Monday, February 4, 2008

MFG 202: History of Creativity...


So, as you know from an earlier post, I am in this sweet manufacturing class. Well, at the end of the semester, I need to turn in a creative project that is somehow related to something that we learn about from the 16th century to the present. Well, I've decided to make a dress worthy of Queen Elizabeth I. She was just a rockin' woman and I think I will have fun making such a huge dress. Yes, I will get frustrated and have to rip a few seams here and there, but all in all, I think it will be worth while in the end. So the biggest problem I was having (and the thing holding me back from starting it already) was that I didn't have a dress form. I'm not going to start a huge dress, with no pattern, mind you, without a dress form to create it on. So I Googled "make dress form easy" and found a website that teaches you how to make a simple dress form out of duct tape. Well, there is step one. That and watching "Elizabeth- The Golden Age" that comes out on dvd tomorrow. I'll have to keep you updated on that one!

In other news, Logan finished his course of antibiotics today for his ear infection. He's been sooo good about taking them, too. For the past 5 days I would measure out the medicine, let him hang onto the dropper at the same time I did, and he'd pop it right in his mouth and suck it all down. He's such good boy!

Logan is also getting ready to crawl, in my opinion. He can pretty much move in every direction but forward...but he'll get there. He gets up and tries to push forward, but just ends up sliding backwards. His other favorite thing lately is making different sounds with his mouth... i.e. hitting his mouth with his hands while "yelling," and it makes like..well...this video pretty much shows them both!
video
We had a fun Superbowl Sunday yesterday. We went to Mat and Dani's house and chowed down on sooo much food. I made wings and cocktail weenies, they got pizza, and Dani had a veggie tray and a chips/salsa tray. And then she made this dip to go with the fritos. We joked that it looked like something out of Logan's diaper, but it was the best tasting dip EVER. I ate so much I thought I was going to barf. It was awesome. Oh, and then after the game, I made Brazilian Lemonade. So here's the recipe for those who asked:
2 Limes
3 Tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 C Sugar
3 C Water
Wash the limes, cut off the ends, and quarter. Place quartered limes (skins and all) and the other ingredients in blender. Blend for 10-15 seconds, pulsing the blades (any longer and the juice may become bitter). Strain rinds and pulp and pour the remaining juice over a LOT of ice. Makes 2-3 servings.

Sooo good. So I guess that's all form here for now. Take care!!! Miss you all!!!

1 comment:

kim dance said...

ok so you must post pictures of your dress after you make it. I will be really impressed! And Logan is just too cute for words!
I know life is crazy now, with school, kids, etc., but reading your blog makes me reminisce from my BYU days and actually miss it quite a bit! So enjoy the craziness!