour cream (I used 1/2 c of both)
4c chicken broth

Heat and serve.
So good....and good for you! and pretty!

Thanks for the inspiration, Steph:) Looking forward to a long and wonderful friendship with you!

(1 hour later)
The bread is ready! The house smell magnificent!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baby Weighing Scale

For Sale:
Baby weighing scale for midwives.
 $12.00 + $3.00 shipping= $15.00.
What a bargain!

Measures approximately 23in X 40in.
Can be made in any color or print. Just ask!

Check out my new friend Emily's blog. She just wrote a wonderful piece on these baby scales! Thanks, Emily!!