Thursday, June 25, 2015

Keeping it Real... and more sewing

Let's be real for a minute. The makeup bag I've been using for the last few years is super nasty. Countless things have spilled inside the bag and I just keep putting my stuff back in. It's a fabric bag that I made, so technically I could wash it. But where is the fun in that??
So, you know, I made a new one.

This pattern comes from the Weekend Sewing book by Heather Ross. I love the fun pop of the turquoise zipper!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Garden Tour

 My garden is in full swing over here. Instead of writing I'll take you on a photographic tour. Enjoy!


Mint...lots and lots of mint.

Beets, carrots, rainbow chard, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, strawberries, blueberries
Watermelon, pole beans, carrots, potatoes and cucumbers

My favorite spot for lunch and dinner.

A view of the best spot in the yard: dining, hammock living and the tree house!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Solstice Dress

I've really been enjoying sewing for myself lately. There are so many great patterns out there and I'm getting more and more confident with my sewing skills. But really I like to keep my style pretty simple. This dress is just that. Simple. Simple to sew. Simple to wear. What spices it up a bit is the fabric choice. This is a linen print from JoAnns and its so, so comfortable to wear on a hot summer day. The pattern is the Wiksten Tank/ Dress.

So if you are wondering why I've been absent on the blog this Spring, you're looking at it. The wood pile. This pile of wood had to be split, stacked and moved numerous times. And don't let that facade fool you. This pile goes back about 8 rows. So yea, I was working on the wood pile this Spring... I'm very happy that it's Summer and the  wood is stacked and I can re-claim my back yard!