December 30, 2005

January Birthdays

I'm taking advantage of the fact that I have some time off work this week to make some things for January birthdays coming up. First is my sister-in-law. The walls in her dining and living rooms are lime and bright yellow so I made her a pillow to match. Second is the kid. He will be three in a couple of weeks. I spied this fabric on my shopping trip to the Cotton Shop the other day and couldn’t resist. He has already named him – I was stuffing him while watching "A Bug's Life" for the 432nd time – "Sour" – go figure. And you are right, those are the united states of America. I'm thinking about backing the "I'm never going to finish this" quilt with it.




December 29, 2005

Bunny #6

I went to one of my favorite fabric stores this week and they had some adorable polka dot flannel in. I couldn't resist and made this bunny for my pregnant cousin-in-law. It's a boy! and I also want to make a quilt - I thought chocolate brown and baby blue might be a good combo.

Bunny #6

December 25, 2005

Christmas Eve

I can't think of a nicer way to begin Christmas eve than breakfast at Nate 'n Al in Beverly Hills. I gobbled my way trough corned beef hash, eggs, potato pancakes, bagels, and left with chocolate rugula and chopped liver for Christmas day – yummy.

AND I picked up my parcel from Rosa – a Christmas present to myself. 434 is more beautiful (and bigger!) than I ever imagined – thanks Rosa – you are a true inspiration and I love all your things.

Nate 'n Al


December 23, 2005

Hanukah Secret Santa Shopping Bag

This is my gift for the Hanukah party this year – we do the equivalent of a Secret Santa – I wonder if there is a correct term for that?

I'm going to fill it with yummy things from Trader Joes.

Shopping Bag

Shopping Bag

December 11, 2005

Christmas Weekend

The Christmas packages to my Australia nieces went off this weekend and I whipped out another one of these dogs to make things even. This one is made with vintage fabric for the body and some not so vintage fabric for the ears.

Dog #2

I also found these fun vintage Santa candles at a garage sale. It seems a shame to use them after surviving so many years.

Vintage Santa Candles

Finally, we had our annual family Christmas visit to Disneyland last Friday night. The group ranged in age from 3 to 70 and we had a blast – as always.

Dumbo Ride


December 06, 2005


Inspired by the very talented Molly Chicken here’s my interpretation of some festive birds. Thanks for sharing the pattern! These are going into the stockings of 2 little girls from Woodland Hills.

Festive Birds