Archives for the Month of May, 2010

Chicken With Tomatoes and Lime

With tomatoes and fresh herbs being gorgeous and cheap at the farmer’s market right now, I’ve been making this dish quite a lot lately.  The inspiration came from Jamie’s Dinners by Jamie Oliver, which The Daddy Monkey gave me for my birthday.  I’m sure his reasons for giving me a cookbook filled with gorgeous food […]

Vintage Sewing

The Daddy Monkey gave me the most gorgeous vintage sewing box for Mother’s Day this year.  I love it so much.  Much better than the messy basket-with-everything-shoved-in-it system.  Ahem. Have I mentioned before that he is awesome?  He is. And what better to put in the box, than two great thrifted sewing stashes? I found […]

NYC and The Crafting Mojo

The Monkey Family is going to NYC this summer!  I have been sewing like crazy the last few weeks, trying to make some new clothes to bring. I thought I might finish this dress this weekend because I had some alone sewing time.  All I wanted was a classic summer sun dress.  And I really […]

My New Found Love: Natalie Chanin

I know I’m way late on this, but I am totally in love with Natalie Chanin, and her company, Alabama Chanin.  The Daddy Monkey gave me The Alabama Stitch Book for my birthday, and it is such a beautiful and inspiring book.  I love the fact that she left New York City, and then Europe, […]

Navy Swim

I finished the navy swimsuit!  It took a bit longer than expected, but don’t all sewing projects?  I guess thirteen days is not too bad for a swimsuit. I am really in love with it, and can’t wait to start living in it at the beach this summer. The Daddy Monkey asked if I was […]

this moment

Playing along with Amanda today.  In her words: {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

WIP Wednesday :: Navy Swim

Last year’s post-partum swimming suit doesn’t fit anymore!  Hooray!  I’m really loving this year’s high-waisted swimming suits for obvious reasons, and since all my old swimming suits are either completely worn out or too big, I decided it was time to make another one.  It’s been years, but I still have my reliable old pattern […]

Love at First Sight

Occasionally I drool over the Singer Featherweights on Ebay.  How could I not, when I love to sew, and the Featherweight is considered one the the best sewing machines ever made?  But how can I justify it when I already have a working sewing machine? Recently I walked into my friend T’s house and there […]

Spring Nature Table

Hyacinths and glass rabbit. Bunny and wool felted egg with marble egg.  My first ever attempt at felting, using Nicole’s tutorial at Frontier Dreams.  You can see they came out a bit too thick but they get the job done! The wooden ewe and lamb the Daddy and I made for the Candlemas table. Bird, […]