May 30, 2007 at 8:57 am (Crafts)
My daughter attends a homeschool enrichment program two days each week. Today is the last day of classes before summer vacation, and it occurred to me at around 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon that it would be nice to give her teachers some sort of gift to thank them for all of their hard work throughout this year. Because I have a huge stash of new white dishtowels from a recent excellent sale, we decided to dye them up in colors to best match their personalities and personal tastes. Everyone can always use a dish towel and really, doesn’t everyone need a bit of tie-dye in their life?
Of course, the dishes from dinner (which was only spaghetti with sauce from a jar as a creative project was needing to be done!) are still waiting for me in the kitchen this morning. We needed the sinks last night for a more important purpose!
May 18, 2007 at 8:13 pm (Knitting)
I’m attending a baby shower tomorrow and just finished sewing the buttons on the sweater that will be my gift. It’s knit from the Cottage Creations Babies and Bears Sweater pattern, which is a fun sweater to knit. I love watching how it all comes together as it’s knit. I used Cascade 220 superwash yarn, which I hadn’t used before and really liked.
Here’s the sweater front:
Here’s the back:
May 17, 2007 at 3:59 pm (Crafts)
A few years a go, I used to sell hand-dyed clothing at a local Saturday Market. During those years, everyone in my family wore a lot of tie-dye. Now, we all just wear an occasional piece of colorful clothing with one exception: socks for my son and husband. They have worn only brightly hand-dyed socks for several years. A teen friend has also joined that trend, and so every once in awhile I need to dye up a new batch of socks for those three special guys. The colors vary depending upon my mood, other projects I may have going at the time and what colors of dye I have in the basement at that moment. Here is my latest batch, 22 pair freshly folded from the dryer:
Since I was dyeing socks anyway, I also threw in some recently purchased dishtowels that were a boring white. Much more fun now!
May 4, 2007 at 3:43 pm (Cooking)
The cast of Charlotte’s Web loved the cake my daughter made last week and requested another one for this weekend’s performances. My daughter decided that this week, she would make a pig. This time she made a 16-inch chocolate cake with fluffy pink frosting (the pink is a bit brighter than it looks in this photo) . She’s not telling them that it’s colored with beet juice :). She’s already thinking about what cake she will make for next weekend’s performances.
We aren’t big cake eaters, but Anna loves making them, so this has been a lot of fun for her.