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shortcake and bloomers

happy belated mother's day to all of you. i hope you got a chance to relax and enjoy your families.


in an apartment filled with the smell of lilacs and lilies i was fed a delicious meal prepared by chip, presented with cards, a pasta necklace and a "talking butterfly" from the girls and entertained as we all joined in on making strawberry shortcake; a favorite dessert for as long as i can remember. i went to the new sweet melissa baking book (thank you mim!) for the shortcake recipe and am happy i did. a great biscuit-y texture and with the lemon zest, a perfect foundation to the strawberries and whipped cream. i'm excited to try out more of the recipes- especially the baked donut things- and soon, before i feel obligated to monitor what i shove into my mouth.

before mother's day with its flowers and naps i went to an amazing baby shower for my ridiculously talented friend abby. the woman has some creative and talented friends and the result was a perfectly executed "pop" theme shower. i couldn't stop staring at the giant balloons suspended from the ceiling, the sensation of pop rocks in my mouth (used to sprinkle the cupcakes) was one i hadn't felt in at least 12 years, and solely because of visual appeal i was suckered into drinking a bottle of soda, which neither i nor my stomach like, but just couldn't resist. i'll make the same excuse for the obscene amount of the adorable mini pop burgers i consumed. . .


due with a girl in june, a tiny and cheery summer outfit was in order. smocked short dress with bloomers. no pattern for the dress (just a rectangle) but the the bloomers are a slightly modified version of the makie pattern (great japanese craft book, isbn# 4-579-10996-1). here's to the flourishing parks and gardens of brooklyn, the outfit that was inspired by their beauty and the new little baby girl who will soon be here to take it all in.

Reader Comments (10)

I love Strawberry Shortcake too! I love this outfit. I have been looking at this fabric and wanting to buy it.I love babies in bright, bold colors. I hope you are feeling okay.

May 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCollins

gorgeous gorgeous!! and i loved the fashion show pictures below... she looks too cute. what a cool experience!

May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

sounds like a great mother's day!!
so funny, I just bought that fabric...similar taste...it turned out beautiful and I'm sure Abby loved it!

May 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralysha

i love that fabric! it's beautiful. who makes it? i haven't seen it before. i'm glad that you had a good mother's day.

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Happy mothers day Kate, I'd forgotten how much you like strawberry shortcake. Looks sooo good. Great job on the baby outfit. Have you come across any good boy clothes patterns?

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

the fabric is a part of the rhapsody line from windham fabrics. i know that as of yesterday it was still available in that colorway at sewmamsew.com. go get it!

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

Such talent! Again the outfit you made is adorable! I'm so glad that you had a good Mother's Day. I got very spoiled and life around here seems to good to be true. I hope that all is well with you as well.
Love ya,

May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

what great fabric - and what a cute outfit!

May 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpam

I'm glad you made the shortcake! Mmm, I want some. The pinafore is adorable.

May 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermim

I LOVE this outfit. Another great design! Yeah Katie!

May 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Colton

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