Bird Art

Eily’s Plasticine nuthatch:

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Cake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do.

It goes down easier when it’s chock full of veggies. (And still tastes delicious.)

This is one for the recipe box, but I think we’ll rename it “Outrageous Chocolate Cake”.


We added our little library to the boulevard last weekend, in amongst the plants where Brett has been naturalizing.

Eily and Gabe each painted a side (a sunflower and fireworks, respectively) and they asked me to add the leafy garland around the door. I also painted the five trees on the back.

Perfect Score

Well hardly. But the third try saved this dress before I was out. Once again, i picked apart the side seams and took it in. This time more the bodice than the waist.

I have learned, over many indie patterns, that I need to err on the side of too small rather than too big. Definitely riskier but it’s what the research tells me.