So, it feels like the making around here has slowed down but when I went to take pictures of all my little projects this week, I was surprised at how much HAS been made! I will start off with these... no I did not make them but back in May or even April I did take the time to plant them.
I love sunflowers! I would say they are the best thing about the middle of summer. I only cut two because the rest have yet to bloom. I am super excited to see them when they do because I planted a bunch of red and orange ones this year, something I haven't done before. I also harvest the big mammoth sunflowers in the fall and get a couple jars full of seeds that I roast... yum, yum!
Next in line is this little lovie:
We are going to Wisconsin tomorrow and earlier this week I decided that I needed a new bag to take with on this trip. The pattern is from Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing book, which I love so much. That book has really helped me get back into sewing and I've made quite a lot of gifts from the patterns in it. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby and is left over from coasters made as a wedding gift a few weeks ago.
I made my first Mei tai this week also. I didn't really use a pattern, just looked on a bunch of different websites at theirs and kind of made my own. It does work! Addy is just not to fond of it yet. It actually felt good to carry her in because it put some weight on my back for a change. The front fabric is also from Hobby Lobby and the back is from a thrift store around here for $.50!
The top half and beginning of the top straps are padded and it is super comfy! I have another MT in a smaller size cut out to make for the baby.
This next little project is turning out way different than expected! first of all, there is a new local yarn shop that I stumbled upon in the last month. I've been saving my money to splurge on some really nice yarn and found some really pretty stuff last week. So, I bought 3 skeins of hand spun yarn and spent way too much money on the stuff, (well, probably not way too much but I'm a cheapo and am used to walmart pricing), and decided to make something for the baby with it. This is the pattern I decided on, but the hand spun is a LOT thicker, so my gauge ended up being totally off. Let's just say that it fits Addysen perfectly, not a newborn, and that I have had to buy 2 more skeins just to make it long enough.
I've got about two more inches to put on the bottom and buttons to add and it will be finished. At least it will fit someone!
Speaking of gauge: this needs to be reworked soon.
It is the Hurricane Hat that I made for our three year old niece with a birthday coming up. Yeah, that hat is on MY head! So, no way is it going to fit a soon to be four year old!
My mom brought over a huge zucchini a couple of days ago, so it ended up as bread and muffins for the trip:
It's been so hard not to eat them!
and for your viewing pleasure, this was taken about an hour ago:
Well, we are off to camp tomorrow for a couple of days with the family! (not really camp, a preggers like me, yeah right, it's more of a resort), but fun and needed nonetheless. God Bless!