Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Blueberry Gingham

Now that Valentine's day has come and gone and we're no longer seeing red, I thought it was time to mix things up with a little blue.  There's something about gingham that always makes me thing summer time and picnics even if, like today, summertime is still a million miles away.  It's chilly out here at the park, and I'm not exactly dressed for hiking.  Oh well, I can still stroll around on the paved paths with my favorite fella.
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Blue Gingham Shirt from Hodoyi
Blue Charter School Cardigan and blue Heels from ModCloth

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boho Blossoms

I'm not waiting in anymore.  I'm breaking out the floral prints now and wearing this Ruby Dress in Boho Blossom from Karinadresses.com while walking  a winter wonderland.  Check out their new Resort Collection for more lovely dresses.
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The Ruby Dress in Boho Blossoms from KarinaDresses.com

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Nautical Twofer

I think the ocean will always be close to my heart, even if I never see it again....but I think I will.
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Twofer Long Sleeve Dress in Nautical Knee Length by ModCloth in XXS, XS, Small, Medium, Large, and XL

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bake Shop Sweetie

This fabric wasn't my first pick when I was planning how to spend my crafting budget in January.  It was however, my youngest child's first pick and she loved it so much that I promised to buy it when February rolled around and make a skirt for each of us.  I'm glad I did get it, because it is very sweet and so bright and cheerful.  Since the world has recently been frosted with this lovely layer of ice, I thought it was the perfect day to don my new skirt.  I made it yesterday and I've found that if I start a sewing project and don't finish it by bedtime, I'll dream about it all night.  So, I determined not to quit until I finished this skirt and I did indeed complete it in one day.  Next I'll finish my little girl's skirt and one day soon we'll wear them together.  I didn't use a pattern for this skirt.  I simply cut two 27" long pieces of fabric, sewed them together at one side, ran a gathering stitch along the top, adjusted it to my waist, put on a waist band at the top and a zipper at the side.  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.
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Michael Miller Bake Shop Sweet Cakes Confection

$10.45 per yard at fabric.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Cardinal in the Snow

It's nice when things work out and this little beauty showed up just in time for Valentine's Day.  In fact, if you';re still looking for that special dress, you could probably have this dress in time with Amazon's 2-day shipping.  Pay close attention to sizing when ordering.  I normally wear an XXS or XS, but I always go with a small or medium when buying from an Asian clothing company like this one because the sizes can vary quite a bit from US and European sizing.  Another thing to keep in mind with this dress is that I'm 5'6" and the side slit is quite high.  I may pin mine closed an inch or two before I wear it out and about.  Other than that, this is a really lovely and well made dress, especially for only $20.  Plus it comes in several more colors!
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hodoyi Women's Sexy Off-Shoulder Straps Long Chiffon Split Beach Prom Party Dress