Have A Cup on One

What's not to love about a fabric coaster?
Lightweight, washable, and easy to swap out as the seasons (or your mood) changes. Over a year ago, I purchased a bundle of fabric scraps (fat quarters), but I wasn't convinced as to what I was going to do with them. Well, now that I have some fabric coasters, I want to make some myself! What a great gift to give!

What will make for a good fabric coaster...shape retention, and well co-ordinated fabric seem important. Quilted, or not quilted, I'll have to see. Here are some that I found on Etsy:

Upcycled jeans: La Chiffonniere

Chair silhouette: Squiurrel's Nest

One Big elephant: Noei

Fun Bikinis: Paisley Baby

Crocheted rounds: So So Rosey

Fun Floral: Food Phyte

Peachy Patchwork: Jewelz Creatives

Brown linen flowers: Donata Felt

A New Store

There are just so many wonderful, handmade goods in this world! And if you live near me, or within driving distance...you need to check out this new bricks and mortar store, featured here:

Mozy Rue Eco-Collective

And if you don't live near Winnipeg, you can follow these artists in their new blog:

Eco-Craft Collective

Or - visit them in their on-line shops!

Staying Cool

Oh the heat!

Record heat waves are melting people across the country. Air conditioners buzz, water parks are full, and in my house, ice cream or slushy beverages are consumed daily.

After a recent photo shoot, Portia needed to cool down

And that got her to thinking...how could she stay cool?

How about a lazy picnic, under a beautiful tree, cool and cozy on a fabulous picnic blanket?

Like this one from Sewn Natural

While picnicking, you could be cool in these super comfortable lounge-capri pants from Paisley Baby

Or maybe you could just stay inside, watch the water and the sailboats, and enjoy a nice sweet treat with a friend!

Print by Janet Hill Studio

How about you, how do you stay cool?
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