Relaxing, connecting, creating... some of my very favorite things to do, and I've had the good fortune of getting to do them all in spades over the last few weeks! While living with extended family has its challenges, the benefits of freeloading at my parents' beach house are well worth it. Especially because it's a place with so much built-in entertainment for the kids... great for them and me!
These pix speak for themselves, but I've added captions anyway.
So much for relaxing and connecting; on to creating. It's hard NOT to be inspired to paint watercolors in these surroundings, and I've completed quite a few already this summer.
As for sewing: I think I'm most proud of this sunhat I made for Scarlett (finally got the sizing right) from an adorable Tula Pink fabric...
...and the portrait pillows I made for my parents' anniversary! (What they lack in verisimilitude, they make up for in cuteness, I think.)
And then there's the embroidery I did on some plain T-shirts, just to spice up my summer wardrobe a bit.
Don't know what category to put this in, but I also upcycled a cereal box to make a journal for myself. I used this tutorial and added an elastic pen holder. Pattern is from a fabric I found online that I love (but can't bring myself to order as it only sells in Europe and with shipping is crazy expensive), just printed on regular paper.
And that's all for now! Hope you, my small band of regular readers from among my family & friends & acquaintances along with you who randomly happen upon my blog, are getting some sun and perhaps some fun in as well!
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