Monday, October 7, 2013

Retreat Projects

Aubry and I went on a sewing retreat recently and OH what fun we had!  I am ashamed to say I took 3 bags of fabric to work on. (oh my stash...)  BUT I came back with only 2!  I was very productive and here are my goodies from that weekend and a couple others.

This coat is a pattern from the book Sew Serendipity.  I'm VERY pleased with how it turned out.  I did tweak the collar to be this shape but it was easy to do.

This tee was an idea I found on Pinterest and I loved the idea.  I picked the word "unique" because as I was growing up, my mom encouraged me to be my own person, not try to be someone else.


This linen jacket is an OLD Vogue pattern from the 80's that I have hung on to all these years.  I finally just decided to make it.  I'm very pleased with it and I'm sure I will wear it to rags.

A simple linen shell.

Those are antler buttons I used. 

Back view. 
 See little Copper scratching over there?  She's one of our sweet chickens.

I found these handles at The Sewing Station in Brentwood where I bought my Bernina.  I can't wait to make more bags to go on these handles.

An apron....that I will never wear as an apron.  HA
I plan to wear it with leggings.

I have fallen in love with peasant tops.  Notice the pocket detail. 
 It took a little thinkin' to put this one together.
Aubry's pretties will be in another post.  I have to get all of her goodies together and shoot them. She made horse tack for her Breyer horses.  She also did some needle felting.  I'll get those on here soon.

Around the House

I do not pretend to be a professional photographer so I don't "stage" my subjects as well as I should.
But I do enjoy sharing things we've done so just try to ignore the staging mistakes.  he he
I looked through my posts and noticed I hadn't posted any pictures of the finished pool!
We had a rather mild summer this year so we didn't get in it as much as we had hoped.
Todd and Logan did the landscaping back in May. 
I think it looks so nice.

This is Aubry's "barn bed" that we created back in the spring.  Again, I just snapped the shot without staging.  I just wanted to share the idea.
This is what the windows look like when they are down.
We close the gate every night too.  It's part of the bedtime ritual.

Little Stinkers

Todd was out taking care of our chickens when along came a momma skunk and her 6 babies!  Notice the tails sticking up in the top photo.