weekend craftiness galore
After rummaging through my fabric stash, I decided to make a basic a-line skirt out of some fun vintage linen fabric with giant flowers. I had a basic Butterick pattern, but a little bit of searching on the internets found me this wonderful tutorial from Green Kitchen. It really shows every step of the process and has a painless method for installing the zipper without using swear words. The only swear words I used in the process had to do with not being able to get the right top thread tension on my petulant sewing machine. The thread looked like a straight line while the bobbin thread looked fine - any suggestions?
My friend Rachel and I also dyed two pounds of sugar and creme cotton yarn in a RIT dye extravanganza. Mostly just to see what we could come up with color-wise. I needed some more colors for the mitered-square blanket I've been working on forever and Rachel has some sort of crochet project up her sleeve.
And in plant news, you may remember this little egg with tiny seedings from my easter post:
It grew up into a lovely petunia plant and had it's first flower today! I'm so proud of it and always amazed to see something that starts out as a tiny seed turn into a whole big plant with just soil and water.