Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Dressy Raincoat or Disappointing Minoru

Here on the wet West Coast of British Columbia, Canada we get a lot of rain.  Like...  a LOT.  I feel like there is a rainfall warning at least once a week.  At least during the winter months anyway...  I wanted a nice, somewhat dressy waterproof jacket that I could wear during the monsoon weather here in Squamish.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Joy of Quick-Wins

Sometimes just a minor effort gives maximum reward.  Like changing the buttons on an old sweater to update your look.

Super fun!

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The First BC Family Day (Project 52:7)

Family Day has been a stat holiday in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan (maybe Ontario?  I don't know, I don't really pay attention to "out east".  Except Newfoundland.  I can't get enough!).  Poor old British Columbia was feeling left out.  Hmph!  Forgetting about us, stuck over here on the other side of the Rocky Mountains...  Harrumph!  So in 2013 the provincial government gave BC a Family Day statutory holiday.  A paid day off to spend time with your family.  Yay!
I actually didn't know the holiday existed until a few days before, when I went into work and saw a sign on the door saying we were going to be closed for the holiday.  Cue fist pump!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Christmas Sewing Leftovers

I finished a few pieces before Christmas, took photos, and then forgot to blog about them!  Woops!  All the hustle and bustle of the holidays took over my life for awhile.  And then the Little Miss turned one, and I returned back to work.  Phew!  I can hardly believe it's February already!

First up is the Simplicity 2512 by Cynthia Rowley skirt.  My hips are basically non-existant so this skirt helps me fake an hourglass shape.  Love!