Last week Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far, almost a record high temperature in our area (38C feeling like 47C with the humidity) and I was out playing golf!!!!
Another hot day saw me trying something new, hypertufa. Very simply, it's mud pies for grown ups!! A mixture of Portland cement, peat moss and vermiculite and then this is molded into shapes. I did a couple of leaves and a planter moulded over a beer box. The curing time is about 28 days, so can't report on the success of this project yet!
|Hypertufa moulded over leaves|
|Hypertufa moulded over a beer box|
I also spent time making cake pops. After trying the Starbuck's version, I just had to try and make them myself. These are little balls of cakes with a candy coating on a popsicle stick. Very nice even if I say so myself!!!
|Just need to work on getting the coating smoother!!|
As to the sewing, I have cut out the Violet blouse from Colette patterns in a black and white check, all ready to sew.
My Lonsdale dress pattern (from Sewaholic Patterns) arrived in the mail last week and I have just the right fabric for this project. I picked up about 9m of pretty fabric for $10 from Value village a few weeks ago. So I am all ready for the Sew-Along, scheduled to start on August 1, lead by the very talented Tasia from Sewaholic patterns. having done both the Pendrell blouse and the Crescent Skirt, I am looking forward to this.
Then I have my Key Keeper Coin Purse, all cut out and interfaced, ready to sew. this is for the Amy Butler Style Stitches Sew-Along hosted by My Crafty Crap. No pics now, will post later in the week.
I have also made some patch work place mats for the Blogger's Dinner party this month (also no pics yet).
Finally I have cut out another Cosmo bag for a friend who admired mine the other weekend when I used it for a weekend away. Almost identical, but with a mauve lining whereas I did light green for mine.
|The mess that is my cutting table. Second Cosmo bag all cut out and ready to sew|
But then today at the beach (Turkey Point, on Lake Erie, Ontario) I saw two different rompers. I have to make a romper for myself before summer is over. I blame Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch as I love, love, love the retro romper she recently sewed and posted on her blog. I need one!!! So I feel a pattern search coming on and a trip to my local fabric store!