First of all, I believe that if you don't put frosting on a cake & only make a single layer, it becomes "snack cake" & is a completely legitimate breakfast item, thus:
This kind of breakfast is particularly well-deserved on mornings when, say, the roads are kind of icy because of frozen-over snow & the schoolbus decides to skip your stop with no sort of notice whatsoever even though you had all assurances that routes were running as usual, meaning that you then spent the next two slippery hours in the car depositing your children at their various educational institutions (from which you are separated by several large hills + every other cautiously-driving car in the city), so by the time you get home to the cake it's not really breakfast time anymore anyway, & you are even more justified in having it as a late-morning snack. (I will also mention that if you happen to find yourself in this exact situation, the cake you want is the chocolate one from Joy of Vegan Baking, only with 1/4 tsp ginger + 1 c chocolate chips thrown in.)
It hasn't been all driving through ice & eating cake around here recently, though, oh no. I've been doing some sewing.
The auction quilt is moving right along, though I am holding my breath nervously as we get ready to start tackling the scary part, where we depend upon printable fabric to put a whole bunch of preschool art into the quilt. We've tested & compared & planned, & I have a sketch & everything, but still, the fate of the quit depends on a printer, & it makes me nervous.
But! Over the past few days I've had to put all things quilt aside & instead whip up a package to be mailed off to a short-notice baby shower. (Ok, had to, you can be sure that I've been wringing my hands over being forced to sew tiny cute things with the excellent owl flannel I have been admiring all over the blogs lately.)
Bibs: flannel front, terry back, adjustable snap closure. I was going to use the Bend the Rules pattern, but had a hard time getting my scan to print out at the right size (though I now have the pattern pieces to make a truly gargantuan one, in case you're in need), & then I discovered this very similar but smaller bib pattern (in handy printable pdf form!) at Chickpea Sewing Studio.
Here's one on my girl's 14" doll for scale. I think it's a really lovely tiny size for a shower gift, so of course I had to make three. (I will actually be making four, it seems, since Rosyanna's modeling fee turns out to be a doll-sized version. My daughter drives a hard bargain.)
Also, burp cloths: 11" x 18" each of flannel & terry, with a 1/4" seam allowance, turned & topstitched. I think these are slightly bigger than the blog norm, but I wanted them to be large enough to usefully put under the baby if needed.
And a couple of blankets, each 36" x 36". This one is a single layer of flannel, with dark brown flannel binding.
This one is doubled, with owls + green flannel basted around the edges & then bound with the brown flannel. I thought the bibs were my favorite thing in this bundle until I finished this blanket, because, ok, those OWLS, plus the doubled flannel has a really wonderful weight to it. (I am imagining these blankets will be put under or tucked around the springtime baby. In my experience, the absolute best swaddling blankets are just big squares of flannel with serged edges; binding or doubling makes them too bulky to get a a good tight wrap around a tiny baby.)
Now it's back to the quilt & facing my fear of technology, which, now that I really think about it, is actually already rapidly diminishing in the face of my fear of the deadline.