Saturday, July 8, 2017

Because I'm a little crazy

I have an umbrella clothesline.  Unfortunately, it fell over during a use (I hadn't replanted it in the yard after winter so it was a touch unstable) and after much frustration, I had to pack it up for a few days.  The string was uneven, I couldn't open it. But our summer sun is soooo hot and things dry so quick, I feel guilty using a dryer.  Hence, the following:

Armed with our four dining chairs and the dog's old 30ft wire leash (when we weren't sure if he would try to jump the fence in our backyard or not), I strung up a makeshift laundry line.  (That's a queen sized fitted sheet hanging.  The flat sheet is temperarily hanging on the chair seats, waiting it's turn in the full sun).

It didn't all fit in one go, I swapped out the two parts of the sheet and some other towels, but it all dried in about the same time a dryer would have taken.  Sometimes I think I'm a little crazy to do this sort of stuff, but it feels good to have not turned the dryer on when the temperature outside is above 95F. 

Happy laundering to you all.

see you soon.  with more stuff.  probably.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Because Why Not?

My neighbor was throwing this chair out. 

 I have really wanted a cozy chair, something I can turn sideways in to curl up in to read a book.  So I decided to try a new craft - reupholstery.  Because why not? There's not enough going on in my life yet.  Let's add some more :)

I've taken it apart half way so far, the piping, the back, the sides and half of the bottom of the seat are taken off.  I hit a few spots that were unexpected in their construction and I'm trying to decide if I want to copy the original technique exactly or if I can fudge a little here or there.

I want to make sure I do it properly so that it lasts.  However, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew and in doing so, do subpar work.  I'm taking a few days to determine what I feel like taking on. But I'm excited! It's super cozy. Can't wait!

see you soon...with something, probably