Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alex Lined Vest for Girls and Boys!

Some of you might have already caught a sneak peek of the Alex Lined Vest on my website! Here are a couple more pics of some really adorable (and cozy) vests I have whipped up this week as examples. I am really close (promise!) to releasing it, just in time for the arrival of cooler weather. It is so versatile. Works for boys (finally a boy pattern, yay!) and girls. Make it with spa fleece, faux fur, or any other warm and fuzzy lining. So cute!
Works for boys.......

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Caroline for Fall

Don't let cool weather keep you from creating with your Caroline Dress Pattern! Layer with a shirt and a pair of jeans or tights and Caroline will take you right through the fall and winter seasons and right back into spring! Enjoy;)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pumpkin Heads

I mentioned a few months ago that our gardening this year was a bust, due to monsoon like conditions (and lack of ambition)...

However, it seems that the pumpkins and the tomatoes
thrived on a complete and total lack of care!

Gotta love a girl who gardens in her sparkle shoes!

Any suggestions on what to do with 500 pounds of pumpkin would be greatly appreciated! Although I did get some great ideas from a cute Halloween magazine I perused tonight when I was standing in the Wal-mart checkout line (eww - it was unavoidable today).

Monday, September 7, 2009


I just looked back to my last blog and it was July 31st! I can't believe how time eludes me. I was lucky to spend a better part of August vacationing in Canada with my family. We had internet access, so I was able to get my pattern orders out and respond to emails. However, I didn't spend much time blogging or surfing the net since most of my work was done while sitting in our boat docked at the neighboring fishing camp while mosquitoes invaded me and my computer screen. My mother-in-law had an internet card which was supposed to work on our island - but do you think it would work? Of course not, that would have been much to convenient! But I can't complain, it was only a few years ago that we had power put in the cabin. Before that was gas lamps - which was nostalgic and pretty cool in it's own right.

It is one of the most beautiful places on earth - at least in my minds eye - and holds a million wonderful memories for me. I started going on fishing trips to Canada with my dad when I was about 12 and didn't miss a year until many years later when I was 7 months pregnant with my first child. My husbands family owns a cabin there (not the only reason I married him, but it sure ranks right up there;) and we have been fortunate to visit each year with kids and extended family in tow.

I think I finally have the house back in order and I'm ready to start pumping out my fall and winter patterns. If I'm lucky, I might even get one finished tomorrow;) So visit again soon and have a great day!