Miles and Linus – TV stars extraordinaire!

A few weeks ago – on the last day of school, actually, I got a call from someone at a local casting company. I’d submitted all three boys for a role as extras on Claws, and she was calling to let me know that Miles and Linus were picked to be on the show.

Uh oh. This did not go over well with Oliver. It broke my heart a little bit, I’m not going to lie. But such is life as stars in Hollywood South, I suppose. What can you do?

The following week, I had to take M & L to get fitted for their outfits for the episode. Strangely, the clothes were all vintage from the late 50s. Seems odd for a very modern show. Turns out, they were going to be in a scene that takes place in a Leave it to Beaver type dream sequence, complete with laugh track.


The next day, all four of us went to the filming. It was a long, long day of sitting mostly in a pool house that overlooked the private tennis court on a golf course. Fancy stuff! Oliver was quite the trouper, though, not complaining nearly as much as I would have. Anyway, about halfway through the day, one of the producers came to tell another mom and me that our kids were chosen to say a line, so we’d have to fill out contracts and whatnot.

Two words Miles had to say and suddenly we were in a world of SAG and contracts and trusts (so I can’t spend all of his hard-earned money on mink coats and sewing machines.) It was crazy.

Anyway, the episode aired last night, and unlike the last time Miles filmed a scene for Claws, this time it actually made it onto the show! Yay! They both did such a great job, I’m so proud of them! And now I’m going to only dress them in vintage clothes from the 50s and part their hair and grease it down. Okay, not really. But it was too adorable.

Here are a couple of pics from the day. You can see the first five minutes for free on the TNT website (fast forward to :49 to skip the recap of last week especially if there are kids around.) And if you want to see the episode, it’s on Hulu, or I bought it off Amazon Prime. Fortunately, it’s at the very beginning of the episode, so I didn’t have to wait too long to see them.


Happy Father’s Day George!

Really this is another sewing post disguised as a post about Father’s Day. Because I made George a shirt for Father’s Day, and gave it to him early because I was excited that I made a complicated shirt with buttons and a collar and stuff. (It’s Kwik Sew 3484.) Next time I think I’ll make the view that looks more like a bowling shirt, with the contrasting panels.

Anyway, he likes it. So yay!

Tardis print, next to the Tardis at the pub.

A few other pics of George and the boys, just because.

Summer so far

It’s the start of the second full week of summer break, and finally I have some peace and quiet! Ahhhh. I told the boys they could have a couple of weeks at home before camp started, and so they don’t start that officially until next week, but the fitness center near our house has a camp that allows drop-ins and this week’s theme is World Cup so I brought them there today.

We haven’t done a whole lot, really. I took a few days off last week so we could hang out, but one of the days was spent on set (ARE WE NOT FANCY?) while two of the boys filmed a scene for Claws (watch episode 3 in a few weeks!) and the other two days were pretty lazy, spent at home or at the pool. Not the worst thing in the world.


Yesterday, Oliver and I had a little day to ourselves and went to an escape room and saved the world from nuclear annihilation. You’re welcome!


We also had beignets. Look, saving the world requires carbs, and lots of ’em.


I’ve also been sewing. Mostly stuff for other people. Hats and gifts for certain nieces who had birthdays last month. Will post pictures after they receive them. (It’s not so much that I’m very late with their gifts, but it took a while to find juuuuust the right fabric, and believe me, it was worth the wait!)

Grandee’s LSU hat:


The boys have also started summer soccer, which is pretty intense. I think it’ll be good for them, as long as they don’t have heat stroke. They’re the youngest kids there, but as I’ve told them, playing with better kids will only make them better. And I ordered my canopy chair like the one in the picture. Woo!


Well, that’s about it for now. A busy week coming up. Soccer of course, and we’re going to a double feature of Incredibles on Wednesday night, plus the dentist YAY, and I’m getting a haircut on Friday and oh just all sorts of fun stuff. Oh, and next week I’ll be heading to Portland for work. There are lots of fabric stores in Portland, you know. 😀

Wrapping up Me Made May 2018

I did it! Every day in May, I wore something I made. Now, granted, near the end of the month, I didn’t post to Instagram every day because I was sick of taking pictures of myself in the same clothes I’d already posted 15 times before. (Always clean. I do a lot of laundry.)

So here’s how I rounded out the month:

May 22: The striped P4P shirt:

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