Last weekend, for the first time ever, I finally made my way to the Ballard Farmer’s Market. I’ve lived in Seattle for 8 years, I’ve been in Ballard for 5 months…and I had never been there before. Lame, I know. You could say I’ve been missing out. It’s a nice mix of produce, flowers, arts, crafts, people watching, etc. Check it out some time. Take the kiddies why don’t ya?
P.S. I would highly recommend getting a beverage at Caffe Fiore to sip on while you wander.
I have finally dusted off my sewing machine. It’s only been a few weeks, but boy, it feels like a lot longer. I just committed to making 5 capelets (1 for a bride, 4 for bridesmaids) in the next 4 weeks, so it looks like I will definitely be making up for lost time.
These tiny little dinosaur shoes are probably my favorite so far. I think I say that every time. But I swear to you, this time I mean it. Unfortunately due to the baby’s mom being a reader and all, I can’t give you any details about who these little items are for (that’s why I blurred the name out). Secrets don’t make friends, I know, I’m sorry.
Two years ago I went on a cruise over Christmas with Steve’s family and made everyone that came a pair of pajama bottoms. This year I decided to go with something a little less time consuming and made everyone (2 parents, 4 children and 3 significant others) a Santa hat.
The most complicated part was getting the puff of fake fur on top to look round. Other than that they were pretty easy to make, and the group photos taken on Christmas morning made it all worth it.
This isn’t really a ‘step by step’ DIY. It’s more of a ‘get a bunch of supplies in front of you, use the tags I made as inspiration, and go for it’ DIY. Some specific items I used that made it easier were scissors with a scalloped cut (not necessary, but fun), a hot glue gun, a mini hole punch (just because it’s cuter), a corner rounder punch, and double sided-tape. If you’re going to use glitter, I’d say the double-sided tape is a necessity. I had no idea how easy it could be to make things sparkle. I tend to peruse the Martha Stewart website a lot (shocker, right?) and picked that little tip up along the way. Thanks Martha!