Monday, May 3, 2021

Me-Made-Miniature-May - day 52 (year 2)

in which our plucky heroine returns to the world of the very small...

This weekend was the Technical Symposium for the Digital SCA, and I'd rearranged my schedule so as to take advantage of the some of the many various classes that seem relevant to my own interests. In between and amongst watching and listening and taking notes, it was pretty easy to also start working on my projects for the Mix and Match wardrobe challenge over at Tiny Rag Doll Nation.

beauty in the time of isolation:

mysterious strange botanical it a fruit, is it a flower??

Continuing the effort to better health: writing down what I eat, in an informal way in my journal after each meal has been working well (the last time I tried this, using an online program, it quickly became impossibly tedious) and I've been posting the daily list to a friends group for accountability. Added daily steps and mood columns to my journal tracking, to see if that yields any useful data at the end of the month. Had an idea  after yesterday's meal fail, maybe swap breakfast with dinner... Museli is a default super easy meal I've been making for decades. Sometimes I get too tired or too busy to actually cook a "proper" dinner. If, instead, dinner was planned to be something super easy, this would be a good experiment to try, since there is no one but me to be perturbed by salad, or stew, for breakfast...

~ creativity challenge ~
I made two garments for Nandina on Saturday, a teal knit tee shirt and a lined silk skirt. The top is made using the Placket Tee pattern, and the skirt is made from two rectangular scraps from old silk scarves, (one printed in red, turquoise and black on a greyish-lavender background, and one burgundy) layered together, gathered into a bit of Hug Snug for a waistband.

I’m using the printed scarf fragment as my colorway inspiration. I didn’t have any wee tiny snaps, so ordered some from Etsy... foolish me, should have asked my shindig pals, several of whom have some in their notion stashes, and no one other than me has any use for the tiniest of snaps.

4 garments (2 reversible) = 9 outfits

May SMART goals (x=extra)
1  teal knit tee for Nandina
2 teal knit skirt for Nandina
3 red/grey top for Nandina
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4 red/print skirt for Nandina
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5 red Laurel medallion for Nicolin
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6 x x x
7 x x x
8 x x x
9 x x x
10 x x x
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x

today's gratitude - there was a ripe fresh organic peach in the bin at the Zeeb today. Now it is in me, after being sliced atop a small bowl of Greek yogurt.


  1. I like them all, but I am especially fond of the blue top with the red skirt.

  2. Your enamel work is glorious!

    So sorry about the dental snafu. Is there another dental college in the area? If not, I hope your repeated appeals are affective and effective.