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A mighty fine weekend

May 21, 2006

Check it out! We have a teeny tiny deck attached to our garage apartment, and this weekend we decided to make it more usable. Justin rigged up a really cool canopy-shade thing that rolls up and away when we don’t need it, and he extended our bench to be a larger space for lounging. I trekked out to the fabric shop and bought some foam, pillow inserts, and outdoor fabric to create this little seating area. Now it’s super-comfy, shaded, and perfect for outdoor dinners.

When I visited the fabric shop, I stood in front of the outdoor fabric display for an hour and a half trying to decide what colors or color combinations to choose. I kid you not, an hour and a half. I finally decided on these two fabrics, and I’m really happy with the way they complement each other. It wasn’t difficult, really, just a bit tedious. I decided not to do a zipper or other fancy closure for the cushions, so I ended up trying to sew the things closed with the pillows and foam already in them. I think I did it the hard way. But it’s done, and comfy, and pretty, too.

Other wonderful parts of this weekend:

Finding this tiny bug carrying this huge load of teeny bits of stuff…and wondering where he was going…

Watching the Sinus Show at the Alamo Drafthouse, in which three guys made fun of the old, horrible movie Showgirls

Going back to the Alamo Drafthouse tonight to watch Girl Shy, a silent film made in the twenties, which was accompanied by live music from one of our favorite local groups, Django’s Moustache

Riding our bikes down to Zilker park to watch our friend Grant play soccer…

Fun company, delicious cake, and lively conversation at our friend’s graduation party…

Jumping in Barton Springs with Chad and Lindsay…

Being covered in mosquito bites, which means we were outdoors, enjoying the city…

Receiving this gorgeous bracelet in the mail from my talented sister

It just doesn’t get any better than this.

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10 Discussion to this post
  1. sally says:

    So happy you had such a lovely weekend. I love the fabric you selected for your outdoor cushions!

  2. Joey E. says:

    Wow! What a weekend! So fun reading your adventures and experiences. :)

  3. Lisa says:

    Love the deck area! And I can completely believe it took that long to find the fabric. I’ve been known to spend nearly that much time just deciding on a trim.

  4. leya says:

    wow, what a great weekend you had. and Barton Springs…I love Barton Springs!

  5. Jessica says:

    Love the material you chose! The bug photo is fascinating. And your sis makes awesome jewelry! Nice post ;)

  6. Dianka says:

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! Looks like you had great weather, lucky!

  7. Bee says:

    I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one to spend so much time at the fabric store. Your fabric choices are gorgeous!

  8. crystal says:

    Thanks everyone!

  9. rachel says:

    I love the cushions. We need to do that for our swing!

  10. Lauren says:

    Oh I just love your deck!! That looks so cozy and fun!

    Thanks again for thinking of me with the wallet!

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