Tuesday, June 7, 2011

a skirt made for le squirrel

When one of your best friends graduates from college, again, and her party invitation reads "no gifts please," you just smile and nod and start formulating a plan to make her something you know she would love.

After all, this is the same squirrel who was my maid of honor, threw me a bridal shower and is in the process of preparing my baby shower, ha! no gifts indeed. What is a days work in the studio compared to all of that.

I am loving this new design for summer and had to share it with her, especially since I won't be wearing it until next summer due to my growing belly. 

I coaxed her into picking out her own fabrics from whatever I had in the studio and I think this combination suits her perfectly. There is something about it that says "I speak French, I love to cook, and look fabulous doing it."

  It's cotton and light for our heinous hot summers and the pockets make it perfect for any squirrel on the go. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting Personal

My life has had some big changes since my last post and although I am back in the studio I would like to share what I've been up to: 

The biggest bump in my life, baby news, I'm Pregnant!!! 
After a miscarriage this past June, Dana and I were excited, and nervous, to find out the morning of Handmade Holiday that I was pregnant again. So far so good, and after a rough first trimester of all day nausea I am feeling pretty great, although I would love to have some of my old energy back, I am one sleepy mama.

We moved!!! We were able to score a greatly reduced house in a fabulous neighborhood on New Year's Eve. It needs a lot of work but it's going to be awesome when we are done. 
I finally unpacked the last of the boxes on Sunday but that doesn't mean everything is put away yet. It seems everything these days just takes longer to do.

One more family addition: our New Dog Tucker! He was an unexpected arrival but has settled in nicely to our new home and is quite lovey. He is also helping me to maintain a normal pregnancy weight by taking me on daily walks. He looks sad here because he hates my camera, he really is the most optimistic dog ever.

So there you have it, where I have been for the past few months and what I've been doing. New House, New Dog, New Baby...easy right?
Now to get back to work and get ready for Handmade Arcade!!!