Saturday, March 19, 2011

I'm Baaaaaack

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Balmy, intoxicating, captivating. That's where I've been for the last week.
Now that I'm home again, it's hard to believe I was ever there. It was a dream, a blink of an eye, an ethereal vision.

Sometimes a person needs to escape reality, even for only a few days. Hey, I'll even take a few a good movie and dinner, getting lost in a really great book, a relaxing massage, a hot bath with candles.

But this was better, WAY better. True, it's all a mirage now, but it was real for a while, and that made all the difference. I'm refreshed and ready. Bring on the kids, the dog, the phones, the computers, the cooking, laundry, know the drill.

Here are just a few pictures I captured on my trip to Cabo. I hope you can relax a bit and pretend you are there too as you take them in.

Thanks to Kirk and Jackie, our neighbors and friends who shared their beautiful home with us! We were spoiled beyond belief!

I got a pretty good tan for being there only a week. That is something that will fade away with time. (A really short time actually) But our memories will take much longer to fade. Then it will be time to go back again!! Hint hint;)

Just wanted to share that with you. I hope you enjoyed your little moment in Cabo!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More Spring Sewing on it's Way


We here in snowy Utah are still stuck smack in the middle of winter. We get little glimpses of spring once in a while, but then we get a big fat reminder that in fact it is still winter, so... "don't get too excited". We are forced back into our stark reality, and can only dream of springtime and warm sunny days, green leaves, freshly mowed lawns, birdies singing, flowers blooming, fragrant breezes blowing... you know what I mean.

So in times like this I fall back on the fact that springy fabrics can almost make me believe it's already here.
Soire'e. That was my fave springtime fabric line.
So in planning for my new patterns, I decided to practice on the "Suntop" version of the Sundress, (remember when I was at the hotel and I made a little sundress?) and make a little pair of shorts and sunhat to match.
There will indeed be a pattern for this. I think it's going to be called:
Named after my little grand daughter Lola...just 10 months old!
Here it some of my favorite Soire'e prints. YUM!

I really needed my little Halle Rose to be here to try this on for you. Darn!

Hopefully you will be able to sew with these around May-ish. Maybe before! They will be sized for 6months to 6 years.

Won't it be fun?
(picture at the top of this post was sent to me by a blogworld friend. Thanks for the sweet spring face of your little girl!)

Sew springy sweet!