samantha liz

November 2008 archive

Diva Weekend Pants and a top to match :)

So I’ve been in the process of refining my Diva Weekend Pants pattern to release to testers for phase #2 and I sewed up Molly a pair out of cotton lycra and a polar fleece pair for a friend’s daughter. I am in love with my new top pattern (this is top #2 that I have sewn from this self drafted pattern, so look out for more variations and a final release in the future) so I paired them together.

Within minutes of dressing her, Molly decided that she needed to “create” as well. Adding lovely grape juice spots all over the front of her newly sewn shirt πŸ˜‰ Oh well, at least I got a couple pictures of it first.

On the upside, I found that it looks totally cute with this RTW dress/top combo too πŸ˜‰ lol…

As always you can see the whole set (along with the green fleece ones!) on my flickr set πŸ˜‰

Oldies are Goodies, But Freebies are Oh So Sweet!

If you’ve been watching me for awhile (stalker) you’ve seen the tighty whitey hipsters before πŸ˜‰

Debuting here in March of ’06:

It’s been a bit tweaked since then, but the overall look is the same πŸ˜‰ (BTW, the star goes on the booty) Well, if you have seen them and thought; “Wow, I really want to make my own!” then here’s your chance.

There is just one size on here, just set your printer to the % associated with the size you’d like and tape printed edge to edge πŸ˜‰ (if you are a hook and loop gal, use 2″ on the larger sizes and 1.5″ on sizes small down, just cut to the width, not the height) Should work out just peachy.

And, since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is your 23,000 word professional guide πŸ˜‰
Tighty Whitey Hipsters Instructions

Getting ready for winter… by baking blueberry muffins!

I’m always cold when winter comes, and the heat just doesn’t cut it for me. The only thing that works is baking, or at least that’s what I tell everyone else. I’ll post all my favorite recipes so your house can be warm and smell good too!


Without further ado;

Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins

Preheat oven to 375Β° F.
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour, plus 1 tablespoon for dusting blueberries
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons half & half
3/4 cup frozen blueberries

1. Cream the butter & sugar. Mix in on medium speed vanilla, milk, half & half, baking powder. Make sure you scrape the sides down. Slowly add flour on lowest speed.

2. Coat frozen blueberries in flour (put them in a bowl together and stir). Add the blueberries to the batter don’t over mix or you’ll crush the berries and it’ll get too “blue”.

3. I like to use baking cups, I don’t even own a muffin pan. Spoon out so that they are all even with the tops of 12 regular size muffin cups.

Bake at 375 for 35 mins, should be golden with blue swirls πŸ™‚


I may *gasp* actually like Aplix?

After selling off all my touchtape months(maybe even over a yr) ago… I decided to get some Aplix…

Ummm I like it… shhh….

Here is a Little Half Moon Diaper I made with it today. Oh and can I just say I am LOVING that Molly is getting older and I can sew while the kids are awake and PLAY??!!??

As per my pattern instructions, lol…

Side Aplix Little Half Moon

I have a place to put myΒ fancy folded tags:

And Laundry neatness:

So easy to put on, but Molly doesn’t try taking them off!

She’s eating her shirt instead:

Look how trim;

And just cuz she’s too cute: