Baby Girl

i was asked to make an advice board for our friends baby girl shower

The idea was to have a swaddled baby being carried by balloons in which the balloons would be the space to provide advice for the new parents

I looked up an idea or two and decided what i wanted to do

I got a large canvas and wrapped the middle part with lace which i scallopped and sewed onto the seam allowance of the canvas

Next i cut balloons in two dofferent sizes and several printed patterns.  I tied the bottom row to string and before i glued the bottom row i attached several strings to make it look like all the balloons were tied

For the head i cut out a silhouette and sewed it along eith a knotted lace headband

Then i added a pink swaddle

I tried to add the baby name but it wasnt looking right at all so after several minutes of fighting i decided to go without

Heres the turnout





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By hand

i decided to take on more orders, being on bedrest, that i can either do by hand or take my time finishing them so that i can limit my time sitting up at the sewing machine.  Since this order was needed in such short notice i was able to do it all by hand.  I looked up some handstitching on pinterest and decided to do the triangular kne shown in the pics!

Here is the 2 inside the mickey head! I really enjoyed using this stitch!!



I also LOVE how it looks behind the scenes…in the back.



Here is the “two” and the mickey 2 tie finished.



Heres a closeup on the stitching detail.



Headbands and Fascinators for all!

A lot has been happening and for the first year since my absence we had no internet so I didnt have a chance to share all the happenings

Now that we have internet i still have a hard time blogging haha

But the past month ive been on bedrest during this second pregnancy but i had also picked up jobs

Though it has taken me longer than usual, because i must be laying down most of my time…i am not even allowed to sit up!!, i have still been able to finish a few orders!

The first is a first birthday hat with marabou and matching tie!



The next is a set of vintage inspired rosette fascinators which work as headbands for newborn and her toddler sister.  The newborn set is shown with lace fingerless gloves/wristlets with scalloped edges, buttons on the gathered sides and a ribbon woven through the upper part forming a bow.







This last piece is also a newborn fascinator headband inspired by cintage fascinators.  It is a tear drop piece with bow.



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For sale

Here are somethings i still have available for sale:

Contact galima.golightly@gmail.com for purchasing instructions

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Slings $30-$35

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Bibs(drool bibs and man bibs)

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Skirts

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Nursing pads $10 for a set of 3

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Paci and hair clips $5-$8

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Burp cloths $8-$10

Shipping varies it will be $3 within the US and $5 worldwide

Mommy market 2014

This year my friend and i are splitting a booth at the the cameron park mommy market
For more info please email me galima.golightly@gmail.com

Here is a preview of some homemade items i have ready

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Above are girls skirts, burp cloths and my hang tags

To be continued

Im so very grateful to all of you who have read and followed my blog in the past! Since last November we relocated to an area where internet is not easily accessible so that is the reason for my overdue absence from this blog!

I did however continue to post on my facebook page here and still update on a regular basis. I would love to see you all again! facebook.com/dotgalima

Thanks

Foodie

Here’s another mashup of all things food, dating back from last valentine’s day!

I had seen recipes for greek yogurt mousse on pinterest, so i decided to try one out. I always try to look for recipes that use ingredients we have or ones I can figure out a substitute for.

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I have made this recipe several times since then and have figured out the best way to make it is make a chocolate ganache in the microwave: melt chocolate chips in a minimal amount of milk. The less milk you use, the more stiff the mouse will be. Then, I mix in greek yogurt until the overall color is a light chocolate, or mix in the greek yogs to taste.

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To go with our dessert, my husband grilled veggies and steak that turned out absolutely divine!

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Another dessert I made for valentine’s day was individual chocolate lava cakes. Now, I didn’t have enough chocolate to fulfill my chocolate cravings and only realized it halfway through, so I made my own chocolate using cocoa powder. The center became solid and wasn’t runny like a normal chocolate lava cake. It was also a little more salty than usual, as the effect of cocoa powder usually gives. But overall, I enjoyed the sweets that wen with our delicious meal!

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The next snack I have made a few times. I found the recipe for gronola bars from pinterest as well. The first time I used it, I combined whatever sunflower and pumpkin seeds we had left as well as some mix of nuts. I used toasted coconut to hide the texture, as some usually don’t like that. It turned out great and chocolaty! I also used half the amount of chocolate chips and it didn’t melt all the way through, which was better like that, in my opinion.

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This next spin off of the breakfast classic were loaded pancakes. I used a banana to sweeten them, but also threw in chocolate chips of course! They were jam packed with all kinds of goodies, like oats, blueberries and other healthy stuff. Although they turned out super dense, I enjoyed them.

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My sister in law, as I had mentioned before, is a great chef! She’s done cakes for weddings, showers, and several other parties. Here is a glimpse of her great chocolate truffle cake with chocolate ganache. It’s so rich in flavor. The middle is her truffle recipe in between a hershey’s chocolate cake recipe. It’s so delicious that not only can I not express enough in words how great it is, but I can eat the whole thing all by myself!

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The next two recipes are ones I made this past week. The following recipe is for an oatmeal bliss bar. I was craving some oatmeal cookies, but was too lazy to look it up, so I made my own.

Forgive me if there is not enough explanation, but I will try and be thorough with the recipe!

2 cups brown sugar, or you can probably get by with 1 1/4
1 cup oatmeal
a scoop of mayo with a spatula
pampered chef cinnamon plus blend-maybe about 3 tbsp
2 cupsish of raisin/craisin mix
1/4 lb butter-but you can probably put less, as there is butter for greasing the pan-the reason why i say to use less butter is so that it’ll be chewy but also because these came out gushing with butter in every bite!

mix all and press into an 8×8 dish.
bake at 350 for about 20-30 min.

It will still be jiggly when it is done. Take it out and let it cool. When it solidifies it is ready to eat!

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The last recipe is our very own filipino (not to be confused with the mexican version) leche flan. It is rich, smooth and packed with calories!

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