Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wave Your Freak Flag

Okay, these aren't really freak flags, but it's a saying my husband likes to pull out from time to time and it was too good to pass up.

I obviously seem to be more into party banners than my original rainbow project from the beginning of the summer. C'est la vie. I like the red in this one, but the blue and white triangles are looking boring to me now. It's what I had on hand, already pre-cut and everything, and we know how much I dislike the tedious task of cutting.

I also do not like how thick the red border is compared to the original khaki one. But again it's what I had on hand and I also dislike buying new things. This post is getting really negative really quickly.

Well what I really want to say is that I'm reading "Bend the Rules with Fabric" by the fabulous Amy Karol, and I'm feeling inspired to "bend" the rules. Stamping? Bleach pen? Fabric paint? We shall see...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Flirty Flowers

The results of the power outage last week have finally come to fruition. Look for them in my Etsy shop soon.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall is in the Air

I'm not one for 90 degree heat and humidity, but putting a sweater on in the morning seemed a little ridiculous for summer weather. I can see leaves on the ground, trees are starting to change. I don't like it. Then one night I made apple pie. My husband and I both ate fresh from the oven slices while wrapped in a blanket on the couch. It smelled like Fall. I'm ready now.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

At last!

All it took as a power outage and a sleeping baby to get out of my creative funk.

I spent two hours creating this week and it felt wonderful.


I loved it.

Thanks for taking a nap baby. Mommy really needed it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Home sweet home...

This is where I'm headed this weekend...

I hope to do some of this...

And if I'm lucky a little bit of this...

What are your weekend plans?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bad Summer Sewer

I am a bad summer sewer. It's just not in me to defeat the heat and overcome the humidity. Instead I have become a human processing machine for our garden's bounty. I've processed zucchini like it's my job, well maybe it is my job...that's just depressing.

The tomatoes are starting to ripen. They taste so sweet! I am nervous for the full crop. I've been blessed with everything I need to can this year. So I've promised myself I will can tomatoes, pickles and relish. Oh boy. I can do this, I'm just not sure I know that!

But I didn't sign on today just to tell you about my garden and how sick I am of it. I wanted to let you all know that yes, I did indeed sit down at my sewing machine yesterday! And it felt good. I just made a couple seams and voila - I upholstered a toddler bed my husband made for our daughter. Alsmost a year ago I found this wonderful tutorial at Design*Sponge, courtesy of Design Mom. I am very thankful for a handy (and handsome) husband who can help me bring these projects to fruition.

We are now on day 2 of using said toddler bed. My daughter is sleeping the hallway. Oh boy. Wish me luck...

ps - I would show you pictures of this fantastic trip back into the land of sewing, but alas, our camera is broken. I'll drown my sorrows in zucchini bread.