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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summery, Sort Of

It's officially summer. So, I went in search of teammates' items that screamed summer to me. And...well, perhaps I didn't exactly come up with the summer collection I'd hoped for. But these are summery, kind of...

What's more summery than a big summer movie? Like the sequel to Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc Crayon Tote
Monsters Inc Crayon Tote by Not Without Annette

While clutches aren't so summery, necessarily, this washed out orange makes me think of hot days with too much sun.

Orange Clutch with Gold Trim
Orange Clutch by Lulu's Creations

When the weather warms up, I find it uncomfortable to knit, but crochet is fine. And what better to make than a nice lacy top for the warmer weather. (This is a listing for a pattern, not a finished item. But I could see myself wearing that.)

Knit & Crochet Lacy Layering Halter Tank - PDF Pattern - Womens Small. Instant Download
Lacy Layering Halter Tank - PDF Pattern by Foothill Fibers N' Photo

And what better to do during the warmer evenings than to lounge around outside and take in a plant wall hanging?

OOAK Silver Industrial Tillandsia Air Plant Wall Hanging Handmade Clay  BIG SALE
Silver Industrial Tillandsia Air Plant Wall Hanging by Crazy Art Dolls 

This shelf makes me think of finding weathered objects outside. In the heat.

30 inch rustic wall-mounted reclaimed wood shelf for the home, kitchen, bathroom, studio and office -- upcycled recycled repurposed
Reclaimed Wood Shelf by ThisnThat Cafe

As do these brooches.

Porcelain Clay 3 Brooch Grab Bag- Bird Brooch, Flower Brooch, Feather Brooch Lot
Porcelain Clay 3 Brooch Grab Bag by Mint Julep Design

And I couldn't do one of my strange collections without some jewelry. Maybe not so summery, but it wouldn't be out place this season. Or any season.

Peace Bracelet Dove & Peace Sign Charm
Peace Sign & Dove Charm Bracelet by Love Yew Designs

This post contributed by Liz from Zizi Rho Designs who's not much of a summer aficionado (the cooler weather is better), but whose shop does feature beach sandals and water bottle carriers--perfect for the summer.  


  1. Great summer finds! Love the variety and love the summer :)

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my knit and crochet tank pattern with your summer finds!


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