In the land of "first"s
This weekend was all about stuff being "the first":
1. I've sewn my first tote bag.
(more photos here and here ) It's based on this splendid tutorial by Super Mariko with some changes, like the outside fabric folding in, the pocket and the felt fish. Next time, there will be some changes. All in all I'm pretty proud of myself. I may make more for the store, if it looks like people might be interested.
2. We went to this posh new local. Ok, it's as posh as the Inglewood border can get. To be honest, this area is being invaded by hippi-posh young kids like us, and the restaurant was really nice, but that was a funny observation.
3. I made this and OH MY! That thing is GOOD! It's also the first cake/cookie/bar I've ever made that came out perfect the first time. You've got t make a batch, I'm telling ya (no wonder I had tons of energy to cycle on monday... ; ) ). The only thing I made different, was exchange the glaze with this lemon juice and powdered sugar glaze my mom makes. The tangy made it a bit more balanced, sweetness-wise. Man, I'm drooling just thinking about it... Thanks for shring, Myra!
I'll close this entry with some photos of your favorite feline. We brought our load from Costco in these boxes and Suki has turned them into a kitty home (AKA "Fort Kitty"). They take up half the kitchen, but we can't bring ourselves to throw hem away. Sorry for the blur - cats move quickly (more photos here and here).
Happy Tuesday! Happy Week! Happy life!
Have you seen those cuties from Anna Chambers? Oh, I'm humbled, yet again...