Monday, June 29, 2009

A good weekend

This weekend the family traveled to Leavenworth, a quaint little Bavarian town, for a wedding for one of Jeff's co-workers. The girls ended up being the flower girls about two weeks ago and they were just thrilled. The locations was absolutely gorgeous at the Pine River B&B. The wedding was held outside and the reception upstairs in the barn which has been remodeled and is absolutely gorgeous with wide-plank pine floors and lights hung from the beamed ceiling.

I made the girls' dresses from a pattern from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing Book (the Flower Girl Dress pattern, to be exact). I started with Darsie's dress and it ended up being much smaller than anticipated so it became Elise's dress and I redrafted the pattern to fit Darsie. So, just a warning that that particular pattern runs about two sizes too small. Besides that little bump, it was a super easy dress to put together and the girls loved them. I used Kona Cotton for the dress and some Monoluna Blossom Circles for the belts.

Lots more coming up soon. I'm just tapping my foot and waiting for packages to arrive so I really ramp up my shop. Hopefully today or tomorrow and a big launch on the first of July. My MIL is arriving today so that may slow us down even if everything does manage to arrive in time.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dress for the wedding update

Well, I went against everything I asked and bought a dress, which ended up being a good thing because the girls are now going to be IN the wedding. I don't have any idea what is really going on so a call to the bride is definitely in order. Two weeks until the wedding...ack! I only know the groom and he is a good friend of Jeff's, so whatever they need we are game.

Anyways, here is a picture of the dress I ordered from the Gap. I think it will even work after the baby is here, maybe with a couple of modifications but I think it is cute and effortless. Besides, I love the pin tucking on the neckline. I'm in love with little details like that.

I think I'll grab a little cardigan or something and hopefully my comfy Simple black sandals will suffice because I know they have great arch support for what will definitely be a long day corralling little girls.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Killing time before cooking dinner

Fun times at a Maritime Festival

Saturday, June 06, 2009

An ice cream sort of day

This last week was so hot we took to enjoying strawberry ice cream with sugar cones on the front patio.

I think Elise enjoyed them the most from the look of things. Good thing she likes running in the sprinklers.

Friday, June 05, 2009

A quick baby update

First sneak peak at baby #3. Measuring well above what it should be and looking healthy as can be. In fact, babe is measuring a week ahead of schedule and a good two ounces heavier than expected. So yay!

School ended last week and as with all changes, we're adjusting slowing. The heat has been a bit oppressive (to me) the last week or so. Definitely time, for the first time in years to invest, in some shorts, skirts, and tank tops.

I'm hoping to have some big news towards the end of June concerning my sewing stuff. A bit of a transition going on there as well, in an exciting manner!