Day 116: Since I only had one pair of shorts, and it is FINALLY warm enough here in Taos for wearing shorts, I made a pair from some jeans. It was a little more complicated than just cutting the legs off. This was a pair of jeans I was ready to get rid of because not only were they wearing out, but the pockets had lost their metal rivets and the flaps wouldn't stay flat. So I sewed new buttons on the pockets, and just sewed the pockets shut. My legs have already enjoyed one happy day in the sunshine wearing these.
Day 117: I really needed a simple project today because I injured my right arm (not too badly, I think I sprained my elbow, it mostly hurts if I straighten it or put weight on my right hand. I must have twisted it practicing on the trapeze). Anyhow, I recently ran out of my Panch Phoran spice blend which came in this cute little tin. I simply glued on a few little pictures. I like that it looks like one bird is telling the other, "time for a change." I like change a lot, it's pretty much always time for a change (or an adventure) as far as I'm concerned. The picture of the nest is on the inside of the lid. The funny thing about making this was that I was having fantasies of being more seriously injured and not being able to continue using my right arm for making things. I was imagining making things with only my left arm, or learing to make things with my toes. That would be an interesting 365 project: "Things I've made with my toes."