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So over the last few weeks, I have been quite busy in my sewing room! I have had some busts but also some awesome wardrobe builders too!

I have been focusing on dresses. I LOVE dresses. They are feminine, comfy when you feel blah, most of the time flattering, can be casual or dressed up..I can go on and on…

 

I started to feel inspired once I completed my famous “Mu Mu” dress. So then I decided to make TWO more of that style

Please excuse my hideous posing, but after T made fun of me, I tried to liven my stance up a bit ūüôā

 

 

Red Firecrackers

 

My favorite variation

 

Then I visited another old favorite,  New Look 6677

 

reminds me of a funky top from the 70's

 

Ok, so now I am feeling pretty confident and decide to dive into a NEW pattern..Ugh

 

Not so crazy about the sash

 

And my first Bust…New Look 6239. It was so super easy to make, but it just made me look like a BLIMP!

I even tried to make a second dress, hoping it would miraculously become flattering..

No dice.¬† But it is the perfect post-beach attire…light comfy and I could run to grocery store if I really had too

 

Post Beach Dress, for sure!

 

Alright, that pattern is socked away for a much later day and I decide to try, try again!

 

White Eyelet Tunic

 

Yay! Simplicity 2596!! LOVE LOVE this top! There are so many ways to change this top up, possibilities are endless!

 

Eyelet trim

 

This has renewed my drive for sewing! I LOVE to sew and I especially enjoy it during the lazy days and nights of Summer :O)

 

will look nicer with a cami underneath

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Summer is Here! And I am going to have a PLAN! 

Don’t get me wrong, we always have a great Summer, I just don’t always get to accomplish everything I wanted to.¬†

So..my new plan is to write a to-do list 

  • Beach days at least twice a week – with or without the kids!
  • Read a book a week
  • Go out to dinner for our 15th Wedding Anniversary
  • Scrub my bike with brillo to get rid of some of that rust
  • Go for bike ride with kids
  • Camp in our Pop-Up, even it means we have to sleep in the back yard
  • Sew! for me, the kids..whoever..just SEW
  • Clean my van inside and out, with some help from the kids
  • Finally save a jar for those darn Lightening Bugs
  • Take the kids to the beach to watch the sunrise
  • Dinners on the Beach
  • Hit the Gym 3 times a week
  • Have dinner with my parents at least every other week
  • More nights on the deck
  • Finally catch those free movies on Thursday mornings
  • More days laughing, less days yelling
  • Sign the kids and ME up for the FREE Summer bowling plan
  • Bring Nate to the Library program every week
  • Attend the Tuesday Worship Services
  • Have one-on-one time with¬†each of the kids more than once
  • Have a girls nite by the firepit¬†with Sangria
  • Make more dinners in the Crock-Pot on Beach Days
  • Use the Pedicure G/C that hubs gave me for CHRISTMAS!

 HAPPY SUMMER!

 

Summer 2010

 

  

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Aahhh..We have really been blessed. Not only do we have the week off, but we are having this un-seasonably¬†warm weather to enjoy right along with it! With the temperatures ranging in the 70-80’s, it has given me a glimpse of what my future Summer holds, and boy, am I excited! Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not quite ready for Summer. I will equally enjoy the kids returning to school next week, but when June rolls around…woo hoo!¬†

We have been all enjoying the week off with Summer reminiscent activities…¬†

Nate is going on day 2 of spending the Day at the BEACH with his buddy R! 

  

Summer 2009

  

We have been enjoying meals on the grill 

  

 

And the part I have been enjoying the most… I have been sewing until the wee hours of the night ūüėȬ†

  

Midnight Creation

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