Back in our busy month of June we spent one Thursday in York Pa for the annual Salvation Army Fabric Fair. This show isn’t quite as crowded as the Chambersburg PA one, and its maybe a little bit smaller in terms of stuff, but it is always really fun to dig through all the piles of crafty goodness in search of treasure.
Besides fabric you can find sewing machines, yarn, sewing notions, and every kind of craft supply you could imagine.
I did buy those clown faces for Molly, and you can see all the stuff I found for myself in the bottom photo. Only a little fabric, a huge pile of zippers (at 50¢ a bundle you can’t beat that price), some knitting needles, fabric measuring tapes, yarn for dyeing, and yarn for spinning as core yarn, or something I might want to ply with.
If you follow me on Instagram you may already know that my sister had a lot of medical issues during her pregnancy. It wasn’t anything that had any effect on the baby thankfully, but Heather had a lot of scares involving her heart. At one point she was air lifted via a helicopter from our emergency room to Hershey and that was very scary indeed. Luckily she is doing great now, though did end up spending about two weeks at Hershey medical center before she was induced. During this time she was very bored, and I wanted to make a little something to cheer her up when I visited.
I decided to sew a little quilted bag, its like a simplified mini version of a maker tote
(a patter I own and loved making a bag from) I made a little quilted front and then filled it with some bath products I hoped would cheer her up.
I brought her some candy that has always been a favorite of ours, and some books I’ve read recently that I thought she would enjoy. UnSouled
from the Unwind Dystology
that I knew she had not yet read, Fangirl
(I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about all these two books on my blog in the past), and The Language of Flowers
which I read recently and really loved. It’s a novel about an orphan who has just turned 18 and is leaving the foster care system. The book switches between her life now, and flashbacks of growing up. It explains how she learned about the Victorian meanings behind flowers, and has me obsessed now with pressing flowers to create a flower dictionary of my own. I really need to do a new post about books I’ve read this Summer because there are quite a few I really have loved, and can’t stop thinking about.
Way back in June I threw a baby shower for my older sister Heather, who was at the time pregnant with her 4th boy. Baby Orion was born at the end of July, but I thought I’d go back and share a few things that kept me busy during June.
Since I was having the shower, I decided not to host a crafternoon in June. We also had Father’s Day & Tom’s B-day so it was such a busy month!
We had lots of star goodies, played some silly games, and got to celebrate welcoming this new little guy into our life.