Well, lazyhood, this is it. The official last week of summer. At least in my book. To me, Labor Day guillotines a heavy, final slice across the summer season. And even through here in San Francisco we’re just coming into our warmest months, there will still be a chill in the breeze. Just this weekend, we visited friends up north of the city and when we left and stepped onto their front porch as the sun was setting, crunchy oak leaves were falling and (maybe it was just my imagination) the air smelled like apples.
So this will be the last week of the Lazy Summer series. We’ll build to the final giveaway at the end of the week. In the meantime, here’s a quick reprise craft project to bundle us into the fall: upholstery necklaces. The supplies are cheap enough that you can switch them out for autumnal colors soon enough. But I’m still a sucker for bright, summertasticly happy necklaces that lie light on the skin for these waning warm days.
All that’s required is a sufficient length of upholstery trim from your local fabric or craft store and a clever closure. You could use a big safety pin in a pinch, or a large crimp closure like these. Simply string, check in the mirror to make sure the length is right, and walk out the door, emboldened by the bright hit of color.