Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I have a garden!!

This year I'm trying out my green thumb. :) I'm using a method called "Square foot gardening", and I'm really excited about it! Dustin built me two 4'X4' beds, and then we sectioned them off into 1'x1' squares. I got my plants this weekend, and planted everything on Sunday. I have one plot left that I intend to put cilantro in soon. I'm calling in my salsa garden--as it's mostly full of tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeƱos, and onions! I'm so excited about the prospect of making my own salsa in just a few months!!
Growing up, my mom always had a huge garden, and I never appreciated it. Since I've been on my own, I've missed having fresh produce (the grocery store is just not the same!), and I've been itching to have a garden for a couple years--the amount of work it took to maintain one scared me away though. Then I read about square foot gardening, and decided I must try it! So far, I'm loving it--but I've only just started. The real test will be in July--and we'll see if I've managed to produce any vegetables!
Here are a couple pics. The first is just one box, sectioned off. The second pic is the same box, w/ plants in it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Another Ottobre dress....

Another dress for Kenna! Same issue as before, Ottobre 03/2007--LOVE this dress!!! I made it while watching Oprah today--so start to finish, less than an hour!! I used Mad Sky Pansies knit, and pink ribbed knit for the binding on the arms and neck. I traced the pattern in Ashlee's size, so I'll be rummaging through my knits tonight!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Look what came!!!

I ordered woven labels from Fancy Weaver and they are so awesome!!! I just love them, and can't wait to use them!!!

Oh, and a quick sew and show! I finished my first Ottobre last week, and am super pleased w/ how it came out! This dress is for McKenna, and it fits perfectly!! I did the binding different than how the pattern instructed, b/c I couldn't' get it to look right the "ottobre way." But it's all good!! I have a couple more of these cut out and ready to sew up!! It's a great summer dress, and I love that it has sizes for both Ashlee and McKenna!