Mornings are good aren't they? Saturday mornings are even better. I have always been a morning person. After about 8pm I am not worth very much- things start to go down hill. Usually I have to ask, "so how did that movie end last night?" I get this trait from my father. We have no need for alarm clocks. For the most part we seem to just wake up when we are supposed to. Setting an alarm makes me nervous. It is typical that I wake up at 15 minute intervals before the set time waiting for the "beep". Even though I am not much of a sleeper-inner, just knowing I could if I wanted to makes Saturdays something to look foreword to.
So, this Saturday morning we indulged in puffed oven pancakes.
Growing up we always had a "real" breakfast on Saturdays in place of our cereal on weekdays. I always looked forward to watching cartoons. (Whatever happened to Looney Toones? Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Coyote and Road Runner were the best!)
Some of us ate our pancakes with orange marmalade, which we pronounce "marm-a-lawd" in our best English accents. Others opted to eat their pancakes bare.
I have been doing some sewing the last few days. I was feeling a bit sheepish after such a kind feature over at Sew Mama Sew. Thank you to all the people who visited!! It was fun to read all of your comments. I do hope you come back often! Anyways, I really haven't sewn very much as of late. I have been on more of a crochet kick these days. Hannah is hurting for clothes. I hate to buy anything for her knowing that spring will soon be here. So, I whipped out a few skirts for her. (that is all that she will wear)
This is the twirly skirt from houseonhillroad. I used a light-weight denim and some vintage trim I have been saving. I love this pattern. It is so easy. I especially love that it doesn't require a double fold hem- those are the worst. I will do almost anything to avoid them. Like sew ribbon on the edge as you would bias tape.
Not the greatest picture, but a super easy pattern from the Autumn 2005 issue of Ottobre. And yes, I finished the edge with ribbon. I have had this fine-wale corduroy since October. Better late than never I guess. I made it a tad big so that she can wear it again next fall.
I took Mama K's advice and turned one of the thrifted sweaters into longies for Laurel. They work great over cloth diapers. Wool absorbs wetness especially when it is lanolized (I use this and this). Normally I would use the sleeves and make pants using this technique...but I wasn't sure that they were long enough so I used the britches and bloomers pattern again. Whew! That was pretty linky.
Hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning!