We updated our Maypole, a tradition in my family. It was a little late this year, because my parents were in
over May Day, but we did it as soon as they came home. I use strips of taffeta fabric instead of ribbon, because I can make them nice and wide so they wind around the pole beautifully. We have a variety of colors every year, and they sometimes change, except for my brother-in-law, who will only participate if he gets a “dirt brown” ribbon. Here is our maypole this year. France
Every year at our winery’s Memorial Day open house, I hang my hand-dyed silk scarves on makeshift clotheslines. They look particularly lovely when blowing in the breeze.
I recently made a special birthday crown for the little boy of a lady I work with. I made the numbers out of felt and attached them with velcro so it can be changed and used when he turns two next year. I got to use a fun new product (new to me, at least). It’s a fabric that you run through your computer printer. You can print words and pictures on high quality cotton. It works wonderfully and I can’t wait to try it again.
One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to wear more skirts, so I have decided to make myself some fun ones. Here is my latest. A pretty blue print with an octopus wrapping his little tentacles around the edge. I like that the polka dots look like little suckers. I plan to wear it to the beach-themed end of year party at work this week. I love how it turned out!