10 on 10 [july]

if i've got to be up early, at least i get to hang out with this guy

apparently 7:15 is not too early to paint

so much green

it's ok brother. don't be sad

such joy

happy mail

a little hand sewing

first canning of the season

Desperate for a pedicure but a sugar scrub will have to do

A little before bed reading


happy 4th (on the 5th)

Happy 4th of July (on the 5th)!

so patriotic.

exercising his freedom from nap taking

last minute decorations finished on the 3rd

needed some red and some leggings so i sewed a pair up during naptime, you know,  like you do :)


green shorts!

I found this great green fabric on the clearance rack at Joanns and decided it would be perfect for shorts.  It had a bit of stretch, but was heavy enough to have some structure.

I used Simplicity 1783 as a basic start.  I shortened the pants and added pockets to the front and back.  I also dropped the waist 2 inches.  It certainly was an adventure to sew, with lots and lots of seam ripping.  They ended up way to big so I had to take the pockets off and cut off 2 inches from the front.  Then the waist was too big in the back so more seam ripping. 

I love how they turned out.  Super comfy and such a fun green.