Thursday, May 28, 2009

5 years, oh my!

I promise pictures will eventually accompany my blog...however, we just moved into a new house after an electrical fire, and finding all of my photography gear and computer cables in the pile of boxes has proven a challenge for sure. Normally moving isn't such a rushed, haphazard occurance as it was for us, but trying to salvadge our stuff out of a mess of soot and ashes cramped my style a bit! My little punkin princess had her 5th birthday on Wednesday, but turns out it will be a week long event, with a few things spread out over 4 or 5 days. Her "actual" birthday consisted of making our own pizzas and pizza dough. Pretty cool, as I've never made a bread that uses a chilled rising technique. It was great fun. At one point I decided to go full on and toss mine...didn't end so well for that lump of dough, and after a full day of feet pattering on the kitchen floor, let's just say the 5 second rule did not apply!

yummy, and so cheesey...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

welcome to itsystitch

I cannot promise that my blog will be the most exciting, well-kept, or perfectly written blog out there, but I can promise hoards of beautiful pictures (frequently featuring my favorite beautiful little people), lots of crafting/sewing/knitting done in an eclectic, amateurish way (always learning of course), crazy snippets about my family of 7 and our kooky life, and lots of yummy recipes and cool products, vendors, and thrifted items discovered by a very proficient and knowledgeable shopper (your truly).

A bit about me...

I am a 31 year old mommy of 6, a photographer on hiatus, a fashionista, a budget conscious thrift store obsessed shopper, a lipgloss crazed collector of vintage aprons and patterns, and a slightly manic foodie and at home chef. I enjoy photography, knitting, sewing, leaving projects unfinished, cooking italian food, going on road rips, seeing the country, trying new restaurants, painting my daughter's toenails, dancing like a crazy person, and performing hand puppet shows for my kids. I am married to a wonderful, patient, student, bartender, and military man who is crazy about me in spite of my peculiarities and loves taking tea with his little girl.

Anyway, welcome to my blog, and I hope u all enjoy it!