Monday, July 26, 2010

Dress up day

Here's my adorable mom and I on our way to the Renaissance Fair. I had invited my travel buddy but she's training for a marathon so she wasn't able to go. My mom was such a good sport to dress up with me. We had so much fun getting all cinched into our corsets and getting dolled up. It seemed fitting that my mom was able to enjoy wearing her creation. She is such a talented seamstress.
We really felt like ladies of the court.
My sweet boy came along too, he's dressed as a peasant farmer. He was totally into his character and even smudged a little dirt on his face and tried to mess up his hair to really look the part. He is so dang cute.
The best part of the faire was the sword fighting and jousting. This was my first time at a renaissance faire, people really get into it from the costumes to the way they speak adding an eth on the end of every word. It was a lot of fun.

Thank you to all who dropped by and left a note for me on my last post. I'm feeling much better now. It's so wonderful to be connected with all you lovely ladies.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lifelong Friends...

This is my one of my very best friends and I playing in the snow. I think we're about 3 in this picture. We're safely home after our whirlwind adventures in Paris and London. I missed my sweet family and you dear blog friends. :)
This is us all grown up riding a doubledecker in London. London was great fun and I was lucky enough to meet some blogger friends in person! More on that note later.

This is my bff's brother and my pretty much my brother too, I just love him. He lives in Paris so we stayed at his apartment while we were there.
I feel like my blog and need to get to know each other again after so much time apart. I really missed keeping up with all your blogs as well. I will post again soon with stories and pictures of Paris and London and my blogger meet up. I also have some very sad news about my dress up day at didn't happen people. The night before our planned picnic at the palace my friend and I got violently ill, as in vomiting for 48hours and then some. The last few days of our trip we were totally out of commission and wondered if we'd even be able to get on the plane to come home. On the bright side I dropped a few pounds though.
I was a bit devistated after all the work that went into the dresses so I talked my mom into going to a renaissance faire with me today. Not quite a palace but it was fun and my mom looked adorable. She has most of the pictures so I'll post them as soon as she emails them to me.
Much Love to you all!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sneak peek...

Just wanted to share a few pictures of the dress I'll be wearing in Paris! I'm leaving on Wednesday!!! Pictured below is the adorable corset. I'm not as slim as I'd like to be but I can't postpone my life til I'm thinner, so I'll be tying that corset as tight as I can. :)
This next picture is the bottom of the pantaloons, they're so cute!
And of course a peek at the dress. It will be a miracle if it's done in time. It is seriously going to be sooo gorgeous! I can't take any of the credit for the workmanship. I just cut out pattern pieces and sewed a pair of pantaloons. My mom has done the rest. She is in full on project mode right now. My mother is really an amazing woman. She made prom dresses for my sisters and I and made a beautiful wedding dress for me when I got married. I think she's as excited about this trip as I am. We originally thought about just doing a solid color fabric but then we found this brocade fabric and fell in love, and it was 50% off! My mom is also making a dress for my friend to wear. We are totally going to be princesses for a day.
My poor blog will be a bit neglected while I'm gone, but stay tuned for pictures and stories from the trip when I get home. Thank you to all my blog friends for your comments, it means so much to me. Here's a goodbye hug from me. xoxo

Friday, July 2, 2010

A first for me...

I was feeling brave today as I set out to meet an online blogging friend (Lori) live and in person! Lots of thoughts swirling around in anticipation for our lunch date: is it safe to meet a stranger, would she like me, would I like her, will she be as nice in person, will we have anything to talk about, and on and on. You get the idea. Of course I had nothing to worry about. Lori was so friendly and our kids are close in age so we had something in common besides artsy stuff. I admit I was a wee bit intimidated since Lori is such a talented artist and I'm an art newbie but she put me at ease with her lovely smile and sparkly blue eyes. Thank you Lori for taking time out to get together with me!

Much Love,