A few new projects

My mom and I did a bit of shopping this weekend – the best kind.  I went with the intention to stock up on wool felt for boy projects, a bit of flannel for some of the quick-change trousers, and for some lining for new oven mitts.

Instead, I came home with this.  I hope to turn it into a few things – most necessary?  New oven mitts.  But I have also been wanting to try those informal looking log cabin blocks – a runner for my new kitchen maybe?  I love the orange and turquoise for that.  I will have an eat-in kitchen in our new apartment – can’t wait!  Of course, I should probably continue decluttering and packing my house instead of daydreaming about sewing projects.

But just one more daydream.  I got this fabric on the same trip – it is called Choo Choo You by Richard Newman.  I’m thinking a quilt for the baby’s first birthday.  (I know from prior experience these birthdays happen MUCH quicker than one would like.)

There may be a snag in this plan though.  This is his older brother, who ran off with the “twains” as soon as it came out of the shopping bag.

I think I need to go shopping again.  After all, I did forget to buy will felt.

What projects are you dreaming about?

In our kitchen: Macaroni and Cheese

So this is what happens in these parts…  I had to toss the orange stuff I bought because I thought everyone was hungry and I did have time to cook.  It is flavorless and gluey and no-one wanted to eat it  – not even the two year old.

This on the other hand, never lasts long enough for left overs.  I make a huge batch, serve half, and freeze the other half in ramekins for toddler emergency meals.  The recipe was originally from Martha Stewart, but we’ve made a few adjustments – half reduced fat cheese and half the sharpest cheddar you can find.  We also use my ridiculously strong home-made mustard.  It is YUMMY.

Go Where The Wild Things Are

A reminder to find my wild boys where they are.

Love that Maurice Sendak book.

COLBERT: What’s the best thing a parent can do for a child?
SENDAK: Love him, or her.
COLBERT: What does that mean?
SENDAK: Take them for what they are.