sewing: geranium dresses

I sewed up a couple of Geranium dresses designed by Made by Rae. Fun to sew and easy to follow ❣️. Thank you Rae! I learned how to use my serger to sew a narrow hem thanks to this tutorial by LBG Studio.

Geranium dress for baby Josie and a poem I wrote for her! My name is Seussica.
Geranium dress modeled by Baby Bobbi Bear
Hmm, this looks like the set of Riverdale.
Prototype on red gingham. I used a zigzag stitch to finish the hem and thought it looked too frayed.
Then I learned how to sew a narrow hem on my serger! YAY!

 

bread: sourdough no. 2

notes:

  • made overnight based on recipe from tartine book
  • unlike sourdough no. 1, i used the correct ratio of whole wheat to all purpose flour
  • skipped making the leaven and fed my starter in the morning (8am)… i had enough (100g) for one loaf.
  • mixed dough, bulk fermented, etc. after work
  • final proof overnight in fridge.
  • baked in AM!

oops

  • put a towel on the wet dough without flouring it. lots of stringy bits ensued.
  • put the dough into the proofing basket seam side down, so that when i transferred it to the dutch oven for scoring and baking, the seam was at the top 😦
  • when i moves the dough from the proofing basket to the dutch oven, i accidentally poured it down the side of the bowl and had to use a spatula to center it
  • scoring is still extremely hard. i keep dragging the dough

how old are you in chinese language years?

i am probably five or six. i know only the words i grew up using.

mah-fan (adj.) – when something is so frustrating and such a hassle that your mother sighs. (pictured)
example: “aiyah, it’s so mah-fan that this chair broke. now i have nowhere to sit.”

momo (v.) – to stroke, pat, as you would a pet.
example: “i am going to momo jumbo”.

yaiyai (adj.) – naughty
example: “BAD BOY!! reilly! why are you so yaiyai??”