Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Words of Wisdom : A Path of Your Own

"Pursue some path, 
however narrow and crooked, 
in which you can walk with love and reverence."

-Henry David Thoreau 


New! Color Block Bow Turbans by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Here's a fun little something that has been waiting, 
all sketched-up and hanging on my design board, 
for quite a while now!! 

...So I thought it was high time I brought this fun, colorful, color block turban to life=)!!
The 'tropical punch' palette is charming, and definitely suited for a mermaid,
but I couldn't resist trying out a classy black and white version too!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mermaid Monday : The Beach Poncho

Something breezy, gauzy, and new has just landed at Mademoiselle Mermaid!! 
...It's the beach poncho!!

I love the effortless and simple silhouette of this beachy number, which features my favorite crinkle cotton gauze and a quite alluring open back :-)

...It packs light, loves to travel, and is
available in a rainbow of colors too!!


Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Moody Blooms

They're so different from the bright and cheerful roses of spring and summer gardens...
...or maybe it's just the bewitching autumn light that sets them apart...

I found these fuchsia blooms tucked quietly under an evergreen shrub, looking gorgeous and thoughtful...
and maybe a tiny bit moody too.
Just the kind of thing you might expect to stumble upon in an enchanted forest or a wonderland twilight.

Fall is here!!
...And here's a Friday Flower Pick to suit the mood!!

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Words of Wisdom : Must Have Trees

"I don't know that a graveyard is a very good place to go to get cheered up, 
but it seems the only get-at-able place where there are trees, 
and trees I must have."

L. M. Montgomery - Anne of the Island


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Reflections on the Last Day of Summer

As I'm taking in the final sunset of a beautiful summer season,
I'm counting my blessings and all the golden moments I've had over the last few months.
There were Monday evenings spent splashing at the pool, visits from family, a festive 4th of July, harbour cruises around Marina del Rey, lots of summer sewing, and countless sunrises, subsets, and photo expeditions too!!
I thought these images I captured this afternoon, summed it all up perfectly!!
Cheers to a wonderful summer!!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Mermaid Monday : Fall on the Horizon

Fall may still be technically waiting in the wings, 
but I definitely caught a glimpse of her yesterday, quite unexpectedly!!

...It was just a few minutes after sunrise as I was strolling through the park...
She was simply dazzling, arrayed in sparkly dew drops, long green grass, and crispy, fallen leaves...

Fall's much anticipated debut means that at Mademoiselle Mermaid, there'll be new crochet patterns ready for release (stay tuned for a lacy collar pattern to drop this week!),
classic and fresh leg warmer designs are happening...
and there will be lots of lace 'n velvet items popping up en shoppe too=)

Get ready for a fun and fabulous fall!!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Morning Glory

Ahh, the glories of a September morning are many=)

...The sun is rising a little later...
so there is an extra sense of still and calm about the first hours of my day. 
Then there are the colorful, cotton candy sunrises 
and early walks about the cemetery as the birds wake up the world.

...And of course, there are the actual morning glories, looking perfectly sweet with their purple, translucent blooms, unraveling to greet the day!!



Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Words of Wisdom : Feel the Rain

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” 
-Bob Marley


Monday, September 14, 2015

New! Colorful Crochet Rainbow Scarf

Ordinary days begone!!...You're wearing your colorful rainbow striped scarf by Mademoiselle Mermaid, and just like a magic spell, it instantly wraps in you in an aura of charm and glamour...making any day a special occasion!!

This handmade crochet scarf features a full spectrum of bright colors, a sweetly sashaying fringe, and a cozy, oversized style.

Wear it long and loose, doubled around the neck, or bundled up as a cowl!!
...Plays very nice with an all black, rainy day ensemble, any shade of denim, and winter whites too!!

Handmade and high fashion rainbow stripe scarf...It's just in!!
On Etsy=)...


Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Summer Send-off

A walk in the park just after a warm, golden sunrise, 
introduced me to these quiet and understated beauties,
resting and nestled beside a cool-to-the-touch stone path.

The way the early morning sun filtered through the delicate petals of the pink and white flowers reminded me of exactly how 
a lovely summer memory might look, if we could see it.

Beautiful beach days, 
bike rides in the moonlight, 
Mondays at the pool, 
evenings in the dancing neon lights of the pier...

It's simply been a summer daydream of a season=)
 ...And I hope yours was fantastically fun too!!