Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WIP Wednesday & The Daily Sockies

5 tops for Etsy orders.

New top design:

And in action:
(How's that for an Internet Nurse in Public, or iNIP?)

Stuff you can't see:

  • Business books :(  Bu-bu-bu-boooooring. I tried to convince my darling hubby to do them for me, but apparently he gets enough tax junk at work and has no desire to do it at home. 
  • Lawn care/gardening. The problem with an early Spring is that I have to mow grass in March! I've been working on the roses and dividing some of the more leggy annuals.

In Progress:

  • Mother-in-law's Asian curtain/quilt. One quilted, one to go.
  • My t-shirt quilt. I had it on the quilting frame this week but had to rip out all of the stitches. Having issues with the invisible thread and I don't want to switch over to a "normal" thread since the quilt is 90% finished all in invisible.  

On hold:

  • SIL's baby clothes quilt. Waiting for photos of the kids to print for the final three blocks. She should be sending really soon though!
  • Two custom baby clothes quilts. Waiting on fabric to arrive and tshirts from the customer. Pink and lavender polkadots, I cannot WAIT!

OUT of the closet:
My 2nd Anniversary Wholecloth quilt. It's been moved to a chair in the living room. Once the weather warms up this is going to be worked on while I sit on the patio watching A make a dirty dirty mess of herself in the backyard.

Linking up:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Friday, 23 March 2012

The Daily Sock with Marsbar Melts

First things first - The Daily Sock:
Funky zebra. Love 'em. 

Second things after....I finally made The Londoner's Marsbars Melts.   

A. Ma. Zing.

This is all it took for me to bring a little Heaven to the family by way of chocolatey goodness.

Before the went into the oven...

After they came out of the oven....

After I bit into one...

The tutorial is HERE. I made a few modifications just because I stink as a baker and cannot follow directions. 
I used three eggs, 7 tbsp of oil, and dipped my fingers in flour before rolling the cookie around the chocolate bar. I tried it without flour first, and the batter just stuck to my hands. But that's because I had an egg and some oil too much in them and so the batter was stickier.

On a sewing note, I have to look for a new source for the tan colour of my "milky" blouse. I bought the last of it today. Boooo!!!  I absolutely love the colour combination in this blouse so if I can't find a tan I like I will be ever so sad.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

The (every other) Daily Sock

It turns out, I may be the worse mommy in the world. Poor little A burst an eardrum yesterday because she has a double ear infection. Yes, I know, really common, but still I feel like poop about it. She didn't complain whatsoever about it until the night before last. 

I noticed the massive amount of drainage from her ear yesterday while we were running errands, but didn't put 2 and 2 together until we got home. Thankfully, our doctor has an after-hours clinic on Wednesdays.

Here's hoping she's not allergic to amoxil! 

I needed a white towel yesterday so I figured I'd make a quick trip into my local Giant Tiger. I don't get to go into it very often because, all things considered, it's not that local. 
Anywho, in a giant bin outside of said Giant Tiger are women's socks. Bright, colourful, attractive anklet socks.  10 pairs for $5. Did I mention I need socks?  I couldn't resist. At $5, who could?

All these beautiful socks that I need to share with the world reminded me of The Daily Dress posts over at Nerdbiskit and so I am inspired to write an Every-Other-Daily Sock post now. I really do need to get blogging more.

So yesterday's socks:
Fantastic, no? 

On an I-want-to-cry note, I decided to take some photos of my hand-quilted king-size anniversary quilt that I'm "working" on. It hasn't come out of the closet since A was born. She's turning 2 at the end of June.

Notice anything missing? You might not.

     There should be a ton of blue lines that show me where to quilt. 75% of them have faded.  It took me a WEEK to get all of the designs drawn onto the quilt, and I did them using a lightbox. Now I'm going to need to make templates. Oh boy.  I didn't actually need another excuse not to work on this quilt, but I've got it now.

     The quilting design is mine, so if you steal it please remember where to give credit.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

Ok so I had the best of intentions. I did get most of the things I have wanted to get done in the past couple of weeks. Not all, by any means, but most.

I had an explosion of Etsy orders last week, plus an infinity dress to finish, so not a whole lot else got done. I can't complain though, because the orders allow me to fund the side projects!


First, the infinity dress. I wish I'd gotten to keep it!

And a photo of one of the tops:

I don't have a photo of them yet, but I tried out a new design for a skirt and a ruffly tank. Love them both!

Its kind of sad that I can just copy and paste my last list.

No progress:
My tshirt quilt. Really, me? Come on.
MIL's Asian curtain/quilts. They WILL BE QUILTED this coming week.

On hold:
SIL's baby clothes quilt. Waiting for photos of the kids to print for the final three blocks.

In the closet:
My 2nd Anniversary Wholecloth quilt. Yes, we are celebrating the 6th year this year. It's king-sized and hand quilted. I was overly ambitious.

And linking up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced