Sunday, December 4, 2011


Steph, you are awesome.
Notice that there's already one missing?

A package came in the mail the other day.  J came in asking what in the world I ordered from Australia.  I won a giveaway over on 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World for some awesome buttons and trimmings.  I was joking when I told Steph to send me a Cherry Ripe-- well, okay I was halfway joking.  Ok, I was secretly hoping.

Ok, I shamelessly proposed the idea.

Anyway, Steph you are totally awesome.  She sent me not one, but three Cherry Ripes.  One was promptly eaten.  I spent a year of college in Australia years ago and I had quite a penchant for Cherry Ripes.  (That and Toohey's New, but that's a whole other story...) We don't have anything like it here.  It was so much fun to get a package from the far side of the world.

In sewing news, I made another baby robe.  This one for a friend who I am also sewing nursery bedding and curtains for.  I wanted it to match the nursery bedding- the fabric underneath the robe.  I realized that the only fabric I had that matched perfectly was an expensive piece of linen I had been saving for something special.  I decided that since Steph was so generous with her giveaway, I could be generous with my linen.  Hopefully the baby likes luxury.

And one more thing relating to awesomeness-- THANK YOU for all the incredible comments on my painted jacket post.  I really was excited about the project but I had some fear that everyone would think it was really absurd.   I cannot tell you how flattered I am by all the nice words.  I don't say it often enough, but I really appreciate all the support and encouragement I receive from everyone through this little ol' sewing blog.  Even if you just come and lurk, that's encouragement enough for me and I am grateful that you are here.  The online sewing community is such a caring and inspiring place.  I'm just in awe of it sometimes.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. That's a beautiful robe. I think the mama will appreciate it even if baby doesn't notice! I didn't comment, but I also adore your painted jacket. It's a true work of art.

  2. Your baby robes are so lovely that I suspect they will become keepsakes long after the baby has outgrown them.

  3. I'm so relieved they got there in one piece without melting on everything! We had some debate about how to send it. :) Such fun. heheh.

    You know, I was so inspired by your jacket painting post that I sent it to my husband. He's doing some fabric painting for me as a christmas present!

  4. Cherry Ripes are pretty yum. my husband has a penchant for them too...
    Such an adorable robe! I love those colours together. Have you thought of making an adult sized one, for yourself?

  5. That is an absolutely adorable robe, and I agree - the online sewing community is awesome! :-)

  6. Cherry Ripe....mmmmm.....Oh my how I want a Cherry Ripe now. I miss them!

  7. That robe is fantastic! Hope you are having a lovely week xx

  8. oh heavens! just seeing this and loving it! :) the robe was absolutely my favorite shower gift - can't thank you enough. we've been trying to figure out a boy name, so maybe we'll name him Lux to go with his new robe! PS - the curtains look absolutely awesome, you are the best! xo, Lauren (baby momma)

  9. Lux! That's what I'm calling baby now, no matter what.