Monday, November 28, 2011


I mentioned in my last post about the cornucopia I made for Thanksgiving.  I saw the idea on the website and knew I had to give it a try.  I only ended up using 2 cans of the bread sticks, and did not use the water nor egg that the recipe called for.  Just plain old bread stick dough did the trick.

Here's how mine looked:

Then it was ready for the oven.  After it was done, I let it cool and then pulled the foil out.  Finally, I filled it with fruit and veggies and put it on a platter with other bread.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving & updates

Hubby is working over the weekend, so we celebrated our Thanksgiving today!  It seemed weird making the dinner since only a month ago I made turkey, stuffing, gravy, & pies for Hubby's work to celebrate Canada's Thanksgiving.

Between the two Thanksgivings and all the Christmas decor at the stores (that's been there since June), I've got my months and holidays all mixed up!

Here's a look at what Hubby & I will be eating every meal for the next 2 weeks: 

I saw directions on how to make a cornucopia out of bread on the website, and had to give it a try.  It was pretty fun to make, and would be cute for a bigger celebration.  Hubby didn't know what a cornucopia was, so he didn't understand why I thought it was cool, haha.

Hopefully back to sewing soon!

Update on my sewing machine & computer:
*  Sewing machine = still in the shop (hopefully it'll be back soon??)
* Laptop = didn't have a virus.  The nasty stuff that was happening (that made me think it was a virus) turned out to be my hard drive frying :(  I finally got the computer back today, with a new hard drive.  They tried restoring my old data (aka my life, since I'm addicted to my computer) and didn't think it worked!  I'm beyond horrified.  Some of my  data was backed up, but it's been awhile since I did that last.
* I'm still organizing while in the absence of 2 of my favorite things.  If I don't get my sewing machine back soon though, I'm busting out the backup :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


My sewing machine is in the shop for repairs, AND my laptop has a wicked virus.  I really hope my files can be recovered! 

I guess this gives me a good chance to get some other projects done around the house.  The last several months things piled up around here since I spent much of my spare time sewing Halloween costumes and Hubby's schedule has been insane.

So, I'm back to organizing my house and forcing myself to finish unpacking my "random junk" boxes that have been sitting for over a year.

I hope to be up and running soon with sewing, but wasn't given any idea when my machine would be done.  We'll see... I may start posting about organizing :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011 - William & Kate costumes COMPLETE!

Here are some pics of our William and Kate Halloween costumes!

William & Kate Royal Wedding Halloween costumes

Kate Middleton Wedding gown Halloween costume

Ideally I would have had the lace closer together at the buttons but I ran out of time (and trying to fit this on myself would have taken forever), since it's only a Halloween costume, I was OK with leaving this as is.

Check out these posts to see how I made the satin and lace parts of the bodice, the skirt, and how it was sewn together.

I also have a list of key accessories for the costume as well as tutorials on making the bouquet and petticoat.

Prince William Wedding day Halloween costume

Check out this post for details on the pattern I used to make the Prince William costume. (I didn't have time to make the black pants I cut out) You can also see how I sewed the top and bottom part of the coat as well as the details on the sleeves. Later, I sewed some patches onto the uniform and made a sash. Hubby helped make the belt.

Since I messed up my sewing machine before finishing our costumes, there are a few details I didn't get around to adding to the costumes. If we wear them again I'll add them, if not, oh well!