I've decided that this fall I'd really like to focus on finishing current projects (I have way too many going--some from last year!) and re-fashioning old clothing. I don't plan to purchase new fabric for anything. This will be very difficult for me, but I think it will be a good character building exercise. ;)
So today I whipped out this cute dress/tunic for the fall! I found a really big man shirt at Goodwill, cut it down a bit in the side and shoulder seams, sliced it in half, and sewed in a thick elastic belt. Ta-da! I really love it. It will look great with jeans, tights, or leggings once the weather turns cooler. For now I can wear it with shorts. Or without.
Also, I don't think I ever posted about my hand-made hay feeder. I am very proud of this hay feeder. Sure, it's not the prettiest thing in the world, but it works great and it turned out just like I wanted it to. When I was preparing for my goats and looking around at different feeders, someone recommended that I build my own using 2"x4" wire fencing. Goats tend to jerk big mouthfuls of hay out, dropping about 75% of it on the ground, and wire with smaller gaps helps to prevent massive hay-waste.
As a last aside, little Truitt is doing very well and he and Dean are becoming fast friends. Truitt follows Dean everywhere. It's really cute.
Next project: Black Corduroy Jumper! Whoop!