I recently found this striped fabric in my stash that I was re-organizing. I had originally bought it in spring to make a summer shift and had completely forgotten about it. The fabric is the lightest, sheerest cotton with a faded red stripe.
Summer is here and I finally made that shift! This one almost doesn't feel like it should count because it took all of an hour and was completed right on time for us to head out the door for a little summer road trip.
As a bonus, I'm leaving you with some pictures of the swimsuit under the shift! It's a 1960's swimsuit that I got at a thrift store when I was in high school. And paired to match it is the mighty Mississippi - we drove over it and then along it, something I'd recommend as the scenic highway along the river is unmatched!
I'll post more pictures from the road trip as I upload them!
PS: I just noticed this is my 25th craft! I'm halfway done with the projects for this! Holy smokes!
It's been too hot to even think about photographing these wool slippers that I finished just in time for summer. Because the weather has been so warm they've sat finished in the knitting basket while I worked on cooler projects and completely forgot to photograph them...but here they are!
These were a super easy project, very quick, and was made (STILL!) out of that stash yarn I have sitting around. I need a new batch of yarn badly!
Whatever happened to my 50/52? Well...I'm still working on it. I'm actually backlogged quite a few crafts, and those posts with be forthcoming in the next few days...and the majority of my crafting can't even be posted until sometime this fall!
Having a job where I sew 40 hours a week does put a little damper on my at home crafting, as well. I'm busy doing crafts for the Governor's mansion, the Denver Art Museum, and various private collectors all day long so when I get home I'm less apt to craft.
This week's craft is a bookshelf that we made here - Jon definitely helped on this project!
We used these two salvaged windows and of course regular cheap pine wood. It looks great in our bedroom and holds twice as many books as the ikea shelf we had did! I am surprised at how it suddenly doesn't look like we are drowning in books any more since they all fit on a shelf. Before we had books not only in boxes but lined up along the floor as well.
We had a great Fourth of July here - fireworks with friends, I participated in a multi-era living history thing at a historic park near my house (yes, I am a nerd), and of course grilling out and blueberry pie.
All in all, it was a very satisfying holiday and I have the sunburn to prove it!
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