How is it July already? Goodness gracious me, this summer is flying by. Probably because I've been crazybusy. The kids have been playing with squirt guns a lot in this hot weather, which leads to sopping wet and muddy clothing, which leads to extra laundry. There are days when the only thing I accomplish besides getting meals on and off the table is laundry.
But I've been working on several projects too, as usual. I finally decided that I could wait no longer to get my sewing machine out, so instead of finishing actually cleaning up my entire crafting nook, I just cleaned off the table. Here's how it looks:
As soon as I got it set up, I sewed a ring sling for my sis-in-law -- I'd promised to do that almost three months ago, sigh. Anyway, that pile of fabric at the very right of the photo is for my latest project: patchwork skirts. Another sis-in-law found one online she thought would be super cute for her daughter, and she shared the photo with me. I said, "That is super cute -- I could do that!" Except, being me, I've decided to just do it myself without buying a pattern, so we'll see how it turns out. I'm about half done cutting squares, then there's just pinning and sewing and ironing and more pinning and more sewing and inserting elastic... let's hope I finish them by the end of the summer! Our daughters are about the same age, and there are two more girl cousins that age too, so if I get really ambitious, I might make matching skirts for all four of them. If they turn out well, I'll try to put up a tutorial here on how to make them.
I'm also working on a second dress for my pixie doll, but that's been derailed by me remembering I need to crochet a baby blanket for yet another sis-in-law, so I'm concentrating on that for right now and letting my other crochet patterns slide, as the baby is due next month.
What's everyone else up to? Taking it easy? That sounds like a good plan to me!