Friday, May 14, 2010

Stuff I Want to Share

There are things, my cyberfriends, that you people need to know. Or maybe you don't really need to know them, but I want to tell you about them anyway. Because they're awesome. Or moderately funny. Or maybe just mildly interesting.

Never mind. Here they are:

*Knock-Off Wood is the most amazing website. I want to make nearly everything from every plan that she lists. And looking at her plans, I think I, or anyone, could probably do it. (Nothing is more exciting to me than a list of instructions. Assembling IKEA furniture is my all-time favorite activity for after the kids are in bed. This seems just like taking the next logical step.) What should I make? The Farmhouse Bed? (It really is about time I have a real bed, with a headboard and all.) The Simplest Nightstand? Maybe I should just start with a bench. (Except not on wheels, because I can just see that careening through the kitchen and down into the family room with a crash. And a couple children on top.)

*I found this video through a friend who said, after watching, "I don't know whether I should go puke or start limbering up my back." The first 54 seconds are boring, but then "Watch out!"

My girls will now spontaneously break into "Solid Potato Salad, Solid Potato Salad." And they've tried to replicate a couple of those tricks--without ANY success. (Edited to add: I realize that the frozen picture which appears until you push the play button seems . . . .um. . . a bit provocative. Which is not really the flavor of the video at all. Sorry.)

*Birth stories (which I always become somewhat obsessed with the last half of my pregnancy) are a little bit obnoxious. Unless, of course, you read about them from the perspective of a labor and delivery nurse. In that case, they are CRAZY funny. Or just plain crazy. You need to read this blog. She hasn't updated since I found her before I had Bella, but read her anyway. (DISCLAIMER: Obviously, birth is a messy process, involving not-normally-seen-in-public body parts. Even though this nurse does not have any pictures of said parts, she does mention them, and their functions, with regularity. Consider yourself warned if you are squeamish.)

*I've made six of these with six fat quarters from my favorite shop in the whole wide world. For teacher gifts. And now I'm not sure I want to give them up. But what could I myself do with six clutches? Do you think they'd all fit in my purse? (One for receipts. One for gum packages. One for gum wrappers. Hm. . . . )

8 comments:

Melissa said...

There is something entirely wrong with those Potatoe Salad sisters. A little on the creepy side, especially the three woman backflip!

adventure knitter said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those clutches! I attempted one....but I seriously SUCK at zippers. Maybe I should send my fabric to you and have you make me one....

Emilee said...

Amy, I'd love to make a zillion more clutches. Seriously. Send it to me, and I can get these done a lot faster than dresses. :)

Irish Cream said...

Oooo! I wanna make a clutch! They look SUPER CUTE. Maybe I should make some for my girl's teachers... mind if I copy your awesome idea?

Kent and Leisy said...

At first glance I did wonder what the provocative you tube clip was doing posted on your blog! those sisters are ridiculous. Some of that stuff looks like some creepy optical illusion!

Katie said...

Emilee, I am LOVING your blog. The story about Annabel drinking the speculum water made me cry I was laughing so hard. I also like the pic of John on the school bus sleeping. Too funny. Third, the blog where your girls dance to "Party in the USA" may be the best use of that song ever. With regard to this most current blog, I think the Potato Salad Sisters must be missing some vertebrae out of their spines! Spoken like a physician, I know, but seriously, I am stumped as to how they can do that.
PS. The clutches are adorable!

brittani c. said...

No potato salad that I've eaten allowed me to have that kind of flexibility.

I've seen those clutches before on MADE and think they're adorable...it's just those dang zippers that make me apprehensive in trying it out!

Annie said...

and one for your sister.