Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Camera bag

I needed a camera bag to go with the new DSLR.  But I didn't really want an I Have A Camera In Here type bag so I decided to sew my own, basic drawstring bags with quilting batting for a bit of padding.  I made one for the camera and another for the extra lens.

Closed up they look like this...

...and can go in a large purse...

...or a backpack.

Have yet to try them out but I think they'll work!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Bucket List

Hello Summer!  While you're here I would like to:

1.  Eat ice cream cones.

2.  Try some new grainy salads.

3.  Swim in the lake as much as possible.

4.  Go for canoe rides.

5.  Can some summer fruits.

6.  Take long bike rides with friends.

7.  Wear some neon.

8.  Visit the mid-week Farmers Market.

9.  See a movie at the drive-in.

10.  Make a friendship bracelet.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1.  Finishing my first Olympic distance triathlon.

2.  Watching beginners finish their first triathlon.

3. Time spent on the dock.

4.  Buttertart tasting.

5.  Elite Syncopations.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1.  First sail of the season.

2.  Homemade lemon squares.

3.  Drinking tea on the deck.

4.  Sale at the local art store.

5.  Catching up with friends.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Crafting with my Cousin

As I alluded to in this post, I had the chance to craft with my 11 year old cousin a couple weeks ago.  She lives 4,000 km away so we don't see each other as often as we'd like but now that she's a bit older we can keep in touch by e-mail.  Before she came to visit I had e-mailed her to ask if there was anything she especially wanted to do during our time together.  Making a craft was at the top of her list. (This proves we are related!) 

The week leading up to her visit was really busy for me so I didn't have a chance to prepare anything.  This worked out OK as we looked through a couple of my craft books and found a couple projects to do. (I love the craft books from Usborne, they have great ideas and clear directions!)  She picked a lizard that involved drawing, cut out & colouring and then we adapted two crafts to make box monkeys.  Finally my stash of craft stuff was put to use!  As she was looking through the books she would say, "oh, that one needs fabric" or "we would need boxes for that." I was able to say, "I have fabric!  I have boxes!"  Hooray, no crafting delays due to overflowing well stocked craft shelves!

Here she is with our box monkeys.  In the background you can see one of the projects that inspired this one. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Weekend Goodness

1. Watching my sister's choreography in a dance recital.

2. Running into a friend at a swim.

3. Ice cream with caramel leftover from this cake.

4. Watching the Diamond Jubilee pageant.

5. Listening to this week's Joy the Baker podcast including a personalized song!