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Today’s theme colors are red, white and brown. You know, like vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and a cherry on top? I find this combination to be just as comforting as a big bowl of sweet, with a little dash of weird thrown on top. Even my bedroom is decorated in these colors. But I don’t see it around nearly as often as I’d like- so I decided to remedy that!

These are my pride and joy, and are on their way to a cyclist in Australia. So cute! They were a lot of fun to make, and will be a lot of fun to wear.

My favorite part- this big red ribbon isn’t just for show. The bottoms here are drawstringed, instead of being elasticized. That means that you could wear them with or without all that poofy.

And this guy is a superstrong, reusable grocery bag. The pics aren’t the greatest, which I ought to address, but the bag is great. It is fully lined, and doublestitched, and topstitched.

Plus it has the inner pocket to stick your grocery list, cash, cards, chapstick, cell phone, etc. And a little button closer so nobody steals your green beans!

Everything shown today has been crafted out of either recycled or remnant fabrics. Let me know what you think!

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Today has been slowslowslow…a pretty relaxing day if it weren’t for the niggling sunburn on my shoulders and the wacky stinging back ache. Ah well, nothing some aloe vera and a trip to the chiropractor won’t cure, eh?

We had banana pancakes for breakfast (our new favorites and quickly becoming a breakfast staple), with some True North coffee. For any of you in Seattle, looking for a great cup, you can pick this local roast up at Central Market. So yummy! Better than…well, lets not go there.

A little while back I attacked my stash of goodies- jersey, lace, and buttons, oh my! It began with a great idea, a simple-ish three layer ruffle skirt with a gentle cotton waistband. After arguing with the various fabrics for about three days, and daydreaming of the skirt while I was at work, this is what I ended up with.

poofy skirt front view

A detail of the buttons, sewn onto a length of fabric designed to give the skirt more room for my hips.

button detail

And my flouncy, poofy butt.

poofy butt

A great learning experience, and a terrific skirt, now. But during the process I just wanted to light it on fire!

I’m so glad my fiancée doesn’t let me play with matches.

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