Have you all been watching the Olympics? My family loves it. We don't have cable at home nor do we have a DVR so watching the Olympics together is something that we are letting the kids do during the summer. We do have to be vigilant about commericals because my kids are not big fans of the scarier commericals. One of us has to have the remote in hand ready to change the channel when a scary commerical comes on.
I have to say that the Olympics is inspiring me to work out more. Yesterday I did some hill repeats in the mid day sun after watching the men's 10,000 meter race. How inspiring was that race? So mid day, I put on my sunscreen, bug spray and hat and off I went to do about 20 minutes of hill repeats. That will definitely take it out of you in the Texas weather!
In my creating time, I have been working on a couple of projects. I have been wanting to make my gal a little apron as she is starting to get interested in cooking with me:
This is a very simple apron to make. I had picked up some of that yellow gingham seam binding at a sale a couple of years ago. It was the perfect width to make the tie. I then eyeballed the apron front (it is basically the shape of the letter D just cut as two pieces. I turned the pieces inside out and sewed along the curver part of the "D". I clipped corners and turned the apron right side out and left the top open. The seam binding was then just sewn on to form the tie. And then I cut a heart out of fleece to make the pocket (another hint - since it is fleece it does not fray so it is so simple to just sew the two sides of the heart to form the pocket). And I was done. A fun project to do in under half an hour.
I love small projects as they are so easy to complete in an evening. For example, I made this tiny canvas layout for the tradeshow:
I always seem to save my contact photos and I thought they would be the perfect base for a tiny 4" x 2.5" layout. I added a bit of paint, patterned papers, stickers and lots of Maya Road and I was complete.
I love this and I have a tiny little easel that I can display it on and change out with different canvases throughout the year: