Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pink Stuff

Every year during the Christmas holidays I make a simple salad-dessert that we call "Pink Stuff." Basically, I just mix a container of cottage cheese with a container of Cool Whip and then add 1/4 of a small package of cherry Jello powder. Sometimes I also add halved maraschino cherries or a handful of small marshmallows. Chill, serve, and enjoy!

This past month I've been sewing Pink Stuff for Emily. I thought I should get more mileage out of the pink thread still on my sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch machine from when I sewed the pink hooded jacket and matching pants, so I just kept sewing more pink stuff. I even sewed a little top for Jessica's baby, and I still hope to make coordinating pink pants.

Cross-Front Top, design #9 from Ottobre 03/2004,
sewn in cotton stretch velour, size 104 for 4-year-old Emily

raglan-sleeve T-shirt from Ottobre 01/2006, design #17, size 110, sewn in thin jersey knit from Hobby Lobby

This top has a wide neckline band, hem band, and sleeve cuffs. The only change I made to the pattern was to lengthen the top by 2 inches.
Size 110, Ottobre 03/2004 design #26.

This top is for almost-1-year-old Marie, sewn in the same interlock knit
as Emily's knit top. Cross-Front Top, design #9 from Ottobre 03/2004,
size 80 (18 months)


  1. Great pink stuff - all very cute.

  2. Awww! All of it is very cute!
    I love you mommy!!! :) :x (kisses)

  3. I found your site through your PR review and love all your pink stuff! It looks great.
    I make the exact same salad but with mandarin oranges and my husband calls it "Orange Kind" in, he likes the orange kind better than the others. ha ha!

  4. Iriemomma--"Orange Kind" sounds great since I love mandarin oranges. I think I'll try the orange kind of pink stuff this year!

    Thank you all for the comments!

  5. **Cute** pink stuff! Isn't it fun to make cute little things?

  6. Very cute shirts! They look very fun to make.

  7. You are one talented lady. They look like they're from a top-quality store!

  8. those tops are so cute!

    and now about your salad. my mother in law makes pink stuff. but instead of cool whip she uses sour cream. hello, gross! anyway, i'll have to make it your way and not tell her how i made it. hee hee hee.

  9. What a cute little girl in her pink shirts! Good job!

  10. I was just wondering what Ottobre is? You talk about it alot... is it a magazine type subscription that has patterns?
    I love all the stuff you make from it!