Monday, January 18, 2010

Under (Re)Construction!

Three day weekend, You've been so good to us!
Aside from brief bouts of the yuckies, our days have been filled with friends, shopping for goodies, yummy food, and wonderful parties!
Mama's evenings have been filled with sweet company, music, meditation, lots of sewing, and as of yesterday...good movies!
As you can probably tell, I have become very ambitious with preparations for my upcoming pledge. I now have two boxes of clothing to reconstruct. Yes, Cub now has her own little stash. Come spring, she will have some interesting (eh-hem) new pieces in her wardrobe!
I finished one shrug last night and made another this morning: grey with cranberry satin ribbon. Very cute for Mama come spring.
Turns out this was the number one tutorial of 2009 over at Cut Out and Keep It,
and I can see why. These things are so easy and addicting to make!

Here is a sneak peak at an overhaul I'm giving an old piece of clothing of mine.
I haven't worn it in many years. But it was so sentimental to me I couldn't say good-bye to it, either. So I'm giving it a second life and will be so happy to wear my (old) new friend!
I attacked a well-worn hoodie I don't wear anymore, too.
The black hood is currently being pinned to a scarf I made with black t-shirt-to make one of those hooded-scarf thingies.
I cut off the arms and here is what I'm doing with the rest:

I had Cub put it on and pinned it to her form. I am attaching a pink hoodie that I cut from a sweatshirt that didn't fit her anymore...And soon it will be called her "new jumper!"
Yay for making new things out of the old!
And here is something I found this morning when I turned on my computer.
It is the perfect phrase for the three little antique frames I found in LI two summers ago.
I've been waiting for the perfect inspiration and I've finally found it.

( Thank-you always to KIND OVER MATTER)

What a beautiful message for us to display in our home, yes?

Have a blessed day, Friends.


Jojo said...

Thank you for your beautiful comment. I was so touched and I appreciate your note more than you know. Below is the muffin recipe. Please let me know if you can't find Jiffy mixes and I'll mail you some.

1 - 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 small finely chopped onion
1 stick butter, melted
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Jiffy corn muffin mix
3/4 c. cottage cheese

Combine broccoli, onion, melted butter, eggs and corn bread mix. Mix well. Lightly stir in cottage cheese. Fill muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and brush top with butter. Makes 15 -18 muffins. Enjoy!!!

April said...

I tagged you!