Saturday, September 10, 2011

September swimming.

Even though it doesn't feel like it at all, fall is right around the corner. With the new season ahead, I feel a little bit more inspired each day to dig up the art and craft supplies. I'm going to try really hard to keep up with this blog this fall and winter, and if I'm being quiet, it's probably because I am also blogging over here.

We've spent so many hot days at the river over the summer, including Spencer's birthday at the Washougal. It was such a fun day! Weather is still in the 90's, and we are all longing for A/C at this point. It turns out, cold water in a spray bottle is the next best thing.


The only craft related projects I've worked on all summer have been a few knitted ones. I knitted a hat (which still needs to be blocked before I can get a good photo) and some matching fingerless gloves (those I am still working on). At least I can share a few photos of the lovely yarn!

I stumbled upon a super cute store here in Portland, which happens to be right down the street from my new home. It's called Artemisia. I had never thought about making terrariums in the past, but I was sold on the idea the second I walked through the door. With that said, I now have a new hobby. I'll share my two first terrariums.

Spencer and I went berry picking at Sauvie Island a few weeks back, which resulted in a freezer full off berries. I've been enjoying frozen mixed berry smoothies, and I also made a mixed berry crumble!

Cupcake and I had a nice long walk, and a rest in the grass at the Lone Fir Cemetery today.  It was so nice to get out of the sun for a while, and sit in the shade in the cool grass.

I've been excited about this sunny hot weather all summer, but I am also kind of glad it's coming to an end. I'm so ready for this!

I was inspired, and made these. Yum! Now I am really craving apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes.

xo, S.