Sunday, May 30, 2010


Guess who this is!
Please no searching on google!! Put your answers in the comments.

( Posted by Mia )

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Simplicity 4638

This one came from Ebay. It's from 1954! I haven't made it yet, but I'd like to. Green taffeta, maybe? That would be pretty, but fancy. We'll see!

(posted by Chloe)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sewing Made Easy?

On Saturday, we went to a few garage sales. We didn't find much, but look what I found! (Actually, my mom found it first...)

It's really very interesting, and it's not just about sewing clothes. It talks about sewing accessories, like purses and hats; blankets and quilts; and even how to make a slipcover for a chair!

And, the best part! It only cost twenty-five cents! At the sale, the books weren't priced. (Or at least I didn't see the prices.) So I offered fifty cents for it. The man said, "No...(insert me thinking "How much is this going to cost?" here) can have it for a quarter!"

(posted by Chloe)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Olathe Youth Symphony

Earlier this month, I tried out for the Olathe Youth Symphony.
I got a letter from the Olathe Youth Symphony on Friday saying that I was accepted for the Philharmonic Orchestra!

( posted by Mia )

Happy Birthday

Happy 9th Birthday, Liam!

(The cake recipe is here)

(posted by Chloe)

Friday, May 21, 2010


I have an Etsy shop called CutieCritters where I'll be selling some crochet toys and other things.

I'll probably add some more things soon! Feel free to take a look!
(The pig is part of a set of four finger puppets. You can see them all in my shop.)

(posted by Chloe)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Summer is Just Around the Corner

School is almost out, the pool opens in eleven days! Summer is almost here!!!

( posted by Mia )

Monday, May 17, 2010

Not a Walkin' Dog

Moby, our four year-old English Bulldog, is not a walking dog.
Even if we take him around the cul-de-sac, he gets tired and pants! So we borrowed our neighbor's wagon and took him for a spin! We all have decided that we should have trained him to ride in it when he was younger. Oh well. Good boy!! :)

(posted by Mia)

Tomten Jacket

I made a red toddler-sized jacket using a yarn called "I Love This Yarn." It's from Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann. It was really fun and easy to make. I think it is cute!

This was my first sweater. Now I'm working on a sweater for myself. It will be made out of green wool.

(posted by Chloe)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Flowers

Recently, I went out into our backyard to take some pictures; they turned out really well! Here are a few. Look closely at the third picture!

Posted by Mia

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Home Economics

One day in February, our family went to a thrift store. I saw some vintage sewing patterns in girls size 6-8 from the 50's or 60's. (Why didn't I buy those? They were a dollar apiece!)

Then I saw a vintage home economics book from 1960 and bought it for 2 dollars! It's so much fun to look at. Some chapters are about making clothes, and others are about planning (and budgeting) your wardrobe.

Still others are about different types of fabric. There are also techniques in the back. Overall, I really like this book!

(posted by Chloe)

Hi World!

Welcome to our blog! This is where you will be able to read about knitting, sewing, vintage stuff, crochet... and lots more!
Hope you have fun!

Chloe and Mia