So, I fully intended on blogging about what I have been sewing all summer, but I guess I have forgotten how to keep up with a blog! =P Now it’s time for me to head back to school (and I’m pretty stinkin’ excited about that!) and I’m probably not going to have time to blog, so I’ll be taking a little blog break. I may post every once in a while, but we will see!
I know, it’s been a while since I posted! I’ve been so busy working out at the farm, doing two online summer classes, that I haven’t had much time to post anything. But did have a little bit of time to sew!
I was telling Anna G about the shorts I made; they are pretty cool! I actually made five pairs before I went down to visit Hannah in Cali (one pair was for her) and I’ve been wearing them every sunny summer day we get. All four pairs of mine are different, so hopefully I’ll get some of the others posted before I head back to school.
So, when summer started, I was having a hard time finding shorts (who doesn’t?) that weren’t too short, or too tight, and they had to be high waisted. So, after a two different trips to Goodwill, I gave up and decided to make my own! The first pair I made were a little too big for me, so I gave them to Hannah (and oh, look, she posted them on her blog!). Than I made another pair. And another, and another, and I couldn’t stop. =] I have another pair in the works right now too.
I can’t take all the credit for these cool vintage-y looking shorts! Anna Allen inspired me to make my own. Her shorts are pretty awesome.
Anyway, here’s one pair! I put sailor buttons on this pair. The denim I used for this pair is nice and light weight. Perfect for summer! The pattern I have been using is Simplicity Pattern 2654. And of course I altered it a bit with each pair that I made.
I am really bad at this blogging thing, am I? So, I’ve been home for almost a week and busy as a bee! I’ve been working hard out on the farm, cookin’, cleanin’, farm chore-in’, pie makin’, and slave drivin’. Yeah, it’s been a pretty busy week. After getting back from Cali last Monday, I realized that I was slightly behind on my assignments for my online class, so I did that all day Tuesday and all day Saturday. This week is the last week of the class (thank goodness!!!) and I have all my assignments done except for one thing–an eight page summary paper on the course. =P Right now, I have a page and a half written. It’s due at the end of the week. I get to work all week too, so no pressure, right? =P
Oh yes, I was going to talk about my little trip…So I went and visited my friend Hannah in So. Cali for a week. We had a blast! We went to the beach, went shopping, swam in the pool, had a little birthday party for Hannah, made some yummy home cooked food like pizza and pineapple upside down cake. One day we went to some pretty cool vintage clothing stores-that was alot of fun! Most of the stores had clothes ranging around the 1960′s and 1970′s. I bought a dress (not vintage, but kinda vintage in style) and a Gunny Sax skirt! Pretty fun–I’ll try and post a picture of it some time soon.
And here we are at the beach!
Now to get on that silly paper. Hopefully I’ll make it through this week alive without going insane from it! =P
Hello Dear Blog readers!
Sorry I’ve been neglecting my blog! I have been busy finishing costumes for Music Man, working out on the Hager’s farm, doing homework for my online summer class, and getting ready to go on a little trip to visit my friend Hannah in California next week.
I have been sewing so pretty fun stuff through! Summer clothes mostly-shorts, tunic tops, and the like. When I get back from Cali, I shall post about them! My next project is an apron for my Grandma. It’ll be a fun project for sure-red and white check with back rick-rack for trim.
Oh! I also got a new little Canon point and shoot for taking pictures(Power Shot A3000 IS). I’ve really been wanting a small camera for a while that can easily be carried around for when I go places, and events and such. Now I have one, so hopefully it’ll be a little bit easier (and more motivating) for me to take pictures again. =] I love my Canon Rebel XTi, but it’s a little too big and bulky to lug around everywhere. =P
So for now, a little break from blogging! I’ll be back in a week or so!
Saturday, I went to the fort! It was so nice seeing friends I haven’t seen in months! It was a pretty laid back reenactment and we didn’t do much. We sat on the porch most of the day sewing and catching up on what’s been going on in our lives and such. The AI’s did some dancing and I joined in on one.
The highlight of the day–Anna, Cassie and I headed down to Owen Beach to eat our not-so-period correct lunch. It was a fun little impromptu picnic! We have always talked about going on a picnic and so we finally made it happen! People kept coming up to us and asking why we were dressed up, and so we told them about the fort and about the event that was going on. One lady even was so kind enough to take pictures for us.
After the reenactment, Anna and I did a little fabric shopping. Then we went to the mall to eat some dinner and we looked around expensive stores we never could afford to shop at. It was great to spend some quality girly time with Anna talking about school, summer, reenacting, sewing, and fashion!
Cassie looking wonderful.
Anna eating a cookie.
All three of us.
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?
What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
Think about how much you use your cell phone and your bible. Which one gets the most of your time?
*** From Jeremy Camp’s Blog.
Does facebook stalk me or what?
I went to write on a friend’s wall this afternoon, and this security code popped up. =P
Today I put together an arts and crafts crate to take along when I go out to the Hager’s. Last week when I went out there, I told the kids that I would bring some craft stuff for them to do when I baby sit, and the next time I came over, Meg remembered. She asked me if I brought any craft stuff and I hadn’t!
But now I am prepared! I went to the dollar store, rummaged around in my sewing room, and put together this crate of craft supplies. Those broken old crayons and computer paper sounds awful boring after this!
I tried to put things in containers instead of ziplocks. Ziplocks are nice because you can see through them, but they are slippery, come undone, get holes in them, and don’t last too long when frequent use. I could use a few more containers to put things in–I used rubber bands to hold some things together; we’ll see how long that’s going to work before they get lost.
What’s in the box:
- Construction Paper
- Paper cutter
- Craft Foam
- Pipe Cleaners
- Popsicle Sticks
- Needles and Thread
- Clothes Pins
- Fabric, ribbons and lace scraps
- Elastic Cord
- Beading Needles
- Hemp Cord
- Multi-colored Wood Beads
- Googlely Eyes
- Cloth napkins
- Paint Brushes
- Hole Punch
I think I am pretty covered to do any craft project! I could use some drawing paper, pastels, watercolors too though.
“Let the word of Christ dwell within you with teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
Acrylic on Canvas.