It seems like Fall is lurking just around the corner around here.
I’m trying to take advantage of summer while it lasts. Last weekend, we went for an amazing hike up on Mount Hood, where wild huckleberries are currently plentiful. The waterfalls were gorgeous, and I brought my sketchbook to capture some of the incredible alpine wildflowers that abound.
When we got home, I baked these lemon huckleberry scones from the huckleberries we picked. I used my favorite vegan cream scone recipe as a base, but replaced the earth balance with coconut oil, which worked great.
I hope you all get a chance to enjoy the season this weekend. As much as I look forward to fall every year, it’s always a little hard to say goodbye to the sunshine.
Some fun links for you this week:
- Using a mere “fat quarter” of fabric, make 5 yards of bias tape in a snap!
- Do you get frustrated when you try to refold a pattern and fit it back into the envelope? No more!
- Learn to use a rolled hem foot–which makes hemming a breeze!
- Techniques to properly prep wool crepe before sewing.
- What a cute idea for creating a colorful, handmade needle sharpening pincushion.
- Like gathering ideas from past fashions? Check out this gallery of fashion from 1795-1920 for loads of inspiration!
- A pretty ruffled wristlet that you can make.
- An intersting discussion on the “demise of bad taste“…
- Make yourself a stack of easy (and stylish) cotton gauze scarves.
- How to move a zipper’s placement from Threads Magazine.