March 2012

Serger Fail

by ilene on March 29, 2012 · 5 comments

in sewing

Remember one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to learn how to use my new serger? I wrote more about my serger aspirations here.  I excitedly and somewhat naively thought that once I got my serger, I would be churning out all sorts of apparel. I imagined myself making all these fancy shirts and cute […]


I’ve been saving this 4 feet x 18 inch scrap piece of wood for almost a year.  It’s leftover wood from the back of this wood mirror frame that I made last year.  It’s nothing fancy, just a piece of cheap plywood, but I knew I could use it for something one day.  Jeff almost […]


Happy Spring, everyone!! It seems like people all over the country have been enjoying warm weather the past few days!  (Everyone, except for those of us that live in San Fran!)   I’m so happy its finally spring time!!  One of the things that I look forward to the most this time of year is […]


Secret Earth Shattering Cookies

by ilene on March 21, 2012 · 7 comments

in baking

One of the places I miss most about living in Cambridge, MA is my favorite bakery there.  Those of you who know me know which bakery I am talking about because I can and will go on and on to anyone who would listen about how good their treats were.  They also happen to serve […]


March Sadness, The Blue Devil Blues…

by ilene on March 19, 2012 · 2 comments

in baby, sewing

The most anticipated event of the spring, March Madness, came to a quick and heartbreaking end for my family this weekend when our beloved Blue Devils were bounced from the first round of the tourney on Friday in a stunning upset.  What the heck happened?!  It was over before we knew it!!  I’m still getting […]