Challenge Complete!

Despite my garden area being butchered this weekend, I went ahead and finished my porch remodel. In fact, I am typing this post at the little desk-made-table, sipping on some sweet-tea vodka and lemonade, on the porch. Eric is reading a book at the table across from me, and we have the windows open toContinue reading “Challenge Complete!”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style

Solve this equation: (2 yards of Spider Man fabric + approx. 2 yards of black fabric + aida cloth + bias tape)Sam’s frustration = ? A Spidey messenger bag! A few posts ago, I mentioned making a tote bag out of the remaining fabric from the Super Birthday Project, but then I remembered that IContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style”

Super Birthday Project Complete!

Last week, I bought the initial materials to make my brother’s birthday gifts. I have officially finished the project, and it is sitting at my dining room table, waiting for a box, so it can be shipped. As I was making some finishing touches last night, I started musing on the benefits on homemade gift-giving.Continue reading “Super Birthday Project Complete!”

Super Birthday Valance: I am too tired to write a witty title

Eric and I drove to Lake Odessa today to visit with him mom, her boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s family. It was a lovely time, and they are lovely people who live in a lovely home. They had lake access. They have a barbeque. We ate like royalty, went fishing, and enjoyed the company of someContinue reading “Super Birthday Valance: I am too tired to write a witty title”

Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience

What a week. Sorry for no post yesterday. I was watching The Dark Knight Rises. Today I ventured into making the curtains for the Super Hero Birthday Room Project (as I’ve taken to calling it…since now). I have two sewing books, and they both have lovely little explanations for how to sew curtains. There isContinue reading “Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience”