Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : White Hot Blossoms


July has treated us to some true summer days!!
...They've featured gorgeous, abundant sunshine,
...many clear blue skies afternoons,
...and the occasional rain shower splashed in there (for dramatic effect)!!

And through it all, it's been white hot!! 

Speaking of white hot, I think these gigantic, sparkling white blooms
perfectly capture the spirit of the dog days of summer!!



Soak it up 'n shine on!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mermaid Monday : July Sunsets





Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dandelions, Weeds, and Wishes


“When you look at a field of dandelions 
you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.”



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another Mermaid Make : Bella Luna Shawl



I'm patiently waiting on the full moon rise tonight...

...So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my latest crochet "make"!!...
It's the Bella Luna Shawl by Nicky Epstein for Lion Brand!!




Stitched up from about 7 skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn in linen, 
it's the largest project I've tackled to date...
I'd describe the end result as an avant garde, soft 'n squishy, warm 'n cozy, blanket scarf....delight!! 

Read all about this crochet adventure (and others!) on my Ravelry page.


...Now I'm off to the beach, with camera in hand...
to quite literally, "shoot the moon"!!

Have a spectacular Full Moon, summer evening!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beaches, and Rainbows, and Sunsets! Oh, My!



Yesterday ( #SundayFunday ),
was one of those awesome, once in a lifetime sort of days...
that we seem to be having every week lately!!

The early morning started with dazzling, 
twinkling light and lots of summer bird songs,
followed by time spent splashing in the wild and wonderful high tide surf!!

I washed that experience down with a joyful ride on the carousel (always a treat)
and still the best $2 you can spend on the Westside (in my opinion)!!


...And then wow!!

  The day ended with a spectacular rainbow 
that preceded a brilliant purple and pink sunset,
full of surprise and delight!!



I hope today is filled with 
memories of wonderful weekend things for you as well!!...


HappyMonday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Pearlescent Hibiscus



Pearlescent hibiscus flowers, pink ombré bougainvillea, 
and sweet smelling honeysuckle...
...They're the things that June daydreams are made of!!

...And they're also today's Friday Flower Pick!!
...brought to you just in time...
at the dawning of what's sure to be another fabulous summer weekend!!

I'm looking forward to splashing in the surf, some recreational sewing, 
dining al fresco, and Santa Monica's (early) fireworks celebration!!





...Wishing you a weekend full of summer fun too!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New Summer Caftans

So.
Many.
New.
Caftans.


I'm having a blast getting summer photo shooting started!!

The studio is set up with
the ocean breeze fluttering through my curtains 'n sparkle streamers,
some dazzling sunshine is lighting up the scene,
...and The Very Best of Enya is floating out of the speakers!!

The end result?! 
There's a splash of new summer caftans landing in my shop this week!!

Here are a few of my recent favorites:








Looking for the links?!:


Love,
MademoiselleMermaid