Valli Schiller and I have created a better fitting face mask, and it's called The Valami. It sounds more like a sub sandwich, but it makes more sense when you know that the "VAL" comes from Valli and the "AMI" comes from (wait for it...) Ami. So, Valami. I suppose it could have been The … Continue reading The Valami: A Better Fitting Face Mask
When I was little, I remember my mother measuring fabric. She'd hold one end out as far as her arm would go and then she'd bring the other end to the tip of her nose. She would announce that the fabric measured "about a yard." I was so impressed. I thought she was smelling how … Continue reading Measuring Stuff
Ami updates after her first year of retirement.
I went off the deep end about a year ago after I accidentally came across instructions for Paula Nadelstern's Opulent Ornaments and decided I needed to make one. Or a dozen. Get her directions here. (Embrace the bling; resistance is futile.) I spent a long time collecting sequins, pins, beads, and other shiny objects and … Continue reading Opulent Ornaments: A Delightful Rabbit Hole
Kevin MacLeod made a great video showing how to make origami folded fabric ornaments. Thanks to his video I've been having a blast making Christmas ornaments! Take a look and then come right back for my tips below. https://www.youtube.com/embed/VwvNU1pGd-Y Ami's Tips 1. Pre-wash your fabric. I know, I can hear the moaning already. If you … Continue reading Origami Folded Fabric Ornaments
My granddaughter spits up a lot and might be starting to teethe. She goes through a lot of bibs. Most bibs are too small, too thin, and the plastic backing rips and tears after multiple trips through the washing machine and dryer. Fastening a bib at the nape of the neck requires a third hand. … Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Bib
It's me, Scooter. I did a bad thing. I wanted to go out last night, you know, to be OUTSIDE. There are things outside that I like. One of them was furry and soft with a long tail. Mom couldn't see it, but she didn't know where to look either. I was barking at it … Continue reading Scooter Did A Bad Thing