Raising the roof…

…of the shed that is!  I am so happy to announce that the shed is now a permanent fixture in the backyard, in all it’s wonderful glory!  Mark and Drew worked very hard, in sunshine and pouring rain, to breathe new life into the fallen structure that Mark set out to build last summer.    I took pictures, as it was happening, in order to show the progress.  Drew’s cousin Aaron also helped the first few days they worked on it.  We were thrilled to have the O’Neil boys’ help!  Drew is a very handy man indeed.  Thank goodness!  Not saying that Mark would not have done a fantastic job without his help, but it sure was nice to have his carpentry expertise.  It happened so quickly, too!  It was three solid days of working hard (with a few breaks to watch the NCAA tournament, eat some food, and grab a cold beer) and it paid off!  Enjoy and THANKS DREW!!

Day One:  the shed lay in a pile after the windstorm last Fall did it's thing...

Day One: the shed lay in a pile after the windstorm last Fall did it's thing...

Drew & Aaron building the floor...

Drew & Aaron building the floor...

adding the walls...

adding the walls...

walls are up, now it's time for a little roof action...

walls are up, now it's time for a little roof action...

Drew insisted that Mark needed a skylight...and then he made it so...

Drew insisted that Mark needed a skylight...and then he made it so...

I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but they are both soaking wet from the constant rainfall yesterday... now that's dedication!

I don't know if you can tell in this picture, but they are both soaking wet from the constant rainfall yesterday... now that's dedication!

Finished!  Yay!  And they are still smiling!

Finished! Yay! And they are still smiling!

I plan to take some better pictures of the finished product when it’s nice outside, whenever that will be (hello rain, thanks for stopping by, you can go away now!).

I was also productive with my own projects this weekend.  It is so nice to be in my sewing room, now that it’s all fixed up!  So I decided to make a dress with a pattern that I had purchased long ago, for a simple tunic length dress to wear over leggings.  I used a wild patterned knit fabric that I had gotten from one of my favorite hidden gems, the Knittn Kitten, that’s only about 5 minutes from our house.   It turned out great, although there were times where I seriously had to just figure out what to do next by using my brain, because the directions were just confusing the crap out of me!  I am really good with visuals, the more pictures the better!  I like it, I wore it today in fact, but it was so cold in the building that I wore a sweater over it all day long.   But I have lots of knit fabric specifically for making this dress again and again.

yes, the pattern is by Hilary Duff, don't judge me.

yes, the pattern is by Hilary Duff, don't judge me.

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What’s next on my sewing agenda?  Well, since you asked (did you ask?  No?  Well, I will tell you anyway, since you’re still reading), I will be diving head first into some hats for cutie pie children.  All thanks to my beautiful and amazing mother-to-be (like any day now!!) friend Sascha, who literally lit a fire under my behind and has already found a store in her neighborhood that wants to carry them!  Did I mention how AMAZING she is?  I love putting them together, choosing the fabirc and the notions, all the while imagining the adorable little child who will wear it, and the parent who will enjoy seeing their little wearing it!  So much fun!!

As well as making some fun stuff with… FEATHERS!!

earrings?  headbands?  what would you like to see?

earrings? headbands? what would you like to see?

Oh, not to worry, you know I will be posting about that in the weeks to come!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xoxo


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  • Kira says:

    You are inspiring. I haven’t been able to find the motivation to sew at all at home. The dress is so cute! I didn’t notice it yesterday because of the sweater. The building should be warmer!

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