Archive for August, 2009

Ulysses at Three Months

Uly at Three Months

We just got back from taking the baby on his first plane ride to Kansas. It was a long, long trip–I swear it takes longer to get to Wichita than it does to get to London. The baby did amazingly, though! He hardly cried at all and even managed to sleep the last leg of the trip on the way home. We had an excellent visit with family and everyone was just tickled to meet him.

I’ve been doing little crafting this summer, although I have managed to make substantial progress on my quilt and I should have some photos of a few other small projects I’ve worked on to share soon. Mostly, though, the babe is my main project. We take lots of walks and small trips, as he adores being out and about, and really so do I. He’s cooing and talking, plays with some toys, and enjoys a few small games with us. He’s sleeping mostly through the night and has generally endeared himself to all with whom he comes into contact.

Oh, and I am so sorry to all of you who have this blog on your reader. Unfortunately, my “How to Hem Jeans” page creates a lot of traffic and makes me very susceptible to being hacked (I’ve now been hacked four times), and someone’s gone after my reader. My husband is promising to fix it, but it could take some time since we will have to reinstall everything.

[Update: The RSS hack should be clean for now. If you refresh your Google Reader all but a few posts have their content back and the spam should be gone. Moving from Word Press to Expression Engine soon. - Ryan]

6 comments August 26th, 2009

Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Cake Topper

This is a little wedding cake topper I made for my dear friend who is getting married in October. The wedding is coming up quickly and she had asked me to make this some time ago, so I was glad to squeeze in a craft project while the baby had a nap. I felted the mushrooms and used moss, the bee, and the little trims. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I wish I had more occasions to make these!

5 comments August 13th, 2009

It’s So Hot

Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks

Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks

Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks

We’ve been experiencing days upon days of very hot weather. I know, you’re thinking, it’s summer! Yes, but here in Seattle we do not have air conditioning and when it’s 90 degrees at 11am, there is no way to escape the heat. Even the malls are hot. The baby has heat rash and the laundry is piling up. I saw the idea on Lifehacker to make homemade drumsticks and couldn’t get it out of my head. You need:

melting chocolate
ice cream


4 comments August 3rd, 2009



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