Sunday, February 13, 2005


Yep, it's STASH GAME time. That's when the Amity Sewing Mamas sew like madwomen, fast from buying fabric and try to use up stash. Points are lost for buying fabric; gained for sewing, selling or donating fabric. I never do that well compared to some of the mamas who get up into the thousand-some points. In fact, I'm doing well if I break a hundred, but hey, it's a challenge and it gets me motivated to use some stash. It's also a great time to sew the Spring Wardrobe for the kids. Between that and PAINTING!!! YES!!!! I've not had time to blog.

Yes, PAINTING!!! I'm so excited. I hate boring white (oh, excuse me eggshell) walls. I'm so happy to be painting! I've started with the entryway - well, the entryway WE use. No one comes in through our front door, so I'm starting with the entry from the garage door. It's becoming a lovely light yellowy green called Cabbage Green. I know - not a very inspiring colour name, really, but the colour itself is lovely, trust me. It goes beautifully with Daoffodil Yellow (at least I *think* it's Daffodil Yellow, maybe it's another garden theme name like Anemic Squash or Blanched Buttercup... :o/ ) which is what I plan to paint the kitchen. :o) I let the kids each have a turn at painting inside the closet. I have a hunch I'll get more help tomorrow. I have already spotted green paint in one child's hair and on one cat's fur. :o/ I'm still dithering about the bedroom colour, which is where this whole painting idea originated. I think it's going to be a wine colour, but it may be a deep eggplant (notice the garden reference) instead. For the Master Bathroom I like something called - hmm was it Pumpkin Spice? Orange Spice? Something Spicy anyway. Transition between the 2 could be a problem - as in what colour should the door and moulding be painted? Muted Mustard? Grey Poupon? Ah, there's the rub, and that's why I'm starting elsewhere.

What have I sewn? Last night I cut and started on a microfleece hoodie for Kacey which I finished today, and today I made a knit Peasant top for Dags. Since the SG started (Feb 1st), I've also made a valence for Gordy's room, a wall hangning for Molly, a pair of pants for Gordy, a twirly skirt for Kace, a twirly skirt for Dags, a library bag for Gogo (kinda small) and another for Dags (kinda big), Dragon brocade pants for Go, purple ribbed velour pants for Kace, slippers that were supposed to be for Kace and actually fit Dags (supposedly Adult small what's up with that?!?!?!?!) and a microfleece rice bag for my shoulder that doubles as a keyboard wrist-rest. Yes, I've been busy! :o) I've also bought fabric since I'm not supposed to and I must flout authority. I plan to make several more peasant tops for Dags and a hoodie for Mollusc. And I'm sure more ideas will come as I fondle my fabrics. Pictures may appear some day...

Actually, I need to go cut some stuff out now...

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