July 21, 2012

Circle Skirt

I'm always looking for ways to use my stash of fabric and for easy kids clothes tutorials.  I found one here, at danamadeit.com.  I modified it slightly by making the waistband from some ribbing that I found at the MCC thrift store. I could have made the waistband a little tighter.  I made it longer by sewing quarter circles together to make a ring and then adding that to the bottom of the circle.

July 2, 2012

Unknown Flower

So, 6 years ago, we were walking past the abandoned farm yard next door and saw some pretty purple flowers.  Paul went to pick some for me and came back with an entire plant.  When we got home, he stuck it in the freshly tilled dirt around our new maples.  We then forgot about it.  It has thrived!  Does anyone know what it is?  The leaves are long and narrow and a bluish kind of green and the individual flowers are 1-2" across.  It seems to be a perennial as well as self seeding.