Thursday, May 29, 2008

good job, mama goose!

Just over a month ago, we went to Mitsuwa and below a walkway out back overlooking the Hudson, we spotted a nesting goose, with papa-to-be standing guard close by.

April 24th

Emily was very excited by this and couldn't wait to see what happened. A few days ago we went back and went straight to the nest to see what was up -- and what did we find?

May 23rd - ta da!

Three fluffy little goslings, and two proud parents. I swear, Emily was as proud and as excited as if they were her own little hatchlings. Good job, mama goose!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

robot pajamas!

the robot pjs

I was not kidding when I said Emily was practically harassing me over wanting robot pajamas. Every day it was "are my robot pajamas done?" "Can I wear robot pajamas tonight?". Finally, finally, she has robot pajamas. Sorry for the wrinkly photo, they're back on her the minute they're out of the laundry.

These were so easy and simple, but just getting going was a saga! I had several vintage kid's pj patterns, but all way too big or small. I went to Joann's with a list of patterns, and, my local Joann's being a total pit, not a single one was in stock. I started flipping through catalogs and found a really nice looking Burda pattern (out of stock of course) and finally a New Look pattern that was actually IN. THE. STORE. At last. Making the actual pajamas was simple. Cut a single pattern piece twice, sew it up, add elastic, sew an applique on a tank top from Old Navy (Emily hates sleeves at night). Okay, maybe that's a slight over-simplification. Still -- so easy, I have already made her 3 more sets!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Fry-Panda is in the house!!

Remember the life-size re-ment panda frying pan? Well, guess who is in my house, and on my stove this very minute? A surprise package arrived (courtesy of my dad) and were we ever surprised to pull this box out of it:


And then amazed to pull this out of the box.


Seriously, so cute you could pretty much just die. And, we have used it already and the Fry-Panda III is in fact an excellent pan. There is only one thing wrong with this pan, in fact. It's the biggest of a set. Ack!

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