Thursday, April 24, 2014

18 weeks

Does it look any bigger, do you think?

Birthday Dresses for Milla

 Niece #4 turned 4 last Saturday. I left it a bit late to smock anything for her, but a couple of weeks was enough time to make these Sense and Sensibility 1958 Girls' Part Dresses. I even inserted zips! First was the yellow poly-cotton with polka dots.

 Then the maroon velvet(een). I suspect this one may end up in dress ups, but most kids this age love the feel of velvet so I figure she'll have fun with it whatever she does.
 And MIL whipped up this little crinoline, because this little girl, at least, will love having her skirt poofed out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Purple Risotto

My normal risotto primavera recipe made with purple carrots...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

16 Weeks

Monday, March 24, 2014

Making passata

 Tomatoes fresh from the garden.
 Cut, oiled, seasoned with salt and pepper, with basil, oregano and rosemary.
 Pureed and ready to go.

Friday, March 21, 2014

World's Greatest Shave - One Year On

This is what I look like one year after shaving my head. My hair has been cut three or four times, to give it a decent shape. After Summer, my lighter streaks have finally come back. Whether or not I like it depends on the day. I don't regret it, and might consider doing it again in the future, but growing my hair back has been hard, slow and annoying. I'm hopeful that by next Summer it will be long enough to tie back so I can get it off my face and neck!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Coke Layers with Cocoa Buttercream

Recipes from Baked In America. I love that book, but one day I have to make a cake I don't have to take anywhere, so I can actually use all the layers, and not have a whole 'leftover' cake! This one was baked for Nephew1's 9th birthday.