Monday, August 4, 2014

Sewing, Gardening, and Preparing!

Once again I am linking up with Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics for her fabulous Monday Made It.  I have so enjoyed being part of this linky this summer and have LOVED all the great ideas I have seen!  On to this week's made its.

Earlier this summer my garden was one of my Monday Made Its.  I am back with an update and some pictures to show how much it has grown!  I have harvested strawberries, yellow squash, snow peas, zucchini, and green beans.  The green beans were a bit of a surprise just last night.  I was in the garden weeding (darn pesky weeds!!!) and I moved a green bean plant to the side a bit and I was pleasantly surprised to see many beans ready to be picked.  I was able to pick two grocery sacks full of beans.  Now I just need my mom's help to can them.  It has been more than a few years since I canned beans so I had to call in the expert!  Still growing are corn, bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, giant pumpkin, jack-o-lantern pumpkin, and pie pumpkin.  Oh...and raspberries.  This is the first year for the raspberry plants so they only have a few on them.  I am excited to see how they taste!

This is how the garden started:

And this is what it looks like now:

I just love all the fresh produce I am able to get from my garden.  My husband's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and he requested a pumpkin cake.  I was able to use pumpkin from my garden last year, it was delicious!

For made it 2 and 3 I as quite busy on my sewing machine!  Made it 2 are curtains for my dining room.  I have not been able to find anything I love in my price range and so I decided to whip out the sewing machine and make some for myself.

I am really pleased with how they turned out!

Made it three was born from one of the many trips I have made to my classroom over the past week.  I have been hauling in all the things I either brought home for the summer, bought, or made this summer.  I have been using these fabulous bags I made for myself.  They are large, sturdy, and easy to carry.  I have been using them all school year for those awkward things that need to be carried back and forth.  I know we all have our teacher bag, but the teacher bag is not for ice cream sunday items or minute to win it game things.  For those things, we need a large bag.  

I found this super cute fabric at Joann Fabrics and thought of all of you!  This bag turned out better than my own bags and I am proud to offer it in my TPT store here.

Hope you all have a great week whether you are already back or in the last days of summer!