Monday, June 27, 2016

Made It Monday

Well, I think I have completely settled into my summer.  I know this because once I get settled I start summer crafting, pinning, and looking forward to
Stop by 4th Grade Frolics to see all the Monday Made Its.  

My first Made It screams sUmMeR! My little sass has been selling lemonade for extra money for the past couple of months.  She LOVEs it and works very hard at it so my friend decided to make her a lemonade stand from an old fence wood.
Seriously, how could you not stop and buy lemonade.  

The sign at the top was made with chalkboard spray paint. Super cool and it was only 3 dollars at Wal-mart.  I'm currently making a list of all the things I want to spray around my house. ;-)
The chalkboard makes it easy for her to change it from Lemonade in the Summer to Hot Cocoa in the winter.  This past weekend she was selling old clothes, shoes, and bags so her sign said "Jen's Lemonade and Boutique". 
{first customer}

 No, technically I didn't make this BUT I did help measure, draw lines for screw placement, and hold while sanding.  I did however make the cute little fabric scrap banner for the front. 
Which leads me to my next made it...
Learning to sew was on my summer bucket list.  So put a CHECK by that because I have officially learned to use our sewing machine. 

I had a sweet friend make me a bookmark so this bookmark was my inspiration.  My goal was to make bookmarks and mail "oldies but goodies" books and new bookmarks to friends. 
I think the hardest part was wrapping my head around turning the fabric inside out and controlling my foot on the sewing pedal.  I love how they have turned out!  

Look out world because I'm planning to sew all kinds of things.  


  1. What a darling lemonade stand! (And a happy cyclist!) I enjoyed your blog post! Pam  Visit my blog at PJ Jots!

  2. I LOVE the stand! How fun!!! Good luck with the sewing. I, too, am a self taught seamstress. So far I am really good at curtains! LOL

  3. That lemonade stand is the most adorable thing ever!!! How very SWEET of you to make bookmarks for friends and send them with books and a note! Loving your Made Its!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Ok, I am so jealous of that lemonade stand! I wish I had one as a kid! They look like they are loving it as well!

  5. That's like the Rolls Royce of lemonade stands! So cute!

  6. OH how I love that lemonade stand!!!! I would stop every day if I lived near!!! So fun and cute!!! Love your bookmarks too and how thoughtful of you to make them and send them to friends with a book! Thank you for linking up:)

  7. I love the lemonade stand. I wish I could stop and have some! The bookmarks turned out great. The pairing with a good book is such a thoughtful gift.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. Have a great week!

    Elementary Engagement

  8. That lemonade stand is adorable!!! Keep on sewing - can't wait to see what you create!!!
    Kay @ Sommer’s Lion Pride

  9. That lemonade stand is the cutest I ever did see. When my two were little they put a jar out that said, "Tips for college" and they used to rake it in. Especially if they also hawked their wares of lemonade and cookies. Mind you, there were just seven to ten or so, and so cute :) I bet yours are having fun. Thanks for sharing. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  10. Oh my goodness....that lemonade stand!!!! Every kid should have that experience during the summer! What an awesome mom you are! Making memories. Love it!