Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Just in : Caribbean Inspired Stripes

Island day dreaming comes easy in pastel, 
rainbow striped leg warmers, 
inspired by the colorful buildings of a Caribbean city!!

Hot pink, lavender, aqua, and lemon colors look charming side by side in old town and simply delightful in these playful leggings!! I love them dressed up with heels for dancing, and they're darling with flats too!! 

...Super soft to the touch and handmade to order, just for you=) 
They're just in on Etsy!!

Words of Wisdom : To Plant a Garden

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
-Audrey Hepburn


Monday, March 28, 2016

Mermaid Make : BurdaStyle Raglan Lace Dress

I’ve had this gorgeous purple/plum on black Hawaiian print rayon challis fabric in my stash for quite a while!! 
...I love the large scale of the print, so I wanted to create a long, muumuu-like garment to show it off to the max!!
The Raglan Lace Dress pattern by BurdaStyle turned out to be a great pick for this fabric. I love the loose, flowing silhouette, and the lace ruffle detailing really takes the glamour up a notch=)!!
I sewed the smallest size, added a bit more fabric to the hem ruffle (to make it more ruffly!), and added a kimono-style sash to accent the waist.
I think it makes a gorgeous dressing gown and feels luxurious to wear while relaxing at home in the evening. My muslin mock-up also makes an excellent cotton night gown, I am finding!!

Be sure to check out my project page on BurdaStyle for more details, notes, and pics!!

Mermaid Monday : Happy Easter

Easter Sunday was filled with flowers, ruffles, lace, 
...and chocolate (of course)!!

...I hope your day enchanted as well!!

I'm keeping alive the spirit of pretty things in soft, pastel colors,
with a few of my favorite Easter fashion picks from my Etsy shop!!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!


Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Roses, Weather or Not

Scarlet red roses look simply sweet, 
playfully bobbing and swaying in a morning breeze...

And under a layer of haze and clouds, 
pink roses provide a pop of color that alone would be enough to delight...
But behold, 
their enchanting fragrance gives them away before they're even in sight!!

It's cloudy and cool down at the beach, surf's up, 
and I'm enjoying a breath of spring, weather or not!!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Daffodil Delight

...I thought something quintessentially spring 
for a Friday Flower Pick would be oh-so appropriate on a day like today!!

Luckily for me, the fairies of the universe (disguised as a loved one!!), 
delivered me a beautiful bouquet of darling yellow daffodils, 
just perfect for pick-ing!!

With their delicate, grass-like fragrance, myriad of interesting shapes, 
and delightful lemony yellow color...
they're the perfect complement to breezy, sunshiny day...full of possibility!!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Blue 'n Pink Spring Things

A palette of pale and hot pinks, against a backdrop of bright blue sky...
is just the thing for MermaidMonday in a place ready to burst into bloom!!

A sparkling expanse of rolling waves, in every shade and tone of light blue, 
dazzles and delights on a day like this, too!!

...And how about catching a glimpse of a beautiful house finch,
 singing it's heart out from a nearby bottle brush tree branch?!

This lovely little song can be heard from every window in the house
 and is my constant companion in spring=)...


Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Fields of Purple

Turning a corner on a Friday Flower Pick-ing walk this morning, 
I was cheerfully greeted by a sensational splash of delightful spring color!!

Flowers in every shade of purple-
ready to unfurl their petals with the first rays of a warm sun-
make for a HappyFriday, indeed!!


Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Misty Morning Roses

A misty morning fog, 
blanketing an early spring rose garden...
creates a splendidly surreal and fairytale like scene
 for flower adventurers to behold!!

Delicate pale pink, electric fuchsia,
and lemon yellow...
These are a few of the dazzling bloom colors I found splashing out from 
the clouds of tiny water droplets this morning!!



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Words of Wisdom : Little Budding Rose

It was a little budding rose,

Round like a fairy globe,

And shyly did its leaves unclose

Hid in their mossy robe,

But sweet was the slight and spicy smell

It breathed from its heart invisible

-Emily Brontë