Monday, September 28, 2009

Enough to make a sewing Mom proud

Coleen walked out to the kitchen this morning with the biggest grin...

smugly, she says

"I made everything that I'm wearing."

Friday, September 11, 2009

1st day of school clothes

Coleen's first day of school was Monday and this was the outfit we made. Coleen made the shirt and I made the pants. Both patterns are from Ottobre magazine.

Of course, after a very cool August, it has finally warmed up and it was too hot for a long sleeve shirt. She ended up wearing the t-shirt she dyed in her batik class at College for Kids.

She is very enthusiastic about school this year (of course, Coleen is always enthusiastic). We were able to meet her teacher last night and were very impressed. She is on Safety Patrol this year and has crosswalk duty in the mornings so she has to be at school half an hour early. The exciting thing about the Patrol is they get to go on a two day trip to Wisconsin Dells in the spring. Besides they really stress the responsibility the older kids have for the younger kids. They make sure all the kindergartners get on the right buses and help them during lunch to get through the line, etc.

Here's to the beginning of a great school year!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yes, there was an August and it was full of lots of good stuff.

But I wasn't here I was out...

Summer's almost over and everything should settle into a routine again.

Talk to you soon...