Posts Tagged "liz"

Liz and the Lady Grey Coat: Finished Photos

Liz has been working on a sew-along project, where participants from all over agree to undertake a specific sewing project at the same time. This latest one was a larger undertaking, spanning about a month’s worth of work to create a coat off of the Lady Grey pattern. If you want to see the early stages of the coat, and…

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Paige and Audrey: Princess and Pony

A few weeks ago, Liz’s mom got a hold of a little play pony. It’s actually really sturdy, and designed for someone to sit upon. Liz gave it a test run. After the Halloween festivities were over, Audrey also decided it was her turn to take a ride. Throughout the evening, we had Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty playing in the…

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Halloween in Frankfort

So I got to wear my robot costume a bit more by heading down to celebrate Halloween in Frankfort. Paige, as a princess. I love how Mario and Princess Peach are in the background. Tricia holding Sebastian, and Paige. I didn’t get a ton of photos, as my costume made it difficult to take photos. I snapped a few while…

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Cabinet Work in Frankfort

Liz and I spent the day in Frankfort today. She was heading down there to meet up with her mom (the two of them are working on a sew-along winter coat project). I tagged along to just hang out for the day. Bob started on a project restoring an old cabinet. The back of the thing was in several panels,…

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Paige and Audrey: Birthday Party in Frankfort

Two weekends back, Liz and I travelled to Frankfort to celebrate Paige and Audrey’s birthdays. We had an area in a small park basically to ourselves, had a lot of great food, and even played a little football. It was really overcast (and the forecast called for rain pretty much all day). But to our surprise and delight, the rain…

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Liz and the Sew Along: Lady Grey Coat Pattern

For the past few days, Liz has been hard at work on a new winter coat. She’s participating in a sew-along, joining nearly 200 other readers of a blog entitled blogforbettersewing.com. Basically, everyone works on the same piece at the same time, with each person documenting their process and sharing tips, photos and suggestions with one another. Pretty neat concept….

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Wedding Cake Macarons

On our anniversary, Liz and I didn’t do the whole “eat your wedding cake” thing. We had the top of the cake in our freezer soon after our wedding, and ended up sneaking a few bites before we left for our honeymoon. It didn’t quite taste right, so we ended up throwing the thing out (I think we left it…

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Liz Makes Whoopie Pies

For a coworker’s surprise wedding party, Liz put aside the sewing and was in the kitchen on Sunday… back to baking. This time around, she wanted to try making Whoopie Pies, which are apparently the new thing. Last I heard, cake balls were the new macarons. But I don’t see those having really caught on yet (Liz assures me it’s…

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One Year Anniversary Dinner: Blackbird

Thanks to an extremely generous wedding present from Ben and Allison, Liz and I got to have dinner at – a place I’ve heard Ben rave about before. We ended up getting the tasting menu, so that we could sample more of what the restaurant had to offer. On arriving, we chose to sit inside and the only complaint I…

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Liz Makes an Ottoman

On Saturday, Liz had another class at The Needle Shop. She’s attended quite a few workshops there, and has been slowly learning how to make more and more. What’s really neat about the workshops here is that each class works on a specific object or item. Typically four hours in length, students walk out of the classroom with a finished…

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Rookery Building, Hand Delivered

Last month, I posted about Rob’s Rookery Building print and how he was selling them via his online store. Liz and I ordered one up, and we had the fine experience of Rob hand delivering the print over to our apartment. We spent some time talking about his process, and talked a lot about the various details in the piece….

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Fireworks in Frankfort

For the 4th of July, Liz and I headed down to Frankfort and spent the evening there. After an incredibly filling dinner, we all headed out to the nearby school to watch the local fireworks display. It was pretty dark when we set out, kids and chairs and blankets in tow. While the rest of the town was on the…

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Tornado Sirens, Logan Square

While we were home last night, about 30 minutes after I got home… we heard the tornado sirens going off in the distance. For whatever reason, I felt fine staying where we were (third story of a large, brick building)… but Liz felt strongly that we needed to head to lower ground. And so, we grabbed the two cat carries…

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