Archive for December, 2010

Dec 31 2010

Food Friday: New Year’s Eve – Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011

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For  New Year’s I wanted to do something special for the dessert. Using a Martha Stewart cake as inspiration, here’s what I came up with. The M&Ms are dark chocolate, peanut butter and pretzel. The 2 and one 1 are vanilla and the 0 and the other 1 are chocolate. The frosting is a simple […]

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Dec 31 2010

Food Friday: Latke Recipe

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It was pointed out to me that I never posted my latke recipe. So here it is for those of you that are interested! My recipe makes 2 large servings of latkes since it’s just me and hubb. Let’s be honest, when you’re making latkes a large serving is never bad 🙂 This recipe was […]

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Dec 30 2010

Preggers dress (aka McCall’s 6070)

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I am not actually pregnant. Despite what this dress might make it look like. Okay, it’s not that bad in the photo, but trust me when I say I worked to find a flattering angle. I’m currently looking for a fast easy lycra dress — that also looks good. This is probably not it. (Not […]

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Dec 29 2010

This necktie is a no-no

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I made this neck tie using the pattern in Gifts to Make Vol. 2 from the editors of CraftStylish. I used some of the fabric from my wedding (we bought some extra fabric that matched the bridesmaid dresses), planning to give it to my husband when I was done. A little useful memento of our […]

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Dec 28 2010

Tommy Boxers: Wrap-up

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Just wanted to post some final thoughts on the Tommy Boxer and some things I would do differently. Overall, this is a great pattern. Really easy to follow. Very clear instructions and excellent guiding pictures. I’ll definitely make it again. Here are some items I would do differently: Size-wise, I recommend making whatever your “normal” […]

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Dec 27 2010

Tommy Boxers: Part 5

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These boxers are Minnie approved! It’s the last day of the Tommy Boxer walkthrough so let’s finish them up. Sew the Fly Here’s what your fly should look like right now. Lift the top flat and fold the corner of the bottom layer under. Then fold the top layer under as well so the edges […]

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Dec 26 2010

Silhouette Sunday: Flowered Pants

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I’ve been itching to try out the heat transfer I got. So I went on to the online store and picked out this cute flower [rough_flower_C00014_27011]. I hate wasting so I copied a bunch of the leaves on the flower and made copies which I then ran down the side of the leg of those […]

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Dec 25 2010

Happy Holidays!

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Somewhat a belated Food Friday . . . had a lovely Christmas dinner at my in-laws last night. Started off with the appetizers below. The salmon and caviar is traditional Norwegian fare as is the kransekake above. For those who aren’t familiar, kransekake is a traditional celebration cake in Norway. We had a fabulously large […]

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Dec 23 2010

Tommy Boxers: Part 4

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Today we’re doing the elastic This walkthrough assumes you’ve bought the pattern which has very detailed instructions on how to pin the elastic. So I’m not going to go into some of the measurement details, but will show you what it looked like for me so you can tell you’re on the right track. Attaching […]

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Dec 22 2010

Tommy Boxers: Part 3

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Today we’re working on sewing the fly and getting some real sewing done. This is a longer post but only because I have a lot of photos, not because it’s more complicated. Folding the Fly The two sides of the fly look the same, but mirror images of each other. We’ll start with the left […]

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