Friday, June 23, 2006

ten things

1. family and an amazing husband who I love

2. going shopping all afternoon with a 3 & 5 year old who were well behaved, even hugged the lady at the fabric store

3. favorite season...NO COATS, sunny days, sandals, tank tops, shorts, cute summer skirts and friends visiting

4. early evening walk around the lake with the guys

5. front load washer...when I pre-wash my fabric it doesn't come out narly! the old agitator used to turn pre-washing into a twisted fabric mess. even the ends aren't as frayed, yeah!

6. two weeks of summer camp are over...get him to camp, pick him up from camp, drop off carpool kids,get him to camp, pick up....................

7. a 5 year old who can knee board

8. tomato trellis...WAY better than those wimpy tomato cages! three sided, opens up so it can be "wrapped around" the tomato...why didn't i think of that!

9. $2.00 embroidered cotton t-shirt at Wal-mart, so damn cute...i might even wear it out of the house

10. free state maps on tourism websites, upholstry tacks and faux-leather fabric trim for the boys room...just wait...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Red-Friday belated

I don't think I have ever seen a rose like this. It caught my attention. This kind of picture makes me appreciate my little camara, even more. Especially after it went in the lake almost a year ago. I didn't think it would recover. Now look at her!?!?!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Steamboat March 06

I'm jumping in feet first with the color challenge. Today is white...could there be anything "whiter?"

Thursday, June 08, 2006

fancy free fabric!

Oh how I love free fabric!!! The challenge with this fabric was it used to be a designer sample book. (thank you, Amy!) I'm not sure how much time I wasted trying to get the fabric off the metal pegs....I finally freed each piece then ripped off the paper with the description off the back. About an hour and a couple vintage buttons on each side and it was done! Next time I will try it the "long" way and see how the purse looks.

Friday, June 02, 2006

happy skirt!

My very own pattern! The fabric is 100% cotton Amy Butler from the ! I really like the drop waist and yoke. I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted it to look like. The main part of the skirt is a yard of fabric cut in half the "long" way and gathered (jsut about 1.5.) I wanted to add the orange and lavender print so I cut a 3" strip on the bias and gathered it slightly, not even 1.5 mor like 1.333....I used the pinking shears and didn't finish the edges. The contrast of the finished top and "un" finished bottom make me happy. I think when it gets washed it will fray nicely.