Monthly Archives: February 2012

So yes, I fell …

So yes, I fell off the planet again. I promised you a dress. And t-shirts. But then the dress gave me such headaches that it needed a time-out. And the t-shirts have a pattern traced out but no more. Sigh.

This month has been stressful beyond belief and sewing is hard to do when I’m tired. I realize this has always been the biggest challenge for me…I go go go all day long, get the boys to bed and then it’s all I can do to drag some garter stitch out, turn on Pandora and try to stay awake for a few more rows. The weekends seem to be the time I get some real sewing done, and I’m hoping for a maraton this weekend. 




In the meantime, if you need inspiration, I’ve been flipping through Simple Modern Sewing the past few days. What is your latest inspiration?


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February 22, 2012 · 11:13 pm

As much winter as I’ll get…

Winter this year in MN is downright depressing.

Not because of the cold and grey, which I admit will chase away many a person, but because of the lack of cold and snow. We’ve barely gotten enough to scrape into meager snow forts in the backyard. It’s so warm the boys walk around in their hoodies and nothing else. We haven’t gone ice skating because it just doesn’t feel like we should be able to ice skate…I mean, there is MUD in my yard. In February. Not okay.

But we did get a good dose of finger numbing, toe freezing winter las weekend at the Art Shanties out on Medicine Lake, just outside of Minneapolis.

What is an art shanty? From their website:

Art Shanty Projects is a four-week exhibition that is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment, inspired by traditional ice fishing houses that dot the state’s lakes in winter. It is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which the relatively unregulated public space of the frozen lake can be used as a new and challenging artistic environment to expand notions of what art can be.

I just call it pure winter in Minnesota awesomeness.

Enjoy the pictures, and be sure to catch the moving robot shanty video at the end. The music is from the white shanty to the right, which was a dance club on ice. That robot was being pushed all ove the place!

See where the Skeptic is pulling them? There should be a foot+ of snow here, not two inches!



Some sort of sun camera…Math Boy never did tell me what was in there.

Ice Basketball!!

Troll bridge. We spent a lot of time here.





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