Monday, June 28, 2010

Having a Kick Butt Summer

Actually the title of this post should be, "Summer is kicking my butt!".

Really, that's how it feels lately.  My parents came and had a great visit for 2 weeks, we went to a family reunion in Missouri, of all places, and it's been stinkin' hot and wet here in the Midwest.  We've tried to go to the pool, but the baby is not a fan!  Do they make baby sunglasses?  I think his problem is the brightness of the water because all he wants to do is bury his head in my shoulder and sleep, that's cool if I'm at home with the TV on or my laptop handy, not so cool if I'm in the middle of a swimming pool getting a MAJOR sunburn, and trying to keep track of all the other children who don't know how to swim!

Needless to say there has not been much crafting going on at my house.  I have been doing some "tailoring" for a friend of an acquaintance.  I say "tailoring" because I do not know what the HE-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS I am doing.  She came to me with the favor of mending her clothes, well my idea and her idea of mending were two different things.  10 hours later (with her sitting and watching me) we are still not done and I'm getting pretty good at taking a blouse from a size 2X to an XL!  (just buy clothes that fit you in the first place PLEASE!)

A few of the projects I've been working on are:
A wet bag to put my soiled cloth diapers in when I'm on the go.  They are made from cotton and PUL on the inside.   Each has a zipper closure and ribbon handle.  Check my ETSY shop if you are interested in purchasing one.

My hubby had a birthday and this is the only picture that I got of the tie that I made him.  Yes, I make his ties.  They are quick, easy, and you can customize them to the likes of the wearer.  If you haven't made a tie you should it's an easy 20 minute project that always gets lots of compliments, and hey you know we are all about the compliments.

So the wet bag was almost free, all I had to buy was the outside fabric, I already had the PUL, zipper and ribbon at home.  The tie was also free I had that fabric stashed away waiting for a great project.

What have you created this summer?

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