Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grasshopper Pie and a Tiny Tunic

I got the new Nigella Lawson cookbook for Christmas. Actually I got a lot of cookbooks, which I love. There is something about reading a really good cookbook with lots of pictures. It is soothing to me in some way. Anyway, the first thing I made from Nigella Kitchen was Grasshopper Pie for my MIL's birthday this weekend. We love birthdays around here and I love a good reason to make a special dessert. It turned out great, like mint chocolate chip ice cream that does not melt. Dreammy.

The effort was actually minimal except for the mild disagreement with J as to whether it was worth the money spent on new bottles of creme de menth and creme de cocao. I'm saying I guess I will have to make a lot of pie to use up all of that liquor. Oh well.

Also a tiny tunic is in the works. I ordered the Oliver + S, Swingset Tunic and Skirt pattern from Sew Mama Sew over the holidays. There was a sale. So I'm making one up for E in 3-6 mos. size. Fabric is from my stash, Jo Ann's, I think.

Coming up next a proper new year welcome and hopefully finished tunic pics. xoxo

Monday, July 19, 2010


It is my favorite place to be right now. I make it every day, mostly because I know the first day I don't will be the beginning of the end. I have been doing some embroidery there, and reading, and reading to the kids. The TV in our room recently broke and Im trying to live without it for a little while to see if I really want another one. Its OK right now, but as soon as Glee starts up, Im gonna need it. Jason just wont go for that downstairs!

I made this pillow from a wee wonderfuls pattern. I love these little stitchettes and you can get them in pdf form now. For me that translates to "instantly." Im not good at waiting for mail.

I love this one because it reminds me of Will in this photo from last fall.