Thursday, May 31, 2012
And speaking of housecoats or dusters: check out this darling version made by Sampson and Lorrie of the super-sweet blog Puddles and Price. They bought the pattern from my Etsy shop Sew Betty and Dot, and they sewed it right up into a cute cute CUTE duster. They are the very best kind of Etsy customers--communicative and sweet, they are what makes Etsy such a fun place to sell vintage. Cheers, Lorrie and Sampson--and thanks again! I'll be checking in frequently to see what other fun things they're up to on their lovely blog.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
These, which I have blogged about before, are yum--as B. puts it, they put the "cake" back in "cupcake," meaning that the cake itself is super tasty, not just a vehicle for frosting (this frosting is no slouch--it's ganache; in this case, I beat it one millisecond too long, like when you whip cream a bit too long. Still tastes mighty fine, if I do say so myself!). And every cupcake needs a washi tape flag, just because!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Both are the same plant: it's nigella, aka love-in-a-mist. It's one of my favorites--these are volunteers from last year's crop.
Friday, May 18, 2012
"Tallulah got a ba-ath, Tallulah got a ba-ath...
Furminator came ne-ext, Furminator came ne-ext...
(Pls. note the wet stink-eye in the top photo...we tried to capture the unbelievably floofy post-bath tail, but we did not succeed. As soon as you get out the shampoo and towels, she slinks off, hoping that her cloak of invisibility will protect her. She doesn't actually seem to mind a bath once she's in the tub...)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
That is my very own tray above, all in lovely shades of yellow--and yes, there IS tapioca pudding and there ARE two pieces of pie there. Ahem. (Everything you see was good except for the fried okra--not very good. And I only ate a few bites of the coconut cream pie but ALL of the custard pie. YUM!). I thought about getting the blue and green Jello, just for effect, but that seemed wasteful (I actually do not like Jello much at all...).
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
(Stupid Blogger! I want to put this text at the bottom but I can't!!!)
I was in Arizona over the weekend to visit my mom for Mother's Day...and lots of sweet animals around, right in the middle of her urban neighborhood. A bird at top on a saguaro cactus (which were spectacularly in bloom but somehow I didn't get a shot); a little jackrabbit below, right outside my mom's apartment); and below, blurred in the middle of the shot, is a hummingbird.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Whether you are lucky enough to still have your mom with you or are cherishing sweet memories of her, happiest of days to all of you. We've all been mothered by someone in our lives, and we've all mothered in turn (if you don't have children, you've undoubtedly mothered an animal, comforted someone else's little one, or extended some mother love in some other way--I think we're hard wired that way!).
(That darling tiny bebe up there is not me...that is my sweet brother at 3 weeks old. Aren't they the cutest little family? I came along 5 years later...)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Don't you love descriptions like, "You can't really see it, but it's there--trust me, it's cute!" and "I didn't follow the directions, but it still turned out fine--really, though you can't tell in the photo..."). Le sigh. It was a lot of fun to make it, in any case!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Gopher Hunter in action. Apparently it works better if you keep your right front paw up in the air. She turns her head repeatedly (she can hear them digging), and then she stalks over and pounces on their mounds. They are not even remotely scared and in fact may be giggling underground.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I won a red ribbon at the county fair a few years ago). The filling was delicious as always, but the deep dish piecrust (purchased--sorry, Vivi!) was too, um, deep. Still yummy, as always!