Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fourth of July Favorites!

Around here we love the 4th of July!  We all pack up and head to our little cabin up in the little town of Green Valley Lake.   We dress up the kids {and dads, whether they like it or not} and they walk and ride bikes in the sweet parade.  We all sit around the lake afterwards and have a BBQ and play games.
It is like a serious time warp. 
Since it also, my mom's birthday {on the 3rd}, my sister and I are planning the food and fun for the rest of the weekend.  I have been looking around for some inspiration.  I thought I would share my favorites with you!  I am dreaming if I think I will get all one of these actually done, but I can try, right?  

Source: thelongthread.com via tipnut.com
Source: marthastewart.com
Source: blog.hgtv.com
Source:  julytipjunkie.com
Source: funkyvintagekitchenblog.com
Source: thecraftychicks.com

So that is what we are up to for the 4th!
What are your plans?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

We have a Winner!

Congrats Christy T!!
Send us an email here and tell us which 5 patterns you would like us to send you!

I am off to work like crazy to get the new Ruffled Skirt finished!  
By the way, this skirt needs a name!  
So far we have the "Happy Skirt" and the "Sassy Skirt."  
We need an adjective for this new skirt.  
Leave a comment here with your ideas.  
If we pick yours, we will send you the pattern for free
(when we finish it of course!).

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

100th Follower Pattern Giveaway!

Woohoo!  We have our 100th follower!  Thank you WinnieL!  

We are so thankful for all of your support and feedback as we are starting this blog that we are doing another pattern giveaway!

So how does a FIVE pack of the child patterns of your choice sound?

To enter you must be a public follower of our blog and leave a comment telling us one of the patterns you would pick, who you would make it for, what fabric you would use and who you would make it for!

That's it!

Giveaway will close Friday night at 12pm PST.

Thank you again for "following" us!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What we are working on Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

Ever feel like you just need to stop and getaway?  

My husband, Peter, had the busiest teaching year EVER, so we decided that right when school got out to drop everything and just get away!   I work on an on-call basis at our Ritz-Carlton here in Laguna Niguel, which gives me a pretty fabulous employee rate, so we booked a few days up in San Francisco at the Nob Hill Ritz!!  We somehow talked my mom and dad into coming along with us and they even agreed to watch the kids for one of the nights so we could have a date night! 

We packed into our mini-van.
{my parents sat in the WAY back - it was like a total role reversal!}
Thankfully, our kids are actually really great in the car!

We were total tourists the entire weekend!  
Maverick's - Peter got to show us the spot he dares to surf once in a while!

We almost blew away at the Golden Gate Bridge Lookout Spot!

Relaxed at The Beach Chalet with live music & lots of dogs so Harper was a happy girl!

Rode the Carousel!

Met "Captain Hook" - Asher is currently totally into Peter Pan!

 Got to spend lots of fun time with Captain!

 Played in a windmill!

 It was so nice to have Peter around for the whole weekend!

Asher LOVED the cable cars! 
{Gogo & Captain even bought him one - and yes, I said "Gogo & Captain"}

Despite the 14 hour trip home (we took Highway 1), we had a wonderful time!

 The Nob Hill Ritz is dreamy and the city is absolutely magical! 

But now it is time to get back to work!

This Wednesday, we are working hard to get the new ruffled skirt FINALLY finished!  We also have a one-shoulder, ruffle dress in the works, a new wrap dress with capped sleeves and a pleated bodice dress with a fun "twist" for the closure!

The Kylie Doll Dress and Doll Ruffle Pants are coming very soon as well!

Oh and a giveaway is in the works too!


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