Friday, May 4, 2012

From This Valley

This week marks the 3rd anniversary that my Grandfather (Pop-paw) went to heaven. He instilled a love of Bluegrass music in me that will continue to run deep within my soul. This song by The Civil Wars reminds me of him. Oh the memories I have of him I will forever cherish. Until I see your smiling face,....


Friday, April 27, 2012

My Latest Obsession

So many of you who know me well, know that I am a little more than obsessed with anything that is from the UK. Through out my life I have found myself day dreaming of living in a cottage somewhere in the English/Irish countryside. Seeing that my reality falls short of that, I love to live vicariously through books, and movies. My latest addiction has been "Downton Abbey!" Many of you, more than likely follow along on the scrumptious bits of goodness that it is. (If you haven't, then go catch up! It's on Hulu+)  Lately it has captured all of my afternoon "me time" (i.e. Liam's nap time). I have been re-watching some of it, because it's just that good! It has really inspired my work lately on designing a new apron pattern. It isn't finished yet, but it's in the works. There is something so elegant about a woman wearing an apron. The woman on the show dress so elegantly. The costume director for the show does an amazing job. I wish woman dressed like that in these days.....::siggh:: Here are some photos that may just inspire you as well.




Photo links attached to photos. (click on them)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fabric Store Love

This past month my dear husband took me out on a little adventure/get away out to Columbus. I admit, I haven't done a lot of exploring in the city actually I am embarrassed to say that I can count on one hand how many times I have been there. I have heard a few things about this little fabric shop downtown and have been dreaming about going to check it out ever since. The shop is called "Sew To Speak." What a surprise to find that my husband planned a trip out to the shop. Even helped me pick out some lovely fabric for some future aprons. I can't say many husbands are as cool as that! Even though it is small, the shop lived up to my expectations! Good things do come in small packages!! I will be going back!




I could have spent all day looking through sewing books, patterns and admiring all of the beautiful fabrics. The endless things I would make with all of the fabric goodness!! Here are a few samples of the fabrics I purchased:




If you are ever in the Columbus area, you should stop in! It will not disappoint! Here is a link: Sew to Speak
They also have some amazing fabric listed in their online shop!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

And I am back,...

Yes I have been M.I.A. lately. Been super busy here at home catching up on household work, enjoying some much needed family time and getting the shop back in order. Can't believe it is almost April! Where has this month gone? I haven't forget about all of you,..just had other things on my mind. But hopefully things will settle down and I will post more.

I thought it would be fun to show you all some of my photos from our latest adventure in Ireland! Yes,..that is right, we went to Ireland! It was a last minute decision to just pack and go! (literally within a week) Let me tell you, it was so worth it! 14 glorious days touring the Emerald Isle and dreaming of what it would be like to live near castles and green rolling hills. It was a dream. Here is a wee bit of what we experienced,.....