I made gingerbread today and it is NOT GOOD. I used one of the Martha recipes and I think I did something wrong along the way and then overbaked them for good measure. The boys decorated some anyway and then we put them aside for Santa and PHEW!, there are enough for the reindeer, too. More truth from this week:
- There has not been as much sewing as I had hoped because, among other things, I have not felt like doing any. I have ordered a good number of books this week.
- The babies stayed in disposable diapers all week because I was pretending that we don't have a basket full of cloth ones.
- I let August eat as many oranges as he likes every day. After all, they are only this good for so long. I let myself eat all the nutella I liked.
I need a little full-proof gift making and Martha (the other one!) has come to the rescue with her free wrap pattern. Initially, I was not sure if it would work on different body types, but I consulted with my people and decided to try it out. It is really lovely. It is hard to find something like this that is so simple and so structurally sound. I made mine out of a lightweight Merino Wool Jersey-- that's it above. I got it at Bolt (they had 10 colours/weights, I think) and it was all between 18 and 23 dollars/yard. You need more than two yards BUT you get two full wraps out of each cut. In my case, each wrap was 20 dollars a piece on the dot and they are both gifts. 100% soft, soft wool! That is hard to beat. It took me a whopping 15 minutes to cut and sew-- WIN! Check out the one Jen made for her sister-in-law.