Saturday, November 1, 2014

Watch, Read, Listen!

So turns out that 4 kids means way less time on the computer :)
 I am okay with that--I have been reading a lot more than usual lately, and I am patting myself on the back for getting un-hooked from the Internet.
Now only my husband is addicted to Pinterest .
Here is some good stuff that I've been loving!


     I can't find any good shows!  And I can't stay awake through movies! Boohoo. So here is my ADD short-clip watch list on Youtube: Good Mythical Morning, Studio C, and Jimmy Fallon clips like this.
Here is a good one from Studio C :)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  I love this book! I don't buy books, but I would buy this one just to read it over again (and I don't re-read books).  This is marketed as a romance, but I actually think this book is a Beauty-and-the-Beast-best-friendship-type story, if the beauty is a neurotic, immature English girl and the Beast was a grumpy quadriplegic.  It's a little controversial in that a main topic is assisted suicide, but I really loved the ending and the writing.  It gave me the warm and fuzzies!


Nico and Vinz's When the Day Comes.
The music video is 6 minutes, but it's probably the best music video ever.
The actual song is about 3 minutes, and I like to play it in the mornings to start our day.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Pattern Testing! : The Alder Skirt

              Last week, I got to be a tester for Imagine Gnats' new skirt pattern, the Alder Skirt!

 Why yes, I will show you cell phone pictures taken by a 5 year old in the bathroom :)
(Where is my camera?  I haven't seen it since we went to the beach!)

This was a really fun, fast sew!  I made it up in a kind of heavy cream corduroy I had, and I like the weight--but it would be so awesome in something much lighter weight, too.
I sewed a size 8, which fits perfectly, and I love how the back has some shaping with back darts.  The pockets are my favorite, though.

I have been wanting to sew a lot, so pattern testing gives me the deadline I need to get something finished.  It is really really hard to pull out the sewing machine--not because I have a 3 month old (he is a great sleeper and goes to bed now at 8)...but because I hate lugging my sewing machine onto the kitchen table and spreading stuff everywhere. If I ever get a table just for sewing, I have a feeling I would get a lot more done!
On the plus side, less sewing means more reading, so I guess there's that :)

Anyways, you can purchase the pattern here.  I highly recommend it!


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