Saturday, September 12, 2009

Less Walk, More Talk

We had big plans for this blog, but it seems as though posting has taken a back seat to actually doing the things we planned on posting about. I guess we're all walk and no talk. Not too bad if you ask us.

Here's a list of things we've made since our last post:

1. netbook case with matching power cord bag for Momo's school computer
2. small all-purpose bag (currently housing an ipod) for inside Momo's backpack
3. hang-around-the-house dress for Bobo to hang around the house in
4. med. size purse (from a man's deconstructed plaid blazer and dress shirt) for Bobo
5. restoration of a mother of pearl lapel pin (a birthday gift for a friend)
6. spork holder (also a birthday gift) for keeping a spork in one's purse
7. 3 pairs of underpants (from old tees) for Bobo
8. 2 pairs of dangly earrings for Bobo

We also purchased a Pfaff 230 sewing machine for Momo, complete with sewing table, at a yard sale for $30. It needed a good cleaning (it seems as though a family of alpacas was living inside of it), a foot controller, and a new machine belt (which we found on eBay for $40 total), so once we get it lugged into the house from the garage, she'll have a beautiful classic machine of her own.

Today, we are starting on a sewing project together. It will be an adorable red polka dot dress for Momo to wear to church. We found the pattern, open source, on Hopefully we'll have it done by tomorrow.

We hope to get some pictures posted soon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

extremely yummy pretzels

Hey, Momo here.

I just got back from Camp Keola, and I was thinking of the chocolate pretzels we had one night for a snack. Boy, were those good! So, I thought, "Man I wish I had some of those pretzels." Then I figured that I could make them. I mean, how hard could it be? So I went in the kitchen and got out the:
  1. about four cups of pretzels
  2. a cup or so of chocolate chips
  3. a large plastic container with lid
  4. a few tablespoons of powered sugar (I figured it would be yummy to add)
  5. double-boiler
I put a few (about 10) pretzels in the bottom of the plastic container and began to melt the chocolate chips in the double-boiler. Once the chocolate was melted and smooth I poured some on the pretzels and then sifted in some powdered sugar. Then I put the lid on the container and shook it up.

I slowly used up all the chocolate and pretzels, one layer at a time. After that, I put them on a plate and ate them to my heart's content. I went for a run soon after, and when I got home, half of them were gone.

This is definitely something you will want to try. It was easy and there were no measuring cups or spoons, so there was easy clean-up. Best of all, they were extremely yummy.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bobo bought a leotard today.

It's a ballet leotard, a soft red-grape color, fits perfectly, not shiny, and the elastic is still good. I really love it and it cost $1.50 from Thrift Center. I'll wash it with my other treasures and put it upstairs, in my closet, in a tiny square-shaped box, with my ballet slippers.

One day, soon, I will enroll in that class.