sewing, weddings, and awesomeness July 1, 2010

Yay, I have some new crafty posts up this week! So nice to have them all out in the world and everything. I feel like I’m always working on stuff that will finally get to see the light of day sometime in 2011.

Heirloom Tomato Pincushion by Machete Designs

I wrote up my five favorite sewing products for CRAFT: – scissors, invisible thread, Hope Valley fabric, an heirloom tomato pincushion, and my binding tape makerwhich are all listed on the Bazaar section of the site. I especially loved the pincushions by Machete Designs, which I first saw at Crafty Wonderland this spring.

Tissue Poms by Prost to the Host

And I wrote up four handmade wedding ideas I fell in love with, too – cake toppers, etched glasses, tissue poms, and hand-stamped rings. (I found these pretty poms, by Prost to the Host, at Crafty too!) Our fifth anniversary is this summer and it was really fun to find some sweet celebratory things people might like, with none of the stress of, you know, actually planning my wedding again.

Summit of Awesome! (photo by Lee)
photo by Lee

Finally my three-part series on the truly epic Summit of Awesome is all up now – Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3 + beyond. There was way, way too much cool stuff to cram into one post so I am super appreciative of Natalie Zee Drieu letting me basically triple my assignment in length!

our bridge over the creek

Speaking of awesomeness, we squeezed in a three-day trip to my favorite place in the world, Mt. Hood, for Andrew’s birthday last weekend. It was just amazing — perfect summer weather, visiting five rivers, grilling all of our dinners, hiking, playing with Pearl, listening to music, and reading a bunch of books. I always take a picture from the same spot when we hike Trillium Lake and I loved this year’s…

Mt. Hood from Trillium Lake

Hope you are enjoying some summer awesomeness of your own!

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