Monday, January 10, 2011

Working Breakfast


It's Monday.  I'm eating breakfast at my sewing machine and putting together yet another pair of mittens for my kindergartener (who loses every.single.mitten. I make for him).  I'm reminiscing about breakfast meetings in my past life that involved catered-in pastries and expense reports and though sometimes the occasional doubt creeps in, I think this kind of working breakfast is better. 

Hubby's homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee by the light of the Singer.  


Not too shabby.


I hope your week is off to a good start too.

16 comments:

KarenB said...

Sounds good to me! If it was my house, I would have to make the cinnamon rolls. Now, I don't mind eating them no matter who makes them, but it takes a lot of time. Plus, you're making the most adorable mittens the quick way! No knitting involved, which I also would have to do. It would take me hours if not days to accomplish what you've done this morning. Sounds like a productive and rewarding morning to me!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

I looove knitted mittens but 1. I don't know how and 2. he will quite likely lose these today, or one of them anyway. I will not cry over one lost felted mitten that took me 5 minutes, BUT a knitted marvel...yeah, probably. :)

susan christensen said...

I am eating my bowl of wheat flakes with raisins by the light of my laptop, catching up with some of my favorite blogs - then it's off to the Mighty Mighty Day Job, which I am fortunate enough to 1. enjoy and 2. only have to go to 3 days a week! Much prefer todddling off to the sewing machine myself, as I do thurs thru sat. Yummy looking rolls and snuggly mittens!

Tara said...

That would definitely be my working breakfast of choice too but with my knitting needles instead of a sewing machine. I'm afraid I can't work a sewing machine and eat at the same time. Although if given cinnamon rolls, I could be inspired. Have a great day!

Scrapiana said...

Cinnamon rolls by the light of your Singer? Pure poetry!

k said...

sounds like a good start to the day to me - bet you can wear your slippers while you do it too!

Jane said...

recipe for the rolls???

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Sounds like the very best kind of working breakfast!

Lisa said...

Felted as in a felted sweater then cut, nibble and sew? Do you trace a mitten or do you have a pattern?

Scrapiana said...

Must echo the-other-Lisa's question about pattern and method. Did you deconstruct a regular mitten first?

ai said...

Your working breakfast is like a little peak at heaven...
what a lovely way to begin the week.

NanaBeast said...

No wonder you are constantly on the lookout for thrifted wool to felt! Replacing countless kindergarten mittens means a plentiful supply is needed. Sounds like you'll need another solo (without progeny) trip to the thrift stores soon.

I have a cinnamon roll baking hubby too! We are a couple lucky women, aren't we?

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Jane - I'll ask the hubby to share it with me and try to post it soon. :)

Lisa and Scrapiana - I just traced my son's hand in mitten formation and added about a half inch all the way around. I have gobs of felted wool sweaters on hands so I chose a thick one that had felted smoothly and cut them out and sewed. I sewed once with a straight stitch then back over it with a zig zag over the edge. Flipped it inside out and declared it a mitten. I don't get too fancy on these because he has, since August, lost 8 pairs of mittens. This is also why I don't do hand-specific mittens. We mix and match the few that come home.

nanabeast - lucky indeed! And yes indeed to a solo thrifting trip, it's good for the soul. :D

joanie said...

Yesterday I had a huge food shop to do and I was craving cinnamon rolls through the whole shop. I finally turned my cart around and headed straight to the bakery dept. I decided none of them looked good enough to waste calories on, BUT YOURS DO!!! Maybe hubby will share his recipe :)

In the UK parents attach a long ribbon to mittens then slide them through the child's jacket. You slide one mitten from the end of one sleeve, across the inside back of the coat and back through the other sleeve. The ribboned mittens then dangle from the ends of the sleeves. They can't feel the ribbon behind them or in the sleeve but the mittens stay put right at the end of the jacket. Does this make sense? It's really simple but less so to explain.
Jx

P.S. Tell you son Im a mitten loser too and I've thought of doing the ribbon trick even though I'm a grown up.

aukjesatelier said...

Bon appetit! I can smell the Cinnamon coming from these pictures :D
Love to see how your mittens turned out...

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Joanie - I've tried the clips that go on the ends of his sleeves but haven't tried the ribbon yet. Perhaps I will! If I remember correctly, if you pull on a kid's mitten hard enough with the ribbons attached, the other arm will come up and smack him in the head. Not that I've ever tried that...

Thanks Aukje! I'll have to see if both mittens come home from school with him today and take a photograph. :)

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