There is a lot more time to do extra fun things with my daughters since school is out for the summer. Last night we had a breakfast dinner and we went all out! We do not have an outdoor table at the moment so I brought out our coffee table and put pillows down for seating. I went with pancakes as the main dish and used this recipe to create cinnamon roll pancakes. They were a hit!!! So delicious. I even created this cute little banner to go on the pancakes. I made it in the Cricut Design Space and it reads “You had Me at Pancakes.” Isn’t it cute? It’s a #CricutSummer project. You can print and cut your own here if you like. I’m going to make a list of more ideas that we could do later today. What are your favorite summertime activities to do with your kiddos? -jess
Spring has been here for a bit so I’m already sewing up some summer clothes. The past two weeks I have really been pushing myself to do a million and one things, so this past weekend I decided that I would do something that I wanted to do for fun. Something that wasn’t needed to be done. Miss E made out with an outfit because of that. Tropical shorts and a white top.
I had seen this tropical plant fabric at Hobby Lobby the past few times I have visited there and finally decided to buy some. I had no plans for it, but the print just spoke to me and I knew I needed to sew with it. It reminds me of our lovely years of living in Florida. Oh how wonderful it was there! I will always look back fondly on getting to experience it. The beachy towns we lived in filled this beach loving girls heart with joy. The pattern I used is the Tulip Shorts pattern by Cali Faye. I love this pattern. It’s very easy and there are no raw edges anywhere at the end due to the way you sew it up. So if you don’t have a serger and like your edges hidden you will like this pattern.
I made the top from a white gauze that also came from Hobby Lobby. I love gauze fabric. So soft and breezy. But since it’s quite thin I layered the top with two layers so it wouldn’t be see through. I altered the Summer Romper by Purl Soho (which is free by the way) to create this top. The top portion reminds me of a pillow top dress. This is also a very quick sew and, as I did, you can alter it to create many different looks.
With the lovely warm weather sewing, I’m also excited for all the warm weather gardening we have going on. I’m going to share our new garden boxes my husband made this week and keep a diary of our garden here on the blog. Being out in the sunshine and digging in the dirt is quite relaxing to me and we love the vegetable and flower benefits. And hopefully soon I will get to share with you the biggest project I have ever worked on in diy ways. I have never done so much painting in my life! haha -jess