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of all the things i wish for (and i wish for a lot) i wish most of all that our little family had more time. time to just be together, time for the girls to hang out with dad and time for me just just sit back and enjoy.

my wish came true friday. chip miraculously walked in the door just after 6pm. after weeks of his earliest arrival home being after 10pm, and often after 1am, i mean it when i say it was a miracle.

so, we all headed outside to enjoy our urban home.


really great.

when i don't get time to lounge around brooklyn with chip and the girls, i'm usually spending my time pushing the double-wide stroller through it. but there are times when i'm just home with the girls and a sewing project.

here are a few of the completed projects from the last little bit (i love show and tell):


blue dress: many thanks to ms. wendy mullin and her built by wendy patterns.

easter skirt for eve (note the big yellow sash) and easter dress for ruthie (bright yellow buttons down the back- i really should get better pictures. . .): all me. nothing's easier than super simple gathered skirts and dresses for little girls!


yellow shirt worn at bobby's wedding and made on mary's dreamy bernina: more thanks to ms. mullin. same pattern as the blue dress

yellow/polka dot shirt: simplicity 4589 with a few adjustments. my wonky arms really finish the look. . .

blue dress: just so you could see it has pockets and a really cute shape. having trouble with the picture quality here. i'm close to unlocking the secrets of photoshop. close.

time to get eve to bed. chip is reading this and this to her right now. classics from our childhood. she's in heaven. so is chip. and really, so am i.

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oh Katie- I am LOVING the clothing your talented hands made. I didn't know that about you. I knew you were very creative and can make adorable things, but I had no idea you were pumping out clothes like this! I have a penchant for clothes and last year I put forth an effort to learn to make wide leg linen pants and a simple pleated skirt. didn't go too well. But I sooo wish i could work magic on a bernina- I would make curtains and clothing and maybe save myself a bundle over a lifetime. This blog is quite fantastic...and you just started!

May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPatria

Ahhh, cloudy with a chance of meatballs, definetly a childhood favorite, I just bought a copy myself!! Love the clothes, and Ruth is getting So BIG!! I love the blue dress pose too tres chic!! Love ya!

May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

Katie, I am amazed at how cute everything is. You, your girls, your hair, your clothes, your girls' clothes. It's too much. You are inspiring in me a desire to sew my own clothes!

This is great. Can't wait to hear and see more about the Rich's!

May 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJen

You are so talented Katie. When did you start sewing?
I love the blue dress. I just looked at that exact pattern the other day and was thinking of buying it.
The pictures of your girls are great. They are so beautiful (and so are you!). The stripey shirt that Ruth is wearing is so cute. Sutton has the same one. Love it.

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