Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Snow, Skirts and Salmon

This is what I woke up to this morning.....

And this is yahoo's lovely weather report:

Detailed Local Forecast

Today: A wintry mix this morning will give way to a rain and sleet mix for the afternoon. High 37F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph.

Windy with rain and sleet early with precipitation changing to heavy snow overnight. Low 31F. Winds E at 20 to 30 mph. Snow accumulating 5 to 8 inches.

Flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. High 37F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

Urgh!..... and I really thought that spring was here! I've been thinking too much about making skirts... that's the problem... I'm anxiously awaiting my shipment of AB's new Barcelona Skirts pattern - I love the apron overlay! This pattern looks like it's full of fun projects for spring (if it ever decides to come...) I just posted a pre-order on Ebay. Unfortunately this pattern is priced higher than her other ones (due to large pattern pieces) but I think it'll be worth it!

Other news: Erin at Diaper Daisy will soon be carrying my wetbags! I love how they turned out :) I always get asked the question: what is a wetbag? Basically, it's a zippered pouch that has a waterproof lining inside. Unlike bags lined with vinyl, these can be machine dried - just throw them in the wash with the rest of your dirties and you're all set. They are great for wet bathing suits, dirty play clothes, carrying odd and ends... the options are limitless! I'm planning on making some design changes to give some more versatility to the bags (straps, etc.), and offering custom embroidery on them (perfect for kids!).

And after working with the gorgeous SAKURA material (by R. Kaufman), I couldn't resist making a onesie for Syd with some leftover scraps). I think she needs a coordinating pair of wide leg pants or a little belt to match. It's such fun having a little girl!

One last thing before we head out and brave the snow - I have to share a terrific recipe we tried last night (I actually used aluminum foil because I didn't have parchment paper). Side with some rice pilaf and it's incredible! CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT.


stacy said...

Yummm, that salmon looks delicious!

I can't wait to try out the new Amy Butlers either...... I definitely need more time to sew!

We're supposed to be getting a wintery mix tonight. I wasn't prepared for that at all!

Beebee Mod™ said...

Yay for Spring weather! It was blah here most of the day. But no snow! Yuck! All the magnolias will probably be burning up because of the cold! The onesie came out great and so did your wetbags!

Lisa said...

Ok love the wetbags! What a great idea and such gorgeous fabrics.