Shop Being Readied For Spring

Dear Peeps,

This week has been busy thus far. I am preparing for this weekend when I will have a sidewalk sale and I am also planning a trip to Virginia. It is out with the old and in with the new. Spring is near! It is time for plants, birdbaths, lightweight clothing and springy home decor. A sidewalk sale is the perfect way to purge. I wanted to post before today, but here I am now. 😉 With blogging, it is really my desire to post daily. Sigh. I do what I can.

A birdbath that I made, now about 5 years old, sits in the little garden at Sidetracked. I am planning to make and sell several of these over the spring and summer. This particular birdbath is chunky and whimsical; however, birdbaths can be made in many styles. I love making them.

I made a vest this past week out of a sweatshirt. Oh my! It surpassed my thoughts of what it could be. Cut the sleeves off. Cut the sweatshirt down the front middle. Trim the edges with what you like. Use the sleeves to make pockets!

The pockets end up being so deep and roomy, I am calling this a garden vest in my mind, and yet I have been kicking around in this vest for a couple of days now over two different outfits.

It is just the right amount of warmth on these spring days! And, again, I love how roomy and deep the pockets are! I can put my entire checkbook size wallet in one of them and feel confident that it won’t fall out.

A photo of shop inventory.

When I have a few extra minutes I whip up little shopping bags to put large purchases in. It is quick. I am overrun with fabric scraps and this is the perfect use. Two squares sewn together. Add handles.

That is all I have for now. Thanks so much for recent comments.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

10 thoughts on “Shop Being Readied For Spring”

  1. I love the garden vest, once again inspirational. I am in the process of making bags, we have to pay for carrier bags here in the UK so I now take bags with me when I go shopping. Love the bird bath.

  2. Lynn! That vest is perfect! I love the big pockets. Explain how everything you touch turns into something pretty!! Who raised you anyhow? 🙂 Just kidding. Wish you could teach me how alter clothes the way you do. I love the pretty spring fabrics and the bags. You have always been talented. I love you!

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