Here is Sophia (in the pink swim cap) and some of her teammates who she has become friends with over the summer. Kaylee snuck into the photo too at the swim meet.
Friday, June 28, 2013
I am having good success with my pepper plants. The kids and I like the sweet banana peppers and Scott loves the hot jalapeños. They went really well with our tacos I cooked tonight. Mmmm!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
My deck container garden is doing fairly well. I am sure my neighbors are thinking "what?" Well, container gardening is so easy because you rarely have to pull weeds which is the part of gardening that I detest. The toughest part is buying flower pots large enough to not stunt the root growth. I invested in some very large pots this year.
After many errors I have finally gotten this right. I have veggies growing. Yeah! We have been eating the lettuce out of our container garden for months now and it finally decided to flower and seed which means with the hot weather it has gone bitter. Yuck. It is definitely a cool weather plant..
Sophia has also had the opportunity to pick strawberries from our strawberry plants all spring. Although the strawberries were very small but tasty. Now that it is turning hot outside the strawberries will not produce anymore but the plants still look a pretty green.
The other vegetables are starting to come out now. I am so excited that these are sprouting. I am even going to let Scott eat one of these jalapeños tonight pictured near the bottom if he wants it.
There is a lot more here but this is just a sampling.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I made these Wahoo Swim team flip flops for Sophia. I hope she likes them. She has been wearing pink shoes/sandals with everything including her team swimsuit so I thought she might like some flip flops color coordinated to her team swimsuit. I plan to surprise her with these in the morning.
Monday, June 17, 2013
I serged this out of knit type fabric so it is soft and fluid, moves with her active little body. I enjoyed learning a triple cover stitch to make the waistband smooth and similar to "ready to wear" clothing. I made the lettuce edge ruffle on the bottom to give it a simple sweet girly ruffled flair.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Sophia has a new obsession with hedgehogs or porcupines. She saw this fabric and couldn't resist having mommy make her a shorts set.
Here she is modeling it and making faces at me.
Shorts I sewed for her.
Here is the ensemble before I added the finishing touch of the bow on the front.
Power went out last night as I took this picture of this outfit I serged in a day.