Happy almost-end-of-summer, everyone!Actually, I’m not sure that should be “happy”, but I am enjoying the lingering warmth, and looking forward to all the changes September brings. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been busy with moving, but I’ve also been busy with crafting. I’ve not, however, been organized about it. So rather than a few short posts, I’m just gonna combine a few of the things I’ve been seeing, making, and baking into one round-up!
First up is a dress I altered. I made this, and blogged about it here and here, a while ago, but I wasn’t in love with the fit, or the sash. So I seam ripped the whole bodice and redid it, adding darts, taking in the back and lowering the back neckline. I also redid the zipper. The changes are subtle, but I’m much happier with it now!
Then for the apartment, I needle felted some kooky coasters to add some color and protect the table:I’ve also been cooking, especially after I discovered a farm stand not five minutes from my new digs. I picked up fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts and roasted them with carrots and garlic, all tossed in garlic oil and rosemary. Delicious!You may notice there’s some bread on that plate. That’s ’cause I baked some, and it turned out wonderfully: The 1953 cookbook prevails again!
One last little thing. When putting together my closet, I had one set of nice hangers, and then a whole bunch of mismatched wire hangers. They were ugly and my clothes kept slipping off, so I paired them off and crocheted over them.So much better!
Wow! Looking at all these things, I feel very productive! Here’s to hoping you all can make the most of what left of summer too!