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I’ve moved sites. Please update your bookmarks! I’m closing comments to posts made here. I’m getting too much spam and nonsense. Thanks for understanding!
I had a blog here, called Juggling Jello. It was going great! However it got a little too much exposure and mr. big got uncomfortable with it. We had some legal issues with our oldest daughter and wanted to have a tiny web footprint. All that is over, but in between I deleted it, after saving most of the posts. I re uploaded them here, but the order is all messed up and most of the pictures are gone. Mostly I’m using this to refer back to things I’ve talked about before.
I’m not going to keep up with this blog, since Anne’s FABULOUS article is a great ending. I sure wish she’d write a book. I keep encouraging her! She is still writing, mostly for the Bee and SF Chronicle and occasional magazines. We met in childbirth class when pregnant back in 1991. You can hear the whole story on my podcast “Women’s Labor”. Pretty funny stuff. To me anyway LOL. Our oldest children have both turned 17 and we haven’t had time to sit down for a real podcast. We crack each other up far too much anyway LOL.
Thus, I took time off from personal blogging. I now put the semi personal stuff up with my podcast stuff, over at Materialmama.com. Makes things easier anyway :)
Thanks for understanding, and I’m sorry for the sudden disappearance. To those who have emailed me and encouraged me, thanks. I feel more comfortable posting these now.
My YouTube channel with all ‘my’ videos
Congratulations to Chickengirl for winning the book, The Apron Book!
One of my most favorite things I did was this dress to match the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
I found some great varigated cotton fabrics to use to cut out the characters from Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you Hear by Eric Carle. I made photocopies of the last page where all the animals are pictured for Mary’s dress, then used those for the templates.
Well then little Miss Mary couldn’t decide, so she wanted all of the animals on a shirt. Then a dress. then a green dress. So I make the twirly dress from SewBaby, and created iron ons out of some of my wovens. She wore this to school today and got FIVE compliments just walking to school! The teacher said she had to take her all over the school to show it off. Wow, that was pretty cool DH said That is Beautiful! I think that’s the highest compliment he’s ever given me on my sewing
Happy girl :)
For lil’ sis, I created a purple horse from the same book. For the shirt, I photocopied the horse, and cut it apart like Eric Carle did in the book with paper. Then I used fast 2 fuse or some double sided sticky fusible stuff. I traced the outlines on the fabric (nothing special, just bits of wovens I had lying around) on different purples, trying to emulate the paintings Carle did.
Then I ironed them on, and used my free motion embroidery settings and variegated thread to embellish. Time consuming but easy.
Spend, Save, Give
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Save: Motivated Moms
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A Chat with: Marcy Tilton
Marcy Tilton silkscreening and patterns – a nice chat with Marcy and her sister at the ASG conference
Free Pattern: Ruby Doll from One Red Robin
I’m reading and re-reading. Some are sewing related, some newbies, some are old friends. Worth a peek!
Random books from my library
I have done this every year, but thought I should say it in case anyone was looking for me.
I have shut down CookiePants.com on each Sept 11 since the first anniversary of the attacks. I put up a tribute but I won’t be around until the 12th. It’s still a tough day for me and I’d rather spend it with my children at the park or outside holding my family close.
The video tribute on my site is the Live version of Overcome with footage from 9-11-01 so be aware if it may disturb you or your children.
Show #26, Women in Labor
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If you don’t have Juice or iTunes to download my free shows about sewing, you can use this direct link to all podcasts. Once there you can click to play, or right click the link to podcast # 25 to save to your computer to listen to later, or to put on your mp3 player.
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A discussion with my friend, Anne about life, podcasting, sewing, women in the labor force as well as in actual labor (we met in LaMaze/childbirth class which you will hear about). Anne is an amazing writer. She is working on her master’s in English Literature and wrote a wonderful paper about women in podcasting, and we talked about why she chose this topic for the symposium.
Sorry about the lawn mowing sound in the middle. Life happening, you know? :)
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