Monday, July 29, 2013
As promised, I worked up a little tutorial, filling y'all in on how I make my little zippered pouches (I knew you were just dying to know!) Check out the full tutorial after the jump! As always, I would love to see any projects you come up with, so I hope to hear from you soon!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Hello, there! I've spent the last few days trying my hand at some dip-dyeing, and I'm so excited to share what I came up with! This recent dyeing experiment came out of a valiant, if vastly unsuccessful attempt to right a pair of my sister's pants that had been quite wronged by some hand sanitizer. By that, of course, I mean that she tried to remove some tree sap from her pants with hand sanitizer. While it took out the sap brilliantly, it also seeped through to the front of the pants and caused some massive bleach stains (oopsies!) Of course, my first response was "don't even worry about it, we can dye them" only to realize that bleach stains don't really want to be any color than white (or really, some gross yellowish variation of actual white.) After employing many creative (read: ridiculous and very messy, even for an outside project) dyeing techniques, I threw in the towel (or pants: I literally threw the whole pair of pants in my dyeing bucket in an effort to unify the color, to no avail) and moved on to Plan B, which was dying some lace to match the pants, cutting the stains out of the pants, and adding the lace behind the holes. We'll just have to see what happens with hair-brained scheme #2.
I spent the rest of the weekend doing lots of running, practicing, spending time with my sister, and of course, with this guy.
I hope your weekends were as lovely and relaxing as mine was.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Hiccups really are the worst. I'm trying to remember if I've done something karmically tragic that would have incensed the powers at be and afflicted me with the worst case of hiccups known to man, but I'm just not sure. I suppose it's possible that it was that post-dessert chocolate bar that I ate. But how could something so delicious cause something so terrible? I may be being a little melodramatic.
|Air Canada does it right.|
|Beautiful sunlight on the way up to the top of Tunnel Mountain|
|Myself (left) and friend, Rachel, on top of Tunnel Mountain (photo credit to the sweetest German traveler, who we met up at the top)|
|A small lake on the hike up to Lake Agnes|
|The view from the main dining room. Can you think of a better way to enjoy your morning coffee?|
But now, it's back to the grind in Pennsylvania, which means spending a few wonderfully relaxing weeks of swimming, playing with dogs, cooking, practicing, and sewing, before I return to school in a few weeks. It's a lot to ask, but somebody's got to do it.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Hello, hello, hello! I've made it safely back from the land of practicing and hiking (also known as Banff, Alberta, Canada) to the land of practicing and crafting (also known as Pennsylvania.) Although he's pulled a few naughties since I've been back (he sure does love those trash parties...) I don't think Oliver gave my parents too tough of a time in my absence (or perhaps, compared to their little monsters, his naughties just didn't stack up…)
|My little guy's nose and a book, what a little gentleman!|
|My parents' dog, Ricky, just being weird.|