The day before yesterday, I dreamed we bought a sectional sofa and I bought Star Trek pillows for Cadillac. (Always old Star Trek, never Next Gen). The next day, I walked into the fabric store and saw Star Trek fleece 40% off. COINCIDENCE? It's NEVER a coincidence. Thus, it was imperative that I make Cadillac … Continue reading Star Trek Blanket
We're making good progress on the old dollhouse. Apparently people who enjoy dressing up in Downton Abbey-esque costumes are going to live here, like the lady in purple, because my daughters decided it will have a modern kitchen. The purple lady is in what will be the kitchen. The wallpaper is Victorian era, allegedly. I … Continue reading Dollhouse Progress
Some finds today. We stopped by an estate sale and got this desk for $40. It needs some cleaning, but it's solid wood and has dovetailed joints and doesn't smell weird or anything. It even has a glass top, cut to its shape. I also saw a gorgeous china cabinet there that was the perfect … Continue reading Yard Sale Finds
Eldest and I have been working feverishly on the dollhouse for the past couple of days. It gives us something to do. We make the plans for it, discuss them, and then we execute them. I like it because she has smaller, more nimble hands, so I make her do things I don't like to … Continue reading Look! I Made Pete Postlethwaite!
We got some white Vans for our 12-year-old over the weekend, and she turned them into a work of art with fabric pens. She's a huge fan of the new BBC SHERLOCK series and the DR. WHO series, so she simply had to devote one shoe to each. I swear, I think the best thing … Continue reading Sherlock/Dr. Who Shoes
It's like seeing a recipe for an easy family dinner and finding out you need to buy $50 worth of supplies you'll never use again.
Also, DO NOT USE NOISE BLOWERS. We did. It was a little bit loud.
Tomorrow is the first day of school! The backpacks are ready. The kiddos have fresh haircuts. The outfits are picked out and ready to go. I'm probably more excited than they are. Actually, my youngest is really excited, because she loves school and seeing all her friends every day. My son is excited, because he … Continue reading Bento for First Day of School
Some months ago, I saw this project for a papier mache taxidermy and immediately thought, "I want." So eventually I got a roll of chicken wire, some gloves, glue, floral wire, and a bunch of newspaper together and made it (all of these "do it yourself" things sure necessitate a lot of equipment, don't they?). … Continue reading Newspaper Taxidermy Antelope Head
I've been on the lookout in classifieds for a dollhouse the girls and I can work on this summer, but most were quite expensive or already complete. Even incomplete kits cost at least a couple hundred, so imagine how thrilled I was when I spotted a nice Victorian for $40. Yay! I sent Cadillac to … Continue reading Dollhouse Project