Monday, June 14, 2010

Cooking is a craft, right?!

 This summer is keeping me pretty busy, and I feel like I've not been doing a lot of crafting.  I do get a few things done here or there, but for the most part I'm hanging with the kids, cleaning the house, preparing meals, hitting the pool, prepping for vacation and birthdays and trying to get my figure in shape!  Then again, if you consider cooking a craft, I've been crafting up a storm!  I have the desire to learn how to cook several Korean dishes before we go to pick up our son this fall, and thanks to CSN stores, I will have a little easier time!  I will be getting a new Wok from CSN's store, and will be posting a review of it here along with a tutorial for making my very favorite Korean dish, Bi Bim Bap.  In the mean time, check out to see the variety of items you can get, from twine to twin beds they've got pretty much everything you could want for your home!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Layer Dresses

I recently had the pleasure of making two sibling sets of layer dresses.   One for my good friend Anne and her two daughters.  They are about 18 months apart in age, but pretty much the same size.  We picked out some fun safari-type fabrics and coordinated the dresses without making them identical.  You can't tell from the lighting of the photos, but the fabrics are the same :)  The fabric for these was Fabric Central Exotic Bundle 2 plus an extra fat quarter of the yellow fabric purchased from JoAnn's.

The second set was for a friend of Anne's two daughters who are several years apart.  This time we went with fabrics that were "pink and girly" by the client's request and the dresses were made in different sizes.   The fabric for these was Bloom and Grow by Riley Blake in the pink and cayenne colorway (purchased at Karamat on Etsy - great service!)

It was so fun to take a design I made for my daughter and make it for others too!