Monday, September 20, 2010

Thar be PIRATES!

Cerise made this cool pirate outfit for the Portland Pirate Festival this weekend!! I was amazed as what she could do in one day. I made our blouses from a Simplicity pattern and bought my corset top from Damsel in this Dress. I am yelling "yar" which is why my mouth is open. Aren't we a couple of classy wenches? We all look forward to further accessorizing for next year's fest. Meanwhile, practice yer pirate speak.
Theresa, OmMama

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I recently bought a yummy, soft silver-gray dress. It was on sale 1/2 price so I snatched it up. I assumed it was a cotton blend and didn't look at the content label until I got it home. It is 100% Modal. Having seen this material more recently but being unfamiliar I looked it up. Turns out modal is a fabric much like rayon (often considered a type of rayon) only it is made exclusively from beech tree cellulose. It is bio-based as it comes from natural materials, however the drawback is that modal is heavily processed using chemicals so it is not considered a natural fabric.

Modal, like my yummy dress, is soft and silky, drapes well and takes dyes nicely. It also has less shrinkage than other rayon and cotton. Who knew trees gave us so much. I love my dress but feel a little guilty that a tree was the cost of looking good.
Theresa, OmMama

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

DIY face cleansing pads

I get tired of wasting money and resources on all the little things I use everyday. One of those is cotton cleansing pads for facial cleansing. I got the idea of using some scraps of fabric that weren't big enough for anything else. I used cotton flannel with organic cotton batting for the inside, sewed some squares and now have washable reusable cleansing pads. I am still working on the ideal bag for the pads so that they can be washed in their own little mesh bag.
Theresa, OmMama