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Another holiday, another skirt

One Object 365 Days: 186/365 07/04/08

Hello, Friends. Happy Fourth of July! I’m all about the last minute. Case in point: I made my holiday skirt this morning. I got out of bed, brushed my teeth, and sat down on the family room floor to cut out my fabric while the boys watched a little Spongebob (Oh! Speaking of Spongebob, you should see what my supportive husband thinks of the pillow I made yesterday).

I also slapped on a little red nail polish because clearly I can’t be taking an Independence Day Project 365 foot photo without patriotic toes to match my skirt. Clearly.

Red white and blue

A few weeks ago, at the local fabric store, I found a couple of square flag motif panels on the remnant table. They were roughly bandana size and fifty cents each. I figured I could make some fun flag pants for the boys out of them, and the plan was to do that as soon as I finished my skirt. At least that was the plan before I lost the fabric. I remember pre-washing it, and showing it to Neil earlier this week, but I haven’t seen it since.

Oh well. At least they had these red & blue bandana pants that I made last month. They’re just as good (and slightly less freakish-looking than flag pants would have been πŸ˜€

Favorites week of June 30

Besides being the Fourth of July, it’s also Friday, which means it’s time for my weekly favorites mosaic. This week was full of bright handmade goodness and bucolic still-lives. I want one of those little houses in my back yard, by the way. It would be an idyllic setting for crafty pursuits, don’t you think? With a small table on one side for my sewing machine, and another small table on the other side for a polymer clay work station, plenty of shelves along the back wall for supplies, a couple of big windows by the tables to let in swaths of natural lighting, and a comfy chair in the corner for the occasional visitor… I would call it, of course, Polka Dot Cottage. *contented sigh* Neil? Get right on that, will you? πŸ˜€

12 thoughts on “Another holiday, another skirt

  1. love the fabric!

    1. Isn’t it fun? I happened across it at the local quilt shop. It’s from the Marcus Brothers Hip Hip Hurrah collection. I figure I can get a few uses out of it every summer, given Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day…

  2. I am beginning to think that you must have a warehouse full of awesome fabric!!!

    1. Heh, no, just one bulging bin, actually. Bulging to the point of some things not really fitting in it πŸ˜€

  3. Love that skirt!

  4. oooh, the skirt is cute cute! I also love what your hubby did. What a sense of humor! Hope you & your family enjoyed your 4th of July holiday.

    Nerissa

  5. That green house with the red door makes me want to scream! What a great color combo, don’t ya think??
    fun fabric. I just got a huge donation of my neighbor’s fabric stash and —a day late—but I’m going to use the patriotic stuff and make napkins for next year.

    See what ella has been blogging about: Baby chicks are tweens!

    1. Oh, I know! I never cared to have my own little outdoor space before, but now I suddenly want a cozy little studio all my own! Just another one of those fun little daydreams that will probably never happen πŸ˜€ The colors are pretty great on there.

  6. Since finding your site, I really wish I looked better in skirts. You are giving me so many ideas! Hmmm

  7. You are the queen of skirts. This from a person who only wears skirts. What pattern do you use, again?

    1. It’s an illness, I think πŸ˜€

      I started out with my own pattern using the Sew What Skirts instructions for a-line elastic-waist, but these days, I pretty much just take one of my favorite skirts and roughly trace it directly on the fabric. It’s been working pretty well for the last several I made.

  8. […] Finally locating the missing flag panels, even if it was almost a week too late. (They had gotten slipped in the middle of a pile of skirts […]

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