On the southern California coast, it's been a reluctant summer. Mornings dawn gray and cool, and colorless skies linger until afternoon. The hallmarks of summer have yet to occur - though I'm longing for beach trips, bike rides, and picnics. And while the sun has only just started to break through this week, I know before long we'll have the kind of weather that can only be abated by tall, cool drinks in the shade.I recently made these cocktail umbrellas for Papermash and photographed them in a picnic style setting. They come together simply with mini doilies, wooden skewers and a few other supplies - a softer more delicate twist on the ubiquitous tropical version. You can find all the details on the free project sheet available for download at Papermash.