…or Mother's Day Garden Crafts!! I chuckled pretty hard on Friday when I read about making a Garden Spicer! I didn't really have any intention to make one myself, until I was touring the back yard with Rusty on Saturday morning and spotted the old wooden star ornaments that Kate nixed from my garden. (And high time, too.)
I knew exactly how to repurpose those!! And I made two!! I had a date to take family photos for friends on the occasion of Mom's birthday, and I knew she's love a Garden Spicer!!
There's mine in the barberry bush in front of the house. He's not sitting quite as I'd like, and I rearranged several times before deciding that maybe I should just try another spot… a barberry bush has thorns, y'all!
Here he is popping up behind the vinca!
Scamp's not too concerned…
So damn funny.
We've had some rain; he's starting to run.
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On Sunday, Rusty and I got the potato patch ready.
And then I picked up our potato planter.
Seriously, other than some spacing issues, the kid has it down!! He was straddling the rows like a champ and loved watering, too.
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On Saturday morning, I finally scratched a little itch I've had for a few weeks and cut out an Alabama Chanin Corset.
I'm using a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers concert tee (US Tour 2005) that I picked up at a thrift shop a while ago. I've only finished one other Corset, so far, and that was also from a concert tee (Hootie & The Blowfish)! I made a little modification on this one to raise the neckline about a half-inch.
I accidentally snipped a hole on the back when I was cutting, but used this detail from the sleeve to patch it.
The pieces were sewn together by machine, finishing is being done by hand. I think the felled seams give Tom a sort of Franken-petty look!
It's a little snug, but I love it… incentive to keep collecting those "5" stickers at WW! I've got three, so far, and even though I was up a bit last night… still going down! Ali spent two days (and sent countless exasperated Snapchats) making an Opera Cake for Mother's Day… what kind of mother would I be if I didn't have a piece or three?? That's over now, and I'd like to hit -20 by the time we depart for Spain.