I suppose I can wish all my readers a happy Wednesday.
Today was supposed to be my day off! I had plans to go to La Ronde (an amusement park with roller coasters), here in Montreal, but the passes my friend had weren't free entry until August 1st, so it got postponed for 2 weeks. I'd be going next week, except that I have a friend coming by to help me with production all day, in preparation for the craziness this fall/winter.
I'm also blogging today to test out my new feed settings. Not only do a lot of you read the blog through a reader, but my website now has a blog page, and right now it's only showing snippets (like feed burner), so I've decided to change it to full. Hopefully this blog post will be shown with images and everything! <fingers crossed>
This morning/afternoon I found that even though it was nice outside, not too hot or too cold, I found that I had to go out and find my slippers. Who knew that one would need slippers in July?
In my defence, it was quite cool in my apt, and my feet were cold. :)
On my way back from dropping off an order to Connecticut (Geoffrey the Yeti with blue horns), I found this very broken, but gorgeous purple umbrella.
I'm in the process right now of sewing it into a tote bag. I'm adding a purple lining, that way it will be a lot stronger than just the umbrella itself. The seams aren't very strong. If you're interested in making your own tote bag from a broken umbrella, you can go here (Beba's blog in Slovenia!). It's super simple (thank you Beba for the great tutorial!). For the straps, instead of making a tube and turning them right side out, I took the fabric I cut off, and folded it over and over until I had the desired width, then sewed the whole thing, then folded the edges over and finished it off. It's a lot stronger! :)
I'll post a photo of it as soon as I'm done. I'm currently unsure if I want to add an embroidered umbrella, or do some sort of appliqué monster. :) Although, I have a feeling this bag is going to be pretty awesome! I'm thinking the black and white striped cotton fabric would be pretty cool on purple. I can do an appliqué of Burton!
Well tomorrow it's back to the grind, and hard core. I plan on taking another entire weekend off. It's so rare to take whole weekends off when you work for yourself. But I have big plans! Yelp is hosting a free drinks and food event on Saturday, and then on Sunday, I may go swimming, or biking. I'm not too sure.
Lastly, I have a great artist for next week's Funky Friday Favorites, except that I'm waiting for him to write me back and give me permission to post his photos. So far, I've waited 2 days. I won't post it without his permission, because I read online that some blogger 'innocently' used photos she found on Google, and then got sued by the photographer who owned those photos. Unfortunately, she had to pay. I don't want that kind of hassle. Best to get permission. :) If I get no response, well... I'll blog about his art, but I'll direct you to links.
Have a great rest of the week!