25 June 2012

Busy, busy.

Well, I am feeling considerably better since my last post. Stupid sinus infection. I was just so drained, could barely get off the couch. Anywho, here's a recap of this weekend.

Our last belly dance hafla for a while happened, on Thursday. (Not the weekend, I know, hush.)

Photo from J. Whalen Photography
That's Charla and I being all awesome. Can you feel the awesome? Cause I do.

Then, the weekend happened. We decided to test our new grill with some steak and zucchini.

Yay! Cell phone shot! At least I didn't instagram it.

Steak wasn't too bad. Brian let it cook a little too long, but that's okay. The zucchini, on the other hand was awesome. Marinated it in olive oil, thyme, oregano, basil and some garlic powder. Tasted awesome.

Brian also bought a lawnmower.

I'm so thrilled to have this backyard, you have no idea. At the last house, the lawn was dead when we arrived, and couldn't revive it. It's so nice and plush. It'd make my daddy proud.

And while Brian was doing yard work, I've finally made something I can show! A plastic bag holder!

I was tired of just having them everywhere, so I had some leftover fabric from making my kitchen curtains (they're not done yet) so I whipped this up. Not too hard, really. And it's a toaster print! How cute is that?

But yeah, I haven't been posting crafty-crafts that I've been working on recently, because most of them are gifts. Some you won't see til after Christmas. I've been working pretty diligently though!

11 June 2012

Watermelon Crossover Pinafore

Well, howdy. I know it's been a while but between the move and this belly dance extravaganza weekend, I haven't had time to think, let alone blog.

A while back, I was perusing Pinterest, and I came across a cute little Crossover Pinafore tutorial from Smashed Peas and Carrots. Adorable, right? Well, it was floating around in the back of my mind for a while, and last week, I found myself at JoAnn's, nosing through the fabrics, looking for something that just jumped out at me. And something did. Watermelon seersucker fabric. Did you catch that? Watermelon. Seersucker. Fabric. I instantly bought a yard and some matching lime green, too. Then, that pattern popped in mind, and I grabbed two buttons and sauntered out the door, pleased with my findings.
Yesterday, I found the want-to and I started sewing. And this is the wonderful result.

Awesome background, right?
How adorable is that?! I'm a little upset with myself, I didn't notice it until later, but the right side strap is a little pointy. Hmph. This dress was super easy to make. Though, I cheated and didn't make button holes. I just sewed the button, strap, and dress all together, so it's permanently shut. There should be a matching lime green diaper cover to go with it, but it and I are not friends right now. But, hopefully, that should happen before I ship this out.

I'm so very pleased with myself right now.