Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What to do with stained baby clothes?

Chop it up and make a new outfit!

First sewing project with NiNi clothes. Onesie hybrid with Mickey Mouse inspired buttons :)
This is my first sewing project with recycled NiNi clothes. A onesie hybrid with Mickey Mouse inspired buttons :). This project gave me the idea to cut up my own clothes and make stuff for him instead of buying new things, using his existing wardrobe as the base pattern. Baby clothes stress me out, such limited time usage and then you wonder everyday if you should save it in case another baby comes along.  I won't feel bad about reworking the stained clothes or my clothes though, so this is the start to some fun times at the sewing machine. Naps and grandparent babysitters permitting.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fresh arugula pizza



Arugula from my Grandma's garden, prosciutto, feta, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, grated asiago cheese, and a spritz of orange juice (tossed with the arugula, didn't have any lemon).

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Warning: Possible link to Pampers Stay Dry and allergic reaction?


After 2-3 uses my little one developed this rash all over his back. As soon as we noticed we switched to another diaper we had on hand (swaddlers?) and a couple of cloth diapers and the rash started clearing up within a few hours. I suspect the blue dye. I'm posting this in case someone else runs into the same issue.  We were using Honest Co. and Babyganics before this without any problems and are now trying Earth's Best, so far so good.

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First baby food! Sweet potato.


What other first veggies should I try?

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Deep dish chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies

So decadent and yums! No mixer needed and really easy clean up when using baking cup liners.
Recipe from HERE

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nini's shoe collection so far.


2 purchased, 2 handmade, and 2 gifts

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Around the kitchen


french vanilla coffee with caramel on the bottom

Parmesan potato pizza with rosemary infused olive oil

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Lounging with my honey.

Untitled

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Carvel oreo ice cream sandwiches...

Carvel ice cream sandwiches...soo good!
so good!

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Baby Godzilla is keeping me busy!




As soon as I get back to the sewing machine I want to try making this baby carrier with custom fabrics. I just need a good 12 hour stretch of naptime, right now he only naps for 2 hours at a time, so this might take a while. :)

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Wooden Spoon Clip

Spoon clip

Love the idea and look but unfortunately after one wash the varnish came off in some areas, ugh.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day 15 - Holdin' On.





Day 8 Feeties





Sunday, March 16, 2014

My new best friend.

Nico C. born March 7, 2014.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Cartoon feet! New slippers from uniqlo.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Testing out the mini strawberry jam in my oatmeal. Pretty good!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Starry ceiling complete!


Starry ceiling complete!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Macarons and organic chocolate from my honey




definitely more desirable than a duane reade teddy bear and heart shaped chocolate box!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Testing out a flokati rug. I think we are allergic!





Monday, December 30, 2013

Italian Godzilla never goes to someone's house empty handed.


Latest addition to my shoe collection




Size 11(!) baby doll style flats.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Trying to perfect a Blythe doll bonnet and a new bookshelf

First one came out too large, maybe for a baby human?  All the other attempts fit fairly well, I just need to add some button closures.

Here is the latest addition to my home office. I actually ordered a white lacquered bookshelf, but I was sent this "espresso" one. I decided to keep it because it sort of matched my desk/computer/printer. I think the white would have been nice though, it would have disappeared into the background more.  : /

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thanks hun, how can I possibly eat all this cake in one sitting!




This is what happens when you don't get up to get your own dessert.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hot barley from Sal's mom with milk, sugar, and cinnamon.




Perfect snow day breakfast!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Toasty new socks (made in the usa!)


Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Sale!

30% off in stock items at SoSofties.etsy.com through December 2nd.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

News from the craft cave




24 Monster Timmie Beer coin pouches headed to Art Star Philly!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Week in review

Brooklyn Bounty


My mom brought over some pretty Persimmons from my Grandparents Brooklyn backyard. Check out the mutated one in the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Rods

After an internet search looking for metal rods for a possible wall clothing rack project, I came across this idea to use tension rods for temporary storage and organization.  Now I'm tempted to purchase a shower curtain rod or a regular curtain tension rod like this to see if it can hold heavy weight items.  This junky $3 one (pictured) I had in my closet could only hold the weight of a few fabric samples.  I love the idea of not having to drill any holes in the wall for this and the adaptability

 

 

 

 

Paint by Size 

I'm in the process of clearing out my studio in my apartment and creating a craft cave in a basement. I've been spending the week photographing and sorting my paintings by size.  It it stressful finding a safe place to store all my work. I want to make sure to protect them from light and moisture damage. Right now I have them stored high on wire racks but I'm running out of space, eek!

Out with a Bang!

A van smashed into our home. The driver was okay. The bricks survived with minimal damage. The shrubs shrugged it off.  Here the fire department is making sure that the van doesn't explode. Thank you FDNY!

It is still early on Friday so let's see what is in store for today!

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Friday, November 08, 2013

Pretty zips in the mailbox today


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Monday, November 04, 2013

The muted cloud fabric arrived!




It is now available in my Spoonflower shop

I just ordered a zipper so I can turn it into a pillow case soon.

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