this used to be our family blog entitled "British Royalty versus the Ramsey Clan" (since i'm descended from King Edward II and jon is a descendant from the Ramsay Clan) but since jon never participated, and my mom is the only one who reads this, it is now a format for writing her letters. I mean, for writing you letters, mom.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dear Mom ...

i made your Special K bars the other day. it was hard work cutting them. but the taste sure is worth it.  notice the traditional splash of flour on my face to show that i worked sufficiently hard:

i made myself some maternity pants.  they still need some work.  i'm going to add a stretchy Belly Band to the top (so i can easily slip them on and off), and finish the hems. i used my usual pattern - cutting a bigger version around pants i already had and making alterations as i go.  my sewing machine makes me mad, so i just hand-stitched these.  it's actually kind of relaxing to sit and stitch:

i bought my first piece of maternity clothing.  this is my belly at two months along.  (dear hips, please don't get any wider. same goes for you, chest).  i plan to use it as a template also for making other dresses.  i decided i want to wear more dresses.  watching Mary Tyler Moore made me think this.  she had such great dresses.   

all my life i have lived with a rope plant (hoya carnosa), but have never seen one bloom!  but here is mine blooming - i guess i finally have it in the right window and it likes Miracle Grow:

 i think homemade things are so much better and more loved than store bought things.  here are toys i'd like to make for my kid - rough ideas anyway:
How cute - the little monster fits in the big one!

weird snowman with long carrot nose

striped rabbit

woodland creatures

the end. for today.


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