I can't believe a whole week (and a day) has flown by since my last post! I knew I was missing something & that there was a reason for the gnawing in my tummy ~ I miss my blog!
Last Thursday, my niece & nephew from TN came to visit for the long weekend. They are in their teens and lots of fun. As a matter of fact, this was actually their birthday weekend. My nephew turned 16 on Thursday and my niece turned 18 on Sunday. We celebrated at my house, at G-Ma & G-Pa's house, and in San Diego for two days! We went shopping, many trips to the yogurt shop, doggie park, bowling (well, not me...THEY like to bowl. I don't wear rented shoes ~a quote I borrowed from my girlfriend). They even humored me with a little Facebook game time. My niece was sweet enough to model a few of my ETSY items for me. (Like I had to twist her arm! She was pretending my hallway was a catwalk as soon as the apron strings tied a bow around her neck !!! )
|My Latest Apron. Retro Style with Bunnies.|
|Modeling the pink scarf with "fun fur"|
|Modeling the purple multi-color scarf I made.|
As you can see, she had a blast! Even though she's super tiny for 18, she still couldn't fit into the toddler size dresses I made. But don't think we didn't try! That's one thing I do need to do is get a model for my handmade things. I think they would display much better than on a table or hanging from my orange tree, don't you think?
|Modeling The "Tooty-Fruity" Green and Pink Half Apron|
Later that Tuesday morning my hubby had a procedure and required an overnight stay at the hospital. All went well. I brought him home last night and I think "normal" routine will be mine again.
I did get to finish up my latest apron and make a little zippered pouch. Oh and I finished a scarf (I started a long while ago) on the car ride to San Diego and in the hospital waiting room. Just need to finish it up with the fringe.
|Zippered Pouch with unusual shape!|
|The Inside Of Pouch|
The little pouches are fun to make. I don't have a pattern, I usually go by how much leftover fabric I have from a previous project. For this one, both the fabrics, inside and out, as well as the zipper are recycled and repurposed. It just goes to show you that it's a good thing to hang on to those odd pieces of fabric! (zippers and buttons, too).
|I'm going to call this scarf "Sherbet" because that's what it reminds me of.|
|Or maybe a 50-50 bar !|
|Gift Tags & Paper Flowers From SillyLilly|
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Until next time,