Palette Challenge- Completed Crepe Dress

Okay, so I realize that the Colette Patterns 2012 Spring/SummerPalette Challenge ended ages ago, but I did start this dress within the window (and I finished it June 30th and am just now blogging about it), so I am still going to consider this dress part of this challenge. I got two out of three of my projects completed. That’s not…

Pink-errific Bias Cut Renfrew Top!

Catching up on posts, catching up on posts (sung in sing song-y voice)…yeah! I’ve been making lots and posting nothing! So I have a backlog! I think it was one of the first days that we knew that my mom was in the clear, that I took my long awaited Sewaholic “Renfrew” class at Made Sewing Studio. Since I had…

Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour

Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop and Urban Farm tour is next Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 4pm and I am a host! There are over 50 urban farms on the tour that are showcasing veggie gardens, chickens, goats, bees and more! Buy your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets and get the map. Come see me and my garden and as many of…

Gardening… and life and death.

Let me start by saying, my mom is alive and doing well. We did have a hospital scare last week, that had me fretting, missing work (and some blog posting) and thinking a lot about this new phase of life us mid to late thirty-somethings seem to be heading into. Mom and I, when I was around 12 or 13.…

Onion scape and radish salad with honey mustard vinaigrette and grilled pizza

Did you know you could eat onion scapes? Do you know what an onion scape is? I didn’t until recently! I had heard of garlic scapes from Willi Galloway’s post on Diggin Food about them, but I always grow softneck garlic for braiding and I don’t think those get scapes on them. This is the first year I have grown onions, and I didn’t…

A Bartenders Dilemma: What do we do with all the Crown Royal Bags?

A Bartenders Dilemma: What to do with the Crown Royal Bags? Thanks Lilly for letting me do a guest post my Crown Royal bag, sewing extravaganza. I’m a bartender at the Streamline Tavern and I have a hard time throwing away the bags that the Crown Royal whisky comes in.  My customers are maxed out; they don’t want them any…

Spring Garden Explosion

I’m breaking the rules already. I tried to work in the garden and Charlie was so upset that I left him in the house, so I had to bring him outside for a little bit. I put a towel down for him and took his cone off for a minute. Look how much happier he looks! Charlie convalesces. I have…

Change is good

Change is good,change is good, change is good, ohm…… this has become my new mantra. I have to touch back on this thought often these days. There are big things on the horizon for me. You see, I just sold my house. I purchased it six years ago and dove head first into the garden. I ripped up large portions…

Palette Challenge update: Crepe dress

We’ve been having some pretty nice weather in Seattle lately, so I’ve been doing more gardening than sewing lately. My dog Charlie, is usually my garden helper. He likes to sit out in the garden with me while I work, or just roll on his back in the grass. He’s nine now and starting to get lumpy, as Labs tend…

Transplanting Tips: The quest for homemade sauerkraut continues!

Remember the cabbage seeds that I started indoors back in March? Well, here they are now and they are ready to be transplanted in the ground! I hardened them off by bringing them outside during the day and bringing them back in a night for a couple of days. On the third day I left them out all night. I’m…