Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cooking for the Family

How happy was I when my mail came in this morning!
I had ordered these books online last week and couldn't wait til they arrived.
See, I've been wanting to get my hands on some really good recipes.
I just don't have the luxury of visiting the library without bringing the troup with me and having my son pull out every-single-book off the shelf just because,well , he could.
So using the trusty internet and some online searching I bought these two lovelies from Social Club Books.
I really enjoyed making the broccoli soup from Amanda Soule and she quoted the recipe from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros. I have longed for this book but the price just held me back.
However, how could I not go past the $20 I spent to get this book. Yes, only $20.
What a bargain and this book is FILLED with recipes I tell you. It's so THICK.
I also decided to buy Five a Day which is written so that you can incorporate vegies and fruits in your family diet. So important these days. It is a spiral book so really easy to use and has tabbed sections for kids, desserts etc.
Since it is the season of Lent I have got hubby on board to not eat meat this whole Lent season.
NO MEAT. Sounds like a mean feat but so far it's turning out really well. I was so sick of eating meat every night and I've already lost 2kgs. 1kg of it must be water weight though. Hehe. I say this because I'm forever munching on chocolate, bread or something sugary to compensate.
Anyway, it must be good for the environment too, yes?
Sorry for no sewing items this post. I've got some precious material awaiting a shirt for Little Man so I think that is definately coming up.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Life... 4months later

Where did the time go?

In perspective... she's such a small thing (on my baby quilt) but a big part of our lives.
4months ago I was so blessed to have given birth to her.

I can say that I wouldn't be the same without her.
She's definately tested my limits as a parent. In the end, love wins.
It should. It's a great feeling to cherish someone and be loved unconditionally.

Happy Valentines for tomorrow. Hug your kids and get spoiled by your partner. You deserve it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I Heart Sewing

Are you getting ready for Valentines? We don't celebrate it around here.
But, I did find this cute heart pot holder pattern from the Martha Stewart website.
Isn't it cute?

I made it using some linen and cotton in my stash. This was the only binding I had at the ready so I used it. I think it went really well. Except...
that I didn't read the instructions properly and it really requires more batting. I only used one layer of Insul-Bright without any extra batting. Hmmmm... next time I'll get it right.

I got around finishing this little ribbon taggie blanket for Baby J.
She's absolutely drooling everywhere these days so it will be put to good use.
I've got heaps of charm squares so next up it'll be a few playing blocks.

For now, taking it one day at a time.