Did y’all enjoy your 3-day weekend? I sure did! On Saturday, I whipped up a Phoebe bag from some Echino & random Japanese fabric I had stashed. This is a great bag size – fits a bunch of my crap, without being too huge. The pattern is simple to work up (especially if you’ve ever made a lined purse before), except I modified the strap – I cut it at 4″ wide, then fused with a 1″ strip of fleece, and added in some twill tape for additional stability. I also made the pocket inside a bit bigger, so that it fits my iphone sideways & a tube of lip gloss.
And speaking of Echino, I went to Momen+ on Saturday afternoon to scope out their AMAZING selection of Echino for the Echino swap Sara is hosting. Almost everyone in the swap is buying newer Echino, so I ended up picking out 2 yards of the purple cameras as my contribution (they only had a yard of the turquoise cameras, boo). I also debated between the spider pigs & the jaguars, but decided the repeats were a little too spread out. I also snagged some LouLouThi voile, and some FQs…
Steve & I ran around trying to figure out where we purchased seven-eleven casing (Lowes, not the Home Depot that’s 1/2 mile away). Also figured out it’s going to cost about $1400 to have our patio door replaced (with install of the new one & haul away of the old one) – ouch, need to save a bit for that! He spent the rest of the day painting baseboards & casings, while I finished the binding on Minion’s quilt.
Then I received a call from Jöelle, asking for refuge from the paint fumes in her home. Turns out the low-VOC paints can still wreak havoc on asthmatic lungs, so they rolled in @ 1am to get a few hours of sleep. And Minion’s quilt is now delivered, I need to get some photos in the daylight of how it turned out! But here’s a sneak peak of the start of the nursery, with the quilt:
I can’t wait to see this come together! I’m really having fun trying to help Jöelle find girly rocket/space-themed decor (because the rocket/space stuff is out there, but it’s all pretty much boy colors). I was somewhat successful with spoonflower, and also have 3 yards of this print to play with, for curtains perhaps?
We went to Sunday brunch & the Getty Museum with some college friends in town from San Diego. The Getty has a pretty neat photography exhibit right now, with photos from Cuba dating from the 1930s onward.. My favorites were the newer photos from Alexey Titarenko – they were completely haunting and beautiful. There’s something about film-generated prints and slow shutter speeds that just completely captivate me. Maybe I should track down some film & give my old Rebel a workout.
The scooters went to the Scooter Mama for kicks, and the cameras (the medium size, BTW – I used an 8″ spoonflower swatch for the front) are now housing battery chargers for my cameras (which I have a tendency to misplace).
Oh, and after a good year and a half, we finally have baseboards in our bedroom. And the doorway into my closet is framed out & trimmed. The next project in our room is to add a barn door to the outside of the bathroom, which will allow the person using the bathroom to have on the vanity light without disturbing whomever is still sleeping in bed. Thanks to Steve for all of his hard work this weekend (but secretly, I think his reward is the satisfaction of using the nail gun, it’s pretty fun)!