making : sewing + cooking

Since we’ve arrived from our trip a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been trying to catch up in the  makings around the house.  So many ideas I have floating in my head, and I can see the end of my free-er time coming to an end in few weeks.  I am not complaining, because I know I am lucky to have Mark at home for so long, but I want to finish (and get started) few things.

I am participating in the summer swap organized by the sweet Amanda from Sweet Potato Claire.  I’ve been almost done for few weeks now, but I have a couple of projects still almost done.


It’s been so much fun thinking of what to make now with the long and warm days outside.  So different from the making from the winter.


My secret friend is amazing at crafting so many different things.  As I read through her blog it inspires me, every time.  I am really hoping she’ll like my hand made goodies.  My box is not in the mail yet.  But hopefully soon.  I know how exciting it is to open up that love-filled box when it arrives at your doorstep.  What a treat.

With blueberry season under our belt, so is the jelly and jam making as well as the freezing of these delicious round blue yummy-ness.  Perfect treat for hot days and later in the winter.DSC_0762-small

DSC_0763-smallWe had a little special guy visiting us last week, so the kids made a warning zone that could not be trespassed.  Because we do all of our canning in this outside gas stove, a hot spot in the playing area.  But just for a little while.  So not much of the playing was interrupted and our kitchen stayed cool for the evening.

DSC_0655-smallI also made these fabric buckets.  I’ve seen them all over.  My favorites are the ones Maya (from MayaMade) makes.  With the burlap… I might have to try them at some point.

DSC_0654-smallFor this one I used an old tablecloth.  I used most of it for a recycled linen quilt I made this spring but wanted to see if it would work. I wanted it for the kitchen.  And it looks good. I like it.  But I think I need to use a thicker interfacing, because it’s too floppy.

DSC_0650-smallFor the other one I used regular cotton for inside, and it stands a little firmer.  That bucket was snatched very quickly for some toys.  Fair enough. 

DSC_0652-smallI used two different patterns. One used a round base and the other one a rectangular one. Both turned out good, I’m not sure I have a preference yet.  I will have to sew more with different fabric and different interfacing to see what I like best.  But I love these already. I know, there will be more to come.

What have you’ve been making lately?


4 thoughts on “making : sewing + cooking

  1. Glendie August 10, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    Your do SO MUCH making and cooking….you really leave me in the dust!!! Love your baskets! Glendie

  2. Kerrie August 12, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Those baskets are so cute!

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela August 12, 2014 / 11:37 am

      Hi Kerrie.
      Thank you. They were not that hard to make, so I think I’ll practice with few more 🙂

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