Mother's Day Gardening & Crafts
...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.
Love your garden Spicey! And the concert corset looks fabulous.
Posted by: Carole | 16 May 2017 at 10:09 AM
The Garden Spicer is too, too funny - love it! And the Opera Cake sounds AMAZING! (and a lot of work). Alabama Chanin...what can I say, I am smitten with the patterns, clothes, etc.
Posted by: Vera | 16 May 2017 at 11:51 AM
Spicey just makes me laugh and I'm glad he's starting to run! You're too funny. That Opera Cake looks amazing!!
Posted by: margene | 16 May 2017 at 12:19 PM
Your garden Spicey in/among the bushes is just great! Tom is looking pretty good, too, and I bet he'll look great when worn. Your potato bed looks the best of all; that soil looks so good I bet you and your potato helper will be digging up some wonderful ones!
Posted by: Bonny | 16 May 2017 at 05:37 PM
Garden Spicey for the win! Kinda makes me wish I had a garden.
Posted by: Robby H. | 16 May 2017 at 10:00 PM
I finally got to watch last Saturday night's SNL skits with Melissa McCarthy ... your Garden Spice-y is just as fun! and I LOVE that corset. The Tom Petty concert shirt seems pretty perfect for it.
Posted by: Mary | 17 May 2017 at 05:17 AM
That Spicey garden! LOL And, you have the best potato planter!! (And, your Alabama Chanin corset is awesome!!)
Posted by: AsKatKnits | 17 May 2017 at 07:14 AM
So noble of you to sacrifice (!) and eat some cake ;-)
Posted by: kmkat | 18 May 2017 at 11:56 PM