Thursday, April 28, 2011

Champagne Birthday

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year since I've started this blog.  This past year has been filled with a lifetime of ups and downs, good times and bad.  I've learned how to cook a proper souffle, and how to make home-made ice cream; how to put in an invisible zipper, and improve my general sewing abilities; spent more time with my grandparents, and fallen in love with my darling husband all over again.  I'm looking forward to all the things this next year will bring.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Greetings!

I am home in Saskatoon for a few days visiting my family here.  The weather has been really lovely: sunny (with a bit of wind) and warm temps...  It was 15C today - gorgeous!  I have eaten far too much food, drank far too much wine (and rye, ha!), and had countless hours of good, deep belly-laughter with my friends and family.
Enjoying the springtime prairie crocuses

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

La Latina Pin-Up Dress (Part II) and the Marine Pin-Up Dress

Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles!  I'm finished both of C's dresses!  We're headed into Vernon this weekend so I can do a final fitting with her and hem the bottoms but other than that - dishes are done dudes!

Here are a few shots of the finished La Latina Dress in my rapidly emptying house:
Front View

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Garden Inspirations

Well friends, April is upon us bringing its showers to bring May flowers and all that jazz...  My house is now in complete and utter shambles as we are packing everything up and moving it to the BC coast in a few short weeks.  However, I can't help but start getting excited for my 2011 garden (in Zone 8 no less!  Eeep - just think of all the cool plants we will be able to grow!!!).  I've been scouring around online for some ideas and inspiration (while taking a break from packing boxes) and I found some really cool ideas.