below is basically how I'm feeling.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
tonight I sewed this clutch. pardon the multiple errors; choosing to use vinyl on the inside was ridiculous. my sewing machine hates sewing vinyl and so do many needles. I had to hand-stitch quite a few parts because of this.
this was my FIRST time using a pattern...for anything. I don't like using patterns. first off because I hate reading directions and second because I feel like it limits my creativity. something about using a pattern seems like cheating. I'm the same way about cooking. I always want to change something in a recipe at least slightly, so it's my own. okay, okay but I decided to try for the first time ever... a pattern! I added my twist though. they obviously did not design slot holders for quarters and keys :)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
In grad school I would bake a bran "muffin-loaf" every couple weeks to eat for breakfast. I own muffin pans now, so I finally baked them as muffins.
I always use this recipe, but I use applesauce instead of oil and use half whole-wheat flour and half regular. I also cut back slightly on the sugar because I like to slice the muffins in half and press them into natural cane sugar + cinnamon.
I had a lonely carrot in the fridge, so I shredded him and threw him in there.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
first weekend in town in the last month! I've been playing catch up on a very long to-do list. Today has included grading exams, visiting the farmer's market, swimming in the ocean, shopping at Michael's, vacuuming, and making homemade hummus (artichoke/sundried tomato/parmesan).
Posted by Monica at 4:58 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I've wanted a dress form for years. They are expensive new and awkward and pricey to ship. I came across an idea online (here) on how to make your own. I blended two of their ideas together. I made a shell on myself out of duct tape (taping over a dress I didn't mind cutting up), cut up the front, took it off, and duct taped it back together. Then I put a first layer of paper mache. The beginning stage is pictured above.
I still need to put more layers of paper mache on. It's not perfect, but still should be great for sewing...it only cost me $4..the cost of the duct tape!
** special thanks to daddy for giving me the pvc to make the stand! **
Monday, September 7, 2009
I needed to use the last couple pears from the farmer's market, so I made creamy popsicles.
2 small pears + 1 banana + plain yogurt + agave nector + vanilla soy milk
The pears were similar to asian pears, but really really sweet. I've never had a pear anything like these. The popsicles are great, but I think I wouldn't puree the banana next time around. I got one banana chunk in the popsicle and I really liked it.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
My weekend was awesome. Here are some highlights (aside from just being with two really fun girls:)
After an eventful Friday night in Atlanta, Amber woke up on Saturday and made an amazing breakfast casserole from scratch:
Posted by Monica at 8:52 PM