I’ve had a good number of people ask me about the tutorial I used for making the little trash bucket that I shared last night.
Here’s a link to the tutorial I used. It’s quick and easy and I use it all the time! It hangs on a knob on the buffet next to my desk.
I took Rico to his sheep herding lesson this morning, and he was brilliant, of course. Then we stopped at the park that has the creek, up in Vancouver, to get a nice run in and some splashing before we headed home.
It takes a lot of sticks to have fun in the creek. A lot of them get lost in the water.
Although the dogs get a lot of running in at that park, I don’t get as much exercise. Maybe 1.5 miles of walking, if I’m lucky. And it’s pretty slow walking. So when I got home, I leashed up the boys and took them for a 3 mile walk. Then I picked up some rock fish tacos for dinner from a local seafood restaurant. They were so good.
After dinner I hit the sewing room to finish up the succulent bag I’ve been working on. And I did get it done. Here’s the front.
And the back…
And the tag that I love so much… I actually sewed it to the correct side of the bag this time!
My lining and pockets ended up being pretty low key. I used a green batik that was used on the bag panels. (Click on each image to enlarge it.)
A few months ago I purchased some metal zippers in a couple different sizes. The color of these zippers is much more stark white than I had hoped, so I dyed half of them with tea tonight to tone down the white a little.
I just brewed up a bowl of Lipton tea and dunked the zippers in. I let them sit in the tea for about 45 minutes.
Here’s how the color changed. They are sort of a soft taupe now. Much better than the stark white. Tea-dyed on the left. Original zipper on the right.
The white is actually much more bright white than this photo shows. It needed to be toned down a bit.
And now I have a bunch of tea dyed zippers drying on a towel in my kitchen.
I’m going to meet a friend tomorrow for some dog agility training and then we’re going to pick up some lunch and sit out in the sun to eat it. It sounds so fantastic! We just have to take advantage of this amazing weather because it won’t last.