Sunday, April 25, 2010

A busy weekend

For the weekend before the last week of school I sure have done a lot of non-school-related things.

  • My friend B and I went to our good friends' A&T's house last night for dinner. We were asked to get there at 6, which I thought was a bit early, but whatever, they're married and go to bed early. Little did I know that we would be making mozzerella! Awesome. I've heard that this is pretty easy to do, well I read about it in Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (very good read); T got A a kit for her birthday and they've made ricotta and mozzerella a few times now. It was very easy to do - not daunting at all having made yogurt and paneer before anyway. You just use citric acid to separate the curds/whey and then put in a dissolved rennet tablet. There's some specific stirring methods and temperatures, but that's pretty much it. Very cool. Took 20 or so minutes.
  • I went to the dollar store yesterday in search of a toothbrush (they have sweet deals know...things for a dollar). I also found some clothespins. Wooden ones. 36 for a dollar! Wow. So, I bought them. I had recently seen some very cute painted clothespins (can't find the link!), so I thought I'd do that. Then I realized that would be a huge pain, so I thought maybe I could modpodge them. One look at etsy told me that that was obviously the new hotness. I took some paper I had saved from a very pretty birthday present, and set out. They turned out great. I'm really pleased with the results, and I'm looking for some different paper to use on the other 22!
  • To round out the weekend, A gave me some leftover whey. She said it's good for bread making. We'll find out today!
  • Oh. And. I've been doing the no-poo thing for about 2 weeks now, and I couldn't be happier about it. Yay!

These beauties aren't mine. They are from the papered crown's etsy shop. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

And this, when did THIS happen?

L.L. Bean also became kinda cool, y'all. Seriously, what's going on?!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

When did this happen?

Great pieces from Land's End Canvas

Land's End got sort Looks like J. Crew from 3 years ago, but, well, what's wrong with that. Looks like a solid place for basics.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I had a very intimate 2.5 hours with my mom and aunt this weekend...

I made a duct tape dress form!!! Oh my gosh it was intense. More later!

Buttons make everything better

My blog addiction has led me to two photos in the last week that have made me smile (and made me want to sew shorts again...which is a big deal).

Jen, over at The Fabled Needle (Please check her stuff out, it is really beautiful. I have a print!) posted pictures of some of Stella McCartney for GapKids clothing. Now, I am no petite creature, lithe enough to slip into some GapKids, but I can ogle, right? LOOK at these shorts. Please, seriously. WOW! I want them.

Even more button-sporting clothing popped up in my RSS feed this morning. Look at this cute shirt by Coty Lee via Paper and Stitch! Very cute, and super easy to DIY I'd say. I see a refashion in my future!