3 months ago

Creamy Molly Top and Bleached Morgans

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you had a nice break and some good family time. Our holidays involved travelling, some couch time and lots of family time. I completely unplugged and took a long break from social media and a break from sewing. I have been trying to catch up with my blog reading and instagram drooling over all the fabulous and inspiring makes everyone has been pumping out.

I also have a few blog posts in the queue that I need to get out there, so I may just pump them out  in the next couple weeks. I took the photos a few weeks ago and even wrote up the posts, but didn’t think to schedule them… oops! Take this post for example, the photos were taken almost a month ago. My hair has gone fully blond now, so I’d better get this out here before I start confusing everyone with my extreme hair changes. So, let’s jump right in. Keep reading “Creamy Molly Top and Bleached Morgans”

4 months ago

Velvet Lark

I love having a dedicated photo space! It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, even in our old space I had a beautiful spot in my kitchen where the light was just perfect and the background seemed pretty great. All I had to do was have my tri-pod nearby and ready to snap the photo whenever the mood was right. I am very lazy after all.

I am very happy that in our new house I found this empty wall that I painted and used some leftover construction garbage for the “floor”. Now I can snap photos whenever I like and they actually come out okay. I really don’t like playing “model” and doing a long photo-shoot with outfit changes. Having something that enables me to snap a photo when I am ready at whatever time of the day regardless of the natural light is essential for my blog and instagram.  So now, if only I could figure out a way to train one of my animals to write blog posts for me… then I would really have this blogging thing nailed down. Anyways, let’s talk about the dress!

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4 months ago

Slim Leg Alyse Pant

This post is long over due. So long, that I have actually already made three pairs of these pants and managed to wear one out to the point where the fabric piles and the pants are worn in and are extremely comfortable. I should probably make a new pair to replace those. A couple nights ago I managed to make yet another pair of Alyse Slim Leg Pants and then I managed to find a few minutes to photograph them. See what happens when renos are not occupying all my spare time? These pants are rather easy to make and if you’ve made pants before, they will come together in no time.

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4 months ago

Winter White Esme

I am finally starting to play catch up here! Now that the renos are almost done, I took the liberty to paint one wall of our spare room in this gorgeous dark tealish blue color. It is the same color as a feature wall in our bedroom and we had leftover paint, so why not put it to good use? I’ve also been scouring kijiji for some extra lights to set up in my photo area. It’s hard to take pictures in Calgary right now. I leave home when it’s still very dark and I come back and it’s already dark. And, let’s be honest, most weekends I just don’t want to put myself together. I still have a dream of a good camera one day, but for now my iPhone and my new “photo area” will do.

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5 months ago

Pattern Testing – Panama Tee Dress

This post is a little late. It was meant to come out last week but we left for Portland on Thursday for the weekend, and prior to that I was running around trying to get everything that needed to be done completed. Still, better late than never!

I was one of the lucky ladies chosen to help out with testing the new Panama Tee and Dress pattern by Alina Design Co. Even with a busy reno schedule I couldn’t pass up on an opportunity to test! Luckily it was an easy pattern that can be put together in a couple hours.

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