For my entry, I made a whole bunch of notecards for happy mail in summer themes: hummingbirds (of course!), puffins (stamp by @alishamisha), fish (I don’t actually fish, but catch a bunch in Animal Crossing!), cactus (for gardening), and travel (because there is so much to see!)
There are about 6-8 cards in each design set, and the backgrounds are masterboards. The fish, puffin, and hummingbird sets were the ones I was working on when the roof leaked onto my table. Luckily, they were saved.
Off to finally create their own post, which I’ll link back here, for those who want to see more!
Summer brings Pride parades/festivals, and Pride parades/festivals bring RAINBOWS!
There is already an abundance of clever and beautiful messages out there, and I am basic, so here is how I celebrated Pride Month:
About 75 colors of embroidery thread, and I had to keep them hanging down because I love the look of them! The ready-made rainbows are old elastic, and I covered the ends with clouds (little circles cut out of cotton fabric scrap). Beads courtesy of @Magpie (of course!)
For my entry I decided to create a new wreath for our front door. I have plenty of good options for autumn, Halloween, Christmas, winter, and spring, but I didn’t have anything that was good for summer. So I made one! Filled with jute rope, shells, and sea glass.
The fabric is a line called Sunburst by Art Gallery Fabrics. When it arrived, the sun-bathing beauties called for me to make them into a Dresden plate. I did the maths and made the pattern/template myself.
The quilting I decided to go with is a big star, together with the navy background fabric fit the Summer Nights element. The internal quilting is to look like one of those mid century modern star clocks, to match the “Hello Summer” house fabric in the centre of the plate.
My Backyard resort oasis! This has been a huge project between repairing the pool plaster, priming and painting, acquiring decor and furnishings. The metal table and small planter stand were sanded down and painted. Removing the pavers on the weed infested paver patio that was sinking and uneven then redoing. All the furnishings were thrifted or heavy heavy clearance items. I scrubbed down the pool deck and upper deck and then power washed everything. Then added some pots near the stairs by the pool with some fancy rocks the kids found on the property and solar fountains. Its now like a mini resort in the back yard we don’t want to leave in the summer!