Hardy har har, Katie.
I know, I know. That post title is one of the lamest sayings ever, but in my current life state, it applies. Big time.
It’s Monday, right? Well, I wouldn’t know that by the way the last 2 weeks have shaped up. Namely, that I haven’t hauled my cookies into work in that long. I spent a couple hours in my office each day the week following the end of May term, but since then? I’ve been working from home.
Wait now, don’t misconstrue that photo. Sure, I’ve spent some quality time on that swing there. But, i earned my time there!
I sealed the entire swing, which was homemade by some guy my dad knows and came to me in raw, untreated wood form. It is now 100% waterproof, which I know because I spilled water on it when I was watering my plants yesterday.
As if that weren’t enough to earn my rest time, I also sewed those pillows. I bought some super cheap pillows and just covered them in an envelope-style pillow cover. No pattern. Easy.
Speaking of sewing, I also made this “Slouchy Bag”.
I got the pattern from 1-Yard Wonders, a sewing book that my friend got me years ago. You’d think I’d have exhausted the patterns in it by now, but I am still finding great things to make in it. Especially now with my new house.
And speaking of my new house….I’ve been working up a storm on some little and some not-so-little projects.
See that cute shelf there? I found a really cheesy looking shelf at the Goodwill for $2.50 and painted it with spray paint.
It was a shelf for a little girls room, with stars and moons on the pegs. I just unscrewed them and added a few stickers to cover the ugly peg ends, and it was as good as new.
Too bad my potholders don’t actually fit around those pegs. Damnitall.
Also, spray paint? Best thing ever. EVER.
Seriously. This took a few coats to cover completely, but it was just spray, spray , spray, walk away, repeat.
I spent the whole weekend just cracking away on my ever growing to-do list. I finished a lot of other kitchen projects, and no surprise here, but that room is definitely my favorite room in the house. I’m going to be a tease and wait to show you the other things I’ve done until it is totally finished.
To make up for my teasiness, here’s one more sewing project I finished this weekend. It’s even kitchen related.
See the environmentalist in me refuses to buy paper napkins. No really. I haven’t bought any napkins in over 5 years. Yes, really.
That’s all well and good when you live alone, but when your entire family comes over to help you move, but you’ve thrown out most of your cloth napkins because they were old and holey, it might become a problem.
Imagine six people (3 dudes…not that dudes are messier than girls, but…well, they are.) eating BBQ’ed brats, burgers, veggies, and lots of food…
Maybe bibs would be more appropriate?
Cloth napkins are a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Stuff that you can’t get rid of, but there isn’t really enough of it to make anything substantial with.
Plus? EASY. We’re talking 4 straight lines of sewing easy. Even my messy family could make these.
What projects have you been working on lately? Anyone else need a bib when they eat? Thoughts about porch swings?
Hit me up with some comments!