Monday, March 1, 2010
Matters of Domesticity
Well, it's been almost two months since my last post. I've been a little busy with all manner of home-keeping. And a little bit of school--okay, quite alot of school, for both the kids and me.
I got the sewing bug again after finding Samantha's patterns over at TheHandmadeDress.net. I have messed up the pictures, but the very top one of this post is from a pattern called "Miss Madeline". It's quite easy and produces very cute results! The one above is just a pillowcase dress. There are many tutorials for these all over the internet.
We started a garden! I have wanted to do this for no less than five years, but my fear of bugs has kept me from doing it. I have decided to face the fear head on and just do it. There's not alot that brings more joy than growing real food with children. It really makes me appreciate God in yet another way.
These are our strawberry plants, but we have also planted sunflowers (in the blog picture above), morning glories, raspberries, blackberries, carrots, tomatoes, lavender, rosemary, and mesclun lettuce. All but the lavender have started growing little shoots! It's so exciting!
I got this book over the weekend:
Yes, it's a book for grandmas, but I don 't care. It is the coolest little book ever! I have ordered another one by the same author called "Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots", and look forward to getting it too!
Happy, productive March to you!