It’s the last full week of June. School is finally out and it’s been a week of family gatherings, pattern-making, and magazine purging. Not all of those things sound like fun to everyone, but to me they are. My only regret is that house-cleaning has not made that list in any significant way. I’m having one of those “doing the bare minimum to keep the place running” kind of weeks 😜
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for my Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some everyday-life snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
Instagram: It’s a cloudy Saturday morning. Perfect for lounging in bed with the windows open, sipping tea and reading blogs on my phone ☕📱
Instagram: Finish Lines with the fam.
365: 2015 171/365 – Visited my parents the day before Father’s Day. I have no idea what they were looking at, but it must have been interesting.
365: 2015 172/365 – Father’s Day with the in-laws, including the newest one
Instagram: I had an unpleasant surprise looking at the Polka Dot Cottage funds today, and it has inspired me to finally liberate myself of the last of the inventory from my old book store. If you would like to help my bank account look less scary, and get a great deal on crafty magazines at the same time, please visit my eBay auctions at http://tinyurl.com/eBayPDC. Thanks, friends 😊 #pdc
365: 2015 173/365 – It’s the big crafty magazine purge of 2015! Stampington, jewelry-making, wearable art, and more. All mags are fresh off the shelves and never been read. Many out of print titles, too. eBay auctions here: tinyurl.com/eBayPDC
Instagram: Back in the saddle, and really hoping fourth time is the charm with these lounge pants! ✂👖 #pdc
365: 2015 174/365 – Oh, happy day! I finally got my calculations right for making my own lounge pants pattern! (I made shorts because I was tired of wasting fabric…) I tested my pattern-making process on my taller-and-skinnier-than-me boy, and that worked, too. Yay! On to the tutorial-making phase! #pdcfancypants
365: 2015 175/365 – First Day of Summer!
365: 2015 176/365 – My kids would spend all day in their rooms if I didn’t entice them out once in a while with a snack or an icy drink This afternoon it was iced coffee with almond milk and mocha syrup.
Instagram: Progress! Pattern making process has been tested, online measurements calculator has been written, photos have been edited, tutorial first draft has been completed… Next up, proofreading, eBook design, and finally publication. Whew! This one has been way more involved than I thought it would be when I started! #pdcfancypants #pdc
Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr.
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!