Zibby has red hair!
We dyed it yesterday and we all absolutely love it. It looks so great on her and she cant stop talking about it.
It was a pretty good weekend. Today I went notion shopping at my local fabric store which had 50% notions and many fabrics, too. I restrained myself and only got two projects with fabric. Stocked up on velcro, elastic, bobbins, needles and some thread. I got some tulle to make a tutu for my mom. No, my mom isnt going to wear it, she is going to give it to her husbands granddaughter. (this blended family stuff is hard to figure out) I guess she (the little girl getting the tutu) could be my step-neice? but Ive never met her yet. Anyway, she is three, and my mom thought she’d like a fancy pink tutu.
We also had time to go to plenty of parks and play, which of course, Henry and Zibby love.
Oh, and we went to the Constructor Craft Fair on Sunday in Berwyn. I have to confess, I was a little bit disappointed. It was mostly the same vendors as last year, selling mostly the exact same stuff. I did see a couple things that were really cute that I want to try and make, and I saw my friend Kim there, so that was nice.
Checking in on my garden. Its looking good. The bell peppers and the green lettuces look much bigger and are obviously doing well. The red lettuces are slower and the tomatoes are really slow. is that normal?daily life, photos, vegetables | Comments (3)
Im adding this photo to my collection of pictures entitled “Bub with something on his head”
All of a sudden it became summer in Chicago. We’ve been out at the park or the zoo every day this week.
Look at these cuties! Park Day with our homeschool group (there were way more kids there, but they scamper off so quickly!)
I can barely get Zibby to sit still for one seconddaily life | Comments (2)
Well, I did it. I started a garden. I planted three earthboxes today with seedlings that I bought at the Green City Farmers Market. I had intended to start my own seeds, but then I chickened out. I did a box of sweet bell peppers (orange and yellow), and a box of green lettuce and a box of red leaf lettuce. Tomorrow I plan to plant tomatoes. I bought way too many seedlings, of tomatoes, however. Maybe we’ll plant some not in boxes? I also got some perennials for the strange island of dirt my neighbors created last year in the middle of our yard. I planted them and there were worms and I did not freak out and die.
Now, I suppose we will just have to see if the animals around here eat it all up before we get a chance to harvest it. Not exactly sure where the earthboxes will end up residing out front. I wouldnt mind if they sat on the grass, but other people seem to think thats tacky.
I’ve been busy sewing, too. I made a small field bag for my friends son
I used a denim skirt from Goodwill. The top half of the skirt I am trying to turn into a bag. Its kind of complicated, since I want to line it. We’ll see how it goes.
Our homeschool group started a Roots and Shoots group. We had our first outing last week.
The kids had a lot of fun.Filed under daily life, Field Trip!, look what I made, photos, reminiscing, vegetables | Comments (3)
Last night Bub said Ni Hao! while watching Ni Hao Kailan. Both Buzz and I heard him say it so clearly. He is trying to say more words, always repeating what he hears. He seems drawn to words that start with a hard c, clock, camera, controller (tv remote). He learned how to say No recently, and we’ve been hearing a lot of that.
Today Zibby asked me, When is that phone gonna get off your head?
I was talking to a friend on the phone at the time. We both laughed.
Heres a pic of the kids at the Lincoln Park Zoo
In the last two weeks we’ve been to the Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Busy enjoying Spring.
Im working on several sewing projects. Here is an ensemble I made for a friends daughter (and my daughters friend!)
It gives me particular joy to find fabric at the thrift store and repurpose it into something else.
I made these three bags for an Imagination Tribe market bag trade
originally they were: Pillowcase, Pillowcase, Housedress
I also found some curtains that will be perfect as slings. One thing thats great about thrift store stuff is that you can often work it so you can utilize hems and seams that are already done for you! I have an idea about turning a skirt I bought into a purse, but I dont know if I have the know-how to really pull it off. Guess I will have to just give it a go.
OMG I forgot that we went bowling on monday and Henry bowled. It was hilarious and fun, but it was the second time in a week and ended up being a little too much. Afterwards three of us moms took our kids to the park, and it was warm though it rained on us. Luckily this park had an umbrella thing over the sandbox, so we stayed mostly dry under there. The moms. The kids played in the rain! they got so soaked and dirty, but had a blast.
and last but not least, heres a nice shot of Stinky and Bub
if you are lucky, on sunday night you will get photos of me and my earthbox, as well as our new birdfeeder (s)
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