Monday, January 31, 2011

Bon Appetit!

The Beef Bourguignonne was wonderful!

(my husband loved it--that's a big deal at my house)

Saturday, January 29, 2011


My favorite movie lately is Julie and Julia.

After watching it for about the sixth time I was motivated to try my hand at Beef Bourguignonne. It looks so yummy in the movie. My brother (who is an awesome cook) has the recipe....for the crockpot!!

I have all of my "Cast of Characters" (as the Pioneer Woman would say)

So here we go!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First finished project

Yea! My skirt is finally done. I wore it to work yesterday.

The fabric is Michael Miller cotton, black and gray damask.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New dress form and Projects

I made a dress form over the weekend out of duct tape. I've seen it done on You-Tube, and figured I could do it. I asked my husband to help me. Surprisingly, once it was completed, my measurements were pretty accurate! The only thing left to do now is put it on a stand.

With the assistance of my dress form I was able to complete a skirt I have been working on since May. I also took a trip to Joann's to purchase fabric that is on clearance and pick up a few Simplicity patterns.
My new sewing machine and serger work like a dream!