Today has been a pseudo-productive day . . . Mass this morning, bacon and eggs for brunch, squabble with Hubs, mowed the lawn, worked on draining and cleaning the wading pool, and tried to weed the garden but the flies drove me out. Ouch!
So I don't think I've been all that efficient without Goose here. For one, I miss her like crazy For two, my brain seems to have rewired and I'm not particularly capable of staying on a single task for too long. Poor attention span? I don't know. It hasn't been a complete waste of time, but I had hoped to do more.
Anyway, I know you're all anxious to see what I found this week, so here we go!
Very cute flower headbands at Homemade by Jill.
Remember the punched tin butterflies? I knew that method would transfer well - here are some cute garden lanterns from tin cans at Fine Gardening.
Martha Stewart has some adorable sewing kit jars that I see more as a bit decorative, i.e. my MIL's quilt shop.
I like the idea of this homemade I Spy bag at Peculiar Momma. I especially love the way you find random things around the house to use!
Lori at Frugally Old Fashioned Homemaker made liquid hand soap! I tend to just buy in bulk, but I like the idea a lot!
It wouldn't be a link roundup without highlighting Valerie at Frugal Family Fun Blog - this week, it's a waterproof homemade windsock. I'd be tempted to use a lighter to melt the cut edges of the plastic myself, but if it turned in, it might affect the asthetics (and it might cut the plastic more easily). If it does, though, it's not like you're out a whole lot - just make another one! :>)
Here's a tutorial on how to embroider chain stitch at Coats Crafts from across the pond, and I'm betting that some clicking around would yield more stitchery how-tos.
While I've hardly ever met a truly bad cookie, Baking 911 has some cookie troubleshooting tips if you want to make a good thing better.
For older kiddos, The Idea Room has this boredom buster jar with chores that need done as well as a few fun things thrown in for good measure.
Who wouldn't love to get this pouch full of candy in the mail?? Like usual, I'm thinking Neighbor Jane Payne's idea would translate well to other flat and reasonably durable applications.
I'm thinking older kids and thrifted tools, but this ice archeology at Scribbit looks like fun!