Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Not Good At Being On Vacation

   I've learned I'm not very good at taking a vacation or rather how to properly be on a holiday. It's an easy enough concept however I'm finding the older I get the more I want to accomplish with my time off.

   This past week was my week off from the job at my church. Jonathan doesn't get vacation time yet so I knew that this could be a full week to do whatever I desired. Heaven right? Out of the many wonderful and great things I could do with my time to get recharged, have some fun and get refreshed, I instead found myself in my sewing room, 9am to 4pm, pretty much every day sewing. At the time it was a great idea, I could catch up on orders and get a good start on my new autumn garments. But by Friday I was beat. I'll admit I don't regret getting done what I was able to get done. In fact if I hadn't finished what I had then I'd be really behind this week, however I can't help wishing I didn't get in more "me" time.

   I am thankful for the one Thursday afternoon I took off to run around town and spend some time in my back yard pretending to water color. I wouldn't mind being able to paint a bit more. Perhaps this coming weekend I'll convince myself to pull out the colors again and instead of just watching a movie when I'm exhausted, get back to doing something good for my creativity and mind outside of sewing.
   Here's hoping I commit to that.

Monday, July 07, 2014

New Summer Garments

It's always such a relief to be able to post new garments to the shop. I love the whole process of designing, sewing and doing the photo shoots for different pieces however once I can the add items it's almost like everything is out of my hands and there's no more work, that is until the orders come in. For now I'll just take a deep breath and enjoy this moment of content relief.

I hope you guys enjoy these garments as much as I loved working on them and seeing them come to life.

To see more photos and garment descriptions check out my shop.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Finally Flowers in the Backyard

   At the start of this spring I had every intention and desire to fill my backyard with pots and buckets of beautiful flowers. Yet, as I'm sure many of us experience, that desire slowly faded away. It wasn't that I didn't want a beautiful back yard, rather I just didn't want to put any work into it. Lazy hey.
   Yet this past weekend I decided enough was enough so I brought Jonathan along with me and we went to a green house to stock up on a few essentials. However soon after we arrive my eyes landed on some pre-planted and arranged pots. They were perfect. Every ounce and desire to do any garden work fully left and we found ourselves scooping up the pots and heading to the cashier.
   I'd say that was our the best decision yet.
   Our back yard is by no means fancy, or filled with flowers but finally, finally there's colour. Bonus, no dirt under my finger nails.
    A few weeks back Jonathan also found me these two tall wicker baskets. Best part is he found them in the dumps of a store. They were brand new, nothing wrong with them, they simply needed a pot inside to hold flowers. I was pretty thrilled with his find. I still haven't decided where I like them, but for now they stand by the back gate.
   Yeah so clearly our back yard is still rather dull. However compared to years past, I'm pretty proud. Small steps guys.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Sewing Music

   While sewing sometimes I brows through Itunes to see if I can find some new music to play in the background. Every once and awhile I come across a real gem and recently I discovered a group that I couldn't wait to share with you guys. Johnnyswim, a duo team, have that folk, soul, pop sound that I'm typically drawn too and love plus their lyrics are beautiful! To me, in my unprofessional opinion, they have a sound that's some what similar to The Civil Wars and Of Monsters and Men, however something very much their own. I'm not even gong to try to describe them much beyond that because you really should just go over and listen to them.
Check out Johnnyswim!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Trip Away- Victoria, BC

   This past weekend Jonathan and I had the joy of traveling to Victoria, BC, and spend a little time away from our main city. Words can't fully describe how much we loved this trip and having the opportunity to be away with nothing to do but have fun and spend time together. We've been married for almost 4 years and though we don't have children I still think having a weekend away, every once and awhile, is important for us.
   We were total tourists and even brought along two disposable cameras. No shame here. Maybe later this week I'll be able to share a few photos with you guys from the trip because we all love seeing photos from trips right? Kidding.
   This was also my first time on an airplane, I quite enjoyed telling everyone this too. So, this was a new experience for me and for the most part I loved it.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Living Vicariously Through Shipping

   I'm a girl who hasn't traveled much. Beyond a family vacation here and there, once to Vancouver Island and another time to Ontario, I haven't seen much of this world. On top of that I have yet to be on an airplane. Say what?! Yes, this 27 year old has yet to experience the miracle of flight. That will however all change next weekend when Jonathan and I get to make a quick trip to AIR PLANE! I have the sweetest mother-in-law who surprised us with plane tickets and a hotel for a weekend in Victoria, BC. Word's can't describe how excited I am for our little get away, but more so the plane ride. 

   This got me thinking how much I enjoy shipping my garments all over the world. I guess you could say I sort of live vicariously through them. When an order comes in from a country I'm not sure of I'll always look it up and try find even the exact city it's going to. I figure that even though I haven't traveled much, at least my garments can do this for me.

   Taking this parcel ready for Australia on the bike ride to the post office. This will be one of the many modes of transportation it'll be take to reach it's final destination.
One day this girl will do some big time traveling! One day...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Photos From My Cell

   Here's a random selection of photos from my phone before I delete them. Truly spring is upon us!! We may still have to bundle up in our spring coats when going outside, however that won't stop us from enjoying the glorious rays of sun peaking through the clouds..