Friday, July 30, 2010

happy friday!!

I'm finally moved in here in Austin. Sorry for the long pause in posts; I was in Alaska!

I'm still unpacking, but soon I'll be making stuff for around our apartment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chloe dress and tu-tu

My cousin's daughter, Chloe, is 4 and is so adorable. She was out of town with her dad (my cousin Fred) in Pennsylvania and would be returning to Colorado a few days after me. I borrowed a sewing machine from their neighbor (the nicest sewing machine I've ever used in my life) and looked at some of Chloe's dresses to get an idea of what to make.

I picked out some cute fabric and a dress to try and model my dress after. It's the first time I put in a liner in the inside of the dress and made all the seams and everything look really neat on the inside. It turned out so cute. I think not using patterns makes my sewing time a lot longer, but I learned so much from making this from just trying to figure everything out. I think at some point in the future I'll try using a pattern.

I also made her a tu-tu because she loves them.

As soon as she walked in the door, she yelled out "new clothes!!!" when she saw the dress hanging on the coat rack. She loved it, but then tried to get it on, and I discovered I made it too small. boo. Now I have to take some of it apart and make it bigger.

Granola Fruit Smoothies

I've been hanging out with Tana here in Colorado for a couple weeks, and she's got me hooked on putting granola in smoothies.

A typical Tana smoothie consists of:

frozen berries (blueberries or blackberries)
a banana
yogurt (vanilla or plain)
* spinach if Monica is nearby and sneaking it in

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth!

Tana and I made a mess of sprinkles on the floor and I ended up with patriotic feet.

Pineapple Patron Frozen Margaritas

Mmm. Tana and I made these a couple nights ago and they were great.

* Patron
* Ice
* Citrus liqueur (we used Triple Sec)
* Pineapple Juice
* Seltzer Water (not really needed)

We didn't measure anything. There's no fun in that.